About and around

Your host: Andrea

Growing up in Switzerland (Lucerne) I decided to discover the world at the age of 19 after graduating as a graphic designer. After spending many years traveling to the South Pacific, getting married and raising a wonderful son, I decided to follow my heart and travel to India. Since my first arrival in India I fell in love with this country. For several years I have moved the center of my life to the south of Goa. During the monsoon I go back to Switzerland for a few weeks and work as a TCM acupuncturist and freelance graphic designer.  

With the loving (and sometimes very exhausting) renovation of my condominium, I have fulfilled a dream: I have become a host! 

I hope my lovingly renovated and well equipped apartment will make your stay a great experience.  


Canacona, Goa, India 

The south of Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches. From Canacona, discover nature in the hills, visit Cotigao or Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, have a walk on a remoted beach, venture into the historic sites of the Portuguese or decide to take a spontaneous yoga class.  

Driving south:

  • Patnem Beach 5 min 
  • Rajbagh Beach 7 min – accessible during low tide from Patnem Beach. Nice walk, about 20 min.  
  • Talpona Beach 20 min – take the backroads and enjoy the serene drive over the famous blue bridge in Sadolxem 
  • Galgibaga Beach (Turtle Beach) 10 min (highway) / 25 min (backroads) – no beach activities. Just enjoy the beauty of the place. 

Driving north:

  • Palolem Beach 7 min 
  • Agonda Beach 20 min 
  • Cola Beach and Blue Lagoon 30 min