When you are at Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, there is no way you would miss out on anything. We are literally located on the two most happening beaches of Goa- Calangute and Baga. Our guests can essentially enjoy every aspect of Goa- the lovely beaches, the scintillating nightlife, the colourful markets and the adrenaline boosting water adventure sports. Even then, you would be sufficiently away from all the unwanted chaos. Well, there are more attractions around us.
We do agree that Goa is the party hub but sometimes you feel like embracing peace, isn’t it? Well, for those times, Candolim Beach is perfect. It is not as commercialized as the other beaches of Goa and is a bit secluded from the rest. Candolim Beach mainly serves the local fishermen for their fishing and also offers a few water activities, including boating during which you can also witness dolphins and crocodiles.
With its construction dating back to the 16th century, Fort Aguada was earlier used as a defence structure by the Portuguese against foreign invasions. The fort is a standing epitome of colonial architecture. Now, after so many years, we are open to explore a prison and the ruins of the fort.
Although not very crowded, Sinquerim Beach is quiet but the hub of adventure sports. When in Goa, till the time you haven’t hit the waters in its true spirit, your trip is incomplete. On this beach, there are a number of water sports, which will bring back the lost excitement in your lives.
Along with all the fun and frolic, Goa is also rich in history. Portuguese colonies in this little state had brought about multiple cultural amalgamations and foreign traditions. It has 12 galleries housing more than 8000 items, neatly categorised and stored. These articles hail from different categories- starting from art and culture to anthropology and represent different eras.
One of the most popular beaches of Goa, Baga Beach lies a few yards away from our hotel. On this beach, you can experience the most happening crowd of Goa. Dotted with little shacks along the shore, these little eateries serve exotic seafood along with your favourite poison. There is so much life on the beach that you’d find it very difficult to convince yourself to retire.
This river has a very intriguing origin. More popularly known as the Riviera Di Goa, it starts the flow from deep within the forests of Assagao and Bardez. The river flows alongside Baga Beach, before finally meeting the Arabian Sea. An eerie looking bridge on the river, which is more like a box bridge, called the Coffin Bridge, is a major attraction.
Built with a brilliant architecture, Church of St. Alex is a Franciscan structure.Dating back to as early as the 15th century, this church is one of the oldest surviving churches in Goa, which is still visited by the locals for their daily worship.
Springs are nothing but the sudden outflow of underground water through any available opening. But, these springs in Goa aren’t that ordinary. In fact, the water of these springs are curative and medicinal. Most of the time, this place is crowded by people enjoying a hearty picnic and, tourists take an extra initiative to bathe in these waters to benefit from the medicinal liquid. Well, the water has shown positive outcomes time and again but still we leave the judgement to you, upon your visit.
Established by ASI or Archaeological Survey of India, this is like the teleporter to the era when the Portuguese hadn’t colonised Goa. The museum has objects, which date back to centuries and each of these items represents the rich history of Goa before Vasco Da Gama finally reached here. The most remarkable piece of painting here is the painting of Vasco Da Gama. The museum also shelters various old Portuguese arms and ammunitions with care.
One of the most spectacular beaches of North Goa, Calangute Beach is also highly commercialized and located few feet away from our property. The place is always busy and has little food and drink shacks embedded all along the shore. It has been honoured with the tag of “Queen of Beaches”. You can indulge in multiple water adventure sports such as parasailing, banana boat ride, water bike, etc.