Mount Lavinia Travel Guide

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Mount Lavinia Overview

Located in the Colombo District and about 10 kms from the heart of the City , Mount Lavinia offers the best beaches within close proximity to Colombo. Most known for the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel ( over 200 years old) , one of the oldest hotels in the island, the city itself is has a bustling urban landscape with no indication of a beach in close proximity. A turn off from the "College Road" leads you to the best beach sites in mount Lavinia.

A truly cosmopolitan location with tourists and locals both equally enjoying the gifts of nature, Mount Lavinia is a truly urbanized beach destination. The beaches at times are heavily crowded and may not be recommended for the nature loving introvert. Popular restaurants and cheap accommodation is available in abundance and good transportation and easy access makes it a preferred choice among short term travelers to the island.

A famous boys school known as the "St Thomas College" is also located in Mount Lavinia.

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