Sri Lanka’s fifth largest city, Negombo is situated on the island’s west coast in the country’s Western Province. Home to a dense Catholic population, the city has been dubbed the Little Rome of the island because of the 20 churches that are scattered around the area.
A popular place for tourists to frequent, Negombo is home to one of the largest fish markets in Sri Lanka, the Lellma, which is located towards the northern end of the city’s lagoon. The fishermen are friendly and even offer fishing trips in the lagoon and surrounding sea. Nature-lovers might consider exploring Muthurajawela, which features more than 190 different types of plants, trees and marshland.
Negombo is also known for its unspoilt beaches with market stalls that line the shores. Adventurous travellers might fancy trying out the water sports available on the beaches including scuba diving and snorkelling. The waters have a variety of coral reefs to explore in addition to the Kudapaduwa, a 50-year-old shipwreck.
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