Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Ja-Ela

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Ja-Ela. This welcoming city is known for its zoo, cafes and gardens. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Ja-Ela

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Ja-Ela a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Guruge Nature Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Water World Lanka (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Royal Colombo Golf Club (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka (15 mi / 24.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ja-Ela

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ja-Ela is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Negombo Beach (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Muthurajawela Visitor Centre (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Henerathgoda Botanical Garden (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Galle Face Green (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Viharamahadevi Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Galle Face Beach (11.2 mi / 18 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ja-Ela

The nearest airport is in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ja-Ela?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 149 holiday lettings around Ja-Ela. From 23 villas to 43 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ja-Ela?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ja-Ela:

  • Pamankada West: 20 holiday homes
  • Mount Lavinia: 57 holiday homes
  • Kollupitiya: 26 holiday homes
  • Ibbanwala: 27 holiday homes
  • Wellawatte: 29 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ja-Ela? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ja-Ela. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Guruge Nature Park: 260 holiday lettings
  • Negombo Beach: 116 holiday lettings
  • Sri Lanka National Museum: 206 holiday lettings
  • Sri Lanka Air Force Museum: 192 holiday lettings
  • Durdans Hospital: 199 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ja-Ela listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Ja-Ela?

Yes, of course. offers 23 Villas in Ja-Ela. Our other popular types of Ja-Ela holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 36 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 46 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ja-Ela?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 35 holiday homes with pool available in Ja-Ela. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.