If you’d like a leisurely first (or last) day on the beach before starting your Sri Lanka tour, Negombo is perfect, just 30 minutes from the airport and boasting wide sand beaches and a selection of resort style hotels.

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Venture away from the beach and you’ll find a picturesque lagoon, Catholic churches and an extensive network of canals built by the Dutch that are used by the many fishermen that call Negombo home. However most visitors will just want to relax by the pool or on the beach and perhaps wander down to a local restaurant to enjoy the first Tusker beer as the sun sets into the Indian Ocean and the fat king prawns cook on the grill. A great way to start your holiday, relax and ready for adventure.