If you want to experience a peaceful sea town on the West coast of Sri Lanka, then Negombo is the perfect option.
This sprawling coastal town, just under an hour north of the countries capital, has beautiful pristine sandy beaches, with a generally mellow vibe, merged with a busy central area were chilled out and friendly locals spend their daily lives.
The town offers an array of activities and experiences such as the local open-air fish market, where local fishermen come to sell freshly caught fish.
Visitors can sip on fresh coconut water and chill out on one of the countless beautiful beaches near the city's lagoon.
If your looking to experience the cultural side of Negombo, then the city centre has numerous Buddhist temples such as the famous Angurukaramulla temple as well as colonial-style churches such the churches of St. Sebastian and St. Mary, remnants of Sri Lanka's colonial past.
The best way to experience this town, is to get around in a local tuk-tuk!