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Things to do in Benaulim Beach Goa

A perfect combination of different Goan cultures

More popularly known for the architectural grandeurs of two most popular churches in Goa, Benaulim is one of the most ideal locations for people seeking tranquility and serenity. Benaulim beach is just a couple of kilometers away from Colva beach, and is more popular for fishing. Even though it is connected to other famous destinations in Goa, Benaulim beach still remains unexplored by most travelers. Benaulim beach is situated away from the city crowds, yet it offers you the complete Goan experience from a mesmerizing beach to comfortable stay and from the famous Goan nightlife and parties to leisure activities.

The Travel

One of the advantages of Benaulim is its easy connectivity to the other cities in Goa. Since Colva is very near to Benaulim, one can reach the Benaulim beach quite easily. These are some of the easiest ways to reach Benaulim.

By Train

The Madgaon railway station is very near to Benaulim at a distance of 5 km. Autos and taxis are available outside the railway station to reach Benaulim beach.

By Road

There is regular bus service from Colva to Benaulim. Other than Colva, one can always rent a vehicle or hire a taxi from any other city in Goa to reach Benaulim.

By Air

Approximately 27 km from Benaulim, Dabolim is the nearest airport. One can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Benaulim.

Things to do

If you’re visiting Benaulim beach for the first time, then water sports has to be the number one on your to-do list. From parasailing to snorkeling, and from jet skiing to windsurfing, Benaulim beach offers you one of the widest options of water sports in Goa. One of the unique attractions of Benaulim beach is the spotting trips to view the marine life, especially dolphins. Not just viewing, there are sailing tours where you can enjoy swimming with dolphins, along with touring the nearby islands to explore marine life.

Churches in Goa

Churches in Goa

Benaulim is popular for being home to two of the most popular churches in Goa, namely the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and The Church of St. John the Baptist. These churches have an amazing architecture, and remain one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Benaulim.

Bull-Fighting

Bull-Fighting

Another unique event hosted here, which is a must-see for tourists in Benaulim is bull-fighting. This event occurs regularly during the months of October to May.

Shopping

Shopping

You can indulge in other leisure activities in Benaulim like shopping near the beach. Along with a few souvenir shops, you’ll also find some Kashmiri and Tibetan jewelry and handicraft shops in Benaulim offering you some really exquisite and unique pieces.

Museums

Museums

Benaulim is home to the Goa Chitra museum, one of the most popular museums in Goa. It showcases the traditional agrarian lifestyles and technology of Goa.

Parties

Parties

enaulim has an amazing nightlife too. You can experience the Goan culture of hippie parties and clubs in Benaulim. There are some clubs hosting parties which go late into the night, right till dawn. Some of these include Adega Camoens, Fiplees pub and Art Escape café.

Eateries and Food Joints

One of the advantages of Goan beaches is that you’re never too far from grabbing a bite as soon as you get hungry. You can find a variety of food joints which serve you a wide range of cuisines from traditional Goan curries to international food options. Here are some of the best places to eat in Benaulim.

Johncy Restaurant

Restaurant

Rustic oceanfront restaurant with beach tables serving locally fished seafood and world cuisine.

Phone: 0832 277 0916
Timing: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM,  7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Dinha's Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 099679 13980
Timing: 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Little Tiger

Restaurant

Timing: 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Blue Corner Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 098504 55770
Timing:  7:30 AM to 11:00 PM

The Pavilion

Restaurant

Phone: 088477 11222
Timing:  11:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Valonia's Wheels

Restaurant

Phone: 098229 89810
Timing:  10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The Stay

Benaulim is one of the most ideal locations for people seeking tranquility and serenity. Benaulim beach is just a couple of kilometers away from Colva beach, and is more popular for fishing. Even though it is connected to other famous destinations in Goa,

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