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Best water sports in goa

Goa is one of the most popular tourist places in India. It attracts a large number of tourists from around the world. International and National tourists visit this smallest state round the year, in a large number. In Goa are several places to visit & tourist attraction points. However, goa is mostly famous for its water sports activities! Adventure seekers or not, you must not miss them out. It is truly a great way to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. So get ready for ‘Sun, Sand and Sea’ and not to forget the thrilling water sports. Some of these adventure sports are available throughout the year while many are season specific.

Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a unique surface water sport that combines a blend of surfing & sailing. Windsurfing also called boardsailing, windsurfing lends itself to a wide variety of water types and conditions. Although it is normally practiced by individuals. The right time to do windsurfing for learners is morning breeze light and steady; while stronger winds that set in during the afternoon offer a perfect challenge for the experienced once. Windsurfing water sport you can in Goa at Bogmalo Beach, Miramar Beach, Calangute Beach, Colva Beach, Palolem Beach, Baga Beach, aroossim beach, Utorda Beach, Banaulim beach and Vagatore Beach. Windsurfing is one of the best water sport in Goa, the best beach for Windsurfing in north goa is Calangute and Vagatore beach, in south goa is Dona Paula and Bogmalo beach.

 

Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy Sailing is the activity of sailing small boats, which hold three to four persons comfortably. Dinghy sailing water sports is as much fun as windsurfing with powered by the wind in Goa. Dinghy sailing is one of the best water sport in Goa, it is a great way to get out on the water and experience the thrill of sailing. Dinghy sailing water sport you can do in Goa at Dona Paula Beach.

 

Scuba Diving 

Scuba diving is perhaps the best mode of exploring the fantastic underwater world. In the simplest sense, the sports involve venturing into the seawaters, armed with SCUBA (Self  Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Scuba diving is different from other forms of underwater activities as it lets you stay in the water for long periods. Scuba diving in Goa is an excellent adventure that you must undertake if you are seeking thrill and action. Come face to face with colorful and diverse marine creatures of the sea and admire them up close with this activity. The best place to do Scuba diving in goa is in North Grand Island and in South Dream Island.

 

Water Skiing

Water Skiing is surface water sports on a broad ski-like runner while being towed pulled behind a boat. The skier holds onto a handle on a rope attached to the rear of the boat and leans slightly backward. Water skiing is an adventure that gives you seeking thrill and action. Water skiing is one of the best water sport in Goa, one can try water skiing in Goa in the various beaches of Goa, like Arossim, Utorda, Mobor, Candolim and Baga beach.

Parasailing

Parasailing is a sport which also known as Parakiting, which is recreational of kiting activity. Parasailers are put into a harness that is attached to a parachute. They hold on to a rope and are towed behind a high-speed boat. The parachute helps parasailers to rise up into the air behind the boat and enjoy the thrill and also to get a good, high view of the scenery around them. Parasailing is one of the best water sport in Goa, parasailing in Goa is a must to do activity for all thrill-seekers and can be enjoyed at various beaches in Goa such as Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Majorda, Dona Paula and Colva beach.

 

 Jetski

Motorbikes that can ride on the water – jet skiing is a high-speed water sport that is great for developing your balance and coordination skills as well as your leg muscles. Jet skiing is the easiest to pick up. It’s also the fastest, and it’s the adrenaline attached to that speed that attracts thousands of people to the sport. Jet ski fastest and most maneuverable boat and that’s why lifeguards and marines use them. This water sport is an adventure that gives you seeking thrill and action. Jet ski is one of the best water sport in Goa, jet ski in Goa is a must to do the activity and can be enjoyed at various beaches in Goa such as Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Majorda, Dona Paula and Colva beach.

 

Kayaking

Kayaking has become an increasingly popular means of enjoying sporting and leisure boating activities. Kayaking is a racing sport using a kayak for moving across water, which is a small, narrow boat propelled by means of a double – blade paddle. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler. Most of the kayaks used have closed decks. Kayaks are water displacement vessels, which means they float just below the surface, forcing the water to be pushed aside as they move. Kayaking is more commonly a recreational activity than a competitive one. Traveling in a kayak feels like you are tricking the universe. The boat has the impression of being vulnerable because it’s small an ocean-going boat that you can carry with one hand and once you gain some skills in it, the kayak is the safest and most seaworthy boat in the world. Kayaking is one of the best water sport in Goa, kayaking at Mandrem beach in Goa is the ultimate stress buster, where you will paddle through mangrove forests. This exciting two hours long activity begin at around 16:00 in the evening from Bambolim beach.

 

Rafting

Rafting is undoubtedly one of the most enthralling and physically demanding adventure activities in the world. It is a water sport replete with adventure and fun but is risky and requires ample safety measures in place. Navigation a river in an inflatable raft involves challenges and requires a great deal of teamwork. Rafting is also an extremely popular recreational activity practiced in most countries around the world. All rafting races are conducted on natural river courses that lead through rapids. Rafting in Goa from June to October is must to do activity for all thrill-seekers and can be enjoyed at Mhadei River.

