Nestled away from the bustling tourism hub of Candolim, the serene village of Ximer stands out with its iconic Portuguese-style casas, untouched beauty, vibrant community, and strong commitment to authentic values passed down through generations. Unlike the commercialized areas of North Goa, Ximer offers travelers a glimpse into a simpler way of life, where time slows down and the natural world takes center stage.
The locals still sell freshly-baked Goan bread (Poi) and milk from their bicycles while the fishing community continues to thrive, with daily catches of Chaunak, Redsnapper, Modso, and Mackerel. The sprawling green canopy, adorned with lush mango, jackfruit, and coconut palm trees, presents a serene and visually-striking landscape. With a clean beautiful beach and clear waters, it functions as a perfect traveler’s retreat.
Ximer is not just a village, it’s a close-knit community where everyone looks out for each other, including the local fauna. The dogs and cats in the area are not just pets of individual households; they are cherished as members of the entire community. Moreover, the air in this place is alive with delicate and sweet melodies of rare birds, including the Red-vented Bulbul, Indian Paradise Flycatcher, Magpie-Robin, Kingfisher, as well as various species of drongos and sunbirds. Their lively chirps and calls can be heard throughout the day, providing a symphony of sound that complements the natural beauty of the area.
This avian diversity as well as the communal relationship with animals is a reflection of the villagers’ deep sense of responsibility towards their surroundings, which extends beyond human beings to include all living beings. With its warm hospitality, rich culture, and stunning surroundings, Ximer is a true gem waiting to be discovered. We invite you to experience the magic of this unique village, as all roads here lead to HOM.