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North Goa

Mapusa Friday Market – North Goa’s Weekly Bazaar
Mapusa Friday Market is a mainbazaar in Mapusa, North Goa at a little distance of 15 kms from Mollys Nest Beach Cottages and it is a foremost tourist charm. It is situated outside the Mapusa Municipal Market. Friday gets most housewives from Bardez and Tiswadi to ascend on the stalls hawkinganamazingcollection of local harvest brought in by farmers and small entrepreneurs from all over Goa, to sell straight to the customer. The market winds up by sundown.
Sinquerim Beach – Goa’s first Tourist Beach in Goa
The Sinquerim beach is surprisingly beautiful, silent as compared to other beaches of Goa and one of the first, carefully unspoiled beaches in Goa. The beach is famous for its long, serene sandy terrain extending up to Candolim beach and lasts till north Baga is ideal for ambling and for swimming as the sea is calmer here. Sinquerim beach offers great water sports facilities and one can pander in aqua sports like scuba diving, fishing, water skiing or beach volley. The famous Fort Aguada built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century is also found near the beach.

Houses of Goa – Museum
This museum is committed only for showcasing the historicadvance of houses all over Goa. Houses of Goa – Museum truly showcases the houses which were the chiefmanifestation of the Goan identity. The Museum is built as a traffic island in Torda, Salvador-do-Mundo Bardez Goa. Extraordinarily enough it is in the shape of a triangle and resembles a ship. Viewed from the outside it is enigmatic, but as you begin your visit, it slowly unfolds its charms. For more information please visit,

Saturday Nite Market at Arpora
Saturday Nite Market at Arpora a 10 kms away entertainment is a not to be missed night activity while in Goa between the months of November till April. The market has hundreds of stalls, with all kinds of accessories and is pulsating with music and food. You'll see the most eccentric sights and some interesting people from all parts of the world walking along with a drink in one hand and a shopping list in the other! There are all sorts of world’s cuisine available to pick from Greek, English, South Indian, Thai, Italian, Goan, Nepali, Indian, Indian-Chinese and desserts. The market sees at least 20,000 people walk in every Saturday from 7pm till 02pm past midnight. The Indian part of the market has Kashmiri items, wooden articles, silks, pashminas, masks, antiques and home accessories. The part of the market run by foreigners has leather masks, feathers, clothes popularized by hippies.  And as a touch of exotica there are fortune-tellers and tarot card readers. There is something for everyone. The atmosphere is very vibrant, colourful & rocking all night. More information at

Candolim Beach – Saying bye bye to River Princes Ship
The outstanding beach of North Goa is sandwiched between Sinquerim beach on the left and the world famous Calangute beach on its right. Is almost difficult to say where Candolim beach begins and where it ends. So you can walk on and on over the golden sands with the beach not ending over here. This beach has got infamous for the stranded River Princess ship which has been lying ignored for the past 10 years. Ultimately now it’s under the process of getting dismantled and removed from this wonderful beach of Candolim.

Saligao Church – Ancient Gothic Church of Goa.
This superlative church of interest to tourists is located in the neighbouring village of Saligao, touching to Porvorim village where Lulus Guest Corner (house) is situated. Constructed from the fragments of the convent of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) at Old Goa, and retaining a Gothic structure, the Mae De Deus church or Saligao Church is one of the oldest churches in North Goa. A soaring edifice all painted in pearly white, this church was built in 1873 as a shrine in true Greek architectural style. The exterior edifice looks spectacular with a gong in the centre at the top of the church, large jutting cones all around the building and a statue of the Mother of God in the centre. Inside the church you will find large wooden pews, low chandeliers and a central aisle which leads to the main altar. On the right hand side is the community centre which organizes events for the fun loving local people of Saligao.

Mackie’s Saturday Night Market
Located on the banks of river Baga, at Arpora- Baga, Goa. Open from November till April, un miss able, every Saturday 6.00 p.m. onwards, when sun is about to set till late at night. Indisputably, a naturally beautiful place to relax encircled by river flowing along its border and salt water lake forms the internal side, amidst coconut grooves where you tend to forget everything. There is a dance floor for those who like to dance to your favourite music played by live bands. Also amuse yourself to remarkable performances by Indian/ international performers like acrobats, fire dancer/ Jugglers, Oriental belly dancers and many more that makes your visit to Mackie’s, a unforgettable one.

Calangute Beach – The Indian Tourists best beach.
Calangute Beach is the busiest and most commercial beach in Goa. It's filled with foreigners tanning themselves on the endless rows of side-by-side sun lounges, and Indians who come to watch. This beach of Calangute is famous with Indian Tourists as they come to see white skin foreigners in swimming outfits.