 

 Flyboarding 

Flyboarding is an extreme water sport in which flyers compete using equipment called fly board. Fly boards were invented by French watercraft ride in the autumn of 2012 and were introduced to the world in the 2012 jet ski world championship in China. Flyboard is a brand of hydroflighting device which supplies propulsion to drive the fly board into the air to perform a sport. A fly board rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft, which in turn propels at the other end high up into the sky and allows to perform a variety of maneuvers like flip and spins. Fly board is one of the best water sport in Goa, it quickly becomes popular among water sport enthusiasts which led the way to a competitive sport to be developed out of it. There’s nothing quite like the bonding experience of flyboarding. If you can conquer independent human flight, you can conquer anything. This enthralling and physically demanding water sport in India you can do in Goa on Baina Beach.

 

Banana Ride

Banana boat ride which is an inflatable boat can accommodate around 4 to 6 people at a ride. This boat is linked to a speedboat that pulls it, bumping along the choppy waves. The banana boat ride is a fun and exciting water activity that both children and young people can enjoy. The challenge for everyone who riding the banana boat must hold on as tight as possible as the inflatable boat thereby dropping its passengers into the water. Even if you do not know how to swim, the safety gear and your efficient guides will keep you safe. This makes it the best part of this activity that one does not require to know how to swim to enjoy the exhilaration of this water ride. The banana boat ride is one of the best water sport in Goa, this enthralling banana boat ride you can enjoy in Goa at Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Majorda, Dona Paula, Colva beach and at some other beaches.

Check out our adventurous watersports packages for an exhilarating and adventurous holiday.


1.WATER SPORTS: (2hrs) 1485/-Per Person

• Parasailing

• Jetski

• Banana

• Bumper

• Speed boat

Itinerary at:   https://goaplanners.com/product/watersports-combo-at-goa/


2. SCUBA AT GRAND ISLAND (8 am to 5 pm) 2025/-Per Person

• Pick up and drop (nearby hotel)

• Island trip on the boat

• Dolphin watching (depend on your luck)

• Free beers, snacks, water bottle & cold drinks

• Scuba Diving with free photography and video shoot

• Veg – Nonveg lunch

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/scuba-diving-at-grand-island/


3(A). SCUBA DIVING AND WATER SPORTS COMBO AT MALVAN (07:30 am to 06:30 pm) 2484/-Per Person

• Pick up and Drop (nearby hotel)

• Breakfast, Veg/Non-Veg Lunch and Water Bottle

• Jetski

• Banana

• Bumper

• Sleeping Bumper

• Sea Water Roller

• Body Zorbing

• Speed boat

• Parasailing

• Scuba with free photos and videos

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/scuba-and-water-sports-combo-at-malvan-beach/


3(B). SCUBA AT GRAND ISLAND AND WATER SPORTS COMBO: (7:30 Am -5:30 Pm) 3348/-Per Person

• Pick up and Drop (nearby hotel)

• Island trip on the boat

• Dolphin watching (depend on your luck)

• Beers, snacks, water bottle & cold drink

• Veg/Non-Veg Buffet Lunch

• Jetski

• Banana

• Bumper

• Boat Ride

• Parasailing

• Scuba with free photos and videos.

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/scuba-at-grand-island-and-water-sports-combo/


4. DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS (06:30 am to 06 pm): 1620/-

• Pick up and Drop (nearby hotel)

• Veg Non-Veg Lunch

• Jeep safari

• Life Jacket

• Spice plantation tour

• Old Goa Church

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/dudhsagar-waterfalls/


5. GRAND ISLAND TOUR: (8 am to 5 pm)1080/- Per Person

• Pick up and drop (nearby hotel)

• Island trip on the boat

• Dolphin watching (depend on your luck)

• Snorkeling at Island waters

• Beers, snacks, cold drinks & water bottle

• Veg – Nonveg lunch

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/grand-island-trip-with-snorkeling/


6. DAY PARTY CRUISE: 1350/- Per Person

• Pick up and Drop (nearby hotel)

• Sightseeing of Famous Attraction by Boat

• Kayaking

• Sup board

• Fishing (providing handmade equipment)

• Life jacket

• Snacks

• Veg & Non-Veg Meal

• Water bottles

• Soft drinks

• Chilled beers

Facilities:

• Seating Space

• DJ music

• Upper deck

• Wash Room and Changing Room.

