Miramar beach being nearest to Panaji, is the most visited Goa beach. This beach in North Goa is located at the estuary of River Mandvi with the Arabian Sea. Being 3 km from Panaji it is easily accessible by bus, and cars. 'Miramar' is Portuguese for 'viewing the sea', which is apt because of the view of Arabian Sea it offers.
Goa Miramar Beach is famous for its golden sand, bordered by coconut palms on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Also called Gaspar Dias, Miramar beach is the perfect place for leisurely walks and idling.
Miramar Beach Accommodation
All tourists planning to visit Miramar beach stay in Panaji. Panaji being the capital city of Goa has hotels of all categories, guest houses, and rented houses for accommodation. Goa Marriott Beach Resort, Hotel Menino Regency, Hotel Goa International, Tourist Hotel, Hotel Park Plaza, Sun N Sand, Hotel Nove Goa, and Panjim Inn are few of these hotels where guests can put up.
Miramar Beach attractions
Aguada Fort belonging to the Portuguese is a well-preserved building across the Mandvi river. Migratory birds of more than 500 species are observed during their flights over this territory. Gulls and plovers are regular visiting birds during the winter months of December to February.
The Church of Immaculate Conception is the principal attraction of Panaji. Adilshahi Palace or Idalcao rebuilt by Jeronimo de Azevedo a Portuguese Viceroy is another important attraction. Sebastian Chapel, Mahalaxmi Temple, Jama Masjid, Thome quarter, Panaji Library, and Braganza Institute are other places of interest.