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Stratification: Mangrove, Lagoon & Salt MarshSize: 6,232ha Status: Ramser Wetland - Wetland Sanctuary Altitude: 0m to 10mTemperature: Mean annual temperature is 27 (degree c) Annual Rainfall: Average annual rain fall 2000-2500mm Best time of year to visit: All year round; September to April migrant birds can be observed in numbers Optimum duration of stay: Half a day or full day visitAccommodation Options: All hotels in Negombo & Colombo Highlights: Water birds, migrating waders, many species of Butterflies and specially good for Dragonflies and Mangrove forest
The Wallawwa, Kotugada: The Wallawwa is just 10 minutes from the Muthurajawela wetlands. Nestled amongst acres of beautifully manicured gardens, this colonial manor house, or Wallawwa, is Sri Lanka’s most exciting new boutique hotel. This old and new concept provides guests with unrivalled setting and style just 15 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Colombo. 14 bedrooms, Asian fusion cuisine, Z spa and the W’s swimming pool; all set amongst one of the finest private gardens in Sri Lanka. (More)Ranweli Holiday Village, Waikal: An eco-friendly resort situated on a coastal wetland about ten miles north of the beach resort of Negombo. This secluded holiday resort is reached via a short paddle-ferry that glides you to a peninsular surrounded by two rivers, a lagoon and the Indian Ocean - an ideal retreat for nature lovers. Ranweli's ecological commitment has been officially recognised by the World Tourist Organisation. (More)Brown’s Beach, Negombo: A mid-range beach hotel, Brown’s Beach is perched on the best stretch of private beach in the heart of Negombo. Browns Beach Hotel offers 135 rooms. 25 of these rooms - called the Beach Rooms - were completely refurbished in 2006. Red Dot recommends the Beach Rooms with direct access to the beach. (More)The Beach, Negombo: Negombo’s first 5-star, the Beach is a chic and stylish hotel offering great luxury and a warm and attentive level of service. The hotel is tastefully designed along contemporary lines, taking the surrounding seaside landscape into full view. Open verandahs, walkways and waterways welcome the cooling ocean breeze and the tropical sun. (More)Ice Bear, Negombo: An endearing guesthouse situated in Negombo, the Ice Bear is welcoming, artistic, and ever so eccentric. The imaginative budget traveler will love its sense of difference and little antique flourishes.(More)