Baga Beach is situated on the periphery of the village of Calangute. It is around 9km from Mapusa and 15km from Panaji, and is in very close proximity to Baga Beach.
Most visitors arrive at Baga Beach via rail; taking the train to Thivim and from there, a short taxi ride to the beach. Access by air is also popular, with the nearest airport, Dabolim, around 55km from Baga and from there, a taxi to the beach costing around Rs.900/-.
The Baga Beach is around 1.5km long and offers pristine, fine white sand and a real local feel with many traditional huts still used by the local fishing population.
It is also one of the widest beaches in Goa and provides its visitors with an increased sense of privacy. This is something that many of the more popular beaches in Goa lack, and consequently, Baga Beach has been widely regarded as an escape from the nearby, popular Calangute Beach.
Baga is also very family friendly and features a river and creek just a short distance away.
This provides tourists the opportunity to relax in still and safe waters.
Baga Beach is very well known for its water sports; one of the primary attractions of the beach for tourists. Everything from jet skiing to parasailing, wake-boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing is offered, along with almost every other type of activity imaginable.
Diving expeditions, boat trips in Goa to nearby islands and the ever popular dolphin watching excursions to observe the large pods of dolphins which often congregate about 1km out to sea are also in high demand from visitors to the beach.
It is therefore highly advisable to pre-book any trip early in the morning upon your arrival to avoid disappointment.
As with all other beaches in Goa, there are also markets on Baga Beach almost every day of the week, offering everything from hot snacks to souvenirs.
Visitors indulging in some casual retail therapy are then able to relax in one of the many hammocks dotted along the shoreline and can enjoy the many local cocktails on offer.
Calangute Beach is situated in northern Goa and is on the periphery of the town of Calangute which is home to around 17,000 people, making it one of the largest beach populations in Goa.
As a result of this relatively large local population, Calangute is also one of the most accessible beaches in the whole of Goa, well served by bus and train lines from almost every major town in the area.
In light of this, many tourists choose to approach the beach via Vasco or Margao, with a single bus ticket costing around 50 rupees and taking on average 30 minutes.
Calangute Beach has made a name for itself as the “queen of all beaches” in Goa due to its sheer size, stretching all the way from Baga to Candolim and attracting the vast majority of tourists visiting Goa.
Whilst the beach might not possess the natural beauty on offer at other beaches such as Anjuna and Bogmalo, it makes up for it with its wealth of attractions of both water-based and cultural nature.
Calangute Beach is certainly the beach to visit if you are looking for excitement and entertainment beyond basking in the sun alone. There are vast numbers of water sports providers situated on the beach with prices being very favorable due to the level of competition present between companies.
Jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, diving and sailing are incredibly popular amongst visitors whilst there and also things to do for those looking for more of a cultural experience.
For instance, set just back from the beach is the Church of Saint Alex, featuring a large dome, two intricately designed towers and a wealth of architectural delights which can be found inside.
As you would expect of a beach dominated by tourists, Calangute Beach offers a wide range of cuisines to suit every palate. A firm favorite amongst visitors is the Oriental restaurant, a small Thai kitchen style outlet which has become a hit amongst European tourists.
In addition, the Tibettan Kitchen, the Temptation Shack and Xavier’s Beach Café also offer reasonably priced food of exceptional quality.
When contemplating where to stay in Calangute Beach, you can’t help but notice the wide range of luxury resorts situated on the beachfront. If you have a high budget, then the Hotel Golden Nest, Hotel Villa Theresa or the Chalston Beach Resort are options well worth exploring, each offering high quality rooms with stunning views of the coast.
However, the aforementioned are often fully booked, so inquiries made well in advance are highly advisable. However, staying at a luxury resort is not the only accommodation option available to tourists in Calangute.
There are many guesthouses and lower cost hotels located just a kilometer or two away from the beach front, so visitors shouldn’t feel limited in choice to just the five star resorts located directly on the beach.
If you are seeking a beach which offers more than just a place to relax and sun bath, Calangute Beach certainly fits the criteria.
Due to its ever increasing tourist popularity it provides a wealth of attractions and entertainment and is only a few kilometers away from many of the smaller beaches in Goa.
