Agonda Beach in Goa is rated one of the best beaches in Asia
Agonda beach, a 3km long stretch of sea and sand located in south Goa, is well known to the locals as one of the most beautiful, isolated, serene, calm and quiet beaches in the state. Much of its appeal lies in the fact that the beach is sheltered at both the ends by small hills and also has the benefit of lustrous, palm fringed backwaters at one parameter. Covered with palm trees and bright, unpolluted water Agonda is a charming clean, green and protected bay.
Amazingly, Agonda is also the only beach in Goa where salesmen, hawkers and the usual suspect ‘masseurs’ are not allowed on the beach, so you can truly relax undisturbed. Its distance from the railway and bus stations also ensure the beach is kept away from the daily influx of day-trip tourists and maintains its peaceful, serene ambiance, even at weekends and holiday periods like Christmas and New Year. There are no nightclubs, commercial hotels or resorts here, although those who want to experience the party scene can do so only 7km away at Palolem beach. Agonda is the perfect beach to unwind, sunbathe, swim and meditate and with its west facing shores you can also experience some of the most extraordinarily beautiful tropical sunsets the sub-continent has to offer!
Agonda is located 70km from Goa’s Dabolim airport, 40km from Goa’s main railway station Madgaon, 10km from the local railway station Canacona, 7 km from South Goa’s other two main beaches Palolem and Patnem.
How to get here
Goa is an international destination that can be reached by Air from almost anywhere in the world. Between October and mid April there are direct chartered flights running regularly to Dabolim, Goa’s main airport. You can also reach Goa from all India’s major domestic airports including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore etc. Goa is also well connected by both train and bus to all major Indian cities. To explore these various travel options visit www.cleartrip.com.
Airport to Agonda
Taxi: Please send us your flight details and we will send a taxi for you @ 30 Euros (INR 1700). The taxi driver will be there to pick you up with your name plate. He will bring you straight to Agonda beach, to the place you are staying in. Agonda beach is 70km from the airport and takes about 90 minutes to reach by taxi. You can also take a pre-paid from the airport @ 1750 INR.
Scooters and Bicycles are available for rent. There are plenty of taxis and auto rickshaws available for local travel and for airport pick up/drop off. Agonda has many high speed internet cafes, money exchange points and travel agencies. There is one ATM in Agonda beach and more than 7 ATMs accepting all international bank cards available within 7km at Canacona Market. You can also take cash out against your credit card with the local money exchangers and travel agents at Agonda beach. Agonda also has plenty of good quality, multi-cuisine restaurants where you can find all kinds of top quality food including organic and vegetarian options. Accommodation (Information for TTC Students)