An ocean-scape in the middle of the city is definitely not something you see every day, and you can enjoy just that at the Galle Face Green. Though you can’t actually swim in these waters, the sight is breath-taking, particularly during sunset. Leading hotels and an array of pubs and bars are located in close proximity, lighting up the area at night. You’ll also find some of the best street food Colombo has to offer here, including pickled fruits such as mangoes, pineapples and guava, as well as isso (prawn) wade, crab wade and manioc chips to name a few. The famous Galle Face Hotel is right next door, offering a welcome respite from hot afternoons at the Green.