About Mapusa Beach
Mapusa beach is a commercial town located in the northern part of the Goa and the distance from panjim to mapusa is about 13 km, Panjim is the capital city of Goa. Mapusa is popular spot for the natural beaches and is also considered to be the gateway of Goa.
The attractions in Mapusa are the beaches in the nearby region like Anjuna beach, Baga beach and Calangute beach. Other attractions located here are the Church of St. Jerome, which is popular for the annual feast.
The weekly Friday markets are very popular for their variety. Mapusa is also the commercial centre of Goa as people from different areas come here for trade purposes. The products sold here are fruit, dried fish, toddy vinegar, spices, clothes, etc.
Famous Places at Mapusa Beach
Mapusa, however, does not have too many tourist sites. There are a few colonial era Municipal building on the Altinho hill, it is a fairly small town with mostly modern building spread around the slopes of a small hillock called Altinho.
Attractions here also include local food joints that serve local cuisines and drinks.
Summers in Mapusa are not extremely hot as the location is in proximity to the sea, which results in cold nights. The south-west monsoons are here in the months of June and last till September. The best time to visit this region of Mapusa is from the months of October to March.
How to reach at Mapusa Beach
Every Friday, the Mapusa Market bulges at the seams, with seemingly every square inch of space occupied by sellers with only just enough room for the prospective buyers, the alleys between the regular stalls being occupied with temporary mats and boards. The airport in Dabolim connects major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and other major cities. Regular services are available here that connect nearby cities and states. Taxis are available from the airport and train station that connects Mapusa.
Road transport services are available in the form of buses in mapusa, autos and taxis that connect the region with neighbouring regions. Taxis are available from every part of the city which makes it quite convenient for travelling with in the city.