7 Things to do in Goa before you board your flight

Roxanne D'silva

1. Visit a nearby beach

Instead of sitting around in the lounge, embrace some time on the beach. Not too far from the airport, you'll find two lovely beaches -- Hollant and Bogmalo.

Sada beach | South Goa | Vasco | | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

2. Eat at a local restaurant

Waiting for a flight will definitely build up an appetite in you. These two famous joints are located not very far from Dabolim airport -- Highway Kitchen is along the Dabolim route, while Joet's Bar & Restaurant is on Bogmalo beach.

Highway kitchen | Dabolim| Goa | South Goa | Restaurant | | Photo: Highway Kitchen

3. Purchase emergency electronics

Phone charge running low? Or maybe your forgot your headphones? No worries! The Croma store, the solution to most of your electronic issues, is located en route to the Dabolim airport. From home appliances to mobile accessories, they have it all.

Vasco Goa | Dabolim Goa | Croma Goa | Electronics | South Goa | | Photo: Croma

4. Visit a museum

Looking for something fun to do along with the kids? Visit the one-of-a-kind Ulta Pulta museum, located along the airport road; or the Indian Naval Aviation Museum, located on the Bogmalo road, Vasco.

Naval Aviation Museum | South Goa | Museum Goa | Dabolim | | Photo: Naval Aviation Museum

5. Visit a temple (Radha Krishna Temple)

The Birla temple, aka Radha Krishna Temple, located in Sancoale, South Goa, is breathtakingly beautiful.

Birla temple | Vasco | Dabolim | Airport Goa | South Goa | | Photo: Sandeep Ambig

6. Visit a garden (Japanese garden)

This small park is located in Mormugao, and overlooks the beach. The scenic spot has a play area for children, a place to picnic, or simply take a leisurely stroll.

Japanese garden | Vasco | Goa | Mormugao | small park | garden | beach | | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

7. Visit an island (Sao Jacinto Island)

Looking to embrace an island vibe, head to Sao Jacinto Island, situated in the Mormugao bay. You can visit the Sao Jacinto chapel or sit along the riverbanks and enjoy the sunset and chilled vibes.

Aerial view | St Jacinto Island | South Goa | Vasco | | Photo: antoniopacheco

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