Frequently asked questions about Colombo:
- When is the best time to visit Colombo?
The weather and experiences in Colombo are favourable all year round.
- What languages are spoken in Colombo?
Sinhala, Tamil and English are all officially recognised languages
- What kind of food can I expect in Colombo?
Colombo has the best selection of restaurants on the island offering an extensive array of western and local cuisine
- Is Wi-Fi freely available?
Wi-Fi is easily available at all hotels in Colombo and in restaurants and cafés
- Are banks and ATM’s easily accessible?
Yes, banks and ATM’s are easily accessible in Colombo
- What kind of weather can I expect in Colombo?
Year-round Min 30°C/86°F Max 33°C/91°F. It is fairly difficult to accurately predict the weather patterns in Sri Lanka given it is an island that receives a range of weather fronts moving in from the Indian Ocean throughout the year. However, here is the general rule of thumb: There are two monsoons which affect Sri Lanka – the South-West Monsoon, or Yala Monsoon affects the south and west coasts from May to September. The Maha, or North-East Monsoon affects the Cultural Triangle and East Coasts from October to January. That said, August is sunny on the south coast and is ideal for a beach break. For the summer, you can easily combine the Cultural Triangle with the East Coast beaches, or even the Maldives.