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ANJUNA BEACH

A shallow red laterite cliff borders the beach. To the right are terraced coconut plantations. Below, jagged laterite boulders alternate with little spits of white sand. Azure water swirls and bubbles between the rocks. Itís a beautiful sight- Anjuna Beach...

DONA PAULA BEACH

The beach is named after Dona Paula de Menzes, daughter of a viceroy (in colonial India), who threw herself off the cliff, when refused permission to marry a local fisherman, Gaspar Dias. The myth says that Dona Paula is entombed in the Cabo Chapel of the Raj Bhawan and is supposed to be seen emerging from the moonlit waves wearing only a pearl necklace...

BOGMALO & MAJORDA BEACHES

Bogmalo and Majorda, along with Arossim and Utorda are broad, flat, and open. They are among the least heavily used beaches. There are small clusters of beach shack restaurants and occasional fishing villages scattered under the coconut palms...


CALANGUTE & BAGA BEACH

On the shores of the Arabian Sea, under the shade of palm trees, bathes the Queen of Beaches-Calangute. Calangute seems to be a distortion of the local vernacular word-ĎKoli-guttií, which means land of fishermen...

PALOLEM BEACH

Itís a beach of white sand facing a blue bay between two headlands. The little wooded islands on the northern headland look interesting but as weíve never ventured onto any of them we donít know what landing on them would be like...




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