Attractions

Fort in Candolim

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 …
Arts Centre in Calangute & Baga

Museum of Goa

Not so much a museum as a repository for art, MOG features artworks, exhibitions, workshops, courses, sitar concerts and an excellent cafe. It's the brainchild of well-known local artist and sculptor Subodh Kerkar, …
Beach in Anjuna

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna’s charismatic, narrow beach runs for almost 2km from the rocky, low-slung cliffs at the northern village area down beyond the flea market in the south. When the tide goes out, it becomes a lovely – and often …
Beach in Aswem

Aswem 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. Swimming is usually safe, the sands are quiet, and …
Beach in Mandrem

Mandrem Beach

An unusual feature of Mandrem is the narrow river inlet separating the white-sand beach from most of the accommodation strip and road – rickety bamboo bridges connect you to the beach, where seasonal beach shacks se…
Fort in Vagator & Chapora

Chapora Fort

Chapora’s old laterite fort, standing guard over the mouth of the Chapora River, was built by the Portuguese in 1617, to protect Bardez taluka (district), in Portuguese hands from 1543 onwards. Today it is a crumble…
Beach in Morjim

Morjim Beach

Morjim Beach was once very low-key – almost deserted – and the southern end is still protected due to the presence of rare olive ridley marine turtles, which come to lay their annual clutches of eggs between Novembe…
Fort in Arambol (Harmal)

Terekhol Fort

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 mutiny was attempted here by a pl…
Lighthouse in Candolim

Fort Aguada Lighthouse

The old Portuguese lighthouse, which stands in the middle of Fort Aguada, was built in 1864 and once housed the great bell from the Church of St Augustine in Old Goa, before it was moved to the Church of Our Lady of…
Beach in Vagator & Chapora

Vagator Beach

The most northerly and largest beach is a beautiful stretch of sand, which fills up for a few hours each afternoon when domestic coach tours unload their swift-clicking tourist hordes to make the most of its good sw…