Bogmalo Beach – Pride of Vasco
Which place serves as the main hub for tourists visiting the state of Goa? There is no competition there. Vasco takes home the prize. The town lies on the western tip of the Mormugao peninsula, at the mouth of the Zuari River, about 30 km from Panjim and 5 km from the Dabolim Airport. Vasco is the only city in Goa which is well connected by road (national highway 17A), rail (south western railway), sea (Mormugao harbour) and air (Dabolim airport).
Being such a well known and well connected city, it should have something to boast about. Bogmalo beach is their pride. Located 8 km from Vasco and 5 km from Dabolim airport, you can reach there by cab. It is not any other beach, it receives a large number of tourists every year and yet you can maintain your privacy and enjoy the peace and quiet. The most attractive thing about this beach is the sunset. The yellow orange tinged sun with a pinkish hue, dipping at the horizon is a sight you cannot miss in this lifetime. Well if you are in an adventurous mood, you can enjoy facilities like para sailing, surfing, swimming, water skiing. You will also be able to enjoy riding in regattas (type of boat for races) that keep floating in large numbers.
Bogmalo originally was a small fishing hamlet but now is a growing tourist hub. Many locals in the village depend upon fishing for their livelihood. This can evidently be seen from the large number of fishing boats that are lined up along the beach. So Bogmalo sports a mixture of serenity and commercialism, splashed with simple beauty where one can happily lose oneself.
One of the first diving and scuba centres have opened up close to Bogmalo. For the experienced diver, this offers a chance to go scuba diving at one of Indias first centres on the west coast. Also, the Naval Aviation Academy is a stone throw away and offers a beautiful narration of the history of Indian Naval Aviation and its evolution over the years. Or you can just walk along the beach and browse among the kashmiri handicrafts that are sold here and take back home a trinket to remember us by. There is so much to do here where one can indulge in one of the many activities.
So much activity would make anyone hungry. You can dine at any one of the hotels that are lined along the beach if you are on a tight budget. But if you’re here to be pampered, then Bogmalo Beach Resort will live up to your expectations. It is located 10 mins away from the airport, so it is convenient if you are travelling. It accommodates an outdoor pool, a spa tub and a fitness facility. This 4 star resort features business amenities including a business center, a conference room and audio visual equipment.several other amenities are provided like a casino, a game room, event catering, etc.
So come to Bogmalo to ‘swim’ away from all your tension. Quality time can be spent with family, friends and loved ones. Surely a tour of the Bogmalo beach will be etched in your memory for a very long time.