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Top Choice Seafood in Majorda & Utorda

Zeebop by the Sea

Renowned for its excellent seafood and party nights, stylish award-winning Zeebop is set a little back from Utorda’s main beach but still has a sandy floor. It's a firm favourite with locals and is popular for weddi…
Beach in Bogmalo

Bogmalo Beach

A small and once picturesque bay, now within roaring distance of Dabolim airport, this stretch of sand is mostly occupied by package holidaymakers. India's most experienced dive operator is here and the Grande Islan…
Museum in Bogmalo

Naval Aviation Museum

The Naval Aviation Museum, at the naval base on the road above Bogmalo Beach, makes an interesting diversion if you’re interested in ships and planes. Full of men idling about, especially around its Cockpit Cafe, th…
South Indian in Vasco Da Gama

Welcome Restaurant

Considered by many locals to be the best veg restaurant in Vasco, this udupi (South Indian veg) churns out dosas and thalis and a full Indian menu at dinnertime.
Beach in Majorda & Utorda

Utorda Beach

A clean, if slightly characterless stretch of beach, Utorda makes for a pleasant afternoon. Take your pick from a ragtag bunch of beach shacks, most of which come equipped with sunbeds. Like Arossim and Velsao furth…
in Majorda & Utorda

Majorda Beach

Approached through pleasant, leafy Majorda village, Majorda Beach is a smarter, more organised option than neighbouring Utorda. Here, the stagnant streams and puddles that blight the division between road and beach …
in Betalbatim

Betelbatim Beach

Betelbatim’s sands, just to the north of Colva, are a good example of what difference a few hundred metres can make, as calm, quiet and pastoral as Colva’s are touristed and dust-blown. Betelbatim itse…
in Velsao & Arossim

Our Lady of Remedious Chapel

It’s the views, rather than the plain little chapel itself, that should entice you to take the steep road east off the coastal road up to Our Lady of Remedious at the top of the hill. On clear days, youȁ…
in Velsao & Arossim

Velsao Beach

Velsao Beach makes for a quiet place to get away from it all in the company of just a lifeguard, a scattering of tourists and a flock or two of milling sea birds. The beach road travels through thick coconut groves …
in Velsao & Arossim

Arossim Beach

Quiet and clean, Arossim, like Velsao, is a good place to settle into solitude with a good book. Here, the simple Starfish Beach Shack is the only place for drink or lunch, and its sunbeds and beach umbrellas occupy…