In the centre of town, the small, pastel-coloured Maruti temple was built in the 1840s at a site where the monkey god Hanuman was...
Mango Tree Goa
Founded in 2004 and formerly known as Children Walking Tall, this organisation helps Goa’s disadvantaged children, with its daycare...
Church of Our Lady of Miracles
Founded in 1594 and rebuilt several times since, the Church of Our Lady of Miracles (also known as St Jerome’s), around 600m east of the...
Don’t be put off by the dingy entrance or stairwell: once you’re upstairs, this breezy place opposite the market is great for watching...
For some clean and shiny comfort, duck into this bakery opposite the market, a cool respite from the shopping chaos aross the street. As...
Casa Bela information
A windowless remnant of a more mahogany-clad era, the dingy Casa Bela is a good place to escape the Mapusa blather and sip silently on a cold Kingfisher (₹35). The service is surly, but this only enhances the slightly bizarre charm of this little scrap of days gone by. There’s a simple menu to help wash down the drinks.