Children till 5 years complementary, 6-9 years 50% charge

Timings: There are two trips each day

09:00 am to 01:00 pm (1st trip)

01:00 pm to 06:30 pm ( 2nd trip )

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/day-party-cruise/


7. FLYBOARDING: 2484/- Per Person

• Photos & Videos While You Do Flyboarding

• Speed Boat Cruising

• Kayaking

• Stand up Paddle Boat

• Sighting Eagle Island

• Swimming

Package Inclusions:

Pre Boarding Training

Internationally Certified Trainers

100% Injury & Risk-Free Activity

All Floating Equipment

Safety Gear

Life Jackets

Timing Between: 08:00 Am To 06:00 Pm

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/fly-boarding-at-goa/


8. SEA RAFTING: 1827/- Per Person

• Video & Photo Services (Payable at Counter)

• Rafting Kit on Rent (t-shirt & shoes)

• Souvenir Frames

Timings: 10:30 Am, 12:30 Pm, 02:30 Pm & 04:30 Pm

Itinerary at: https://goaplanners.com/product/sea-rafting/

Payment procedure: You have to pay advance 30% to book at the checkout page

And the remaining 70% on the day of activity 


So whether you are a relaxed first-timer or an adventurous expert, the watersports of Goa have something for everyone. 



Further Read: BEST BEACHES IN GOA

 

 

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Goa At Its Best

Goa is the smallest Indian state that lies on the western coast of India. It was liberated from the rule of Portuguese in 1961 and is considered the 25th State in the Union of State of India. On 30th May 1987, it becomes a separate State.


The area of Goa is 3,702 square kilometers. Goa is also known as the fourth-smallest populated state of India. Goa is bounded by Maharashtra to its North, Eastern and Southern bounded by Karnataka, while the Western Coast is formed by the Arabian Sea.


Goa is a state located on the south-western coast of India within the coastal region known as the Konkan, separated from the Deccan highlands of the state of Karnataka by the Western Ghats. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population and is bounded by Karnataka to the east and south and Maharashtra to the north, with the Arabian Sea forming its western coast.  It is accessible via a train or an airplane. Madgaon is the best railway station to drop on and is the only junction in Goa accessible from all the parts of the country!

A person will be thrilled and amused once their transport halts at Goa, the picturesque and scenic beauty creates a beautiful image in our minds leaving us spellbound in amazement!


The largest city of Goa is Vasco de Gama while Panaji is the capital of the state. The historic city of Margao is still the influence culture of the Portuguese. It is because the Portuguese first landed here as merchants and then conquered the land in the early 16th Century. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by the Indian Army in 1961.

Goa is known for its striking landscape, famous white sand beaches, churches, world Heritage-listed architecture and Goa nightlife. Goa is one of the most visited tourist places in India. It attracts a large number of tourists from around the world. International and National tourists visit this smallest state round the year, in a large number. In Goa are several places to visit & tourist attraction points.



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Now that you have landed in Goa, the next you might be searching is a place to live/Accommodation?

With the technological revolution coming up, the best way anyone would suggest would be to book a hotel through online servicing portals/ companies.

 We can firmly say that this sector has managed to keep itself on the positive side of the technological revolution. If we perform a simple search on any search engine (be it Yahoo or Google or Bing!) we might end up with a lot of hotels at Goa. A frantic search may also lead to the type of hotel the person searching had been searching for!

Though, it is suggested that before choosing a hotel online, one must consider the following factors in his/her mind – Ratings of the hotel, Number of stars, Original reviews by the person who have already been there and one should also check the original photos clicked by the users of the rooms!

Following the above might help in finding the right hotel of your choice!

Hence, here are the best hotels to stay in Goa:

·  TAJ EXOTICA GOA - Taj Exotica is a marvel in the stone, provides you with modern five-star accommodations. It is situated near Benaulim beach. It offers breathtaking views of Green hills from rooms. They have polished rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and sitting areas. Guests can enjoy a range of massage treatments from an on-site spa. Suites have dining rooms and whirlpool baths. Room service is available 24*7. Other services include outside pool, 24-hour gym, cricket ground, archery facilities & a 9 hole golf course.

Here is a list of some of 15 Best Resorts in Goa that will make your Vacation extra special. Taj Exotica, The Leela and The Lalit are just few of the list.

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·  ALILA DIWA GOA - Alila Diwa is another famous luxury hotel in Goa. It welcomes you to contemporary architecture and artful room interior. It has its own boundlessness pool with a hot tub. All rooms are well equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, electronic safe, minibar and work desk. The open-air restaurant is the best option for authentic Indian dishes.

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·  Quinta Bougainvillea Bounta Waddo - Quinta Bougainvillea is located in Assagao, near St.Cajetans church. They provide you free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, garden & balcony. The holiday room includes 4 bedrooms and a kitchen. They also provide flat-screen satellite TV.

