St Jacinto Island

Location

St Jacinto Island is located on Panaji-Vasco-da-Gama road. It is 7kms from Vasco Da Gama, 25kms from Margao and 23kms from Panaji, the state capital.

How to Reach

The St Jacinto Island has a regular bus service from Panaji and Vasco-Da-Gama. You can disembark from bus at St Jacinto Island. You can also hire a taxi or motorbike to reach from any location in Goa.

Highlights

This beautiful Island St Jacinto has old houses and a picturesque chapel. One often passes the San Jacinto Island while on the way to or from the Dabolim airport. There is an old chapel situated here that has an underground tunnel to the other side of the river to Siridao. There is also a church in the area known as the St Hyacinthi Church that celebrates the feast on the last Sunday of September. One can even see an Old Portuguese lighthouse on the island.

In the year 1927 a vow was made by the inhabitants of the island who purchased the place not to sell or lease it out to any projects. Therefore the island still has its natural charm. At low tide along the Chicalim coastline, further up the road towards Vasco from Sao Jacinto Island is a tiny islet with a crucifix on it, locally called San Antonio.


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