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 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.

Where to stay around Colombo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 134 vacation rentals near Colombo. From 24 Houses to 88 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Colombo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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:

  • Wellawatta North: 22 vacation rentals
  • Kollupitiya: 24 vacation rentals
  • Bambalapitiya: 25 vacation rentals
  • Havelock Town: 27 vacation rentals
  • Pamankada West: 22 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Colombo?

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

  • Lanka Hospital: 161 vacation rentals
  • Bally's Casino: 174 vacation rentals
  • Sri Lanka National Museum: 157 vacation rentals
  • Raux Brothers: 161 vacation rentals
  • Kayman’s Gate Belltower: 177 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Colombo listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Colombo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 24 Houses in Colombo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Colombo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 88 rentals available
  • Villas: 6 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Colombo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 29 vacation rentals with pool available in Colombo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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