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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Goa

Basilica of Bom Jesus

The focal point of this Old Goa church is the three-tiered marble tomb of St. Francis Xavier, a patron saint of Goa, whose body goes on display every 10 years.

Panjim, www.basilicaofbomjesu.com
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Church of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception

Attend the daily mass conducted in English, Konkani, and Portuguese at this 1514 Panjim church, where travelers from Lisbon came to give thanks for their safe journey.

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Dolphin watching

Many companies offer half-day boat cruises that include dolphin sightings, lunch, and drinks. John’s Boat Tours, a local operator along Candolim Beach, even promises a “no dolphin, no pay” guarantee.

John's Boat Tours, 011-91-9822-156543, www.digitalgoa.com/johnsboattours
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Sahakari Spice Farm

Sample everything from cloves to nutmeg at one of central Goa’s many spice farms; most visits include a lunch buffet.

Curti; Ponda belgaum Highway, 011-91-832-231-2394, www.sahakarifarms.com
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Se Cathedral

Whitewashed walls lead to an ornate gold altar at this nearly 500-year-old church in Old Goa. The remaining tower houses a famous bell, known as the Golden Bell – the largest of its kind in Asia.

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