Candolim, north of Mandovi river, is quite nearby and very famous for its party scene and quirky fashion shops. As is Panjim. Coco Beach near Candolim offers Dolphin rides with a charge of 500 Rs per person.
What to eat : Pork Vindaloo, Veg/Non-veg Sorpotel, Rissoles, Chicken Xacuti, Feni (Goan traditional wine)
19th century Portugese watch tower with terrific sea-views
Flea market - a hotspot for travellers looking to soak up Goan flavours in terms of cheap merchandise.
Classic hippie paradise. Quirky shops with eye-catching fare, alongside food, music and booze
Good informative tour, scenic locales, and delicious food, spices and oils - right from the plantation. Much better than Sahakari Spice Farms.