Rent a bike
5$ - for 1 day (excluding petrol. Its Rs 60/- per litre in Goa)
The best way to get around Goa is on rental bikes using GPS and of course, for detailed navigation, advice from the friendly locals. Once you are in the city you will find lots of places on the street from where you can rent a scooter.
Palacio de Deao
8$ - approximate expense for lunch = Rs 500
This place is a hidden gem. Today the restored house and its beautiful, serene gardens are open to the public. Call ahead to book a tour or arrange a delicious Portuguese-inspired lunch or afternoon tea on its lovely terrace. All donations are used to continue restoration work and eventually create a cultural centre here.
Closed on Fridays.
M.M.C. New Market, Margao
Margao’s market is a fun but busy place to wander around, sniffing spices, sampling soaps and browsing the household merchandise. Closed on Sundays.
3$ - kaju mutter curry + chapati + tea
Well known among Goans. The best place in Margao for a quick bite.
The Holy Spirit Church itself is actually an outstanding example of Portuguese Baroque architecture style in Goa. Like most of Goa Catholic churches this Temple was also built on the ruins of Hindu temples – in this case, on the ruins of Sri Damodar Temple.
The church is open every day from 9.00am to 12.00pm and in the evenings from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.
5$ - entry fee
“Goa Chitra” Museum is the ethnographical museum, the core of which is the collection of implements that were used in the pre-electricity era in Goa.
Closed on Mondays.
Nice calm beach. One of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. This place is perfect for meeting the sunset.