Bogmalo is a small beach-side village, situated at the top of South Goa in Bogmalo Bay. Located at 15° 22' 11? N latitude and 73° 50' 1 E longitude, the beach is situated 18 km from Dabolim Airport and at a distance of 9 km from the port town of Vasco da Gama. It is owing to such location almost exactly halfway along Goa's coast that Bogmalo serves as an ideal base for exploring the state. Half a kilometre long, this beach is characteristic of swaying coconut palms and soft sand.
The beach was initially just a fishing village until tourists started pouring in, attracted towards the simple beauty of the arena. As tourism started catching up in the small state of Goa, a number of luxury resorts, multicuisine restaurants and hi-tech shops selling handicrafts were set up at the Bogmalo beach. However, it was after Oberoi Group started managing a property, right on the sea, built by Trade Wings that Bogmalo became one of the most sought after beaches in Goa.
Beyond the building of Oberoi Hotel, several smaller islands and shipwrecks in the silt can be witnessed. At low tide, tourists can wade towards the far end of the beach that houses a little creek with a fishing hamlet located close by. A blend of serenity and modernism, Bogmalo is also a magnet for sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts with its sheltered position and calm waters. The most popular activity amongst tourists, particularly Europeans, is sun bathing.
Things to do in Bogmalo
A major attraction of Bogmalo is the activities prevalent here like swimming, diving or sun bathing. Being one of the cleanest and least crowded beaches, Bogmalo has also become a popular hangout spot for picnickers. The best time to visit Bogmalo is October to March.
Travelling to Bogmalo
The nearest gateway to Bogmalo is Dabolim Airport located 18 km away, while those travelling via train can get down at Vasco da Gama or Margao. From thereon, buses and taxis are available to Bogmalo.
Travelling within Bogmalo
Tourists can hire motor bikes to travel around Bogmalo which costs about Rs 400 per day. Taxi services are also available for tourists who not comfortable with two wheelers. Taxis cost about Rs 6 to Rs 11 per km.
Accommodation options in Bogmalo
Tourists in Bogmalo can avail various accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. They can also opt for accommodations close to the Bogmalo Beach.