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Mobor Beach

Mobor beach is in South Goa, next to the Cavelossim beach. Mobor is a 2 kilometer stretch of pristine golden sandy beach. It remains tranquil, clean, and beautiful throughout the year, even in the peak tourist season. Mobor beach is 20.3 kilometers from Margao, the biggest city of South Goa. The Arabian Sea is on the one side, while the Sal River flows quietly on the other to meet the sea. It is part of the same stretch of sandy shore that continues from Hollant beach just south of Vasco da Gama all the way till the Sal River.

The beach is flanked by luxury resorts – The Leela and Holiday Inn, two of the finest properties in South Goa. There are very few tourists – only those who are staying at these 2 upmarket resorts, a few smaller hotels, guest houses, and luxury villas nearby. The northern and southern section of the beach has palm and casurina trees. The central section has huge lawns of the two resorts, bifurcated by the beach road. So you will find a lot of greenery at Mobor.

Mobor Map

Quick Facts About Mobor

Mobor beach is in South Goa, next to the Cavelossim beach.

Long sandy 2 kilometer long beach with casurina, palm trees, and upscale resorts.

Mobor is 20.3 kilometers from Margao by the MDR43 and 37.9 kilometers from the Goa International Airport at Dabolim.

There are many beach shacks with recliners & umbrellas, restaurants, and cafes.

Very nice and relaxing beach with few tourists, even in the peak tourist season.

Clean, quiet, and green. It is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa.

Water sports including speed and banana boats, parasailing, wind surfing, and water skiing. Bicycle rides on the beach.

Sal River cruises to see exotic birds and birds. Dolphin watching cruises. Half and full day fishing trips.

Many spas, ayurvedic healing centers, and massage parlors off the beach.

Upscale neighborhood. Developed infrastructure. High-end 5-star hotels. Good villas and guest houses.

The beach and its surrounding areas has the status of a conserved area of national importance. There are ponds with blooming lilies, sandy dunes and coconut palms that grow directly on the beach. Sal River on the other side with its fishing communities gives it a unique charm.

Best Time To Visit Mobor Beach

You can visit the beach throughout the year, but the best time would be the winter season between November and February. This is also the peak tourist season. The beach shacks and restaurants will be all open. There will be water sports. You can also go on a cruise during the winter months. You will also have a better chance of seeing dolphins. Besides, you can see a lot more birds as this is the migratory season.

There might be very little tourist infrastructure in the summer (March to May) and monsoon (June to August) months. The beach shacks will be closed. You won’t get any water sports as well because of high winds and choppy sea.

Weather

The summer months are hot and humid. On some days, the daytime temperature can reach up to 36°C, and sometimes even higher. However, it will cool down considerably in the evening as a nice breeze comes in from the sea. avoid during sunlight exposure, especially between 11 AM and 4 PM. Wear a sunscreen and cap if you have to go out. During the daytime, you can relax at your luxury villa and take a dip at your private swimming pool.

June, July, and August are the wettest months. You may have a few days of rain even in September. There will be thundershowers on some days. The humidity is high. There will be very few tourists during the summer and monsoon.

Climate in Mobor
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high, °C 31,6 31,5 32,0 33,0 33,0 30,3 28,9 28,8 29,5 31,6 32,8 32,4 31,3
Average low, °C 19,6 20,5 23,2 25,6 26,3 24,7 24,1 24,0 23,8 23,8 22,3 20,6 23,2
Average precipitation mm 0,2 0,1 1,2 11,8 112,7 868,2 994,8 512,7 251,9 124,8 30,9 16,7 2926

The winter is very pleasant. You will have long hours of sunshine, but the sun won’t burn your skin. January is usually the coldest month. But you won’t still need any winter wear as Goa never gets too cold.

This is a good time to relax on the beach on a sun bed and get that tan. The beach shacks, restaurants, and cafes will be all open. The water sports operators are also all back on the beach. Go on a cruise on the Sal River.

How To Reach Mobor

By Air — Goa International Airport at Dabolim in Vasco da Gama is the closest airport. It is 37.9 kilometers from Mobor beach by the Dabolim-Cavelossim Road and MDR43. It is serviced by Air India, AirAsia, IndiGo, Qatar Airways, Rossiya Airlines, SpiceJet, Vistara, GoAir, Azur Air, and many other carriers. There are many charter flights in peak season. There are restaurants, shops, currency exchange counters, and even a spa at the airport. It can get a little crowded, though.

By Rail — The closest rail station is at Margao. It is 16.6 kilometers from Mobor by the MDR43.

By Road — The Mobor beach is 20.2 kilometers from the Margao city center by the MDR43. Margao or Madgaon is the biggest city in South Goa.

The Beach

The Mobor beach is 2 kilometers long. It is a part of the sandy stretch that runs from Hollant beach just south of Vasco da Gama all the way till the Sal River, extending for 26 kilometers. The Mobor section is tree lined, calm, serene, and very clean. It is cleaner than most other Goa beaches as there are very few tourists here. Most of them are from the luxury resorts. There are many coconut and casurina trees. Lawns of the 2 big luxury resorts – Leela and Holiday Inn run all the way up to the beach.