Vagator Beach is located in northern Goa, just a few kilometers from the ever popular Anjuna Beach and as with all beaches in Goa it is easily accessible via train or bus from the popular intermediary towns of Margao and Vasco.
Vagator Beach is one of the quietest in Goa, situated in a rural location and away from the main tourists hubs, it offers a retreat for undisturbed relaxation.
Interestingly, Vagator is not one single beach, rather it is split into two beaches by a small area of headland, leading to the creation of Big Vagator Beach and Orzan Beach (or Little Vagator Beach) with Big Vagator Beach being the most popular of the two. Both beaches are to a significant degree unique in their offering of an emerald green sea, as opposed to the crystal clear waters seen elsewhere.
Furthermore, both feature undulating red cliffs and fresh water springs; the only beaches in Goa to possesses such geology. Vagator Beach very much remains a locals beach, though this is by no means to say that the local population is unwelcoming of tourists, rather, the opposite is true and this lack of tourists adds to the attraction of the beach.
Activities on the beach are extremely limited so you may want to bear this in mind if you are looking for the water sports and go-karting offered at some of the more popular beaches in Goa. Rather, at Vagator Beach, the main activity is simply relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
This being said, many tourists take the opportunity over the course of the day to explore the cliffs surrounding the beach.
Furthermore, a significant number also choose to hire a bicycle or motorbike to discover the surrounding area and town of Vagator, where it is possible to observe the daily life of a traditional Indian town without the imposing tourist developments seen elsewhere.
Whilst there are minimal accommodation options directly by the sea front due to years of successful campaigning by the local population against such developments, a number of resorts and guesthouses are located around 700m inland.
These resorts vary greatly in quality all the way from the Leoney Resort which offers villas and suites with private swimming pools, to the more basic but comfortable Asterix Hostel. A word of caution here, however, is that in light of the limited accommodation, often hotels are fully booked well in advance, and therefore pre-booking is essential.
Vagator Beach is not only conveniently located with great transport links to popular tourist towns in Goa, it possesses unique geology and a wealth of natural beauty.
Vagator truly represents the perception of paradise that many travellers to Goa hold, and does not disappoint.
Miramar Beach is situated in very close proximity to the capital of Goa, Panaji, whilst it is also just a few short kilometres away from the popular tourist beach of Dona Paula. Due to its closeness to the capital, it is easily accessible with regular public services running throughout the day and into the late evening on a daily basis.
Miramar Beach is known locally as ‘Gaspar Dias beach’ and offers visitors in excess of 4 kms of soft white sand in addition to a deep forest which follows the beach for its entire length.
The beach is well known for the solitude it provides and is ideal for those midnight moonlight walks across the sand. In addition, the views it offers of the surrounding area such as Fort Aguada and many more sites of cultural and historical significance nearby is a factor which continues to drive tourists back to its shores year upon year.
Miramar Beach is often viewed by both locals and tourists alike as a base for further exploration of the beaches directly to the North and South.
This is for many reasons, but primarily due to the strong undercurrents that are often present which mean that the sea is highly unsuitable for the average swimmer. Some say it is for this reason that the Portuguese named the beach “Miramar” during India’s time as a colony, a name which translates to “watching the sea”.
Therefore, the main activities on offer are simply sun bathing or exploration of the surrounding area on foot. Miramar has much to offer in terms of its landscape, with rolling hills, tropical fields and a mass of palm trees all very close to the beach making it ripe for investigation by visitors.
The popular Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is also located nearby and makes for a memorable experience as it houses a wide variety of exotic birds that are both migratory and native to the local area.
Due to the capital of Goa, Panaji, being situated less than 3 kilometers away, many visitors also choose to venture inland to take advantage of the rich culture it provides. From the ancient temples to the sought after river cruises and jungle treks, there are a wide variety of tourist activities to choose from.
Miramar is very commercialized so as you would expect, there is a wealth of accommodation options for tourists, ranging from serviced apartments to luxury 5 star resorts and popular locally run budget hotels. The vast majority of hotels offer spectacular views of the sea.
There’s also a wide variety of dining options available at Miramar; from the traditional food stalls which characterize Goa serving predominantly local cuisine, to more mainstream restaurants catering specifically to the Western tourist market.
