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Colva Beach

It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa, stretching 20 km along the coast. The beach itself is magnificent with beautiful white sand. Colva beach is the pride of Salcete and the only rival to Calangute by its scenic splendor. Here, sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural harmony unspoilt by men. Has good accommodation facilities, particularly at the tourist cottages.

Dona Paula

7 kms from Panaji, it is an idyllic picturesque spot, commanding a fine view of the Zuari river and Mormugao Harbour. Water scootering facilities are available here. It is a small palm fringed beach with casuarina groves and is very peaceful. It is named after a Viceroy's daughter who reportedly jumped from the cliffs when refused permission to marry a fisherman.

Miramar (Gaspar Dias)

3 kms from Panaji. A lovely golden beach of soft sand girdled with palm trees facing the blue Arbian Sea, is the nearest to Panaji.


A popular beach area adjacent to Chapora fort. In Anjuna there is magnificent Albuquerque mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and attractive Mangalore tiled-roof. (18 kms from Panaji.)

Arambol Beach

It is locally called 'Hippie beach' is the northern most beach with a deserted wide stretch of white sand. The Goan government is planning to develop it into a major tourist spot.

Vagator Beach

What is the trademark of Goa is very well reflected in Vagator which is one of the most beautiful of the soft white sand beaches that Goa is famous for. Whanever you see a picture of a beach typically dotted with palm trees and sea green water with people in water clothes and having fun in water, you will see all this and much more in the Vagator beach. 

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