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Things to do while Staying at Stain Glass Cottage (SGC), Goa

  • Local Goan/Indian dinner at Stain Glass Cottage (refer cottage menu to indicate food preferences – prior reservation is recommended)
  • Visit local night-spots/beach shacks for viewing local nightlife in Benaulim, Betalbatim, Colva & Majorda - SGC driver/car can be arranged.
  • Visit to Mangueshi Temple (via the Fatorda/Borim/Ponda Road passing through Ponda City) - approx 40km / 01hr drive taking the NH 17B.
  • Visit / tour of organic spice farm inclusive of welcome beverage & lunch (Sahakari Farm) (Veg/Non-veg options) – www.sahakarifarms.com - approx 30 minutes drive from SGC
  • Drive to the Old Goa Churches/Bom Jesus Basilica. Stop for a viewing of the churches (approx 35km – 50 minutes drive from SGC)
  • Visit to Panjim City (35km or 40 minutes drive from SGC): Drive past the Panjim jetty with views of the Casinos. Option of spending an evening at one of the Casino’s. Return via Miramar beach passing by Donapaul & Taleigao (Goa University)
  • Dinner at Martins Corner, Betalbatim beach (preferably on Saturday evenings): Local live entertainment; great place for a fun evening; be sure to put on your dancing shoes. Approx 6km – 15 minutes drive from SGC.
  • Visit to North Goa beaches (full day trip): Take NH 17 driving via Panjim City across the Mandovi bridge and drive through Saligao, Calangute/Baga. Approx 55km & 1hr 30 minutes. Suggested lunch stop at Baga beach (several options); continue towards Anjuna beach where you can browse through the local flea market and stop for coffee. Return via Fort Aguada stopping to view the fort. Approx 8km / 20 minutes drive from Baga Beach.
  • Lazy afternoon at a beach shack (recommended Zeebops at Utorda Beach): Reasonably priced food in a rustic but clean environment overlooking the beach. Kids can enjoy playing on the beach in clear view of adults. Approx 8km / 20 minutes drive from SGC.
  • Spa visit: Several options close to SGC. (Ellen Shah Ayurveda/Neomi’s )
  • Visit to Fab India (for ethnic wear/fashion accessories/linen) Fatorda-Margao – 3.5km / 10 minutes drive from SGC
  • Visit to local fish and vegetable market Fatorda, Margao – 3km / 10 minutes drive from SGC