Far from the hustle and bustle of North Goa, a laid-back abode, exotic beaches, and heritage villages; all contribute to make South Goa a perfect visiting place. Tourists fall in love with its architectural marvels left behind by Portuguese Rulers. South Goa is the reliable source to know about rich Portuguese Architectural legacy. Let’s catch with some of the famous places to visit in Goa:
Located at a distance of 6 km from Margaon, Colva is surely the pride of Salcete. Where Calangute is famous for offering adventure water sports to its visitors Colva is famous for arranging full moon parties. Party animals can find one of the best places to visit for happening nightlife.
Famous for: Full-moon parties and Dolphin Sighting
Located to the south of Margaon, Benaulim is a gem place studded in South Goa’s coastline as it comprises of a beautiful beach decorated by swaying palms and coconut trees. Not only for its awesome views but it is also famous for offering lip-smacking food.
Famous for: Seafood and Dolphin Sighting
3. Vasco Da Gama
Discovered by the famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama is famous amongst tourists. This small town is situated on the western tip of the Mormugao Peninsula. One, who wants to visit one of the famous beaches of South Goa, should definitely visit South Goa.
Famous for: Baina Beach and Snorkelling
Situated close to the Dabolim Airport, Bogmalo is a decent pit stop for those have spare 2-3 hours before their flight. This beautiful coastline is awesome for basking in the sun. It is also a good place for the underwater experience.
Famous for: Scuba Diving
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People who are seeking peace and solitude, Arossim is an excellent place to spend time in tranquillity. End number of beach resorts are located here that offers a unique massage named – Abhyanga. A market here is famous for its delicious Goan dishes – Casa Sarita, Vindalho, and Mushroom xacuti.
Famous for: Abhyanga Spa, Clean, and quiet beach.
The last village on Goa’s coastline, Cavelossim is indeed a beautiful place to visit. The place offers a splendid view of the confluence of Sal River and sea. Its beach area is populated with shops of Jewellery and souvenirs.
Famous for: Resorts and Sun-bathing
A small and surely pretty one, Patnem is a great place to spend some memorable moments in South Goa. The beach is surely aligned with lovely beach shacks and surfing & swimming is also the option for water sports enthusiasts. Most of the tourists prefer Patnem because of its serene ambience and outstanding beauty.
Famous for: Wellness treatments
Located close to Margaon, Majorda is an organized beach with a lot of Beach Shacks. People come to visit it for basking in the sun and enjoying decent meals here. It is said that Majorda is the place that taught baking European bread in India. An ancient church, Mae De Deus is another attraction of Majorda.
Famous for: Goan Bakers, Mae De Deus Church, Water Sports
A very quiet and beautiful place, Colomb is a favourite of nature lovers. It is a lovely rejuvenating and relaxing place in South Goa. The restaurants and shacks offer delicious Kashmiri, Italian, and Swiss food. Here Neptune’s Point is popular as it is the same place where the famous Weekly Silent Noise Headphone Parties take place.
Famous for: Neptune’s Point, Beach Shacks, Silent Noise Party, Kashmiri Food
Decorated by Portuguese Architecture, Chandor is favourite of history buffs. Between the 6th and 11th century, this village was named as Chandrapur and was known as the most spectacular city of the Konkan Coast. Today, Chandor is a small village with important buildings dating back to Portuguese Era and a Famous Hindu Temple and Headless Nandi Built in the 11th century.
Famous for: Fernandes House and Archies Art Gallery
South Goa is all about beautiful beaches and shacks. Spare 2-3 days explore all its serenity and fun under your Goa package.