Sunny weather, golden sands and palm-fringed beaches highlight Benaulim, a seaside village in Goa. The long stretch of sandy beach is dotted with thatched-roof beach shacks and water sports rental huts.
Things to do in Benaulim
Relax on the pristine white sand of Betalbatim Beach or enjoy a lively atmosphere and water sports at Benaulim Beach. After a full day of sun and swimming, indulge in a sunset seafood feast at Joecons Beach Shack and savor the exotic flavors of a spicy Indian-style lobster beneath a canopy of glowing lanterns.
Want to see dolphins in the wild? Join a dolphin sightseeing tour over the Arabian Sea where dolphins are routinely seen. Afterward, rejuvenate your body and mind with an Ayurvedic massage at Ayur Mantra. This peaceful spa and wellness center offers a wide range of ancient Indian remedies and yoga classes.
Wander through village streets dotted with small stores selling beautiful Kashmiri and Tibetan jewelry, in addition to precious and semi-precious stones, handmade ornaments and furniture. Admire the Franciscan facade of the Church of St. John the Baptist, built by the Portuguese over 450 years ago.
Glimpse into the ancient way of life of local ancestors at the Goa Chitra Museum. Set against the backdrop of a traditional South Indian organic farm, the small museum preserves a unique collection of cultural artifacts highlighting age-old traditions. See ancient agrarian tools used for harvesting crops and irrigation, as well as intricate Goan crafts including pottery, jewelry and weaving.
Getting around Benaulim
Betalbatim is 40 minutes by taxi from Goa International Airport. Betalbatim can be explored on foot or by using the local taxis and rickshaws.