Como En Casa
About the home
Welcome to Como en Casa, Porvorim, a self-catering private accommodation, located centrally to Goa’s World heritage areas and the best tourist spots around Goa. It’s large ensuited bedrooms and open living style provide an inspiration to your holiday moods. Just 10 minutes’ drive from your doorstep and you’ll arrive at the white sandy beaches of Anjuna, Baga, Candolim, Calangute and Vagator. And if you wish to explore some night life, then choose from landmarks such as Club Cabana, Ingo’s Saturday night market, or Down The Road pub.
Como en Casa offers travellers comfortable and affordable accommodation in truly relaxed Goan style. Base yourself at the centre of your holiday destination and let your moods guide you.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Candolim beach, 9km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
• Bed linen and towels are changed twice a week.
The Goa / West India / Goa region
Located on the west coastline of India, Goa is a tiny state popular to tourists for its unique mix of native and Portuguese cultures and architecture. Goa is primarily a beach resort ensconced between the verdant hills of Western Ghats on the east and the turquoise Arabian Sea on the west. Panjim, located on the banks of the Mandovi River is the Capital city. Goa is listed among the top 10 tourist destinations in India.
Swaying palms, white sands and sparkling waters: the three essential elements that attract 2 million visitors annually to Goa’s balmy shores. Infact, many foreigners have made Goa as their home for its laid-back and relaxed lifestyle !
A solitary Portuguese outpost in India for almost 500 years, the influence of colonial rule can still be seen everywhere: in the exquisite, crumbling architecture. Not surprising because not only is Goa indescribably gorgeous, but because it also is the home of an inclusive, diverse, happy people steeped in the intoxicating culture of "susegado" -- taking it easy. Goans are known for their susegad way of life and the locals often joke about the three things Goans do best: khavap, pivap, nidap. Or eat, drink, and sleep. The drinking, of course, refers to Feni, a popular homestyle liquor
Goa's charm is hard to smother, as is the delightful nature of its diversity. The state has large populations of both Hindus and Christians who speak the same language, Konkani, with vastly different accents. Churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus are as much at home here as the colorful domes of the Mangeshi temple.
The Goan identity is rooted, among other things, in deep enjoyment of food and drink. Nowhere else in India will you find the laid-back languidness of a Goan lunchtime, the easy charms of its people or the soothing serenity of a day on its beaches.
Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In the winter time, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come to Goa to enjoy the splendid climate. In the summertime (which, in Goa, is the rainy season), tourists from across India come to spend the holidays. The best, and most popular, time to visit Goa is during the cooler months of November to March, when the weather is wonderful, rain is a distant memory, and the seas are calm and clear. As March stretches into April and May, the weather grows hot and humid, and swimming becomes trickier due to rougher seas.
Many Goans, however, feel that the monsoon, which douses Goa between June and the end of September, is when the state is at its very best. Parties and celebrations are held to welcome the rains, and the countryside turns lush and green almost overnight. Swimming in the sea generally is off-limits during monsoon, since tides are strong.
Although unbeatably, the best time for visitors to visit Goa is over the short Christmas and New Year period, the weather is glorious, the atmosphere is suitably festive and fireworks grace the evening sky. This is when all the best parties are held, and music festivals grace the northern coast’s clubs and beaches
Things to do
But there's far more to discover here than the exquisite pleasure of warm sand between your toes. Pep up your stay with a wander around a vanilla-scented spice plantation, stroll the bird-filled banks of the state's gentle rivers, poke around centuries-old cathedrals, and venture out to white-water waterfalls. There’s heaps of activities to do around, shopping, water sports, floating Casinos, dolphin cruises, kayaking, religious festivals, ancient architecture etc etc.
Goa time zone is five and a half hours ahead of GMT
The electricity supply is 220 or 240 volts so most UK appliances will work with a plug adaptor.
The Panjim / Porvorim area
Porvorim is situated on the banks of River Mandovi, with an excellent view of the state capital Panjim. It is popularly known as the legislative capital of Goa. An extended suburb of prestigious Panjim, Porvorim is considered an upmarket residential hub as it lies on the prime Mumbai-Goa highway NH-17.
Sandwiched between Panjim and Mapusa, with a distance of 5kms on either side, Porvorim is a self-sufficient village, which provides facilities no short of a town or a small city. Tourist folks usually visit this peaceful paradise to enjoy some leisure.
Surrounded by villages such as Guirim, Aldona, Assanora, Tivim. Porvorim is also a home to several educational and other governmental institutes. There are hospitals, Health Centres and medicine shops around making it a perfect area for a holiday break.
Popular beaches as Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator, Candolim, Baga and Miramar are within 10 minutes’ drive. Other scenic spots such as the Teracol Fort, Aguada Fort, Dona Paula jetty and world heritage areas such as Old Goa are just 20 minutes away.
• English, Hindi, Konkani (mother tongue).
• Check out the Saturday night bazaar of Calangute, famous for its range of items like foodstuff, souvenirs, pottery and textiles.
• Friday bazaar at Mapusa
Eat Outs around;
• O’Coqueiro Goan/Portuguese cuisine,
• Navtara vegetarian restaurant,
• Bhojan restaurant.
• Body massage
• M B Prabhu Acupuncture
How to get there
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By Air :
Goa has its airport Dabolim which is situated 4Km from Vasco da Gama.
Goa is well connected by air from Delhi and Mumbai.
By Train :
Goa’s Konkan Railways has two daily services running. One is the Konkan –Kanyakumari Express and the other is the Madgaon- Mumbai Express. Its train services to Delhi have improved drastically with its super fast Rajdhani Express.
By Bus :
Kadamba, the Goan transport corporation has its services running throughout the city.
Private Taxis :
Taxis are always more comfortable and convenient. However Goa has a unique concept of Motorcycle Taxis, locally known as “Pilots”. This is a pillion-passenger service which is actually fun and a quicker and cheaper way for hopping from one place to the other, especially when it comes to beaches.
Traveling in Goa:
By Renting out Motorbikes
Activities near Panjim
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Pre Season||1 Oct 12||15 Dec 12||£ 499||£ 96||£ 238||Flexible|
|High Season||15 Dec 12||9 Jan 13||£ 580||£ 110||£ 280||Flexible|
|Season||9 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 499||£ 96||£ 238||1 Night|
|Low Season||1 Mar 13||31 May 13||£ 399||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
• Airport pickup is included in the tariff.
• A supplemental 100 GBP is applicable per booking for the period between 24Dec until 6Jan (festive season).
• A 50% advance deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 60 days prior to date of arrival. In cases where the booking dates are within 60 days or less, 100% payment is applicable.
• Cancellations or Unconfirmed bookings (within 60 days of booked dates) will incur a loss of deposit amount.
• A refundable deposit of 150 GBP will be collected for confirmed bookings to cover any loss/damages to key holdings within the premises.
• Payments can be issued in US Dollar, Euro or British Pounds via bank transfer.Enquire now
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