Beaches

Sinquerim Beach

When you travel to Goa don't miss the opportunity to visit Sinquerim Beach, the first tourist beach of North Goa and is also the place where the famous and best preserved of all Portuguese coastal forts, Fort Aguada is located. The Aguada Bay, which is divided into two parts, the Caranzalem Bay and the Sinquerim Bay is formed by two headlands, Cabo and Aguada. The Aguada Bay is dominated by the battlements of the old fort and tends to be more popular with affluent tourists who avail the facilities offered by the Fort Aguada Hotel Complex that is a luxury establishment.

Sinquerim Beach

The Fort of Aguada was built by the Portuguese to control the entry of any enemy into River Mandovi and to protect old Goa from any attack. The fortification skirts the seashore, and its center lies a circular lighthouse tower. The Fort is currently the Central Jail, Goa's largest prison.

Sinquerim Beach offers a clean stretch of sand and an ideal place for swimming and water sports.There are several booths on the beach which offer a wide range of water sports, popular among the young being parasailing, water scooters boat rides etc.

The Aguada Hotel complex is built around the remnants of the fort with the hotel built on the cliff.

The Aguada Beach lies at the southern end of a very long stretch of beach that extends up to the mouth of the Baga River. Individual segments of this extensive stretch of sand have been given separate names as according to the villages that lie behind them, such as Sinquerim, Candolim, Calangute and Baga.

Being a prime tourist destination there are large number of hotels in the close vicinity of Sinquerim Beach. The numerous hotels and resorts near Sinquerim Beach provide the best kind of services and facilities. Moreover, there are a number of budget hotels along the Benaulim Beach catering to the needs of tourists who travel to Goa or are interested in exploring the scenic region around