Morjim is a town in North Goa, especially popular among tourists. Hence, there are a plenty of budget hotels in Morjim that suit every pocket. Preferred hotels near Morjim include FabHotel Ashvem Beach Resort. There are also great hotels in Calangute, such as FabHotel Sarala Crown and FabHotel Millennium Inn. Located close to the sandy shore, all these FabHotels offer complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi access for a pleasant stay.
Morjim is a village located in the northern part of Goa. It has a beach with vast stretches of golden sand, dotted with palm and casuarinas. The Chapora River, which meets the Arabian Sea here, further adds to its beauty. Morjim Beach is visited by hundreds of Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, during the breeding season. If you come here during the phenomenon, you may get to see turtles coming to nest, eggs laid by them or baby turtles heading to the sea. Morjim is a popular spot for bird spotting, and birds that can be spotted here include sand plovers, quills, bay-backed shrikes, cuckoos, turnstones, sandpipers and kingfishers. If you are really lucky, you might get to see dolphins jumping in and out of the sea.
Shopping and Dining in Morjim
You can buy souvenirs and items of daily use from shops in the area. Trinkets, stationary, jewelry, sandals, handbags, clothing and accessories are also available at the stores here. Morjim is also home to several beach shacks offering delicious seafood. Some popular places to eat in and around Morjim are Elevar, Nanu’s restaurant, The Rice Mill - Café Bar, Porto Fino Tavern and Albert Shack. You can also head to Flor Do Mar, Asian Restaurant, Divine Gypsies, Planet Bollywood, Del Mar Café, Boom Shack Lounge, Rock Bite, Rainbow Bar & Restaurant, Taste of India, Fish, Goan Kitchen, Green Apple Bar & Restaurant, Fish N Feni, Café Dolphin Bar & Restaurant, Patisserie Delicieux, Satpurush Hotel, S2 Beach Shack and Golden Eye Beach Shack.
Attractions in and around Morjim
The biggest attraction in Morjim is Morjim Beach. Apart from this, several other places of interest are nearby, including:
• Chapora Fort and Beach (11.6 km)
• Ashvem Beach (2.7 km)
• Splashdown Waterpark (11.5)
• Coach Park (12.7 km)
• Church of Mae De Deus (16.7 km)
How to Reach Morjim
One can reach Morjim by hiring a cab, bike or auto-rickshaw from Panaji, the capital of Goa, which is approximately 28.1 km away. Goa International Airport is 51 km away, while Thivim Railway Station is located 19.3 km away from Morjim. From the railway station and airport, you can easily reach the financial capital of the country, Mumbai. Alternatively, you can also drive on National Highway 66 through the lush Western Ghats to reach the metropolis. There are hordes of budget hotels in Mumbai, such as FabHotel Swamini Niwas Malad East and FabHotel Hyson International MIDC.