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·  The Leela Goa - This posh hotel provides you rooms with contemporary décor and balconies. They offer you free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities. Other services include a gym, Ayurvedic spa, 12 hole golf course, tennis court & Italian bars. If you upgrade your quarters, you will have access to the private pool area.

Leela Goa Beach Resort, Cavelossim, India

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         Vivanta By Taj- This hotel provides glass-fronted modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and luxe en suite bathrooms. They also provide minibars. Suites have a separate living room. Room service is available 24*7.

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·  Goa Marriott Resort And Spa- This hotel has elegant rooms with balconies, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi which comes with a fee. They offer free parking, minibars & bottled water. The other services include a fitness center, spa and event facilities. They also provide 24*7 room service.

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· Fortune Acron Regina -This hotel has cozy rooms and suites with modern furnishings. They offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, mini-fridges and desks with ergonomic chairs. 24*7 room service is provided. There is also poolside BBQ and themed dinners.

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·  Nilaya Hermitage- It is a luxurious nature resort located at Arpora. It is located in the deep woods. It provides you with Goa’s deepest swimming pool. Recreational facilities include a fitness center, spa, massage facility & tennis court. The rooms and tents are aesthetically designed.

Top 6 hotels in Goa - Nilaya Hermitage

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Adventure Activities to become engaged in Goa:

A lot of adventure activities and ventures are also carried in Goa for an enthusiast who wants to indulge into and gain a new experience that is something out of the world, something extraordinarily impeccable and full of amazement! People can perform a wide range of adventure activities:

  1. Water sports at Goa are what many people arrive here for! It includes Bumper, Banana, Jet Skiing, speed boat, parasailing and many more! People arriving here go nuts for having a ride over the Jet Ski or parasailing in the sky feeling like a bird.

Parasailing is easy compared to other water sports as it requires no special skills or formal training. A lot of people go for winch parasailing at various beaches in Goa.

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2)  Scuba Diving in Goa occurs at two of its islands namely; Grand Island and Malvan Islands. Scuba diving is one of the prominent activities conducted here. There exists another world under the sea and what’s better than scuba diving to give the underwater realm and gaze at the

submerged life. It is a fun and refreshing activity loved by all and even people who don’t know how to swim can participate in scuba diving too. Moreover, the beauty of the underwater corals, shipwrecks & marines adds to the reason for performing scuba diving at least once in a lifetime!

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3)  Flyboarding – It is a new sport that naïve in India and has recently been introduced in Goa. This action sports sensation is unbelievably exhilarating and an innovative masterpiece for adrenaline junkies all over the world which involves a combination of skills of handling a jet ski and balancing the fly board. And remember, we are talking of high amounts of pressure, so, even a slight change in the direction might lead to a massive disturbance.

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4)  Sea Rafting – one of its kind features of Goa, sea rafting as of now is available only at the beaches of Goa, during the month of October to May. Sea rafting is a water sport similar to that of river rafting except that instead of the river; the sea is the water body in which the rafting is done.

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There are many other activities too like day- party, tours, snorkeling, sightseeing, fishing, having a cultural walk that people can take to spend their time in Goa. However, the ones listed above are a must to do and are present in everyone’s bucket list.

Best Sightseeing in Goa:

Goa lies in the western coastline of India is an amalgam of Indian and Portuguese culture. With its pristine beaches, delicious seafood delicacies and lively nightlife, Goa always attracts many tourists. There are numerous beaches in Goa and they are packed with tourists all around the year. If you are planning for a weekend getaway then Goa is an ideal place to visit. Here are some places in Goa that you shouldn’t miss out..!! (Some of the best sightseeing places in Goa)

1. DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS

DUDHSAGAR means the sea of milk in the Konkani language. It is one of the highest waterfalls in India. It is situated in the Karnataka Goa border and is surrounded by deciduous forests with Rich biodiversity. The best way to reach the waterfalls is by entering the Mollem national park and taking a van allocated by the park. Another route to reach is by trekking from Castle Rock in Karnataka. The best time to visit this waterfall is during monsoon as the force of the waterfall will be less during the dry season.

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2. FORT AGUADA

It is a heritage from Portuguese, built at 1612 in order to provide defense against invading Dutch and Marathas. There is an old lighthouse within the fort which was built in 1864. It stands facing the Arabian Sea and provides a good view of the sea. It is a grand fort with a capacity to hold 79 cannons with other weapons of defense.

Fort Aguada, Candolim, Goa, India

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3. PALOLEM BEACH

PALOLEM beach is in South Goa and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. This beach is full of life in every moment. Besides the things to do on the beach, there are also many things you can do in the nearby locality such as morning yoga class, sightseeing at Monkey Island and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, party in early hours and more. Water sports such as scuba diving, self paddle kayaking are also available.

