in Arambol (Harmal)

Terekhol Fort

As north as north Goa goes, this historic bastion just across the river from Querim was built by the ruling Maratha dynasty in the early 18th century. It was soon taken by the Portuguese, against whom a failed mutin…
Church in Reis Magos

Reis Magos Church

Reis Magos Church was built below the fortress walls in 1555, shortly after the construction of the fort itself. A Franciscan seminary was later added, and over the years it became a significant seat of learning.
Lighthouse in Candolim, Sinquerim & Fort Aguada

New Lighthouse

Outside the Fort Aguada bastions, the new lighthouse, built in 1976, can usually be visited; climb to the top for good view along the coast.
Fort in Candolim, Sinquerim & Fort Aguada

Fort Aguada

Standing on the headland overlooking the mouth of the Mandovi River, Fort Aguada occupies a magnificent and successful position, confirmed by the fact it was never taken by force. A highly popular spot to watch the …
Fort in Reis Magos

Reis Magos Fort

Travelling west from Betim, turn left at the crossroads in the small village of Verem and continue about 1.5km to tiny Reis Magos (Three Wise Men) village, notable for its 16th-century church and Goa's oldest and be…
Market in Calangute & Baga

Baga Market

in Arambol (Harmal)

Querim Beach

Quiet Querim is the place to come to while away the hours in peace and tranquillity, with only the occasional beach shack for company. Backed by a shady cover of fir and casuarina trees – though sadly this hi…
in Mandrem

Mandrem Beach

Mandrem is, for many, the best-kept secret on the north Goan coast, as laid back and languid a destination as you could possibly hope for. Yoga, meditation and ayurveda are the orders of the day, and you’ll f…
Beach in Aswem

Aswem Beach

A wide stretch of quiet beach the quiet Aswem sands are popular with long-staying foreigners and play host to an annually changing parade of beach-hut accommodation and beach-shack restaurants. Development here is g…
in Morjim

Morjim Beach

A tiny, bleak beachfront village at the mouth of the Chapora River, Morjim is the destination of choice for long-staying Russians, many of whom rent whole houses and settle in for the season. It’s worth a vis…