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We have been travelling to Goa for 20 yrs We find it so relaxing and the cultural differences make for such a great experience

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18 Places

The O Hotel

Hotels

Chocolatti

Restaurants

Palolem Beach

Beaches

Sahakari Spice Farm

Farms

Colva Beach

Beaches

Old Goa

Neighbourhoods

Shri Mangesh Devasthan

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Fort Aguada

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites

Candolim Beach

Beaches

Anjuna Beach

Beaches

Fort Aguada Lighthouse

Lighthouses

Agonda Beach

Beaches

Baga Beach

Beaches

tony's place

Restaurants

Fontainhas

Neighbourhoods

Betalbatim Beach

Beaches

Dudhsagar Falls

Waterfalls

Mayem Lake

Bodies of Water

andrew1h's City Tips

  • It is so easy to get around whether you use public transport or taxi, cheap too
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    The O Hotel
    Hotels
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    andrew1h Says:

    A gem of a hotel A boutique sert up with not too many rooms Excellent service

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Need A Taxi Ask for Albert just outside the hotel Best Taxi driver in all of Goa
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 75 Hotels in Candolim
    • Location good 15/07/2018
    • Terrible.... 01/07/2018
    • The O Hotel
    Address:
    S Dando No 114/1
    Candolim, Bardez 403515
    India
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    Chocolatti
    Restaurants (Cafe, European, British)
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    andrew1h Says:

    Great place to stop by for breakfast, brunch lunch or just a coffee

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Great food nice garden setting Their cakes and pastries are a MUST
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 292 restaurants in Candolim
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place for cold coffee with ice cream 02/07/2018
    • one of the 01/07/2018
    • Chocolatti
    Address:
    409/A Fort Aguada Road
    Candolim, Bardez 403515
    India
    Phone:
    +91 93261 12006
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
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    Palolem Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Take plenty of sun cream
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Canacona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Paradise !! 15/07/2018
    • gr8 sight..... amazing is the reflex answering 10/07/2018
    • Palolem Beach
    Phone:
    +91 88944 04523
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    Sahakari Spice Farm
    Farms
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    andrew1h Says:

    Very interesting place to visit and learn all about spices and their uses

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • great buffet lunch included in entry price
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Ponda
    • A Disaster place to go. 15/07/2018
    • Not advisable to goto the spice farm during the month of July (rainy season) 10/07/2018
    • Sahakari Spice Farm
    Address:
    Curti
    Ponda
    India
    Phone:
    +91 832 231 2394
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    Colva Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    A busy beach great place too see local life Good spot to see the fishing boats come in

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Some great shacks on the beach too
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Colva
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Weekend vibes 15/07/2018
    • Great place 14/07/2018
    • Colva Beach
    Address:
    South Goa District
    Colva 403708
    India
    Phone:
    +91 96000 17031
    Other:
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    Old Goa
    Neighbourhoods
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    andrew1h Says:

    Historic part of Goa with lovely churches and cathedral

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try to visit during the festival of St Francis Xavier Nov for a great atmosphere
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Goa Velha
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • History 09/07/2018
    • Beautiful,, cool and breezy Goa 04/07/2018
    • Old Goa
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    Shri Mangesh Devasthan
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    andrew1h Says:

    Lots of old Hindu temples with cleansing tanks great places to visit

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Remove footwear on entering
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Mangeshi
    • Divine...!!! 17/06/2018
    • Serene temple located in the midst of greenery 28/01/2018
    Address:
    Panaji-Ponda Road
    Mangeshi
    India
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Fort Aguada
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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    andrew1h Says:

    Brilliant views over the sea and down to Aguada Jail below

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • On the way up to the fort/lighthouse stop and have a boat trip to see dolphin
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Sinquerim
    • Nice place for super view 12/07/2018
    • Must visit Places 11/07/2018
    • Fort Aguada
    Address:
    Shore of the Mandovi river
    Sinquerim
    India
    Phone:
    +91 832 664 5858
    Other:
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    Candolim Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    Many many shacks and great places for food Stranded boat now gone!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Mind the currents
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in Bardez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Candolim Beach close to Sinquerim is lively 09/07/2018
    • Nice beach but beware if white and alone 01/07/2018
    • Candolim Beach
    Address:
    W
    Bardez
    India
    Phone:
    +91 70605 07245
    Other:
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    Anjuna Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    Best day for a visit is Wednesday for the market fantastic atmosphere

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Grab a few bargains
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 54 things to do in Bardez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of the better North Goa Beaches 15/07/2018
    • The Picturesque View, Great place to relax and just do nothing. 03/07/2018
    • Anjuna Beach
    Address:
    North Goa District
    Bardez  403 509
    India
    Phone:
    +91 99704 44637
    Other:
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    Fort Aguada Lighthouse
    Lighthouses
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    andrew1h Says:

    Brilliant views over the sea and down to Aguada Jail below

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Watch your step
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 54 things to do in Bardez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fort Aguada Like ghthouse 10/07/2018
    • Nice but nothing great. 29/06/2018
    • Fort Aguada Lighthouse
    Address:
    Bardez Taluka, Sinquerim Beach
    North Goa district
    Bardez
    India
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    Agonda Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    Very interesting beach which is quieter than many others

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Mind the cow dung!!
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Agonda
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice ,clean, less crowded and quiet 12/07/2018
    • Currently favourite beach in south Goa 08/07/2018
    • Agonda Beach
    Phone:
    +91 96000 17031
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
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    Baga Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    "wild" place and a great place to watch the locals

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • just sit back and people watch
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Baga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Most Popular Beach 15/07/2018
    • Wow 14/07/2018
    • Baga Beach
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    tony's place
    Restaurants (Bar, Seafood, British)
    andrew1h Says:

    great place for nibbles welcoming family run They do decent fish n chips too!!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • very friendly atmosphere
    From the community
    Ranked #110 of 292 restaurants in Candolim
    • Great food and staff 20/03/2018
    • Good Fish & Chips 18/03/2018
    Address:
    Now Shifted To the Main Road In Front of Bob Suscesso
    candolim,bardez,goa,india
    Candolim, Bardez
    India
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    Fontainhas
    Neighbourhoods
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    andrew1h Says:

    Great for a wander around the old colonial part of Panjim

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try a refreshing beer and have a look at the Old Panjim inn well worth stopping by
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 108 things to do in Panjim
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • old world charm 21/06/2018
    • A nice heritage walk along narrow lanes 20/06/2018
    • Fontainhas
    Phone:
    +91 832 223 5555
    Other:
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    Betalbatim Beach
    Beaches
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    andrew1h Says:

    relaxing peaceful atmosphere great place to spend time

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Great shacks for food
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Benaulim
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice, clean & quiet beach of goa 06/07/2018
    • Beatiful 29/06/2018
    • Betalbatim Beach
    Phone:
    +91 96000 17031
    Other:
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    Dudhsagar Falls
    Waterfalls
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    andrew1h Says:

    a long trek but a dip in the icy waters is a great reward

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • have someone look after things whilst you swim the monkeys will steal everything
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Mollem National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Glorious cascade 12/07/2018
    • very good 07/07/2018
    • Dudhsagar Falls
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    Mayem Lake
    Bodies of Water
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    andrew1h Says:

    Peaceful place to spend an hour or two very picturesque

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • hire a boat and get into the heart of the lake view the wildlife and birds close up
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Maem
    • Best pedal boating experience 10/07/2018
    • Tranquil setting but currently undergoing renovation 03/09/2017
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