Majorda Beach Goa
Location of Beach
Beach lies in Salcete Taluka, just south of Utorda and north of Betalbatim.
Panaji, the capital of Goa is 37 kms away from Majorda, while the important
town of Margao is 10 kms away.
If you want complete peace, solitude and relaxation, far from the hustle
and bustle of crowded beaches, then Goa's Majorda beach is the place to be.
Here at Majorda, the tranquil ambience responds to the humming of the sea.
You can pass a good time by going through your favourite books alongwith
enjoying the superb view of the sea coloured in golden orange by the rays of
the setting sun.
Apart from its unmatched beauty, Majorda village is very popular for its
delicious breads, even today the Majordans are Goa's best bakers. A very
interesting history is related to Majorda, it is said that Majorda is the
place where the Jesuits, detected the finest Goan toddy (sap from the
coconut palm), which they used in the bread. Majorda is also the village
where the Goan first got the training in the delicate art of making European
However, the delights of the Majorda beach are nothing new, these were
discovered much earlier. In the mythic times, even the Goan version of
Ramayana links Majorda to Lord Rama and Sita.
Majorda Beach is safe for swimming but it has
no lifeguard. Unless you are a strong swimmer, do not enter more than
waist-deep into the sea.
Leisure Activities :
When talking about leisure at
Majorda, fun and food come to everyone's mind. Here, you can enjoy a wide
array of Goan food, right from fresh seafood to the Schezhuan specialties
and steaks alongwith wonderful view of the sea.
Maede Deus Church :
What you first encounter here is a
statue of local lad Joaquim Fernandes, who won a Gold medal at Republic Day
race in New Delhi. A must visit place at Majorda, Maede Deus Church was
constructed in 1588. In 1738, the Marathas set the church on fire during
their invasion of Goa. It was reconstructed in 1739.
Utorda Beach (1 km) :
From Majorda, take a walk straight
up the road towards Veslao, to reach Utorda, which is just one km away.
Utorda beach is north of Majorda and is the northernmost beach of the
Salcete Taluka. The beach boasts of Goa's best beach shack, "Zeebop on
the Sea," which specializes in superlative sea food and several other
Betalbatim Beach (5 km) :
To get to Betalbatim beach,
continue your journey further south from Majorda. The Betalbatim village
derives its name from the powerful demon, Betaal, whose temple existed at
Frado Vaddo. Walk down to Church of Our Lady of Remedios, built by the
Jesuits in 1630 and rebuilt in 1807. Despite the presence of a number of
resorts, Betalbatim is a great place for solitude.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Majorda beach is November to February. Though the
weather remains almost same throughout the year in Goa, you should avoid the
warm months of April and May and rainy season between June to October.
Where to Stay
Beachside accommodation is limited to three places - Majorda Beach Resort,
Sand Dunes Holiday Resort and Shangri La Retreat. Just one km away from the
beach, you can stay at Palm View Guest House. In addition to this
accommodation is available in the village homes, but they are well back from
How to Reach
Majorda is situated at a distance of 26 kms from Dabolim Airport. Indian
Airlines and a number of private operators have their flights for Goa, from
major cities of India. You can hire a pre-paid or private taxi to reach
Majorda. Margao Station (14 kms) is the nearest railhead from Majorda. From
Margao and Panaji, taxis and auto are available at reasonable price. Buses
leave from Margao Bus Stand to Majorda every half hour. You can travel
across the town by motorcycle taxis or bikes which are easily available on
Majorda Beach Tour Packages
Features : On day three when
you are on a trip to South Goa, you can visit the Majorda Beach. Far
from the bustling cities and other crowded beaches, Majorda Beach is
perfect place to spend some peaceful moments. Here, you can go for a
swim or even enjoy the exotic sea food in any of the beach-side
Features : India by Day and
Night takes you to the Majorda Beach on sixth day. On this tour visit
the picturesque beach and pass one or two hours by indulging yourself in
variety of beach-side activities. Besides, you can also pass a good time
by going through your favourite books or some magazines. If you want to
see and experience more, visit the nearby Maede Deus Church on this
Features : A 22-Days tour,
Rajasthan Heritage and Goa takes you to southern part of Goa on day 18.
On this tour, you get a fine opportunity to explore the major
attractions of South Goa, Majorda Beach is one amongst them. Take a trip
to this lovely beach, enjoy exciting water sport or a swim and even
taste a variety of delectable sea-food.
Features : Bestowed with
sparkling white sun-kissed beaches, Goa is the most sought after
destination, drawing almost a million people every year. The tour gives
you two days to explore the spectacular beaches of Goa. Anjuna,
Calangute and Baga are the most frequented beaches while other popular
beaches are Vagator, Varca, Candolim, Benaulim, Majorda, Dona Paula,
Bogmalo and Colva, which you may explore on this tour. The beaches offer
you opportunities to relax as well as become adventurous by taking up