Negombo is a major beach resort on the west coast of Sri Lanka
Located at a distance of 37 km from Colombo and mere 6 km from International Airport, Negombo is a traditional fishing town of Sri Lanka. Wide sandy beaches and the safe sea attract tourists to Negombo. The town has several buildings that date back to the Dutch and Portuguese colonial era. The predominantly Catholic leanings of the town are evident in the number of churches and statues of saints that one stumbles upon here. Negombo is a gourmet's delight with seafood available in plenty. Old world fishing crafts such as the outrigger canoe and the catamaran are very popular here.