Welcome to Mapusa

Many travellers pass through Mapusa anyway as it’s the major transport hub for northern Goa buses. Most amenities are arranged around the Municipal Gardens, just north of the Kadamba bus station and main market site.

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Mapusa activities

$12 Transfers & Ground Transport

Goa airport to hotel smooth transfer with private car

Arrival and Departure in North Goa with private Deluxe Ac car transfer service. At the Goa’s Dabolim Airport (GOI) meet our driver with the placard with your name and transferred to your designated hotel within North Goa City and city center Limits and coastal area. You shall be taken on our special air-conditioned luxury vehicle made to comfortably transport up to 5 passengers. The car is spacious, impeccably clean and powered by a strong air conditioner. Arrival transfer from Goa airport (Dabolim, Airport Goa) to City center Hotels and All North Goa Destination’s Hotels  like: - Panaji, Calungute, Baga, Arpora, Sikuram, Candolim, Anjuna, Vagator, Mapusa,Ponda, Arambol and Parra etc. Upon arrival our company driver will meet you at Goa airport (Dabolim, Airport Goa) and transfer to North Goa Hotels. Our car will neat and clean with air-conditioned and driver will polite speaker, knowledgeable, well dressed.   

$37 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Goan Hindu Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Goa

Residing in Mapusa (North Goa), home-chef Anjali welcomes you to her apartment with a cool welcome drink and a friendly smile. Her home is quiet and relaxed and it will take you away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. She will then guide you to the kitchen, where you can assist her in cooking some traditional Goan Hindu dishes. Depending on your food preferences, you can cook 2-3 dishes and then move on to savour these dishes along with the one’s Anjali has prepared for you. Some of the dishes on the menu will include Fried Fish (a must-have in Goa), ‘Sukke’ (Dry spicy preparation of fish, eaten as a side dish), ‘Hooman’ (Fish curry made the traditional Goan way). You can digest this delicious meal down with a refreshing drink made out of coconut milk called ‘Sol Kadhi’. Lastly you can enjoy ‘Mangane’ (porridge of Bengal gram cooked in coconut milk) which is a special Goan sweet prepared during the festive season. Also feel free to ask Anjali any questions you have about the Goan Hindu Cuisine. She is a cook par excellence and will be thrilled to share her cooking knowledge! Please note: This is not a professional cooking class. This is an unique opportunity to interact with a local and learn some tips and tricks of Indian cooking and enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal over great conversations.

$132 Cultural & Theme Tours

Goa Private Car tour

Day 1: Arrival in Goa After your arrival in Goa, one of India’s top beach towns, you’ll be met by driver and transfer to hotel. Day 2: Panjim City and Old Goa You’ll head out for a day of sightseeing. Much of the real Goa is seen inside its buildings and in the hinterland, away from the coastal area. In the morning you’ll visit Panjim City. The oldest monument in Panjim is Adil Shah's Palace, built in 1490. Visit the beautiful Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. From Altinho Hill you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Panjim. The afternoon’s tour takes you to Miramar Beach and on to Dona Paula. Along the way you’ll see the quaint fishing village of Caranzalem. The Dona Paula Bay overlooks Marmagoa, the largest natural harbor in India, and the Arabian Sea. On the return, you’ll drive down through Fountains to Old Goa, the heartland of ancient Christianity. Once a bustling metropolis, Old Goa is now in ruins. Visit the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus where the body of St. Francis Xavier is enshrined in a silver casket. Visit the majestic Se Cathedral, the largest church in Goa. See the bustling city of Mapusa, noted for its colorful Friday market. back to hotel. Day 3: Departure from Goa Today you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your departing flight.