The Britona Riverside Complex is a cluster of neat cottages very close to Panaji city and just across the River Mandovi is an ideal accommodation for economy tourists like excursion groups and students. Having dormitory style accommodation facilities, there is an outdoor kitchen for those groups that wish to do a spot of cookin, or organize a barbeque for the night. There’s lots of water at Britona Residency, sweet water, not brackish. There are two restaurants nearby catering to vegetarians and non-vegetarians respectively.
Three twenty bedded cottages at Rs.110 per bed per night only given out to groups. In addition there is one ten-bedded cottage and another four bedded cottage. One cottage has only floor accommodation where guests bring their own bedding. Total capacity of the Britona Residency is 74 beds, ideal for school, colleges, and clubs.
The Residency is set in a garden with some rare old rain trees and one magnificent banyan tree. To the rear of the cottages, rises Betim hill and one can do a bit of hiking if one is so inclined. The Residency is just across the river Mandovi with Panjim smiling sleepily across. One can hop on to the Betim ferry which is free for pedestrians, chug across the river to Panjim city and explore the wonders of Goa capital to one’s hearts content.
Penha de Franca church one of the earliest built churches in Bardez taluka (1526) stands right at the banks of the Mandovi River.
It is a great place to laze on the riverbanks whilst angling for fish.