Whilst Miramar Beach might be unsuitable for swimming, this really shouldn’t be viewed as a negative factor. Not only does it more than make up for this with its immense natural beauty and wildlife, but it serves as the ideal base for exploration of both the surrounding area and other beaches which are located just a short walk away.
Anjuna Beach is located around 6 kms north of the towns of Calangute and Baga, with the nearest town being Mapusa which is around 2.5 kms to the east. Anjuna Beach is well served by public transport services with many tourists favouring a train journey to Mapusa, followed by a bus trip to the central bus station, Kadamba, and then a further short bus journey to Anjuna itself.
It is also possible to hire a rickshaw from Mapusa directly to Anjuna Beach, with this costing on average 400 rupees but allowing you to arrive at the beach in a far shorter period of time compared to public transport.
Whilst Anjuna Beach is perhaps not as picturesque and secluded as the beaches of Agonda and Aramabol, it is still one of the most idyllic of Goa’s beaches and has grown to become one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The beach itself stretches around 2 kms and features fine white sand interspersed with formations of laterite rock which are red in color and provide an intriguing landscape to explore.
There is much to keep tourists entertained at Anjuna Beach and generally speaking, the waters are ideal for swimming, but it is wise to consult with the lifeguards on duty as occasionally the beach can be subject to strong undercurrents. In addition to swimming, diving and snorkeling are also popular activities and are offered by many companies operating from the shoreline at very reasonable rates.
Anjuna Beach has long been regarded as one of the best locations from which to observe the barracudas, turtles and enormous variety of fish which frequent the waters around Goa and is an experience not to be missed.
For those looking to avoid the water, Anjuna Beach has developed over time to encompass a wide range of land based activities in response to increasing demands from tourism.
For example, set slightly back from the beach is a go-karting track. There are also daily markets on the beachfront, as well as numerous cafes, restaurants and bars where you can find a wide range of dishes including Italian, French, Israeli and Indian cuisine.
A firm favorite with tourists visiting the beach has also been the short elephant treks offered by the locals, exploring deep into the surrounding area with the assistance of knowledgeable guides.
However, what Anjuna Beach is historically renowned for is its nightlife and whilst parties are gradually being curtailed by the local authorities, visitors will usually find at least one event planned on the beach each night of the week.
Due to the ever growing popularity of Anjuna Beach, it has not avoided the commercialization other beaches nearby have successfully resisted. However, this is not necessarily a negative aspect as most developments are set back from the beach, allowing the area to retain its natural beauty.
As a result of this level of development, visitors to Anjuna Beach will always find a place to stay. Overall, Anjuna Beach offers visitors the best of both worlds, retaining a significant degree of natural beauty whilst also possessing all of the amenities that tourists are increasingly coming to expect and which are often not found in a number of the more isolated beaches in Goa.
At Moradia dos Quadros, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Our Bed & Breakfast, Guest House and Homestay on Divar Island offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy people from all walks of life.
Candolim Beach is situated in Northern Goa and can be accessed via a short 30 minute drive from Dabolim airport or by taking one of the many train and bus services operating from the popular town of Margao.
The somewhat isolated location of the beach lends itself to relaxation. Offering a long expanse of golden sand and being up to 20 meters wide, Candolim Beach is extremely spacious.
It also features a vast network of sand dunes which visitors can explore, a feature which has long proved a firm favorite amongst those travelling with children. Candolim Beach also enjoys a great degree of shelter meaning that the water is often calm and therefore provides ideal conditions for both swimming and snorkeling.
The beach gained notoriety amongst tourists as a result of the 2001 monsoon which much of India experienced. Candolim Beach was the site of a significant ship wreck for over 10 years, which lay just 100 meters from the shoreline. This brought many visitors to the area up until its removal in June 2012.
In addition to the variety of water sports on offer at Candolim Beach, numerous other activities are available, such as fishing excursions, where you can try your hand at catching many of the exotic species of fish which inhabit the waters just a few kilometers from the shore.
Land-based activities are also offered for those looking to remain on the beach, with meditation and yoga recently exploding in popularity, with numerous classes and private sessions available to book throughout the day.
A visit to the Aguada Fort is another popular excursion; built back in the early 1900’s the fort is still largely fully intact and is steeped in history, whilst Aguada jail is also nearby and makes for a great break from the unrelenting sun experienced at the beach. The area of flat land directly behind the beach also makes for an interesting walk if you find yourself short of activities with numerous palm trees and coconut groves to be found and explored.