Calizz – The Heart of Goa Museum.
 Welcome to “Calizz”, aalive museum of Goan life through the centuries. At “Calizz” (which means 'HEART' in Konkani') you will discern the soul of Goa. Spread across several acres by the Candolim beach, it is a veritable treasure trove of artefacts. All belonging to the private collection of Shri Laxmikant Kudchadkar. This modern day museum had reconditioned, refurbished and totally vintage artefacts of olden Goa showcased for tourists who love to know more about the ancient Golden Goa. For more details please visit,

Anjuna Flea Market – A Beach Market.
If Goa is Paradise, then Anjuna is heaven for festivity lovers. Located in the heart of the 'backpackers' scene, the Anjuna flea market is the place to be on Wednesday's in Goa. Located on the sandy expanse overlooking the waves of the Arabian Sea, what started as an open-air hippie exchange has become one of the most popular fascinations for backpackers and tourists alike?  The Flea market is a sunrise to sunset market which begins around 9 am and shuts down only with the setting of the sun, is a unique experience which the visitor in Goa shouldn't miss. Thousands of stalls selling rings n things from all over India. You will find Kashmiris, Gujarathis, Lamanis, Goans, Tibetans, Maharashtrians and many more, it’s like a mini India Mela (fair) of enterprising Indians all gathered under the beach sky of Anjuna to sell in an open day market. For more information visit

Baga Beach – On the beach besides the Baga River.
Baga Beach and Baga village is an extension of the coastal village of Calangute in the state of Goa, India. Baga comes under the jurisdiction of Calangute, which is 2 km south. Baga is known for its popular beach, Baga Beach with is brown sands, and creek, the Baga Creek which has the river of Baga flowing into it. It is visited by thousands of tourists yearly. The beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats, and at high tide the beach is narrow. The beach is named after the Baga Creek, which discharges into the Arabian Sea at the north end of the beach.  Baga Beach is also famous for its water sports and Dolphin cruises.

O’ Coquerio Restaurant
The felonious Charles Sobhraj, who was held on April 6, 1986 in the O'Coqueiro Restaurant in Goa after a melodramatic escape from the Tihar Jail, had chosen to hide in the tourist paradise in the hope of getting lost in the intercontinental crowd but his luck ran out a month later. A stone statue of Sobhraj at the O'Coqueiro is a constant recap of the incident. The statue is positioned on the table on which he was caught, frozen in time, complete with a menu card in hand. It's an installation that's been generating a lot of interest. This restaurant long before Charles Sobhraj was caught was more famous for its Goan and Portuguese cuisine and food delicacies. O'Coqueiro Restaurant is at Alto Porvorim, Mayura Road, Porvorim Circle Junction, Opposite PWD Office, Bardez, Goa-403521

Goa Go – Karting – Track ii in North Goa
Goa provides one of the best services in go-karting for the tourists holidaying at the state, with Go Karting services both in South Goa at Nuvem and in North Goa besides Arpora Temple, Arpora. The go-karting race tracks in Nuvem, situated towards north of Margao (South Goa) is very popular and is considered to be one of the best in the whole country. The long track of 482m is enough to thrill you. Besides this it has got a giant display board to display all the racing statistics to the racer as well as to the spectators. Come to Goa everyone to experience the delight of go-karting. More information at

Aguada Fort & Lighthouse
Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea. The fort was built in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a position point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This Old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. See the fort and lighthouse at

Boat Rides over Chapora River
Chapora offers a very cool setting to carry out backwater boat trips at Chapora River. Chapora's scenic beauty and calm water makes Chapora a perfect destination for backwater boat trips.  In Chapora River one can notice backwater cruises enjoyed on wooden houseboats which can be hired on the Chapora beach. Chapora River is also encircled with beautiful greenery and calm atmosphere making backwater boat trips more interesting and enjoyable for the tourists. Guests of Mollys Nest Beach Cottages wanting some romantic backwater cruises and fishing sites then this is the place to be.

Coco / Nerul Beach
The coco beach is found at Nerul on the Mandovi estuary. This beach is enclosed by many restaurants and shacks providing cookeries and luxuries of all kind. The meeting of the Nerul River with the Arabian ocean gives this beach a very pleasing look. Also this beach is bounded by the lush greenery adding to its beauty. Regular boat rides are conducted on this beach providing great joy. Also its calm water along with good climatic conditions and beautiful surroundings makes it a perfect holiday beach.