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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Goa Neighborhoods

Panjim (Panaji)/Old Goa

Wander amid the colonial churches, cathedrals, and villas that give this old city its historic flavor. In its heyday, Goa’s capital, Panjim, was said to rival Lisbon.

North Goa

A favorite among hippies in the ’80s, the famous beaches of North Goa – Anjuna, Calangute, Baga, and Candolim – are now packed with tourists, which makes for great people-watching and bar-hopping.

South Goa

More idyllic and less populated, the southern beaches of Colva, Benaulim, and Palolem invite travelers looking to lounge by the water. Many of the five-star hotels and resorts have set up private beaches along this six-mile stretch.

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