Aguada
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Brief

Aguada is the perfect place for tourists who are looking for sand, sea and surf for a relaxing vacation. Aguada differs from the other beaches in Goa because of the many historical attractions it has located within its vicinity. The beaches are the prime attraction among tourists.

The fort is currently being used as a jail; however, it has witnessed its fair share of battles in the past some of which have directly affected the current condition of the fort. The famous tower bell has been installed in the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and stands testimony to the history of the fort. The fort has been well-preserved through centuries and received its name from a spring which was used to replenish the fresh water in the area. The famous lighthouse is another attraction (built in 1864) and has provided great service to the fort. Tourists are allowed entry into the lighthouse to enjoy the panoramic view.

 
Travel Tips

Tourists are cautioned to avoid carrying many valuables with them. One must haggle with the hire and rental service providers in order to get a good bargain. Also, women are advised not to venture out at night especially in dark and deserted areas.

Temperature

22C-32C



When to visit

  • Jan
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  • July
  • Aug
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  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Hot
  • 36° Max
  • 32° Min
  • 3.4 mm
 
Things to do

Once you get back from the beach, the bustling Fort Aguada Road is definitely the best place to be if you are looking for shops and services. It is home to some of the best restaurants in the region.

Visiting the fort is an absolute necessity considering the history surrounding it. The fort is open to visitors all through the week from around 9.30 am to 6 pm. The lighthouse should be the other place that every tourist should visit as it offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

 
Getting Around

The best way to get around in the area is by auto rickshaws and taxis which are available. However, one must haggle with the drivers where prices are concerned. One can also hire a car or scooter to get around as it preferred and more convenient.

 
Places to Stay

Luxury:

Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa

Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim

Rate: INR 6750 per night

Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa

Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim

Rate: INR 6750 per night

Facilities: Spacious rooms and cottages, spa facilities, swimming pools, indoor and outdoor pools, among others

 

Mid-range:

Santana Beach Resort

Dando Beach, Candolim

Rate: INR 2250 per night

De Alturas Resort

Bamanvado, Candolim

Rate: INR 2200 per night

Facilities: spacious rooms, restaurants, banquet halls, conference rooms

 

Low-range hotels

Silver Sands Sunshine

MURROD VADDO, Candolim

Rate: INR 1005 per night

Facilities: spacious rooms, cable television, room and laundry service

 
How to Reach

  • The nearest airport situated to Aguada is Dabolim, which is around 15 km from Panaji. Taxis and buses are available from the airport to reach the fort.
  • The nearest railway station is Karmali, 11 km from Panaji. Tourists can take taxis to go to Aguada.
  • Taxis are available to take visitors to the fort as it is around 4 kms away from Sinquerim Beach. One of the easiest ways to reach Aguada is by bus from Panaji. There are quite a number of buses that ply from Panaji to Aguada.

 
Surrounding Attractions

The other places of interest around Aguada include the Sinquerum and Calangute beaches. The mammoth Cabo Palace is also a great place to visit and it located close to the fort. The other beaches in the vicinity include Baga Beach which is visited by throngs of tourists throughout the year.

 
Important Numbers

Police station: 0832 227 8284