If you intend to stay into the late evening or overnight, it is highly recommended that you consider arranging a private sunset tour, offered by the local fishermen. This involves travelling far out to sea to watch the sunset from a small and traditional fishing boat. Most visitors regard this as an enjoyable experience as well as an excellent photo opportunity.
Candolim Beach has only recently gained popularity amongst tourists, and it’s popularity is predicted to continue increasing. In response to this predicted future demand, many luxury resorts are being constructed along the beachfront.
Currently, prices are fairly reasonable and should be within the budget of the average traveler. However, they do look set to rise in the future. As with most beaches in Goa, there are a wealth of locally owned and managed accommodation options on offer, including hotels and guesthouses. As such, whatever your budget, you will always be able to find somewhere suitable to stay.
Candolim Beach has become a firm favorite among many visitors to Goa. The beach is secluded and offers natural beauty in abundance. It also strikes a good balance between on and off beach activities, with many sites of cultural significance nearby. Candolim Beach is often regarded as one of Goa’s best kept secrets.
At Moradia dos Quadros, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable.
Thusly, you’re needing to take a break from that mind desensitizing 9-5 control of yours and you rush to stay in Goa to have some fun. Social affair time, yes!
In any case, hold your stallions, in that spot.
Goa has an incredible arrangement to offer – the blend, the shorelines, water sports and those late night parties. Regardless, in spite of the way that it’s our most adored escape from the straggling leftovers of the country and our life, there are certain things that you can’t or shouldn’t do here.
Here’s a summary of the things NOT to do in Goa that you may need to keep in your mind while you stay in Goa or you are chilling in this brilliant city.
1. Taking those taxicabs:
They will holler all finished, pursuing you and booming at you like nobody’s business. In any case, don’t open that gateway and skip into one of them. Unless, it’s paid early from the air terminal or the railroad station, they don’t take after meters or duty cards. These, nearby the rickshaw wallahs, are known for devouring an opening in your pocket.
Or maybe, rent a bike/four wheeler for yourself. If you would incline toward not to ride/drive, you can pick the bike taxis. These will work out generously more affordable for you!
The shorelines here in Goa are esteemed for the white sand and dazzling, unblemished waters. However, enter – an unpredictable social affair of people who leave those blend bottles on the shoreline along wrappers of an extensive variety of things. Attempt not. Littering or spitting in this delightful city just harms, both physically and judiciously.
Do whatever it takes not to wreck those shorelines for different people. Or maybe, influence awesome usage of those different waste compartments, to assert?
Thankful to you.
3. Passing on exorbitantly:
When you’re squeezing, make sure to take the base measure of necessities and resources. Once you’re in Goa, you can’t forsake your trade and distinctive assets out the room; it isn’t protected.
This along these lines suggests you’ll have to endure most of it. Along these lines, stick to keeping that wallet safe and don’t go around wearing too much of gold/valuable stones absurdly. The best decision is use the ATM consistently.
4. Pointing that camera:
Without a doubt yes, I know. All you photography fans out there should get those astonishing nightfalls, shorelines and historic points. Regardless, abstain from clicking photographs of people that you haven’t the faintest idea.
You can give your sidekick a thousand new Facebook profile pictures, yet clicking discretionary pictures of people without their approval is both threatening and unlawful.
Goa is stacked with shorelines, so unmistakably there will be people walking around in the skimpiest of articles of clothing. Regardless, that does not give you the allow to sit on the shoreline and expand at people with that hungry, for all intents and purposes loathsome look in your eyes. Obviously, acknowledging is not off course. In any case, investigate and let it go!
You would lean toward not to tumble off across finished as the inconsiderate, meddlesome sorts. No one enjoys being watched dependably, so take the understanding!
6. Going topless:
It might be allowed on every shoreline in each other country, be that as it may it isn’t allowed here. Goa might be the social event capital of India, in any case it has comparable fundamentals and standpoints that constitute the straggling leftovers of the country. Thusly, you can wear those swimming outfits and shorts and everything else that you wish to, just guarantee you have something on always. Stay in Goa by respecting the people that surround you.
In like manner, watch that over-the-top PDA is not allowed.
