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Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Colombo

Come and experience Colombo and its temples, culture and festivals. Renowned for its sporting events, cafés and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Colombo

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Colombo a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Colombo Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Water World Lanka (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Guruge Nature Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Colombo

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Colombo has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Colombo is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Viharamahadevi Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Beira Lake (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Galle Face Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Galle Face Green (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Diyatha Uyana (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Mount Lavinia Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Colombo

Fly into Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station and explore the city from there.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Colombo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Colombo:

  • Colombo 03: 24 vacation rentals
  • Colombo 05: 23 vacation rentals
  • Colombo 02: 22 vacation rentals
  • Pamankada West: 21 vacation rentals
  • Wellawatta South: 19 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Colombo?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Colombo. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Asiri Hospital: 199 vacation rentals
  • Lanka Hospital: 198 vacation rentals
  • Sri Lanka National Museum: 198 vacation rentals
  • Nawaloka Hospital: 206 vacation rentals
  • Raux Brothers: 198 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Colombo listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Colombo?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 93 Condos/Apartments in Colombo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Colombo include:

  • Houses: 30 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Colombo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Colombo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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