Benaulim Beach resort: useful information you should know
Benaulim Beach resort has a well-developed transport line connection with neighboring beaches and other parts of the state due to the proximity of Magao City — the largest regional center, and a small distance to Dabolim Airport – the only one international airport in the region.
The thoroughfare from Dabolim Airport to Benaulim Beach resort on a pre-paid taxi costs from 405 rupees to 485 rupees depending on the availability of air-conditioning in the car.
If you are planning to drive your own transport then you’ve better to take a costal highway of Colva Road which runs parallel to the main NH-66 Highway. The interchange is on NH178 Highway, and 3 km after “Indian oil” gas station turn right.
GPS coordinates of Benaulim Beach: 15,25458°N, 73,92151°E / 15°15’17»N, 73°55’17»E.
Buses to the City of Margao, Colva City and other neighboring beaches and major inhabited localities run every 30 minutes. The bus station stands at nodal intersection of Benaulim Village near the Maria Hall Business Center. The thoroughfare from Benaulim resort to Margao City on a bus costs about 7 rupees; the trip from Benaulim Beach to the City of Panaji/Panjim, the capital of the state, will cost you 12 rupees.
Near the mentioned above crossroad in Benaulim Village you will easily find taxis and auto-rickshaws. Taxis can also been found in front of the entrance to the Beach. Here taxis will cost you even cheaper than in some other parts of the resort. You can take a trip to Dabolim City for 300 rupees; the journey there and back will cost about 500 rupees.
The car-park near the entrance to Benaulim Beach is wide and usually empty, except weekends and evenings. In addition to the main entrance to the Beach there are two other, less busy, entrances in the south: Vaddi Beach, which can be found a little bit left from the Holy Trinity Church, and Taj Exotica Beach, which situates southward Maria Hall Business Center.
Here are some prices for transportation rent per day: taxi – 900-1200 rupees; jeep – 700 rupees + petrol which is paid separately; bicycle – 500 rupees; scooter – 150 rupees.
The petrol costs about 40-50 rupees per liter.
Internet will cost you 600 rupees/hour.