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Varca

While North Goa buzzes of tourists, South Goa is calm and serene. Varca is one of those relatively quieter towns in the south of Goa for those who look for something beyond parties. The coastline is lined with black lava rocks, palm trees, a white sand shore and shacks with loungers. A tender sun makes it the perfect beach for sunbathing. Varca offers a diverse vacation package since it has almost everything in its vicinity. Cruises along the Sal river make for a great offshore experience. If you are a fan of extreme water sports, you are in for a treat. Windsurfing, parasailing, diving or jet skiing – just name it and Varca has it. A history tour around the quaint town will take you to one of the oldest buildings of Varca, the Our Lady of Gloria Church. This humble Catholic church stands tall in all its glory. Goa’s nightlife is much talked about and Varca is not far behind. After the sun goes down, a few pubs such as the Blue Lagoon and Island Bar are the places to hit for a crazy night out by the sea. If passive recreation is your thing, Varca is your destination.
Ajinkya Sabale
We hired bicycles in Panjim. In the morning around 7 am we started and we had an amazing experience of cycling in the beautiful Panjim city.We had a breakfast at Cafe M......,then we headed towards Varca, 50kms from Candolim.We went to see 450 year old Portuguese palace opened for visitors in recent days, Figueiredo Heritage Inn. After that we had lunch at Chef Fernando’s Nostalgia in the Raia village. Chef Fernando was the head chef at popular restaurants in Taj, Holiday Inn and many more. We tried Bombay duck, Prawns and Fish Curry-Rice.Then we checked in to Hotel Zuri White Sands in varca. It’s beautiful and one of the best hotels in Varca.We spent evening on Varca beach. We had dinner at Johncy’s Shack at Benaulim beach. This is the only shack which is open all 12 months.
Sayantan Saha
Personally this is one of the most pristine beaches I have ever visited with clear blue water and white sand. The only comparable beach I have seen is the pitch black volcanic beach in the coastal town Vik in the country of Iceland. This beach has very less people and they are generally no regular shacks. The road to Varca is just exquisite in one word. A straight road with coconut trees swaying on both sides seems so enchanting that you want the road to never end as for me personally it is always about the journey and not the destination.Dudhsagar Falls: