North of Colombo, untouched, sensual, tropical nature is what the North of Sri Lanka is well known for.
Due to its agricultural prosperity there are many markets selling fresh produce to be visited around here, though also much scenery to relax amongst.
One of the most popular places to visit is the city of Negombo, which is well known for its cinnamon and beaches. Negombo Beach in particular is absolutely beautiful, with its slanting coconut trees, silky sand and deep blue waters, which are perfect for cooling off after a long day in the sun. The nature is vibrant and refreshing; with the lagoon a prime spot for fishing and spotting some water birds in the company of coconut plantations.
The beach in Negombo is a paradise like location, where palm trees slant towards the sea, their silhouettes sleeping on the sand. One thing that is also apparent is the Dutch influence in the area. Visit the old Dutch fort gate or venture through to the 100km Dutch canals for an intriguing view of the town.
If you are looking to live like a local, then visit the fish markets or hire a Catamaran for a fun day out with local tradition, or visit Colombo city for a more vibrant experience.
The North West Coast of Sri Lanka is also known as Wayamba. It is distinguished by a tropical climate, agricultural prosperity, coconut tree plantations, lagoons, and fishing towns such as Puttalam. The capital is Kurunegala, which is home to some exciting historical sites such as Buddhist rock temples, and elsewhere around the region you can see palaces and citadels.
There are also some very alluring beaches here, especially in regions like Waikkal. You’ll therefore have the chance to soak up some sun and go for a dip amongst beautiful surroundings, as well as mingle with local life, exploring the markets selling fresh produce and ambling around the sites, taking in the regions historical and traditional charm.
Marawila is located in the western province of Sri Lanka. Close to Negombo and Colombo regions.
Waikkal in Sri Lanka is located in the North West province of Sri Lanka. It is popular with fishermen and beach seekers! Hotels in the area such as the Club Hotel Dolphin offer a luxurious spot alongside the striking coastal scenery, and water sports are a popular attraction. Lively areas such as Negombo are also near enough for a day trip, so you have the option to visit a more bustling environment and then return to the retreat that is Waikkal.