Welcome to North Goa District 

North Goa District holds several beaches that release a fantastic atmosphere and they are ideal for water sports activities. 

In this post we would like to present you something about North Goa that information helps you to explore famous places. 

Best Beaches In North Goa District:


Timings: 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Tuesday to Monday) 

Candolim Beach has a memorable sight of itself. If you are looking for such enthusiasm and thrill, then this is the best choice. Here, you can enjoy activities such as skiing and much more. 

Closest hotels to Candolim Beach:

  • Sea Breeze Beach Resort 
  • Silver Sands Serenity
  •  Down Da Goa Village
  • The Acacia Hotel and Spa
  • Evoke Lifestyle 


Anjuna beach

The Anjuna beach is popular  for its picturesque impression with rocking trees, nightclubs and much more. Here, you can enjoy scuba diving and many more other water activities. It is one of the most romantic beaches in North Goa. 

Closest hotels to Anjuna Beach:

  • Fairfield by Marriott
  • The Ivy Anjuna
  • Hotel Regent Laguna 
  • The Hosteller Goa
  • Spazio Leisure Resort


It is one of the best North Goa District Beaches, it is a sandy beach with forests. If you wish for a tranquil vacation then this beach is the perfect spot. 

Closest hotels to Arambol Beach:

  • Lotus Sutra 
  • Swati Hotel
  • Grand Vatika Resort
  • Bliss Water Resort
  • Veda5 Wellness Resort & Spa 


It is popular for its rapturous parties, it is spotted by large rocks. Many tourists came to view the sunset here.  

Closest hotels to Vagator Beach:

  • Antares Beach Resort
  • Alcove Beach Resort
  • Jungle by Sturmfrei
  • The Byke Royal Pearl
  • Casa Vagator 


Calangute Beach

It is best for those who want some relaxation and enjoyment. There are so many water sports activities accessible. It is also known as – Queen of Beaches. 

Closest hotels to Calangute Beach:

  • Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort
  • The Flora Residency
  • Hotel Centro
  • The horizon 
  • Mayflower Beach Resort  


It is one of the impressive North Goa District beaches and it is very famous, many tourists come each year to see this beauty. 

Closest hotels to Baga Beach:

  • The Baga Marina Beach Resort
  • The Royal
  • Fiesta Beach Resort
  • Sky Beach View 
  • Resort Primo Bom Terra Verde 


It is an out of the way beach, where you can enjoy amazing views of sea birds. Morjim beach is also known as “turtle beach”. It offers amazing thrill water activities. 

Closest hotels to Morjim Beach:

  • La Vaiencia Beach Resort
  • Beach House Cosy Room
  • Morri by the Sea
  • Foxs LA Beach Resort
  • Turtle Beach Resort 


Sinquerim Beach

It is famous for its water activities and it is a semi circle shaped beach. It attracts many people who love water activities. 

Closest hotels to Sinquerim Beach:

  • Marquis Beach Resort
  • Santana Beach Resort
  • SinQ – The Party Hotel  
  • Don Hill Beach Resort 
  • Holiday Inn

Best places to visit in North Goa:

Chapora Fort

Location: Chapora Fort Trail, Vagator, Goa 403 509

Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00PM (Tuesday – Monday)

It was built by the Portuguese in 1617 and it is made up with red mineralised stones, it has underground underpasses that were used in the past. Here, you can also enjoy the sunset. 

Closest Hotels to Chapora Fort:

  • Yellow House Vagator Goa
  • Bethay Inn 
  • W Goa
  • Jungle By Sturfrie Vagator 
  • Garden Villa 

Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort

Location: Fort Aguada Road, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403 515

Timings: 9:00AM to 6:00PM (Tuesday – Monday)

It is a huge and wonderful fortress, it offers enthralling views of the city. This fort has a magnificent construction. 

Closest Hotels to Aguada Fort:

  • Radisson Goa Candolim 
  • Fusion Resort
  • D`Hibiscus
  • SummerVille Beach Resort 
  • Zip By Spree Hotels Hyde 

Reis Magos Fort 

Location: Nerul-Reis Margos Road, beside three kings church, Bardez, Verem, Goa 403 114 

Timings: 9:30AM to 5:00PM (Tuesday – Monday)

It was made by the Portuguese in 1551 with an amazing design. It offers a picturesque view of the Mandovi river. It attracts many tourists. 

