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Vasco da Gama

The quaint clean coastal town of Vasco da Gama is a popular tourist getaway in Goa. The town has some of the most wonderful churches that you will find in Goa. The place was named after the legendary Portuguese explorer and one of Goa's first viceroy, Dom Vasco da Gama. The city lies on the western tip of the Mormugao peninsula overlooking the mouth of Zuari river. After Portuguese occupation the place became a very busy port.

The city of Vasco da Gama is near the port of Goa and only 3 km away from the Dabolim airport. The city has a number of beaches around it. Some of these are Bogmolo Beach, Velsao Beach and Naval Aviation Museum. Tourists enjoy a nice stroll along the beach during the evening. In the morning and afternoon, the beaches become very busy with tourists making a cool splash in the water. The picturesque beach provides a perfect backdrop for tourism in Goa.

Vasco da Gama also has a number of famous churches. Church of St. Andrew and Church of St Alex are to name a couple of them. Tourists also visit the beautiful Buddhist caves that can be found here. Vasco da Gama has excellent communication system. Availability of cars on rent makes tour of the place a pleasant experience.

Accommodation in Vasco da Gama is big enough to provide every tourist a hotel of his or her choice. There are a number of fantastic hotels that provide the tourists with fascinating hospitality. You can simply let your hair down and relax. The food too is wonderful.

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