The Dabolim airport is situated about 1h30 by car from La Mangrove.
We can organize your transfer from and to the airport.
The nearest ATM’s are in Mashem and Chaudi, Canacona.
Goa is famous for its beaches which all have got lifeguards so that you can swim safely. Galgibag beach is the closest from La Mangrove (2kms). Topless sunbathing for women is not recommended in India.
As a means of transport, as well as being good for your health and the environment, we have bikes available to go around the neighborhood. The ride to the beach is about 2km along a beautiful tropical landscape.
There is a local bus stop just in front of La Mangrove that goes to the beach and to Canacona bus station. From there you can take several buses to Margao and Panjim. If you come from the South, you can take a bus from Karwar to Goa / Canacona and get off at Poinguinim from where you can take a local bus or a rickshaw to Katebag / La Mangrove.
CLIMATE & CLOTHING
Goa has a tropical climate with two main seasons: the dry season from October till May and the rainy season from June to September. Temperatures remain hot all year long: between 28-38 degrees during the day and between 16-20 degrees at night. In December, January and February, evenings can be fresh, especially on a scooter or bike. We therefore advise you to bring a sweater and scarf if you are sensitive to the cold. The tipis of La Mangrove have nice warm blankets to make sure you have a good sleep.
DRINKING WATER AND FOOD
We provide free filtered drinking water at La Mangrove and all our vegetables are washed with filtered water. Bottled drinking water is available everywhere in Goa/India.
The voltage is 220V with European plugs (France, Netherlands, Germany). However, Goa sometimes has power cuts so we advise you to bring a torch.
Wifi is available for free everywhere in La Mangrove.
You can get most medicines you might need at local pharmacists. However, you may want to bring a basic first aid kit. Check if you have the right vaccinations before departure. Doctors can be called on demand and the closest hospital is 12 kms away.
You can exchange money at La Mangrove and in most tourist places. We also accept euros, pounds and US dollars.
At the time of writing €1 = 65 Rupees; £1 = 72 INR and $1 = 44 Rupees.
Many people ask us about mosquitoes, because La Mangrove is on the river. We can assure you, there aren’t more mosquitoes in La Mangrove than the rest of Goa. The tidal river doesn’t provide mosquitoes with a habitat as the water is salty and runs regularly. Mosquitoes mostly nest in stagnant water which you will find more near ponds or in denser touristic places. They appear early in the mornings and evenings for a few hours. You can bring or buy mosquito repellent in Goa.
MOTORBIKE & SCOOTER RENTAL
You can rent bikes, motorbikes and scooters at La Mangrove. We just want to remind you that you will have to drive on the left side (as in England) and that the drive is not always as easy as in Europe.
The river is tidal with salt water. You can swim in it but we advise you to wear plastic shoes to avoid cutting your feet on the shells.
Our tipis have a wooden box with a locker to keep your valuables. However, you can also leave them at the reception where we will keep them in a safe.
TAXIS & RICKSHAWS
We can organize rickshaws and taxis on demand to go anywhere at any time.
Please check with your local Indian consulate what are the conditions and delays to get your Visa to come to India.
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