Miramar Beach is the nearest from Panaji. Located just about 3 kms away from the capital, Miramar is one of the most famous Goa beaches.
Why Miramar ?
?Miramar? in Portuguese means to view the sea. Miramar is definitely the most crowded beach in Goa. Due to its proximity to the capital of Goa - Panaji, this Goa beach gets the maximum number of tourists and even local visitors. You can have a wonderful view of the Fort Aguada from Miramar Beach. The beach was earlier known as Gasper Dias beach. The Raj Bhavan is all lit up in the evening and looks amazing from the beach.
What else ?
Miramar Beach is just about 1 Km away from Dona Paula. You can just hire a taxi or auto rickshaw or even walk all the way to Dona Paula. You can enjoy the spectacular view of
the Mandovi River merging into the Arabian Sea. Miramar beach is full of shops, stalls and restaurants in and around it. You can go about experimenting the spicy Indian delicacies or shop for some jewellery, handicrafts, clothes and artwork. You can even go for some fishing and hire a kayak etc.
How do I get there ?
Miramar beach is well connected to all the places in Goa. It is just about 3 kms away from Panaji, so buses, taxis, auto rickshaws and motorbikes all are available in plenty.
Where do I stay ?
The Miramar Beach Resort, El Paso, Blue Bay, Hotel Goa International etc are some of the good hotels in Goa Miramar Beach. There are numerous other budget hotels and guesthouses in Goa Miramar beach that offer cheap accommodation.
What do I carry ?
Miramar beach is a great place for shopping and eating out. Make sure you carry some extra cash to enjoy all the stuff. Miramar beach is very crowded usually in the evening, so beware of pickpockets and thieves.