Sanguem Tourism

Located in South Goa, Sanguem is one of the five sub-districts that constitute it. It’s a small quaint place, with the feel of a cozy hamlet. Ruled by the King of Soonda, the pace of this place is still easy going. It was invaded by the Portuguese and co opted it in their territory later on.

Sanguem is your typical off beat holiday destination, which is not really hounded by hordes of tourists. On your typical visit to the land of hippies and parties, Goa, you can take a retreat to Sanguem. It forms your typical eco-tourism spot, with lush greenery all around.

There’s a beautiful spice farm, with plantations of all sorts of crops that grow up in the terrain and weather. It is a well preserved greenhouse like place, with all things and substances organic sprucing up. There’s solitary boulevards and crisp humid air to soak in. The sun is subtle on these lands and the skies are cloudy and gay.

Sanguem boasts of guzzling waterfalls, that conjure up the most pristine and beautiful imagery, specially during the monsoons. Encrusted between the greens, tucked far away from the din of the city, they form for the perfect getaway for any tourist, traveller and even the locals.

Far and wide, even at a distance the horizon shows up green patches of hills and fields with the occasional sighting of undulated formations, through which the floating clouds meander. The place is quite scenic and picturesque, in a offbeat, natural kind of way. 

Essential travel information and Sanguem tips for your visit

Time Zone: UTC+05:30

Currency: Rupees

Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is 220-240 Volts AC. There’s availability of 2G broadband services on mobile phones.

Languages: Konkani and Kannada are the main languages spoken in Sanguem.


  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Emergency Disaster Management: 108

Tipping: It is not expected of people to tip, but it is no doubt appreciated.


  • Joining hands to a “Namaste” is a common form of greeting people.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a temple or any other religious place and wash your hands before entering the premises.
  • Sanguem experiences heavy rainfall throughout the year. It is advised to carry raincoats and umbrellas on you.
  • Know the pollution level of Sanguem before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.58 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 63.46 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 69.74 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50.69 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Sanguem for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sanguem.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.96 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64.58 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.46 (Low)
    • Attacks 48.96 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.96 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.3 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.13 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Sanguem is 121.31 (High)

    • Safety Index 51.02 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.49 (High)
    • Pollution Index 52.46 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.21 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.83 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.48 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 44.64 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sanguem

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.62 USD

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