You can walk along the Miramar-Caranzalem road or step on to the beach and walk up to Donapaula. Catch a bus to the Dona Paula jetty is a popular fishing spot and home to the restaurant Menino’s, famous for its chorispao. From here one can also experience the spectacular vista of the Mormugao Harbour with the great cargo vessels neatly arranged on the horizon.
If you’re in the mood for more modern entertainment, check out the Goa Science Museum which is just three minutes’ walk from the Miramar Residency. One can also amble down the promenade till you reach the Kala Academy, that popular centre for performing arts in Goa.
The Governor’s residence Cabo Raj Bhavan is worth seeing but don’t forget to apply for permission. The British cemetery lies quietly outside the Raj Bhavan walls. Talking of cemeteries, the St Inez cemetery is a thing of great beauty and tranquillity, with sculptures almost a hundred years old, stately tribute to fallen soldiers.
Guests can also visit a number restaurants in the vicinity that serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare and can also stop over to taste local cuisine at several small eateries that serve chaat, sausage rolls, burgers, chops, cutlets, croquettes and chicken shawarmar.
The Kadamba bus terminus lies just near the commercial centre, at Patto Plaza. Buses from here connect you all over the state. All outstation buses also depart from here.