Canacona Island

  • 4.8

    Location: Canacona Island, Kanika, Goa, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 3 – 4 hours ( approximately)

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    The Marvelous island anaconda is situated on the bay of Palolem beach near Agonda beach in the city of Canacona, under the state of Goa, India. It is also called Monkey Island. This wooded island was once inhabited by monkeys that lived in nearby forests that’s why it is called Monkey Island. This is a great picnic spot and one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Goa. The greenness of this place attracts tourists the most. It is a relaxing place. If you are in Goa you must visit this place. Otherwise, you will regret it. So, don’t miss it


    Situated in the bay of the famous Palolem beach this Island looks majestic. It is full of green. Which looks so amazing and treats your eyes. The natural beauty of the place will give you a break from your day-to-day monotonous life. You will feel relaxed. It is said that nature heals from the inside. This goes perfectly with this place. Visiting this place will heal you from the inside. You can have a wonderful time here with your family and friends. So, take a break and visit this mesmerizing place.


    This beach is very amazing. Here you can enjoy your family time as well as you can hang out with your friends. Here you can also enjoy your Weekends. Actually, there is no History behind this place. People from different places come to enjoy themselves here.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Canacona island is surrounded by the great Arabian sea. If you are lucky enough then you may see the Dolphins in the sea. That will be a lifetime experience for you. This Island has some water activists too. Such as snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. During the low tides swimming around the Island and sunbathing is also enjoyable activity.

    Opening Hours

    There is no particular opening and closing time for this excellent beach. Canacona Island is open every day of the week and 24 hours a day. So you can go there anytime when you want. But you may go there during the day.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee on this Island. A visitor does not need to pay any fee to visit this splendid island. It is free for all.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to Canacona Island is the Goa international airport. Which is located at a distance of 62.1 km from this Island. Local transports are easily available at the airport. Which can take you to your destination. 

    By train: The nearest railway station to this place is the Karwan railway station. Which is situated at a distance of 36 km from the Island. This railway station is well connected with the other cities of Goa. Taxis and cabs are easily available at the railway station. You can hire them to go to the Island or you can go via bus also. That will be cheaper.

    The ferry and Its timing:

     A person can reach the beach by swimming or can take the ferry. The ferry from the beach to the island takes around 20 minutes.

    The timing of the ferries is from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

    Tips for Travellers

    You need to carry some important things with you when you are visiting this place. You must carry sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn. You also should choose the correct footwear and also carry hats, or caps with you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this place is safe for visitors. Lots of people come to visit this place. You will meet different kinds of people here. So, you need to be careful. For your help here is the local police station information for you:

    Location: Edapally Panvel Highway(NH-17), Mastimol, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

    Google map:

    Phone no: +91 832 264 3357

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Photography is allowed on this wonderful beach and this is a paradise for photography. Those who love photography will surely love this place. The beauty of this place is the main subject of photography here. You can click your picture. The beautiful scenery of this place can give you an excellent backdrop for your photos. 

    Que-03: When is the best time to visit Canacona Island?

    Ans: The gorgeous Island Canacona can be visited at any time of the year. But November to February is considered to be the best time to visit this place. During these months the weather in the city of Canacona remains pleasant and travel-friendly. It is the best time for sightseeing.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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