Negombo is the gateway to Sri Lanka, a once fishing village turned premier west-coast beach resort just 35 minutes from the international airport. Most tourists stay a night or two at one of Negombo’s many hotels before venturing forth on their exploration of our tropical Paradise.
Tourism industry experts Hospitalitynet have published an in-depth report on the state of play in Sri Lanka, specifically in Colombo, Katunayake and Negombo.
Negombo is a small coastal town sandwiched between the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo and Bandaranaike International Airport. It takes about 30-40 minutes to reach it from the airport, and another one-hour journey will take you to Colombo itself.
Pledge Holidays’ hometown Negombo, dubbed the gateway to Sri Lanka because Bandaranaike International Airport is just 20 minutes down the road, is full of colonial charm.
The Guardian UK reports in glowing terms on the Ulpotha yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, The Telegraph Luxury Travel section hails “Sri Lanka’s return to peace and splendour”, The Australian spins its wheels with an account of an island-wide cycle tour, and more.
As we all know, Sri Lanka’s spicy and hugely varied cuisine takes some beating. In fact, according to the Helen in Wonderlust blog, “Sri Lankan food is some of the best I’ve had anywhere in the world”. She writes: “I pretty much ate my way around the country, trying anything and everything so I could report back on my findings (the things I do for you guys) from local street food places to higher end restaurants”.
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