Closest Hotels to Reis Magos Fort:

  • Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Regenta Inn, Palacio De Goa 
  • Fortune Miramar
  • Luxury Sea View Pool Villa Goa Glory
  • Vivanta Goa 

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Location: Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403 402

Timings: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Tuesday – Monday)

It is one of the main attractions of North Goa district, it was built in 1605. It contains the rest of Saint Francis Xavier and much more. 

Closest Hotels to Basilica of Bom Jesus:

  • Old Goa Residency 
  • The Fern Kadamba 
  • Gomes Pausada
  • Moradia dos Quadros Home
  • Sinq Beach Resort 

Church of Mae De Deus

Location: Chogm Road, Muddavaddi, Saligao, Goa 403 511

Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM or 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Tuesday – Monday)

It is made up of an amazing architectural style, it was built in 1873. The church enchanted every single one of them accompanied by its beautiful mosque style outdoors. It contains the dainty sculpture of god. 

Closest Hotels to Church of Mae De Deus:

  • Casa Gama Pinto
  • Sabinas Goa
  • Hotel 69
  • Sal`otel
  • Resorte Village Royale

Mangeshi Temple

Location: Dinanath Mangeshkar Road, Mangeshi Village, Mardol, Goa 403 401

Timings: 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM (Tuesday to Monday)

It is one of the famous temples in North Goa, the main features of this temple is the water tank and beautiful seven floors Deepastambha. The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva. 

Closest Hotels to Mangeshi Temple:

  • Shivranjani Residency
  • The Queeny 
  • Mahalasa Guest House
  • Moradia Dos Quadros Home
  • Devasthali

Goa State Museum

Location: Adil Shah Palace, Avenida Dom Joao De Castro, Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa 403 521 

Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday)

It was opened in 1996, it has several sections adding old Art and Craft. It has over 5000 artefacts such as paintings, infrequent coins, stone sculptures and much more. 

Closest Hotels to Goa State Museum:

  • The Menino Regency
  • The White Balcao
  • Hotel Arcadia
  • Hotel Ria Residency
  • Hotel Sona Royale

Deltin Royale

Location: Fisheries Jetty Fisheries Building, Dayanand Bandodkar Marg, Panaji, Goa 403 001

Timings: opens 24 hours 

It is a largest gaming and entertainment spot, it offers marvellous gaming experience and buffet meals. Many tourists came to play casinos and other games here.  

Mahalakshmi Temple 

Location: Situated next to Mushtifund Saunstha Panjim, Dada Vaidya Road, Goa 403 001

Timings: 6:30 AM to 12:45 PM or 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM 

It is an hindu temple and the main deity of this temple is Devi Mahatyam. It was built by Dhakji Dadaji in 1831. 

Houses of Goa Museum 

Location: House No. 674, Near Nisha’s Play school, Torda, Salvador Do Mundo, Pehna De Franca, Goa 403 101

Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

It has a magnificent acquisition of houses which are affiliated to the Emigrant period. It has an amazing architecture and a ship-like structure, it was built by Gerad De Cunha. 


  1. What are the entry fees of Reis Magos fort?

Adults – INR 50/-

Indian Students – INR 25/-

  1. What is the contact number of Mae De Deus Church?

The contact number of Mae De Deus Church is 0832 227 8246

  1. On which day Goa State Museum closes?

Every Saturday – Sunday Goa State Museum closes. 

  1. What is the entry fees of Houses of Goa?

INR 25/- is the entry fees of Houses of Goa. 

  1. Which are the best five North Goa District bike tours?
  • Blive Electric Bike Tours
  • Aguada Hill cycling Tour 
  • Cycle tour of Old Goa
  • The Bicycle Trip Goa 
  • Grande De Goa 
  1. Which are the best places for North Goa District nightlife activities?
  • Sinq Night club
  • Club Cubana
  • Cocktails & Dreams 
  • Waters Beach Lounge & Grill 
  • Club Titos  

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