Goa`s paradise and party beaches. The former portuguese colony belongs to India since 1961. Astrogeo pos.: in the emotional water sign Cancer the sign of beaches as the natural habitat of crabs and an indicator for feeling at home. 2nd coordinate is in the mystical, highly imaginative, relaxed water sign Pisces the sign of the ocean an aspect which indicates an atmosphere of being in the sea. Valid for field level 1 which describes how Goa is embedded in the indian suncontinent.

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4. BASILICA OF BOM JESUS

It is one of the most popular churches in Goa and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the church in which the incorrupt body of St. Francis Xavier is kept. It is built in 1605 and the body of the saint was brought into it in 1622. A modern art gallery is also a part of the basilica. The best time to visit basilica is in the month of December as you can experience the tradition as the feast that takes place along with the Christmas celebration.

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5. ANJUNA FLEA MARKET

The flea market is held on every Wednesday from 9.00 to 18.00 at Anjuna beach. Everything that is available under the sky can be found here. Because of this, the market is famous among both Indians and foreigners. Hippies sold their possessions from jewelry, guitar, clothes and many more. This was the beginning of the famous Anjuna flea market. Tea and snack stalls will be also present.

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Goa is one of the famous places located in the western region of India, particularly famous for the different types of beaches it offers its visitors with its astonishing and amazing views and sights. The picturesque view of the beaches will make you awestruck prolonging you to visit this place. Be it quality time with your loved ones or friends, you could never get everything off the beauty of these beaches. Goa is full of sightseeing and tourist places if one wants to pay a visit and view the beauty, history and enjoy the beauty along with your friends or relatives.

 

 Goa has around 11 Rivers flowing through its borders out into the Arabian Sea


  • Terekhol River

  • Baga River

  • Colval River

  • Mandovi River

  • Zuari River

  • Mandre River

  • Saleri River

  • Harmal River

  • Talpona River

  • Sal River 

  • Galibag River

  • Mandovi River

  • Zuari Rivers

 

Goa has around 13 Forts in North Goa and South Goa


  • Terekhol Fort, North Goa

  • Reis Magos Fort, North Goa

  • Corjuem Fort, North Goa

  • Capora Fort, North Goa

  • Sinquerim Fort, North Goa

  • Aguada Fort, North Goa

  • Cabo de Rama Fort, South Goa

  • St. Estevan Fort, South Goa

  • Rachol Fort, South Goa

  • Nanuz Fort, South Goa

  • Mormugao Fort, South Goa

  • Anjdiv Fort, South Goa 

  • Ponda Fort, South Goa

 

Goa has around 52 Beaches in North Goa and South Goa


  • Querim Beach, North Goa

  • Kalacha Beach, North Goa

  • Arambol Beach, North Goa

  • Mandrem Beach, North Goa

  • Ashwem Beach, North Goa

  • Morjim Beach, North Goa

  • Dream Beach, North Goa

  • Chapora Beach, North Goa

  • Vagator Beach, North Goa

  • Ozran Beach, North Goa

  • Anjuna Beach, North Goa

  • Baga Beach, North Goa

  • Calangute Beach, North Goa

  • Candolim Beach, North Goa

  • Sinquerim Beach, North Goa

  • Coco Beach, North Goa

  • Kegdole Beach, North Goa

  • Miramar Beach, North Goa

  • Caranzalem Beach, North Goa

  • Dona Paula Beach, North Goa

  • Vaiguinim Beach, North Goa

  • Siridao Beach, North Goa

  • Bogmalo Beach, South Goa

  • Baina Beach, South Goa

  • Hansa Beach, South Goa

  • Cansaulim Beach, South Goa

  • Velsao Beach, South Goa

  • Arossim Beach, South Goa

  • Utorda Beach, South Goa

  • Mojorda Beach, South Goa

  • Betalbatim Beach, South Goa

  • Colva Beach, South Goa

  • Sernabatim Beach, South Goa

  • Benaulim Beach, South Goa

  • Varca Beach, South Goa

  • Cavelossim Beach, South Goa

  • Mobor Beach, South Goa

  • Betul Beach, South Goa

  • Canaguinim Beach, South Goa

  • Cabo de Rama Beach, South Goa

  • Kakolem Beach, South Goa Beach

  • Dharvalem Beach, South Goa

  • Cola Beach, South Goa

  • Agonda Beach, South Goa

  • Palolem Beach, South Goa

  • Butterfly Beach, South Goa

  • Pantnem Beach, South Goa

  • Rajbag Beach, South Goa

  • Talpona Beach, South Goa

  • Turtle Beach, South Goa

  • Galgibaga Beach, South Goa 

  • Polem Beach, South Goa

 

 

Further Read: 5 BEST WINTER SPORTS IN GOA

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5 BEST WINTER SPORTS IN GOA

 

 

“I love surfing more than free wifi”

To all the youngsters out there, this statement is no joke but is spoken up by the heart that has felt the thrill and the liveliness during splashing with water.

