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Bogmalo Beach Holidays in Goa

The idyllic beach at Bogmalo is located about half way along the Indian coastline of Goa about 9km from the port town of Vasco da Gama. It has a gently curving bay, nestled between two headlands, with a mile of warm soft sand facing south making it one of the safest, sunniest and (surprisingly) quietest beaches in Goa. The mature coconut groves bend down to kiss the water's edge and lush hills roll away into the distance.

Bogmalo is really well connected by public transport - for a start it's only 4km from the international airport at Dabolim. Flight times from the UK to Dabolim are about 12 hours. There is a bus stop right in the middle of the village and there are always taxis and motorcycle taxis available which offer incredible cheap travel wherever you want to go. Beware that buses can be very crowded and the roads don't necessarily offer the most comfortable ride. Vasco da Gama has a railway station and buses are every 30 mins to Bogmalo.

Its position at the top of south Goa means it's a great base for exploring the entire area. Boat trips out to the photogenic islands of San Jacinto and San Antonio in Mormugao Bay are always a joy or you could visit the Naval Aviation Museum and learn about the area's long proud tradition for the armed forces. The wildlife is stunning, with kites, fish eagles and buzzards swooping around plus you can often spot the charming sight of dolphins in the bay. With the sea water being so calm and clear at Bogmalo, it's not hard to see why water sports are so popular here. Swimming, snorkelling, jet skiing and parasailing are all fantastic ways to enjoy this gorgeous stretch of the Indian coastline. Bogmalo also boasts a professional PADI dive centre.

Even though the village is small, there is a good range of accommodation and restaurants, everything from budget guest houses to larger more modern resort style hotels. From the tiny whitewashed church to the huge modern resort hotel to the south of the bay you will be greeted by all sorts of architecture. The village, however, still retains its original charm and there are lots of delightful handicrafts to take home as souvenirs. Indian jewellery, pashminas and wool or silk carpets are just a few of the lovely items you can barter for.

The village used to be a small fishing village and much of this heritage is still evident in the fantastic seafood that is available in the cafes, shacks and restaurants. Wherever you eat you will be spoiled for choice with fresh mouthwatering local dishes and international cuisine too. Nightlife tends to be limited to larger higher class hotels and a few of the cafes, but nothing is more spectacular than chilling out on the beach to watch the amazing sunsets.

Bogmalo Beach, with its great position and warm friendly welcome, is the perfect place to enjoy sun, sand and sea in this popular part of the world.