Agonda, Goa

Goa has incredible attractions and when it comes to South Goa, you will find the calming Agonda between Cola and Palolem Beach. This small town has picturesque views and it’s very close to the capital and second capital of this state. Among the many gems of Goa, you will thoroughly enjoy the brilliant view of that this small town offers.

If you are looking for peace and less crowded beaches in Goa, then Agonda will be a perfect choice. It’s one of those gems in Goa that is unrecognized by many tourists; it stays isolated throughout the year, and it will be amazing for those who willing to escape the hectic schedule of the daily life. Agonda in Goa is also well-known for having choppy beach with perfect spots for sunbathing. Visiting this small town will not only be affordable but it will also be value for money due to its hassle-free accommodation. Take a look at some of the important information about this place.


Quick Glance

This place has 2-kilometer (1.2 miles) long beach with coarse, pure, smooth and golden sand all around.

Distance:  Agonda Beach is around 70.3 km (43 miles) from Panaji and 39.2 km (24 miles) from Margao. It is also very close to Palolem beach, you will reach the location in about 15 minutes.

Closest Airport: Dabolim, 70.5 km (43.5 miles), travel by hiring a car.

1 h 44 min (62.7 km) 38 miles via NH 66

1 h 52 min (62.3 km) 38 miles via MDR49

Closest Railway StationMargao, 39.3 km. (24 miles)

70103 - Pernem - Karwar DEMU 70103 towards Karwar => Canacona - Margao towards Margao => Panna will be the last stop and you can easily walk towards the Agonda Railway station. You will find different buses at different times.

Attractions for Tourists - There are many shacks in this place with sunbeds for the tourists for sunbathing and relaxing. You will find enough shops, restaurants pubs, cafes, internet parlors, and many other places.

Best Time to Visit - it is suggested to visit in the winter season between November-February. The weather remains pleasant and the location is less crowded even at the peak season. Many tourists decide on visiting Goa during the monsoon season, but it’s better to avoid going Agonda during that time because you will find many shacks and bars closed.

Closest Beaches
There are many surrounding beaches to Agonda in Goa and you will be able to visit Palolem, Butterfly Beach, Cola, etc. You can also visit the turtle center, see the rock formation, or try Yoga and ayurvedic massage for a change.


Top 7 Tings to Do at Agonda, Goa

1. The Beach – Agonda Beach is quite beautiful with a picturesque view; it has also been rated as no.1 beach in all of Asia in the year 2018 by one of the famous travel-related websites. When you are visiting this place for a weekend, then don’t step back from spending a lazy day at the beach by sunbathing or getting a nice massage.

2. Palolem –This beach is very famous in South Goa and luckily just 15 min away. Palolem beach is well-known for having an incredible nightlife and racy parties.

3. Yoga – People who are willing to spend some time meditating can also be involved with Yoga classes. There are many Yoga centers that can help you connect with your higher self through spirituality. The Agonda Beach has calm waters, and it serves as one of the best places to be involved in spirituality.

4. Ayurvedic Spa – Another good thing about Agonda is its ayurvedic spa, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing session to wipe off all the stress and anxiety of daily life. There are numerous massage therapies available along with other authentic ayurvedic treatment.

5. Chapoli Dam – Every new location is exciting to explore, and Agonda in Goa is one such town that has a very interesting mix of destinations to explore. The Chapoli Dam is a large body nestled within some valley and hills. This Dam also serves as a gateway to the beach.

6. Conco Island – This beach is famous for having a large population of money, and it’s also known as Monkey Island. However, instead of having a huge population of monkeys, this island looks beautiful and frequently visited by tourists.

7. Cabo De Rama Fort – This fort is very close by the Cola Beach. Also, you will find an excellent church of Santo Antonio inside this fort.


Agonda Nightlife

Even though the Agonda Beach is well known for a lot of recreation, however, it’s not very good with nightlife. You will find a lot of shacks playing hip music but for people who party hard, it won’t be enough. Luckily, the place in south Goa which is well-known for being the party capital of the state is very close to Agonda in Goa. You will also find the biggest outdoor dance club in Goa at the head of Goa Valley. Apart from this dance club, there are many happening places in south Goa that you can visit for fun.


Shopping

This is an interesting fact about Agonda in Goa, there are no big supermarkets or local bazaars. This alone summarizes why this town is free from traffic and crowd. You won’t find the streets packed with shops and vendors; however, everything is easily available. There are numerous bars, pubs, grocery stores, ATM’s and many other places.


Agonda Beach Hut

The famous accommodation in Agonda is the coco hut or cottage because there are no 5-star hotels at this place. You will also get to explore the cleanest camping site in India. The enjoyment of camping by the fire and sleeping in a tent is different. You will also get the opportunity to explore the garden huts and forest retreats.

The location by the Agonda Beach hut also has a well-developed tourist infrastructure with a lot of guest houses, bungalow complexes, restaurants, and many other places. The place also has a variety of tasty seafood and other required facilities like internet, telephone, and others with an affordable price range.