To the west of the Municipal Gardens, the grassy Azad Maidan (Freedom Park) wouldn’t, sadly, win any prizes at a flower show. It’s...
Ferry to Betim
If you’re in the mood for something less slick than a full-blown cruise, hop aboard the overloaded ferry across the Mandovi to Betim,...
The oldest colonial building in Goa is the stolid Secretariat. It stands on the site of the grand summer palace of Goa’s 15th-century...
Top Gear Pub
A few doors down from Casa Menenez, there’s a tiny, cool, retro bar hidden behind Top Gear’s unassuming doors. Food isn’t served here,...
Fans of Goan seafood and vegetarians alike can rejoice in the food at this relatively new spot specialising in home-style regional...
Lonely Planet review
Watch crammed passenger ferries and hulking casino boats chug by from a waterside table at this open-air multicuisine restaurant perched on the Mandovi banks, run by the venerable Hotel Mandovi across the road. There’s a small playground for children and the multicuisine is tasty enough, though the location is without doubt the restaurant’s biggest drawcard. Also good for a sundown Kingfisher or two.