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In need of 'Vitamin Sea'? Travel to THIS serene island in Goa for a generous dose!

With a diameter of one kilometre, Sao Jacinto Island in Goa, is home to around 200 people. Close to the southern banks of the estuary, this rocky island is connected to the mainland by a causeway. The island houses a defunct lighthouse, built during the Portuguese rule in Goa and contains no agricultural land besides coconut groves. A peaceful locale for people looking forward to relax, this island is a must-visit when in the coastal state, for a generous dose of the sun, sand and sea!

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Want to 'walk' amid marine life? Head to THIS beach in Goa to indulge your inner water-baby

One of the most sought after shorelines located in Goa belongs to Baina Beach, a place subsumed with a tranquil aura and natural beauty. Touted as the first beach of the sunshine state to introduce underwater sea walking, Baina is a haven for water sports enthusiasts and swimmers. So let's explore the sandy shores of this beach, located near Vasco Da Gama, some 30 km from the capital city of Goa.

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Negative COVID report to no longer be mandatory in Goa for fully vaccinated visitors

Tweaking the earlier stated protocol, the Chief Minister of Goa announced on Monday that doubly vaccinated tourists and visitors will not be required to show negative COVID reports, in order to enter the state. The CM further assured that the positivity rate has dipped down significantly in the territory, standing at six percent currently. Simultaneously, the recovery rate has shown considerable improvements, carrying optimistic indications for the future.

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Both vaccine doses & negative RT-PCR reports must for tourists visiting Goa after 'unlock'

With dropping infection tallies in Goa, the state is moving ahead with unlocking interventions but the revival of tourism remains to be a point of concern. As per reports, the Chief Minister informed that tourism will be revived in the coastal state only after July 30, when 100% of its population stands inoculated with the first jabs. Further, reports state that only fully vaccinated individuals with an RT-PCR negative report will be allowed for tourism activities in the state.

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Take a culinary tour of Goa with a virtual exploration of THESE 5 items GI tagged to the state

The aroma of authentic Goan cuisine and its unique spice palette is one of the major attractions of the sunshine state, apart from its mesmerising coastline. While the pandemic is not giving us the opportunity to explore these distinctive aspects in person, we have brought forth a list of 5 food items that have been GI tagged to Goa. So, let's undertake a virtual gastronomical adventure of intense Goan flavours!

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