7. I appreciate you Goa:
You’re there and you totally appreciate the place, I get it. Genuinely, everyone knows and gets it, since who doesn’t love Goa? Regardless, that doesn’t suggest that you have to walk around and declare your friendship around by wearing an ‘I Love Goa’ shirt on your entire journey there. Goans don’t recognize and imagine that its to a great degree aggravating.
In case in spite of all that you feel require fun hit at you by then essentially ahead and put on one of these.
8. Being pillaged:
The minute you wander into Goa, there will people swarming around you, arranged to grab the chance to drain your bank change. You may end up being bamboozled out of your money or perhaps get looted, so RUN.
There will be the shadiest of the all inclusive community who will come and offer you the best and slightest costly of ‘stuff’ and take you the most event ‘parties’. You just need to stay a long way from them as could be normal considering the present situation.
9. Being Superman:
Goa is known for its energizing water sports and in the event that you’re into that kind of thing then it happens to be the perfect place for you, in any occasion in India. Regardless, every one of these amusements don’t come without a risk.
Thusly, in the event that you’re needing to appreciate say perhaps any similarity of surfing or parasailing, guarantee you get a specialist instructor to empower you to go about it.
Make an effort not to try being a fraud legend. That’ll just arrive you in the recuperating focus ward. If you stay in Goa for long and have some influence then it is okay as it can get you out of trouble.
10. Making a decent attempt:
There is no lack of alcohol and social occasions in this city. Additionally, it’s not just alcohol, it is CHEAP alcohol. Along these lines, clearly, you should party hard and get misused; yet do it proficiently.
You would incline toward not to lose your head and get into a tiff with neighborhood individuals since they won’t warmly grasp it. You in like manner would incline toward not to drive or lying on the shoreline sloshed and cause hurt with the cops or so far as that is concerned, the crabs.
It’s practically nothing, really. These are just a few essential notes that you need to make to ensure that you have a good time.
Other than that, I believe you have a kickass time in Goa!
In a paradisiacal place with an abundance of touring attractions, there for the most part are various unfamiliar perspectives.
Despite the fact that Goa is the fun capital of India, this locale was saturated with history. Having seen various settlements from over the world more than a few centuries, the way of life of Goa is genuinely global.
Would you be able to Guess How Many Bars Goa Has?
This is one of those actualities about Goa you didn’t have even an inkling. For a little state, Goa has an amazing number of bars.
Altogether, there are around 7000 bars and every one of them are authorized to serve liquor. Be that as it may, what might be the gauge on the off chance that you include the quantity of unlicensed bars to the count?
It would genuinely be a bewildering number! Presently would that make Goa the alcohol capital of India?
Not by any stretch of the imagination. Being a global traveler goal, this is place that is known for high spirits and free-wheeling dreams. So bars are just empowering agents of the footloose (not hermit) aggregate awareness of this district.
The Non-Decomposing Body St. Francis Xavier
In the year 1542, the Portuguese ruled Goa. It was amid this time St. Francis Xavier started his work of spreading the gospel. He was instrumental in helping many individuals swing to his confidence and in 1552; he intended to present Christianity in China.
He was a piece of an international safe haven that left to China.
Be that as it may, the government office individuals didn’t last the excursion. The holy person proceeded on his excursion lastly arrived at Macau. He kicked the bucket in Macau and his body was conveyed to Goa in 1553.
Revered in a glass packaging, his non-deteriorated body is on the planet well known Basilica of Bom Jesus church.
Mineral Ore Exports of Goa Are The Highest in the Country
The fare of mineral metal started as right on time as the sixteenth century – one of the certainties about Goa you didn’t have a clue. It was not until the point when a Dutch explorer passed on to individuals that there was press in the stones of Goa that mineral mining started.
Laterite stone is the most rich in the state. Goa trades vast volumes to Japan even at this point. So separated from having a vacationer financial spine, this state adds to the Indian GDP with trades too. Fares of iron and manganese mineral began in the early piece of the 19th century.
Presently, bauxite, magnesia, limestone and mud are augmentations to the rundown of mineral metal fares.
The First Medical School Was Setup in the State
Being a mixture of various societies and nationalities, Goa has a particular lifestyle. The Goa Medical College was India’s first restorative school setup to teach forthcoming specialists and furthermore to bestow medicines.
