In North Goa, Panaji, also know as Panjim, is a quiet achiever offering a glimpse into small town life for those who decide to hang their hat here for a spell. From here you can explore the still-Portuguese flavoured town of Old Goa, with its World Heritage listed churches and convents. The market town of Mapusa comes alive on Fridays with its raucous markets, and the beaches of Candolim and Sinquerim, though mainly visited by package-deal travellers and charter groups, offer some spectacular views.
Calangute & Baga
Depending on your definition of ‘fun in the sun’, the twin resorts of Calangute and Baga – once the habitat of naked, revelling hippies and nowadays package-holiday central – can prove holiday heaven or the Bosch-like depths of Hell.
Sights in Anjuna & North Goa
Activities in Anjuna & North Goa
Restaurants in Anjuna & North Goa
Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Candolim, Sinquerim & Fort Aguada
Candolim’s long, narrow, busy beach, which curves round to join smaller Sinquerim Beach to the south, is largely the preserve of slow-basting package tourists from the UK, Russia and Scandinavia, and is fringed with an unabating line of beach...