Enjoy A Colorful Stay At Portuguese Manor Arco Iris

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Arco Iris is aptly named as it means “rainbow” in Portuguese and Spanish. It indeed is a colorful resorts with all rooms designed and named after a color from rainbow. A 200-year-old Colonial Portuguese manor, it is situated on a sprawling 1.5 acre property with fruit trees, flowering bushes, lush lawns and a seasonal lake adding to its natural beauty. The pristine Zuari River is situated in the proximity where guests can indulge in pleasurable boat rides and fishing expeditions.

Where

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Arco Iris is located in the picturesque village of Curtorim which is situated just 7km from Margao, the bustling capital of South Goa.

Ideal for

The homestay is ideal for travellers looking for a comfortable stay in a traditional Portuguese style manor at affordable rates.

About the property

Photo of Enjoy A Colorful Stay At Portuguese Manor Arco Iris by Priya Pareek
Photo of Enjoy A Colorful Stay At Portuguese Manor Arco Iris by Priya Pareek

The homestay is indeed a beautiful amalgamation of original Portuguese structure and modern day requirements of luxury and comfort. It offers excellent year-round natural ventilation and a chance to experience the seasons at close quarters.

The interiors and architecture of Arco Iris are as colorful as its name. It features five spacious rooms in the different colours of the rainbow including Indigo, Orange, Violet, Yellow and Blue rooms.

Free Wi-Fi is enabled all across the property. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, with hot and cold running water supply. The Indigo and Orange rooms are air-conditioned.

Best time to go

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You can go anytime of the year but October to March is the best time when the weather is pleasant.

Cost

₹5,000–8,500, with breakfast; exclusive of taxes; lunch and dinner ₹700 per person per meal.

What to do

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Boat rides: Visitors can take boat ride in nearby lake. They can also indulge in fishing, bird-watching and heritage walks during their stay at Arco Iris

Photography: Nature lovers can enjoy capturing beautiful views of surrounding areas. Photographing tropical birds i another great activity enjoyed by guests. 

Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus: The Bom Jesus Basilica is Goa's most famous church. It is also among the most revered by Christians worldwide. Though the church is partially in ruins but it still reflects simplicity and elegance presenting a fine example of Jesuit architecture.

Getting there

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By air: The nearest airport is Air Goa’s Dabolim Airport which is just 32km away. Taxi fares range from ₹1,200 to ₹1,800 depending on the vehicle.

By rail: Madgaon is the nearest railhead at a distance of just 10km.

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