This is certainly one of the actualities about Goa you didn’t have the foggiest idea. It was worked in the eighteenth century when the state was still under Portuguese run the show.
One of Asia’s most established medicinal schools, the library here is one of the most established too, with books going back to the eighteenth century. The medicinal school has various acclaimed medications shockingly.
At present the healing center offers a scope of medications including basic ones, for example, open-heart surgery and knee-substitution surgery among numerous others.
The First English Medium School Was in This State
As of now, there are a huge number of English medium schools. However, given that Goa’s tryst with the English dialect is hundreds of years old, it was not an unexpected that the principal English medium school was in this state.
The pluralistic and populist substance of this state is distinctive. In the midst of this assorted variety, individuals live in congruity and festivity.
Goa is certainly an extraordinary land presented with an appeal that rises above societies.
In its imitable style, this district summons the adoration and regard it merits. Not just a gathering capital of the nation; realities about Goa show this is additionally a condition of firsts.
The Forest Density Cover of Goa is Over 45%
For the individuals who have not gone to Goa, they think this area is just about shorelines. Be that as it may, this state has a backwoods cover in abundance of 30%. The woods overflow with outlandish natural life and bird life.
A flourishing biological community normal for the Western Ghats can be found here.
The central backwoods cover offers ascends to a large number of plant species. Supplementing this dynamic biological system is more than 275 types of feathered creatures. There are more than 40 sorts of creatures and reptiles in these backwoods as well.
The untamed life havens of the state are among the ensured ones in the nation given the special widely varied vegetation that flourishes here.
Asia’s Only Naval Aviation Museum is at Goa
Goa’s Naval Aviation Museum is exceptional and Asia’s first and final one. There are just around six other such exhibition halls on the planet. This exhibition hall in Goa shows India’s maritime flight history.
For example, the mammoth surveillance dispatch called Lockheed Super Constellation is shown. India’s first maritime air ship can be seen at the historical center.
Contemporary air ship, stream coaches, helicopters, and well known flying machine that were utilized at wars are shown.
A segment of the building houses maritime memorabilia. You can visit the combat hardware fenced in area to see ammo that was utilized and is at present being utilized also.
Take a Two-Wheeler Taxi – Only in Goa!
This is the main place in India where you can ask a biker a lift and really pay him without stressing over riding with an outsider! Goa is brimming with bike taxicabs and riders take you pillion to your coveted goal for a charge.
It is known to be a financially savvy type of transport and is unquestionably fuel-compelling for the Goan economy as well.
Alluded to as Pilot, these bike taxis are likewise a methods for women to go to and from goals. Essentially, visitors can investigate the length and expansiveness of the state without paying excessively for fuel and driver costs.
Goa Remembers Its History
The Kadambas ruled this district for more than three hundred years. Amid their rule over this state beginning from the eleventh century, an unmistakable political culture advanced. This period was steady and individuals started to encounter flourishing.
So the primary Golden Age for the general population of Goa was amid this period.
Amid the Kadamba control, a few sanctuaries were constructed.
The most well known one, the Tambdi Surla exists inside the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The religious resilience amid this dynastic lead is still recollected. It set the setting for naming the state’s vehicle benefit as Kadamba Tourist Corporation. Extraordinarily, no other transport benefit has been named after a line.
Goa Has The Highest Per-Capita Income
When you arrive in Goa, you would prefer not to backpedal – one of the passionate actualities about Goa! You could most likely fantasize remaining in this place always driving an existence of high spirits and extravagance.
Incredibly, Goans living and working in the state have a considerable measure of cash to save – good for them! A national registration shows that overall a Goan makes INR 192, 652 a year.
This is sufficient to lead an agreeable presence in the state.
You could begrudge a Goan given that they have such a significant number of roads for entertainment. Shorelines, timberlands, stimulation, gambling clubs, party water crafts, and cash in the hand!
A holiday in Goa gives you an opportunity to entertain yourself with a lot of activities. Options include a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches, an evening gambling away in classy casinos and the nightlife colonized clubs, go fishing, eat at fancy restaurants or even visit the various springs in Goa.
Here’s a list of a few of the visit-worthy springs, we have compiled so you may decide faster and holiday efficiently.
Kesarval Spring, Goa (Waterfall)
The beautiful Kesarval spring waterfalls are located 18km from Panjim. The water that flows in the spring is well known for its medicinal properties. Rejuvenate yourself and your mind with the natural mineral water.
A visit to the Kesarval Spring is a must. You can travel to this location via the roads of Cortalim. Tropical vegetation surrounds the waterfall adding to the beauty of the place. This spring looks terrific during the monsoon season with the water gushing out from mother earth.
The Keserval spring popular picnic spot for tourists and locals. So grab your family, friends and your loved ones and head down to this awesome waterfall.
Nageshi Temple Spring, Ponda
“The spring within the temple”. The Nageshi Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is very famous for its structural design. It has glass chandeliers which hang from the roof of the temple. The area which surrounds the water is rectangular in shape. The water percolates upwards from within the laterite stones placed on the bed of the confinement.
The summers bring in people to bathe here. The beautiful front of the temple is visible from the bathing area located outside.
Udear Spring, Verna
A popular spring mostly visited by a majority of the youth of South Goa. The spring is also well known among other Indian tourists. This natural spring is surrounded by greenery. A small cashew plantation can be seen towards one of its ends. Udear spring is 6-7 mins away from the Holy Cross Church, Verna Goa.
The best time to visit the spring is during the monsoons. During the summer the water level in the spring is lower as compared to the monsoon season. Once you get into the water you will feel the fresh fluid gently gushing and flowing past your legs. Grab a bite if you’re feeling hungry as there is a nice restaurant just outside the spring. Get a natural pedicure from the tiny fish that are present in the water
Pomburpa Spring, Pomburpa
Pomburpa spring is located in Bardez taluka in the North Goa District. The spring is said to have crystal clear clean medical water. The tourists spend their day here with an aim to bathe relax and have a good time. You will fall in love with the spring because of it’s peaceful shack infested surroundings that provide food for everyone.
The gates to this spring are open from Mon – Sun 6 am – 6 pm. Entry fee?
None at all!! The maintenance and operation of the spring is the responsibility of the tourism department of Goa.
Popular festivals of the state like Sao Joao are also celebrated at the spring. A family friendly non-alcohol environment ensures maximum ‘dry’ fun for people of all ages. Drinking first and then visiting the place is however not “off-the-table”.
Boca De Vaca Spring, Boca De Vaca
The spring has an envy-worthy Portuguese attire. The spring has decorative lights which are turned on in the evening. The “Boca De Vaca” means “the face of the cow”. The spring is located near the Mahalaxmi Temple in Panjim. According to the locals, the existence of the spring is unknown till date.
There is a tunnel through which the spring flows. Clear water flowing by your feet with background music makes this spring something you should not miss viewing. The Boca De Vaca spring water is said to cure ailments of those suffering from diseases. People wait in queues to collect water from this spring.
The mystical medicinal properties of the water have been known to subconsciously draw the locals in and lure them into drinking the water.
Ambora Spring Loutolim
The Ambora spring in Loutolim and is present within the village and flows throughout the year. You can find this spring at a distance of 50kms from Panjim via Cortalim to Loutolim. If you are traveling from Margao it would be 8.5 kms via Margao-Ponda highway.
The water has been claimed to be blessed with medicinal properties. The people of the village believe that the spring water cures skin eruptions. Most tourists visit various spas to get a pedicure and they pay loads of money. The spring has small tiny fish who will eat away the dead skin from your feet. You will feel extremely calm once you get into the water. That’s all you need, to relax!
If you’re planning a vacation to Goa, wish for a relaxing holiday and a means to cool your head off. A visit to the at least one of the springs if not all, listed above is highly recommended by us.
You will not only feel like your body has been rejuvenated but will experience an activity that provides a drift from the everyday hustle & a total calmness within your body.
An equivalent of the relaxing experience obtainable at the springs can be found at Moradia Dos Quadros, Divar Island. You will have a one of a kind holiday at our Bed and Breakfast, Homestay and Guest House.
We provide all our guests with lifetime experience. Our facilities include a bar/lounge, free wifi, chauffeur driven cars, 24 hour VIP security services and much more. If you wish to have the most exquisite getaway on an island in Goa with single lane roads and infinite greenery. Book your true Goenkar lifestyle vacation directly call on +91 95525 34827.