Goa is an adventure town in itself but it is the water sports in Goa which provide the majority of fun, adding cherry to the top of the cake. This spot of ‘Sun, Sand and Sea’ will never let your senses to be diverted, once you pay your visit there.

 

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You have a variety of choices like surfing the sea, splashing over the waves, or just simply floating on the air. There are many water sports activities to choose from in Goa – speed boat and banana boat rides, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, knee boarding, parasailing, water skiing, and even snorkeling and scuba diving.

The peak time for water sports in Goa are the winter months, between November and February, except  the white water rafting, which is best in the monsoon ,the rivers being full at this time.  Windsurfing, kite surfing, and parasailing, must be done early in the morning when there is very little breeze. The breeze picks up as the day progresses. No operators are found on the beach between June and September. You can choose from the entire range of water sport activities as you have a list of 5 best winter water sports in Goa.

Let’s get familiar with some of the best 5 winter sports in Goa one by one.

SCUBA DIVING

Scuba diving is definitely the best 5 winter sports in Goa. One of the most sought-after adventure sports in Goa, Scuba Diving is the best way to explore the beauty of the underwater life and embrace the vegetation there. The big fish is rare to spot on top of the sea and therefore you have to go down to see them. There are corals too in some sea floors, and ship wrecks. You can see the diverse sharks, octopus, squids, dolphins, snappers, barracuda, and many other species of aquatic life. You can also do a PADI-certified course in Goa, in which a guide accompanies with you in all the dives. There are dives of all levels in Goa, including those for beginners, so no worry for the newbie. Places offering scuba diving are Grand Island, Netrani Island, Pigeon Island, and St. George Island. Using the best gear and legitimate equipment helps in making the experience better and comfortable. The oxygen tank and the tube connected to a mouthpiece will help you breathe much better when you are inside the ocean.  Experience the adrenaline rush as you dive into the cool ocean water and gaze the colorful fishes. It’s a perfect adventure for the ones who are looking for some thrill and adventure in Goa. Dolphin sights are very commonly seen while you're discovering marine life in the sea. 

 

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SNORKELING

Snorkeling although widely practiced in a wide coastline and the Arabian Sea, there is plenty of opportunity for snorkeling in Goa. The water is rich in marine life. If lucky you can get a chance to see snappers, barracudas, batfish, lionfish, angelfish, and others. October to March is usually the peak time for snorkeling. It is amongst the easiest and is counted among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa a beginner could indulge in. Snorkeling can be carried out from October to March and requires no major swimming skills.

 

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KAYAKING
so what comes the next in the list of best 5 winter water sports in Goa..?Speed is not always the best way to enjoy water sport. Slowly taste the pleasures of the water sports by doing kayaking in Goa. Ride slowly on the narrow channels, backwaters, rivers, through the mangroves, in the mini bays, or the wide open sea. Kayaking provides you with the golden opportunity to admire the nature, see the birds chirping as you approach them slowly without making noise. You can observe osprey, kingfishers, sea eagles, and many bats up-close. Take snaps to carry this with you lifelong. You will also see village life. Goa is one amazing destination when it comes to enjoy daily Kayaking trips. They are run throughout the year in the safest and scenic rivers of Goa - the Zuari, the Mandovi, the Sal backwaters and the Nerul River. You can also twin the activities Backwater Kayaking and crocodile watching in their natural habitat. Sunset Kayaking at the Mandrem beach when you're paddling through the Mangrove forests provides you a massive relief from your stress. 

 

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PARASAILING

Flying high up with the clouds tied to a parachute over the Arabian Sea and the beach is beyond happiness. The next among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa, in parasailing One end is tied to the parachute and the other end is tied to a speedboat. You will feel elated like a bird 250 feets high up in the air. The boat will go into high gear and lift you up. Maintaining your balance you can get a gorgeous view of the sea, beach, and the surrounding areas. As a stunning spot that hosts some of the best watersports in the entire Indian Subcontinent, Goa is awesome for parasailing. October to March is the best months to enjoy Parasailing. The Sinquerim Beach is the queen of water sports in Goa and is among the best destinations if you want to go parasailing.While you are there, make sure that you also visit the famous Chapora Fort and relive the Dil Chahta Hai glory with your friends while you also go parasailing. Beaches in Goa like Dona Paula, Bogmalo, Majorda, Anjuna, Palolem, Calangute, Candolim, Colva, Arambol, and Vagator are great for parasailing. Knowing this all it truly deserves to be among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa.

