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Negombo, Sri Lanka

Negombo Holidays

Located just 23 miles north of Colombo and only a short distance of around 20 minutes from the airport, Negombo offers a holiday opportunity unique to Sri Lanka. Negombo offers plenty for your holiday, whether you are looking for a fabulous sandy beach to relax on or great restaurants complimented by one of the liveliest fish markets on the island.

Explore Sri Lankan culture on your Negombo Holiday

If you want to spend your holiday to Negombo exploring the culture of Sri Lanka then you only need to step away from the beach to be surrounded by old colonial churches from Dutch and British rule, as well as Buddhist temples and even remnants of an old fort. Nature lovers need not be disappointed in Negombo with the Muthurajawela wetlands offering a wide range of animals to see during you holiday.

Cheap Package Holidays to Negombo

Mercury Holidays can help plan your dream Negombo holiday by offering great value deals to suit all types of holiday makers. Whether a last minute holiday or one planned in advance you'll be amazed at the breadth of choice available and with our great deals including all your flights to Sri Lanka as well as fantastic offers on accommodation including free week offers and no single supplements holidays in Negombo have never been better value.

Afraid of missing all the culture of Sri Lanka then why not also try one of our great value tours and excursions during you holiday to Negombo?

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.

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Negombo Highlights

  • Just 23 miles north of Colombo
  • Located near sights and attractions

Fact File

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10½ - 14½ hours
  • Minimum temperature: 29°C
  • Maximum temperature: 31°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, English
  • Visa (UK Passport Holders): Sri Lanka has introduced a compulsory visa for all visitors which can be issued before travel or on arrival. We would strongly recommend that these are purchased prior to travel either by calling "The Travel Visa Company" on 01270 250590 and quoting Mercury Holidays, who will be happy to arrange this for you at the cost of a visa plus a small admin fee or by going onto www.eta.gov.lk directly. (Children under the age of 12 will also require a visa and this can be done at the time of parents/guardians visa application)

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