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Agonda

Agonda beach is in South Goa, 70.3 kilometers from Panaji, and 39.2 kilometers from Margao via the NH 66. Agonda beach is located between Cola beach and Palolem, which is another popular beach in Goa. This is an isolated stretch of sand, and is sometimes called the “Silent Beach”. The water is a bit choppy, but it’s perfect for sunbathing. There are bars, restaurants, and shacks, but you can find a secluded spot easily. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards recently ranked Agonda as Asia’s #1 beach for 2018.

Agonda Beach resort has well-developed touristic infrastructure, this place still continue to remain its paramount beauty and primary life of wild nature. Agonda resort is a real dream for everyone who thirsting to escape from crazy urban life and everyday problems. This resort is a fantastical place for tourists of romantic nature and for those who want to spend their holidays and vocations in privacy. Actually, Agonda Beach is really romantic place which attracts couples and people in love who simply can’t resist the allure of beautiful deserted beach and a chance to stay in two.

Agonda Beach is the best place for those who are searching for a chance to escape from real life and everyday routine or for a chance to put their feet up and do nothing at least for a short period of time.

Agonda beach resort has no overcrowded markets and noisy night clubs and discos. But still it has lots of necessary things for comfortable vocation spending: shops, small market (by the way, the resort has even an overnight market), wine shops and grocery stores, Internet-café, very nice bars and restaurants, vehicles, motorcycles and car rental, Currency Exchange Office.

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Quick facts

Location: India, State of Goa, South Goa district, Canacona Taluk (Canacona region), Agonda village. Agonda Beach is located in the Arabian Sea bay between Cola/Khola Beach 7 km north and Palolem Beach 12 km south. The distance between Agonda and: Dabolim Airport – 60 km; Panaji/Pangim City (the capital of Goa) – 75 km; Margao City – 40 km.

Geographic coordinates: Latitude: 15° 3' 0", Longitude: 73° 59' 0"

Beach features: the coastline is about 2 km long, wide beach strip. The sand is pure, coarse and smooth, has amazing golden color. The seashore is clean and pure. Palm vegetation. The water is warm and shallow; the bottom of the sea has no rocks, but there are strong underwater currents. Those who can’t swim well or have just started to swim the swimming here is not recommended. There are Baywatch and Rescue Service on the Beach.

Beach advantages: Quietness, emptiness, purity. High level of security. There are no beggars. Local citizens are kind and helpful. Prices are low.

Infrastructure: Parallel to the coast runs Agonda beach road, alongside which there is a large part of places to stay in, few shops and cafes. In the center of the village you can find a Church and local High School (College). Another road leads up from the Church across the river and the village to NH17 Highway. There are few very nice and cute shacks on the Beach. Here you will have a chance to try various food and tasty dishes and drinks. On the beach you will be able to take lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Activities: Excursions on a boat. Watching flora and fauna. Hiking and backpacking. Osho-technology classes and evenings with dances in Satsang Samdarshi ashrams. Eden Garden. Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary visiting and other Canacona places of interest viewing.

For romantic holidays

Agonda Beach is a very quiet place, which is not suitable for noisy companies and parties. On the other hand it is an ideal resort for complete relaxation, which will perfectly suit those people who are used to a harsh work schedule in their regular lives. Besides, the Agonda Beach will be a perfect place for unforgettable romantic holidays and the best chance for loving couples to escape noisy crowds and stay together far away from people and everyday life.

Despite its isolation, the beach has a well developed tourist infrastructure: guest-houses and bungalow complexes; nice restaurants which are glad to offer their visitors a huge variety of food and tasty dishes; shops where you can easily find whatever you want or need; other services, Internet, telephone and currency exchange. Prices here are very decent.

Agonda Beach is one of two South Goa beaches where olive turtles are nesting. These amazing creatures are under threat of extinction, that’s why the beach is under federal protection and is kind of a protected zone.

Panchayat is a local government, which is struggling to not let the Agonda Beach turn into another overcrowded and bustling resort. The village is trying to avoid the environmental deterioration and to preserve its beauty for future generations. Everything you have done or just plan to do is for the reduction of waste, water and electricity consumption is also highly appreciated. Tourists are urged to keep quiet at night and not to turn on a bright light to not chase the turtles away.

Restaurants and shopping

If you like European cuisine or a fan of Indian dishes than you should visit "Dersey's" Restaurant placed in the southern part of Agonda Beach without fail. Here you will enjoy simple but very tasty and healthy food.

"Blue Planet Cafe" is a vegetarian restaurant, which offers its clients amazing organic food, great juices and cocktails. It is very popular among many tourists coming to Agonda Beach and has lots of good reviews from previous visitors.

Cute and very cheapest place to eat is “Niki Bar” diner which can offer you to try tasty and well-cooked thali fish for 30 rupees only. The diner works till 5 pm.

In some local shops you will also be able to find some main and easy-to-cook dishes like omelets, fish and thali vegetables, drink some tea and juices.

In the center of the village you will find a wine shop. Opposite the Church, on the street that leads to the sea, there is a small and cheap local bar.

How to reach Agonda?

Agonda Beach is situated 65 km from the Dabolim International Airport and takes 90 minutes by car. To reach the resort you should drive by NH178 and NH66 Highways through City of Margao.

A transit by pre-paid taxi usage from the Airport to Agonda Beach will cost you about 1296 rupees on a car without air conditioning and about 1512 rupees on a car with air-conditioning.

To reach Agonda Beach resort by bus or train usage you should first go to the closest cities to the Airport – Vasco Da Gama or Magao. There is also a direct bus line from Vasco Da Gama or Karwar city airport, which stops in Canacona. Before trying this bus line you’ve better to check up the availability of free seats.

The nearest railway station is Chaudi (Canacona), which is located just few kilometers from Agonda resort. The only one deficiency is that trains do not stop often here, so you will need to make a train-change on Madgaon Station in city of Margao.

Of course, taxis and auto-rickshaws are much more convenient, comfortable and fast alternative to buses, but, sure thing, more expensive in the same time. For example, a pre-paid taxi from Margao to Agonda Beach resort costs about 1000 rupees.

On Agonda Beach you will easily find taxi and auto-rickshaws (tuk-tuk) services. Usually few rickshaws are waiting for passengers near the Church.




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