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Destination Guide

Goa

A blend of Portuguese tradition and Indian heritage makes Goa one of a kind.

Destination Guide Goa

When in Goa, You Must

Know Before You Go

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Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

Kite munta Patrao

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What's up man?

Goa

Neighborhoods to explore in Goa.

1. Assagao

Assagao is known as ‘Fullyanchem Gaon‘ or the flower village. Villagers here used to grow Marigold flower to sell in the famous Mapusa market.

2. Anjuna

Anjuna is a village located on the coast of North Goa. A Census Town, one of the twelve Brahmin Comunidades of Bardez. The village's name is derived from the Arabic word 'Hanjuman' meaning Merchant Guild. Some also say it comes from an Arabic word for "change" - as people used to arrive at Anjuna from the sea looking to change money.

3. Hilltop

The story began here 30 years ago at the time of the hippie heydays in Goa. Today, with its neon palm grove of glow-in-dark coconut trees, psychedelic art and its vast open playground for Goa's Spanerse party goers, Hill Top is arguably Goa's most revered fixture of its still prevalent trance scene.

Ultimate Access to Goa

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Goa's Ark

882, Anjuna Mapusa Rd, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509

One of the truly special restaurant with great ambience, set within a beautiful garden, just off the main road but still secluded.

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Aged Beef Fillet Mignon grilled toooooo perfection enough said!

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Kokni Kanteen

Dr Dada Vaidya Rd, Near Mahalaxmi Temple, Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001

Just walk down Dada Vaidya Road in the heart of Panjim and step into nostalgia of good home-made food at Kokni Kanteen.

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No trip to Goa is successful without trying out the Fish Thali.

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Imbuss Wagon-Noronha's Corner

MDR 10, Assagao, Goa 403509

Noronha's food truck sits right at the Assagao-Anjuna crossing without fail every evening, and serves up some of the choicest Goan style meals and poi-sandwiches.

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The chorizo poi, ahhh too good to be true!

Either/Or

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DETOX

Natti's Naturals Cafe

1654, duel waddo, Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator, Goa 403509

Fresh juices, smoothies, granola and oats jars, breakfast, salads, sandwiches, meal bowls and some delish desserts make up Natti’s interesting and rather exhaustive menu.

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RETOX

SORO

Badem junction, Siolim Rd, North Goa, Assagao, Goa 403507

With the rustic & soothing ambience of a quaint little Goan bar, Down and Dirty is all about Hiphop on Thursday's - trust me you do not want to miss this.

Goa Essentials

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Everything you need to make your trip to Goa a blast.

1. Sunglasses

Don’t forget to keep your eyes covered.

2. Shorts

Things heat up in Goa, so dress light.

3. T-Shirts

The heat and humidity in Goa is no joke. Be sure to always weare loose clothing.

4. Flip Flops

Make a statement but keep it casual with your Havainas.

Spotted in Goa

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Soro - The Village Pub

Badem junction, Siolim Rd

Come here for an array of fun events through the week: Wednesday’s jazz night, Saturday’s BBQ & Rock night, and a special Salsa Social on Sunday!

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Artjuna

940, Market Rd

Inside a Portuguese style house, this Mediterranean gem is perfect for a relaxed meal in the garden.

Watsons

Watsons

Rua Cunha Riveria, Church Square

A restaurant & pub, this spot is a great place to lean back and watch the city nightlife unfold around you as you sit surrounded by gorgeous Portuguese architecture.

Martins Corner

Martins Corner

Binwaddo, Betalbatim, Salcette

Entertainment at its purest, this restaurant features a one-man-band daily and an exciting bar scene complete with an outdoor area.