the commercial Sri Lankan capital, itself lies on the western coast of Sri
Lanka. After Colombo Negombo is the most famous place. It is a superb town
to enjoy beach life. It is also interesting for its canal system. The
beautiful beach resort is located in neighborhood of the airport. Negobo is
the perfect place to either commence or end your tour of Sri Lanka. Sea food
of Negombo is known all over Lanka for its freshness. You can lie down on
the idyllic beaches, soak in beautiful sunsets and enjoy delicious seafood.
The tourist area is about 3km north of the town.
Fish auction is a good reason to get up early in Negombo. Bicycles can be
readily hired here. Mountain bikes and helmets can also be booked. Hotels
and private vendors provide equipment for water sports like diving and wind
surfing. Those who are novice to diving can take training from diving
Negombo is a nice place to visit. However, the beach resorts of South
Sri Lanka have overshadowed it. Pamunngama is also a desirable destination
in Western Sri Lanka. The town has a charming strip of coconut palms,
Portuguese style churches and bunches of houses and beach side restaurants.
You can have good picnic here. Muthmajawela Marsh is a wetland rich in water
birds. Slightly inland segregates the West from the Cultural Triangle.
Beruwela and Bentota
The two regions offer the visitor with a wealth of luxurious accommodation
set against the back drop of the lapping blue waters. The tourists can also
have pleasure in the beautiful calm waters of the Bentota River which have
good sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing.
Indurwa provides a quiet retreat. The turtle hatchery here has a sanctuary
for turtles ranging from new borns to full-sized creatures.