If you thought Fontainhas was all about lazing about and slowing down, you’re rather mistaken. You could do that if it appealed to you, but for a bit of activity, there’s lots to do. Enjoy a walk around the quarter, taking in the heritage homes, restaurants, art galleries, chapel, temple, cafés and local pub. Take the fabulous stairway (almost a scaled down version of Rome’s Spanish Steps!) up to the grand Bishop’s Palace in Altinho, the hill overlooking Panjim that houses spectacular heritage homes and the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts with its café Bodega. If you’re feeling lucky, you could hop onto a floating on the Mandovi river nearby. And while the beach is just 10 minutes away by car in Miramar, we guarantee you won’t miss it for a minute!