The Mobor beach is wide with soft golden sand. It gently curves down towards the sea. The sea is safe for swimming. Sometimes you will see a few fishing boats on the beach.

There are a few shacks on the beach, most of them at the central part close to the two resorts. Sun beds are placed under the trees. You will see tourists relaxing with a drink or food. Many foreign tourists getting a tan, and some Indians as well. Most tourists here are young people. Walk away from the shack areas, and you will have almost the entire beach for yourself. It will be completely secluded.

There are sandy pathways that goes from various places on the beach to the Mobor-Cavelossim Road. Sal River is on the other side with a jetty and several fishing boats. Greenery on the beach and the meandering Sal, essentially two waterfronts on either side, makes Mobor a unique beach in Goa.

The River

The Sal River flows quietly on the other side of the beach. This is Goa’s third biggest river, and the biggest in South Goa. It meets the sea at the neighboring Betul beach. The confluence of the sea and river is a beautiful place. There is a road that leads up to it, or you can also walk down the beach. Cross the river and you can reach the Betul Fort. You can also visit the Betul lighthouse.

You will find some sandbanks on the Sal with birds searching for food. Cross the river to reach the Cutbona Jetty. This is a small but busy port used mostly by fishing boats. A road runs parallel to the jetty where you will see many vehicles that transport the fish to various markets. However, there is no bridge over the river. You have to take a ferry to cross it.

Top 5 Things To See And Do At Mobor

  1. Long Walks – This is one of the widest and longest stretch of sand in Goa. Take a long relaxing walk, especially in the winter, and even in the summer in late afternoon or early morning. Mobor and its neighboring beaches of Betul, Cavelossim, Carmona, and Fatrade all have very few tourists. For long stretches, it will be completely deserted with just a few fishing boats. See the local fishermen bringing in their catch. Walk up and talk to them. Take pictures. Few beach shacks will be clustered together in some places.
  2. Biking – Biking is a favorite activity here. Bikes are available for rent at hotels, many luxury villas in South Goa, and also some shacks and restaurants. The beach is clean, wide, and deserted. Much of it is tree lined. A nice breeze comes in from the Arabian Sea. Enjoy your undisturbed biking here.
  3. River Cruising – The Sal River runs parallel to the beach, emptying itself into the sea at the neighboring Betul beach. Sal is the 3 rd biggest river of Goa. Go on a half-day cruise on the Sal to see many exotic birds and bats. You can also visit a village to see traditional Goan life. Visit the wooded Estevam Island and the NUSI Maritime Academy. The Estevam Island is heaven for bird lovers. You will see sandbanks and a couple of churches too. Lunch or snacks and drinks are served on board. It’s a leisurely cruise you will love.
  4. Water Sports – There is a lot of water sports right on the beach. Choose from speed and banana boats, parasailing, wind surfing, and water skiing. You can book a single activity or a combo pack, which will be cheaper. For 4 water sports, you may be charged around 1,600 INR per person.
  5. Beach Shacks – There are quite a few shacks on the beach – Sam’s, Pearl’s, and Mikes. You will find sun beds with umbrellas where you can sit back and relax. Order drinks and food here and you can stay for hours. Of course, you can also spread out on the sand if you like. You will find many tourists playing volleyball and soccer or football.

The sea at Mobor is safe for swimming even for kids. The water is calm without any undercurrents. There are no hidden rocks. The beach slopes down gently into the sea.

Dolphin Trips

Local fishermen offer dolphin trips. Ride on a boat for a chance to get intimate with these wonderful creatures. You will see them jumping and playing around. You can even swim with the dolphins if you like. The best time to see dolphins is early in the morning. The 2-hour trip also includes light snacks. Remember to carry towels and wear sun screen. You will be provided life jacket, which is compulsory.

There are half-day or full-day fishing expeditions as well. Learn to catch fish and come back with your catch of the day. You can then have it prepared at a restaurant. You have chance to catch gold fish, snappers, salmons, barramandi, and others.

Hotels

The Leela and Holiday Inn are two large upmarket resorts that dominate the hotel scene in Mobor beach. They are both huge 5-star properties with comfortable rooms, swimming pool, playground for kids, banquet facilities, restaurants, tennis courts, and other facilities. There are a few smaller hotels as well.

Villas

There are guest houses, bungalows, and luxury villas in Mobor and the neighboring Cavelossim areas. Most of them are on the side of the river or next to the Cevelossim Road. The private luxury villas provide more space per person with complete privacy. The rooms are larger than hotels. Modern luxuries and amenities included! Some villas are right on the river. The Arabian Sea is only a few minutes walking.

Carvel Escala Bayview – 200 meters from the beach. Each room has a balcony with a stunning sea view. Two floors. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spacious kitchen with dining area. Spacious living room.

From 12 000 Rs. per night

Amasya Villa – 420 meters from the beach. This is a 3-bedroom villa with 2 swimming pools. Sitting-room, rest room, kitchen, and veranda with a personal arbor. Beautiful sitting arrangement with table next to the river.

From 18 000 Rs. per night

Zuri Limeya Sirenity – 350 meters from the beach. Shady bank of the river is just 50 meters away. Swimming pool, an indoor spa complex, 24-hour security and maintenance. Studio room (kitchen + bedroom).

From 5 000 Rs. per night




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