Sight Seeing & Recreation







North Goa Beaches

Arambol Beach*
(50 Kms.) A unique beach in North Goa, it is both a rocky and a sandy beach. It has a sweet water pond right on the shore.

(18 Kms.) A popular beach area adjacent to Chapora fort. In Anjuna there is a magnificent Albuquerque Mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and an attractive Mangalore tile-roof. 

(22 Kms.) It is a popular beach dominated by Chapora Fort to the north, on its imposing head land. To the south of Vagator is Calangute beach.

It is a secluded and pleasant beach with good recreational facilities like river cruises, water-skiing, yachting and fishing. Staying here is no problem as there are many lovely, small cottages available. 

(16 Kms.) It is the most popular holiday resort in Goa for its splendour. Excellent accommodation facilities are available, particularly at the Tourist Resort and cottages. 

With a magnificent 17th century fort which has now been converted into a prison. It is one of the best beaches in Goa with international class facilities for water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba-diving and wind-surfing. You can stay here either at the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Taj Holiday Village or at the Aguada Hermitage which is situated on the hillside, overlooking the sea.

Dona Paula*
An idyllic picturesque spot. Commands a fine view of the Zuari estuary and Mormugao Harbour. Water Scootering facilities are available here. 

A lovely golden beach of soft sand gridled with palm trees facing the blue Arabian Sea, is the nearest to Panaji. 

South Goa Beaches 

(About 6 kms from Margao), Colva beach is the pride of Salcette and the only rival to Calangute by its scenic splendour. Here, sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural harmony unspoilt by men. Has good accommodation facilities, particularly at the tourist cottages. 

Another one of Goa's irresistible beaches, it is a secluded, crescent shaped cove. An exclusive beach, it has a single luxury hotel. South of this beach are the Velsao and Majorda beaches. 

A pretty fishing village, with quaint old Portuguese houses and a secluded beach. Perfect for a quiet little break. You can get 'family-house' accommodation here, which being easy on your budget can give you terrific insight into the local tradition. 

(About 37 Kms. from Margao) Just west of Chaudi one of the most enchanting beaches in Goa and relatively deserted, with a backdrop of the Western ghats, situated in Southern Taluka of Canacona.

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Last Updated on June 13, 2000.