Things to Do in Marawila – An idyllic village by the sea!

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Located on the island’s north west coast, the quaint village of Marawila is blessed with pristine stretches of golden shores and a lovely tropical atmosphere! Here are the top 4 must do things while there!

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving image by : Amila Tennakoon via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Lounge by the sea

The long stretches of glimmering golden shores in Marawila coastline is ideal to enjoy a spot of sunbathing. There are also plenty of water sports such as diving and snorkelling one can enjoy during the peak season which is between November to April. Visitors can also easily find accommodation at places such as Amagi Beach, which is among the more popular options among Sri Lanka beach hotels

Enjoy a relaxing boat ride

Signing up for a boat ride on the Dutch canal is another enjoyable activity one can engage in while visiting. The winding waterway which was built during the Dutch occupation, runs across the Negombo city and opens to the Muthrajawela swamps and lagoon.

Visit the Holy Cross Church

Paying a visit to the celebrated Holy Cross Church too is another popular thing to do here. The beautiful cathedral showcases various statues, stately columns, intricately painted images, and fine sculptures.

Visit the open-air markets

End your relaxing day by taking a stroll around the open-air markets in Marawila, while taking in the bustling scenes of the locality. Bursting with a riot of colours, and cacophony of sounds and exotic smells, it presents photographers many a great photo opportunity.




Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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