Mapusa : Goa Directory


Major Commercial Town

Mapusa is the main commercial town of Goa. It is an important gateway to the beaches of North Goa. The town is situated at a distance of 13 km north of the state capital - Panaji. It is the capital of Bardez taluka of North Goa.

The town Mapusa is pronounced as `Map-sa' which is a Konkani word for `measure' and `fill'. The name itself indicates the commercial importance of the town in North Goa. The place is a main town for supplies of daily needs for people living in and around Anjuna or Chapora. It is famous for its Friday Market when the whole of Bardez comes to buy and sell products of all kinds. Other than its markets the town is known for some of its most scenic beaches.

The popular beaches near Mapusa are -

  • Calangute Beach : One of the most commercial beaches of Goa, it lies 8 km south of Mapusa. t is famous for its sunbathing, passable swimming and the most delicious food along the coast.
  • Baga Beach : This beach lies 10 km west of the Mapusa town. Baga is popular for water sports - parasailing, jet skiing, body boarding and surfing and is more safer for swimming. Another attraction at Baga is its Dolphin Cruises.
  • Anjuna Beach : It is the hottest spot for party lovers and very popular for its colorful night life. The beach is very addictive with its golden sands, gushing waves and swaying palms.
  • Arambol Beach : Arambol (also called Harmal) is pretty but not overcrowded. The beach is a perfect calm and quiet place to spend time with oneself. There are regular trance parties and even full moon parties here.

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