 

 

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BANANA BOAT RIDES

The next among the best 5 winter water sports in Goa are the banana boat rides. Banana boat rides are a huge centre of attraction in South Goa. A banana-shaped boat attached to a steamboat runs at an exciting speed and sprints off the passengers in the sea. The passengers then haul themselves up in the boat again where the process is continued.  Although exhaustive, it is extremely enjoyable at the same time. You can also club this activity along with Ringo rides and jet skiing to add an extra dimension of a thrill to your experience.Places Offering Banana Boat Rides in Goa is Palolem, Mobor, Baga, Miramar, Agonda, Anjuna, Calangute. This one is nothing if not fun and is amongst the most easy water sports in Goa.Best Season for banana boat ride is from October to March. It is suggested to wear a life jacket throughout the ride

 

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Hope this helps you to know about the 5 best winter water sports in Goa.

Life is definitely beautiful at beaches doing these 5 best winter water sports so stop  surfing the web, instead surf the beaches. Let the surfing fever get high on you as:

Surfing is not a sport, it’s a life style!!!

 

 

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Adventure Activities for Couples in Goa

 

“Love is like the breeze, which can’t be seen or touched but can only be felt”

 

So get ready to feel all the potential hidden love between you and your partner that had so far remained unexpressed subsided by the daily sucking routine. Goa offers as much romance as escapism from the monotonous daily routine, judgmental crowd all around you and most importantly your greatest fears and sorrows for a while.


Popularly known as the "Pearl of the Orient", Goa is located on the west coast of India. Gifted with an enchanting combination of sun, sand & sea, Goa is a perfect destination for couples from across the globe. 


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Priceless age-old cathedrals along with age-old Portuguese-style buildings, beautiful sunsets at a beach and candle-light dinner with wine at a seaside, glossy nightlife, and comfort of the beach resorts can make your experience in Goa a memorable one.


The ambiance in Goa allows newly married couples to enjoy intimate and secret moments of lifetime exchanging the vows to make their love bond more strong, enjoyable and memorable. Love booms up unimaginably when combined with thrill.  Couples can enjoy various thrilling adventure sports in Goa like windsurfing, paragliding, jet skiing, and many more activities. 


The best time to visit Goa for couples is anywhere between October & April if you wish to avoid the crowd and prefer to have some space of your own. From romantic to adventurous, Goa has several activities that are on the to-do list of the couples.

The principal thing that unique first-night couples regularly do is make a beeline for the sunny shore. There is nothing more adorable than walking around hand in hand, miles & miles along these romantic Goa shorelines.


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Goa, with its large number of beaches and islands, offers an ample number of exciting water activities. They are adventurous, delightful, and of course, romantic your partner accompanying you all.  The deep adrenaline-pumping heightens all your senses which are ideal for those with their beloved among them. Taking part in water sports in Goa together, from scuba diving to jet skiing, couples can experience the mesmerizing world below the glittering surface of the water, together, and be elated feeling the thrill accompanying the whipping wind and splashing sea, altogether.

Scuba diving in Grande Islands, St. George Island, Devagh Island, Pigeon Island, and Netrani Islands make you explore the colorful coral reefs here with your better half.

 Couples can also head to Suzy’s Wreck, Bat Island & Navy Island situated near Bogmalo, and Grande Island to enjoy snorkeling.

 For those who wish to paddle along mangroves, backwaters, or mini bays’, kayaking is the perfect water sport in Goa. Visit Palolem Beach, Dona Paula, or Hollant Beach for the best kayaking experience in Goa.

Parasailing has been a dream adventure sport in Goa for couples all over. Dona Paula, Majorda, Anjuna, Bogmalo, Calangute, Colva, Candolim, and Vagator all beaches provide this adventure sport.


The Blue waters are also a great place to get high on adrenaline with these sports.

Butterfly beach stands as the most romantic place for couples because of its private and comfortable area. Dolphin watching, sunset, romantic strolls & kayaking are the best things that you can do here. 


In Velsao beach, located in South Goa you can indulge in adventurous water sports, sunbathing and swimming with your beloved.


Calangute the ‘Queen of Beaches’, offers you to enjoy parasailing, boating, and shopping at the famous Tinto market. Express your love to your lover buying her some gifts.


If you are an adventurous couple, Sinquerim beach is perfect as here you can indulge in water sports like scuba diving, water-skiing, and windsurfing.


An amazing array of river cruises carried by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) operates on the waters of the Mandovi River during daytime and moonlit night, here, getting on some sunset cruises remains the favorite of couples of all time.


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When in Goa, you might be tempted to spend your days lazing around on a pretty beach with your partner while sipping a chilled beer. However, try out the adrenaline-pumping adventure sports activities Goa offers. Grande Island offers the perfect chance to have a short dialogue with the incredible underwater life through snorkeling and scuba diving. Head straight to The Mhadei River to try your hands at some exciting white water rafting. If you are crazy about animals, you must go to the Cortalim jetty and take a boat ride to Cumbharjua canals to watch gigantic crocodiles. Apart from these sports, many beaches in Goa offer regular water sports such as parasailing, banana boat ride & jet skiing. If still not satisfied take an early morning cruise to spot some dolphins at Monkey beach.

