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Updated by Sirius Black on Dec 02, 2015
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Top Outdoor Activities in Negombo – A Tropical Paradise of Fun

Occupying Sri Lanka’s western coast Negombo is a sunny coastal town.Loved by the sun worshipers that visit the island the tourist resort is just 1.5 hours from Colombo and offers many activities.


Enjoy Diving in the Indian Ocean

The ancient fishing village of Negombo has evolved into a premier tourist resortthat retains its sunny laid back ambiance.Negombo is also a cosmopolitan hub,home to number of luxury beach hotels.

There are around 20 excellent dive spots around Negombo, due to this there are also plenty of dive clubs tin town. Colombo Divers and Serendib Water Sports Paradise are some of the best. On offer are PADI dive courses. The alluring waters of the Indian Ocean are home to a myriad of marine life while the Negombo coral reef is home to a colourful variety of reef-fish as well as a 50 year old shipwreck.


Water Sports Under Sunny Skies

Water sports are of course the most popular outdoor activities in Negombo. You will find a number of sports clubs offering equipment rentals and training. Negombo - although not the best spot in the island - is favoured for good surf spots. You will also enjoy swimming in the warm waters or taking on a snorkelling tour along the reef.You could relish an invigoratingJet Skiride and windsurfing on the ocean or an explorative kayak tour in the Negombo lagoon.

Negombo hotels are generally located off the beaten track and offer plenty of privacy along the beach or besides the expansive lagoon. The Negombo Lagoon is a beautiful mass of water, off which cooling breezes waft across the land. The lagoon yields some of Sri Lankans best tasting mud crabs and prawns. Enjoy a range of activities around and on the Negombo Lagoon by choosing a hotel that sits by its verdant shores, such as the Amagi Lagoon Resort & Spa.


Try some Sailing in Negombo

Sailing along the beautiful coast of Negombo is an excellent past time. You can easily hire a sailboat foran hour, a half day or full day.You could opt to charter a boat complete with captain for a leisurely scout of the coastline. Ideal for rejuvenating mind, body and soula sail around Negombo is quite refreshing.


Fascinating Whale Watching in Negombo

Around November to March you can go whale or dolphin watching off the coast of Negombo. The western coast of Sri Lanka is well known as a playground for these gentle mammals and is a must do activity for all nature lovers.


Enjoy Catamaran Rides on the Indian Ocean

Do indulge in a catamaran ride off the coasts of Negombo for a unique experience. The traditional wooden catamarans used by the fisher folk of Negombo are beautiful vessels that offer a fascinating ride. A good sized catamaran will accommodate four passengers; these should be pre-booked and offer exciting late night excursions or if you are up to it -an all-night trip.