Canacona

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Canacona

Canacona, the most scenic beach belt enclosed with secluded and hidden beaches was discovered by tourism in later 90’s. It caters the international palate with rich assortment of exotic food and accommodation.

The prominent Parthagali Math a five centuries old ashram and cult headquarters is built blending the Portuguese and Hindu architectural styles which is also known Portuguese Hindu Mutt is in this region.

The Hillocks jut out into sea, villages tucked in low lying areas, verdant coconut grooves makes it a exclusive tourist spot

The thatched beach huts, dolphin watching and fishing trips attracts tourists around the globe.

The other attractions in the vicinity of the beach are:

Palolem Beach

Palolem beach is long, pure and crescent shaped shoreline and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore.

At the top of the island adjacent to Palolem beach there is a stone sculpture created by an American conceptual called “Give if you can – Take if you have to” also called the “Money stone”.

Palolem is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa and now it’s teeming with a mix of nationalities that follows a unique culture of beach cottage accommodation and day by day its becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination.

Cola Beach

The beach with dazzling jaunt takes your breath at the glimpse of the beach and buzz at your heart that you are in Paradise. The tranquillity and the serene ambiance of this veiled spot is beyond words.

Galgibag Beach

It’s also known as Turtle Beach, and it’s a haven of privacy lovers. The stunning, secluded and solitude beach rich with golden sand takes you to dreamland of ecstasy.

The shack delicacies serve mouth watering and sensational fresh grilled seafood or prepared in goan style that includes oysters from the river estuary and catches of the day.

 Though accommodation amenities are scarce here, beach huts, shacks and some traditional Goan houses makes you comfortable during your holiday stay.

Cabo De Rama Fort

A fort in Goa endowed with the splendid view of Colva Beach and Canacona Beach. The church of Santo Antonia at the Fort keeps it pious and visited often by devotees.

The spiritual ambiance of the black fort with white church offers a picturesque portrait of bleak difference.

The western side of the fortress is rich with the cliffs dropping steeply to the sea enabling a pictorial outlook for the surroundings.

Leopard Valley

It is one of the prime open air arenas in India for nightclubs and partying zones. It has imprinted an alcove since its origin and as hottest entrants in the clubbing scene in Goa. The party venue at Leopard Valley is a haven for party animals that keep on its bash till the dawn.

Anjadip Island

This island is located in the Arabian Sea, along off the coast of Canacona. Till 1961, it was part of the Portuguese Estado da India. The Angediva Fortress built by the Potuguese and the shrines of Our Lady of Brotas and Sao Francisco de Assis are found here.

Talpona Beach

It’s a shoreline of pure gold colour sands framed with rare palms, pine trees, brush of shrubs, and variety of seashells. The serenity of Arabian Sea with warm and crystal clear water can be viewed from this beach. This virgin and unbusy beach has a small Rescue Tower.

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

The second largest wildlife sanctuary of the state and its topography is rather bare with hills in the poles of south and east. The dense forests, open grasslands, haven of birds and sometimes sight of tigers makes this sanctuary scenic.

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