The largest saltwater coastal peat bog in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the first country in the world to protect all its mangrove forests, and Muthurajawela can tell you why. The name itself translates to the ‘Swamp of Royal Treasure’, reflecting the ecological wonders that lie within. From mangroves and wetlands to flora and fauna, the biodiversity of Muthurajawela truly outdoes itself – just try and spot over 100 species of birds!

Located half an hour away from Hotel J, your nature tour in Muthurajawela is experienced in a boat ride that takes you along a colonial Dutch canal through mangroves and wetlands, which eventually opens up to the Negombo lagoon.