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Top Choice Museum in Benaulim

Goa Chitra

Artist and restorer Victor Hugo Gomes first noticed the slow extinction of traditional objects – from farming tools to kitchen utensils to altarpieces – as a child in Benaulim. He created this ethnographic museum fr…
Museum in Benaulim

San Thome Museum

This quirky new museum, dubbed 'Back in Time', has three floors of carefully presented technology through the ages, from old cameras and typewriters to gramophones, clocks and projectors. Highlights include a Scheid…
Indian in Benaulim

Cafe Malibu

This unpretentious little family-run cafe offers a nice dining experience in its roadside garden setting on a back lane a short walk back from the beach. It does a good job of Goan specialities as well as Indian and…
Multicuisine in Cavelossim & Mobor

Blue Whale

Near where the tip of the Mobor peninsula meets the Sal River, Blue Whale is a classic seasonal beach shack with an extensive all-day menu, run by friendly and knowledgeable local Roque Coutinho.
Club in Benaulim

Club Zoya

The party scene has hit sleepy little Benaulim in the form of barn-sized Club Zoya, with international DJs, big light shows and a cocktail bar featuring speciality flavoured and infused vodka drinks. Something is on…
Multicuisine in Benaulim

Johncy Restaurant

Not so much a shack as a beachfront restaurant, Johncy has been around forever, dispensing standard Goan, Indian and Western favourites – old cold beer – from its location just back from the sand. Live music on week…
Multicuisine in Benaulim

Pedro’s Bar & Restaurant

Set amid a large, shady garden on the beachfront and popular with local and international travellers, Pedro’s offers standard Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes, as well as Goan choices and ‘sizzlers’.
Landmark in Benaulim

Maria Hall

This community hall at the crossroads is a useful landmark in Benaulim village.
in South of Colva

Varca Beach

Varca, a seemingly endless palm-backed strip of sand (punctuated here and there by the grounds of a luxury resort or a whitewashed Christian shrine), is quiet, calm and almost entirely hawker-free, making it easy to…
in Cabo da Rama

Cabo da Rama Fort

A fort, named after the god Rama of the Hindu Ramayana epic fame, has occupied this bluff guarding the mouth of the Sal River for centuries, and came into Portuguese possession in 1763. Used as a prison until about …