Negombo is situated on the west coast and at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, 38 km from Colombo via Colombo – Katunayake Expressway. Negombo is about 6 feet 7 inches above sea level.

Negambo is one of the major commercial hubs of Sri Lanka and known for its long sandy beaches and centuries-old fishing industry.

The traces of the Dutch colonial era are evident from the Negombo fort, constructed in 1672, other Dutch buildings, churches, and the extensive canal system.

The Dutch canal flows through the heart of the city. The lagoon is one of the most scenic landmarks of Negombo. There are over 190 species of wildlife and plenty of birds in its mangroves.Negombo Lagoon is a large semi-enclosed coastal water body with plenty of natural resources. The lagoon is connected by a number of small rivers and the Dutch canal.

Top Attractions in Bentota

  • Main fish market
  •  Negombo Lagoon
  • Muthurajawela Marsh
  • St. Mary’s church
  • Negombo Beach
  • Dutch Canal
  • St. Sebastian’s church
  • Angurukaramulla temple
  • St. Annes church
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