Negombo is situated about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of the national capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, and approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Colombo.
Visitors can use Negombo as a launch pad for further adventures. Sri Lanka is blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful cities, attractions and landscapes. Colombo and Kotikawatta are two other places worth seeing while you're in Sri Lanka.
Organise your transportation and spend some time in Colombo, a retail and transport hub for the region, located approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Negombo. This regional center has a wide range of tourist attractions, for example Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Sugathadasa Stadium and Sinhalese Sports Club. If you're still looking for things to do in the city centre, be sure to check out R. Premadasa Stadium, Galle Face Green and Pettah Market before heading back to Negombo.
Experience the region's rich cultural fabric within Sri Lanka's excellent art galleries and history museums. Drop into Sri Lanka's popular ruins, it's an excellent way to explore the area's rich history.
Have some fun upon the water and enjoy popular watersports such as canoeing or rafting.
When it's finally time to bid goodbye to Negombo, head to the nearest major airport situated in Colombo, 4 miles (6 kilometers) away.