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Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach, a gorgeous three-kilometer stretch of relatively pristine beach, is the fairly unspoiled jewel in the crown that is south Goa. A quiet fishing village for most of the year, Agonda beach transforms itself into a fairly high-end, family-oriented, yoga-loving Goa beach resort for seven months over the November through May season. Though the waters here might not be the most ideal place for swimming (you have better beaches with calm waters in Goa), Agonda is definitely a place for those who want to quit on a Monday morning. Most mobile connections do not work here (of those having SIM cards easily available to foreigners, only Vodafone does), so that is an added bonus for those looking forward to a quiet and relaxed holiday.


Agonda Beach basically has one long road parallel to the beach line, most rooms and bungalows for rent are located either between them or on the opposite side of the road. In the center of the beach, there is Agonda Church and even a local school/college (funny enough called Agonda University) to the right of it. Many local children go from there in the morning. Another road goes up from the church, crosses the river shortly after and goes through the village to the junction with the main road from Chaudi and Palolem, which are both to the right. To the left, this bigger road crosses the village until the beach road joins it near the river mouth and northern end of the beach, then continues on in the direction of Cabo da Rama.

Activities:
There are excellent yoga and ayurvedic massage centers and leisure activities including canoeing, cycling, dolphin sightseeing trips, island trips, romantic boat trips to deserted beaches and hiking in the jungle.

Safety: Always Swim between Red and Yellow Flags, as this area is safe and constantly watched by the Lifeguards as undercurrents are even though it is considered safe.
Red Flags means No Swimming, which means this beach is closed and dangerous.
Do not mix alcohol/Drugs with Swimming, as 80% of drowning victims are between the age of 20 to 40 and have consumed alcohol or drugs.
If in troubled not panic. Just raise one arm and wait for the lifeguard to rescue you.
Never Swim after Sunset.
Never Swim Alone.
Keep your cell phone in your language or hand out another person before going in the water.
In the case of crimes, victims are advised to report to the nearest Police Station.

How to Reach:
You can either hire yourself some transport or use public transport, there are lots of choices available. For taxis, motorbike taxis and autorickshaws you can nearly always find some available near and it’s best to negotiate the price before you get in. The nearest Train station is Canacona Railway station, although main train services stop at Margao station, only local trains sometime’s stop by Canacona station. So the Margao Railway Station will be better. To reach Agonda from Margao, you can either take a local bus or taxi. If you planning to just have a ride then either take a Taxi, Cab or rent a Bike. So you can view the rest all nearest beaches and other attractions.

Distance:
72.1 km from Panaji – 1hr 47mins
61.0 km from Dabolim Airport – 1hr 27mins
35.9 km from Margao Railway Station – 50mins
9 km from Canacona Railway Station – 17mins

Benaulim Beach

Palolem Beach