Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The fort was constructed in 1613 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. The fort is so large that it envelops the entire peninsula at the south western tip of Bardez.
The exquisite wooden statue of Mae De Deus is a beautiful example of Goan workmanship painted in golden colour. This wooden statue was originally from the Mae De Deus Church of Daujim-Old Goa and was taken ceremoniously in a decorated boat across the Mandovi River to Betim, and in a flower bedecked bullock cart over to Pilerne.
Clear blue water and white sand defines Mandrem beach. It has very few shacks and is a good place to be if you want some peace. While the beach is picturesque, we must add that the food and cocktails at the shacks here are praiseworthy!
Morjim was popular for Olive ridley sea turtles, however due to increased tourism it is difficult to spot turtles now. It is popularly known as ‘Little Russia’ because of the immigration of many Russians. Morjim hosts some of the best parties, but most of them are restricted to foreigners, especially Russians. Those who love trance parties should certainly visit Morjim.
Candolim is located 5-6 kilometres away from Baga and Calangute. The soft white sand at Candolim will surely leave you mesmerised. Candolim has a number of restaurants which serve the yummiest food! A walk alongside the coast of Candolim beach is the perfect way to end your day in Goa. Supersonic Festival is held at Candolim beach. This year the festival will be hosted from December 27 to December 30.
Vagator beach stands out due to the dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore. Mostly Western backpackers throng this place. Since 2013, the famous Sunburn festival shifted its base to Vagator. If you are a party animal, you ought not miss Vagator when you travel to Goa!