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 Vainguinim beach (Goa)

The beach lies on the coast with low hills rising inland, has a good range of water sports and a diving centre. Vainguinim Beach at Goa will offer you a personal paradise. Flanked by the sea green waters of the Arabian sea on the one side and the steep cliffs of the Western Ghats on the other Vainguinim Beach is truly a must visit for all the tourists to Goa. Opportunities come here in galore. Whether it is beach volleyball or sunbathing, the tropical warmth of the Vainguinim Beach will lure you to come here year after year.

Vainguinim beach Quick facts

  • Vainguinim beach Geography and Climate

    Geography: Vainguinim Beach is located within the proximity of the Dona Paula Beach. Vainguinim Beach is situated 1 km west of the beach side.

    Climate: Because of the presence of the beach, the temperature will be normal almost whole year.

  • Best time to visit Vainguinim beach

    Vainguinim Beach attracts many foreign tourists year after year. This place can be visited at anytime of the year.

  • Vainguinim beach Orientation

    Vainguinim Beach / Dona Paula: 7 km south from the centre of Panaji, Vainguinim is known around the world for Cidade de Goa. The beach itself is secluded and quite pleasant. On its west is the Dona Paula area, a small, Peaceful palm fringed beach backed by casuarinas groves.

    Vainguinim Valley Resort: The Vainguinim Valley Resort is a reputed five star boutique hotel in Goa which is known to offer high class resort style accommodation facilities. This hotel is located at the Vainguinim Valley, Dona Paula and it is just two minutes away from Vainguinim Beach. The hotel is only 30 km away from the Airport and 8 km from Panjim, the capital city of Goa. The Vainguinim Valley Resort offers numerous attractive recreational facilities like health club providing sauna, steam bath provisions, swimming pool, gymnasium, well equipped ayurvedic center served by trained professionals.

  • Vainguinim beach Near Getaways

    Dona Paula, one of the major tourist attractions in Goa is located at close distance from the beach of Vainguinim.

  • Vainguinim beach Distance(s)

    Vainguinim Beach is located within the proximity of the Dona Paula Beach. It is situated 1 km west of the beach side.

  • How to reach Vainguinim beach by Road

    The Kadamba Transport Corporation (Government of Goa Undertaking), and Maharashtra and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporations operate buses from and to Goa.

  • How to reach Vainguinim beach by Rail

    The nearest railway station is at Karmali, which is 15 km from the beach.

  • How to reach Vainguinim beach by Air

    The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji.

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    Vainguinim beach Festivals and culture

  • Vainguinim beach Festivals

    The festivals of Janmashtami and the Feast of St. Lawrence are particular to this Beach. In addition, the beach also has a colorful water sports festival in November. The highlights of this festival are the water scooter and cycle races and surfing competitions.

  • Vainguinim beach Culture

    Though the people of Goa are of different faiths and from different cultural backgrounds, they have come together to create the easygoing Goan culture with its emphasis on good living. Goan Hindus are very fond of Natak, Bhajan and Kirtan. Most of the world famous Indian classical singers hail from Goa. Viz Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Jitendra Abhisheki, Prabhakar Karekar. Some traditional Goan dance forms are dekhnni, fugdi, and corridinho. Resplendent with a typical Konkan culture portions of Goa still resemble the ancient Portuguese colonies.

  • Vainguinim beach Religious Places

    Reis Nagos Church: Around 10 km from Dona Paula is one of the oldest churches in Goa, the Reis Nagos Church. The small hamlet of Reis Magos lies on banks of the Mandovi river and is home to two famous landmarks of Goa - the Reis Magos fort and the Reis Magos Church. It is also one of only three places in Goa, where the unique Feast of the Three Wise Men is held.

  • Vainguinim beach Monuments

    Reis Magos Fort: Reis Magos village, Bardez taluka, North Goa district Built in 1551, the Reis Magos Fort is another manifestation of the Portuguese rulers' resolve to defend their territory against invaders from the neigbouring states of Goa. The Reis Magos Fort is one of the well-preserved forts of Goa. After the collapse of Portuguese rule, the fort was used as prison for quite some time. The Reis Magos Church, present at the base of the fort, adds to the charm of the village.

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    Vainguinim beach Entertainment and Night Life

  • Vainguinim beach Adventure

    Water Sports: The most important attraction of this beach is the water sport facilities available here. The Dona Paula Sports Club offers water-scooter, cycle, and motorboat rides. Other water sports include windsurfing, parasailing, water-skiing, toboggan ski-biscuit, skibob, sports fishing, snorkeling, harpoon fishing, kayaking, and yachting.

  • Vainguinim beach Nightlife

    Nightlife in Goa is exciting and there are many ways to liven up the evening. Goans enjoy going out and it is not unusual to find families out for a night of merriment. In certain areas, almost every third house has a bar-cum-restaurant.

  • Kidding around Vainguinim beach

    Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary: 9 km from Dona Paula is Salim Ali bird sanctuary. Spread over 2 km of mangrove forest, the sanctuary houses several local and migratory birds.

  • Vainguinim beach Shopping

    The shopping marts at Vainguinim Beach are known to offer a great many shopping opportunities to the visitors to Goa. Whether you are a big budgeted tourist or one with a limited budget Vainguinim Beach will offer you everything that you could ask for.

  • Famous To Eat at Vainguinim beach

    The Goan staple diet consists of rice and fish curry along with pickles and fried fish. This can be found on many of the beach shacks. The Goan cuisine is a blend of Portuguese and local flavours. Many dishes such as prawn balchao and Kingfish in Garlic have distinct Portuguese flavour. Most beaches have shacks that serve surprisingly delicious meals, specially sea-food.

  • Vainguinim beach Museum and Hill Stations

    National Oceanography Institute: Established in the year 1960, the National Oceanography Institute works in the field of Marine Biology and also in the major branches of Coastal and Marine Oceanography. While you are in the institute, you must visit the Marine Biology Museum and Taxonomy Reference Centre.

  • Gardens and Parks at Vainguinim beach

    Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary: 9 km from Dona Paula is Salim Ali bird sanctuary. Spread over 2 km of mangrove forest, the sanctuary houses several local and migratory birds.

  • Lake at Vainguinim beach

    Vainguinim Beach: Resplendent with a sun baked beach and white sands Vainguinim Beach attracts many a foreign tourists year after year. If the mornings are ideal for fun and action reserve the evenings for a cool breeze by the sea.

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    Vainguinim beach Tips

  • Vainguinim beach Travel Tips

    Observe the Tips for safe swimming while in Goa beaches. Relax at the beaches.

  • Vainguinim beach Tourist Offices

    Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.,
    Trionora Apartment, Dr. Alvares Costa Road, Panaji.
    Tel: 2226515, 2224132, 2226728
    Fax: 2423926
    Email: gtdcrp@sanchar.net.in

    Vainguinim Beach, Goa.
    Phone: 0832 - 2454545 (10 lines)
    Fax: 0832 - 2454541/ 42

    Dolphin Adventure Sports Ltd.,
    Office Address:
    Survey No. 251/25, Kurkuta,
    Dona Paula, Goa - 403 004.
    Location Address:
    The Promenade, Ourem Boating Centre,
    Ourem, Patto, Panaji, Goa.
    Contact Person: Mr. Malcom Coelho
    Activities: Boating, Entertainment

  • Must do at Vainguinim beach

    Water sports should not be missed out!

  • Not to do at Vainguinim beach

    Western women should not walk on the beaches at night alone. It is very dangerous! Do not accept un-bottled drinks from strangers under any circumstances. Do not indulge in drugs, as police in Goa, are very strict and cannot be easily bribed.

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