Main Fish Market
Each day, fishermen take their oruvas (outrigger canoes) and go out in search of the fish for which Negombo is well known. They’re a...
Across the lagoon bridge there’s a second fish market. If you can stagger out of bed at 6am, it’s a good place to watch much bigger...
This is one of several old Dutch buildings that is still in use.
Ice Bear Century Cafe
In a lovingly restored peach-pink colonial-era townhouse, this calm retreat in the heart of Negombo offers a touch of refined class, all...
Busy traveller cafe with a mix of local curries and seafood as well as sloppy pasta, pizzas and, yes, pancakes (although the pancakes...
Dutch Fort information
Close to the seafront near the lagoon are the ruins of the old Dutch fort, which has a fine gateway inscribed with the date 1678. Also here is a green, called the Esplanade , where cricket matches are a big attraction. As the fort grounds are now occupied by the town’s prison, the only way you’ll get a peek inside is by stealing something. You’d need to be very interested in old Dutch forts to go to such lengths, however.
Several old Dutch buildings are still in use, including the Lagoon Resthouse .