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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$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.   

$51 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Motorcycle Tour - Riding through the Goan Hinterlands

Set off to be at the meeting point at Mapusa at around 7:30 am. After breakfast and a short briefing about the trail, with tour guides and a support vehicle in tow, you will mount your tarmac. Mapusa will showcase the untainted landscape of Goa with its greenery, colonial forts, rivers and hills. In contrast to the breezy stretch to Valpoi, you will gear up for some hard-core off-roading into the forest terrain. Being the corridor for migratory birds and wildlife, you may also have wild surprises, popping out from corners if you are lucky! • You will assemble at the meeting point at the Duler Football ground in Mapusa at around 7:30 am. • After breakfast, you will set off on your journey to Valpoi, which will take about an hour. • From Valpoi, you will enter the off-roading stretch through a forest terrain to reach Kadwal. • Through the thickets and clearing, you will cross a dry river bed, rocky, slushy and muddy paths. • Once you reach Kadwal by around 2:00 pm, you can treat yourself to sumptuous Goan delicacies for lunch. • After lunch, you would head back to your destination along the same route.   

$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: 1) The menu may change subject to the availability of fish in the region.2) 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 GoaAfter 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 GoaYou’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 GoaToday you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your departing flight.