One Perfect Day in Colombo
Eat at Galle Face Green - Try delicious and Sri Lankan food at the street stalls by the ocean at Galle Face. Kotthu, a firm Sri Lankan favourite is a must – it’s a roti, chopped up into tiny pieces and then fried with vegetables, spices and any meat/fish of your choice.
The noisy way it is prepared is fun and interesting to watch. As children fly kites on the green and couples stroll up and down the seafront, your dining experience at Galle Face is a great introduction to Sri Lankan life.
Old Dutch Hospital
Dating back to 1680, this is the oldest building in Fort, Colombo. It has recently been converted into a shopping precinct and heritage building. A good place to get your air-con fix.
Visit the beach
If you’re looking to get some peace and quiet, head to Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia for some beach time. Grab some lunch at one of the seaside cafes and take a stroll along the sands watching the fisherman going about their daily business.
Unfortunately, some areas are severely affected by litter and pollution – we wouldn’t recommend swimming in the sea here. You can see the signs at Galle Face Green that say ‘Dangerous – Poisonous Species in the Water’ – so we wouldn’t risk it just a bit further down!