Most activities that can be done at the beach or in the city are appropriate for and can be done with couples so that even prices to enter clubs and other such places are less for couples.

Over and above the prices and capacity for activities, the society is broad-minded and not as conservative as the rest of the country. Being a couple enjoying a romantic walk, hand in hand, don’t worry to get too many sideways glances and comments. This provides a feeling of freedom from what is otherwise a relatively more restrictive environment. All these various activities allow couples to get to know each other more and get even closer than before, making enjoy the colors of romance.


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The ambiance of the place casts a magic spell upon everybody who pays a visit to the city. Goa provides everything that a couple can dream of on a honeymoon holiday. The delicious and remarkable Goan food coupled with the local drink feni is all you need to lose your senses, and go crazy with your partner.

As the waves continue to crash in the background, the lovebirds are totally oblivious to the external world, so taken up internally by the love of their partner sitting hand-in-hand beside each other admiring the expanse of their seemingly endless ocean of pure love.

“Holding her into his arms, he kissed her under the moonlit sky, carefree of being judged in the sight of many”


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Health Benefits of Water Sports

 

 “The sea, on casting its spell once, holds one in its net of wonder forever and ever”

What if this spell casts healthy and beneficial effects on your body? What if it blooms your mental health as well..?

We all know that exercise is the key to good health. But are you aware of the Health Benefits of Water sports which are not less than exercising on dry land? Research from Bayler University Medical center has shown that people who engage themselves in water sports have delightful health with a cherishing level of fitness.

Imagine yourself on a pretty morning swimming freely in a god gifted pool. Wouldn’t you want to experience a wide range of therapies?

Water sports are gaining popularity not just because of the adrenaline rush, while getting tanned and toned, but they also offer quite many health benefits. 

All health-conscious people here will be glad to know of the added health benefits that water sports offer.

 

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Water sports are the best form of exercise as they work for almost every part of your body, helping you burn calories in the easiest possible manner. Increasing your metabolism and your fluid intake and appetite, they help you avoid binge eating. They improve immunity against chronic diseases.

A simple floating water sport activity helps to manage daily stress levels which in turn relax you, your heart and the body in general. Thus it decreases the risk of chronic heart diseases along with controlling diabetes as well.

Water sports are extremely beneficial for people with Arthritis. The gentle water provides a natural soothing effect to achy joints. Water activities like snorkeling and swimming facilitate using the affected joints without exacerbating the symptoms. Hydrotherapy is doing extremely well among arthritis patients these days.

Water sports like canoeing, water bikes, paddling are a much-preferred form of exercise that helps increase bone density, especially beneficial for the senior citizens and the postmenopausal women.

Water sports rejuvenate Mental Health by reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Additionally, it is also fruitful for the mind. The tranquil quality of water proves to be beneficial in refreshing the mood in both men and women. Numerous studies show that it has a very significant effect on memory. Water sports are pretty easy to form of exercise benefits both the body and mind.

 

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Exercising lifts your mood, by working at a hormonal level inside your body, and when done in water it’s even better.  Water is naturally peaceful and relaxing. As soon as you immerse yourself in water, you’ll feel weightless, muscles feel relaxed and stress is released from your body. It is highly beneficial as it opens up every muscle of the body.  It also improves stability and balance as well. 

Most importantly there is less risk of injury in doing water sports. When you’re in the water you can do a lot more for a long time that’s because the weight of your body is reduced dramatically. You can have fun for hours without getting puffed up.

Success in most sports demands collaboration with fellow team players and water sports are no exception to it, as shown by water polo. Water sports are the great teachers promoting socialization, friendship and emotional reasoning as well as instilling necessary values such as respect and sportsmanship.

Another priceless benefit of water sports is the development of a fighter attitude in an individual which remains an asset to face the downs of life. Practicing these one gains the ability to combat certain hindrances such as obesity and back pain.

 

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Looking at the aforementioned, it’s not wrong to say that there are many benefits to taking part in water sports. There are many beautiful reasons to visit the gorgeous destinations gifted by the almighty like the Mediterranean destinations such as Italy, Greece and of course, the trailblazing Goa!

Considering all this, have a look at these water sports and the unique health benefits offered by them.

 

Stand up Paddle Boarding is the definition of a full-body workout. It involves balancing on the board which engages muscles in the shoulders, core and hips. Using many of these key muscles helps you in the transfer of the force from the water through your entire body.

Kayaking is a very rewarding water sport and is the best way to relieve stress whilst offering fitness benefits at the same time. When your paddle enters the water and takes a good stroke, each and every muscle in your upper body is used, along with some lower body muscles as well! One of the best things about kayaking is that you can learn the basic skills in just a few days, which in turn allows you to spend more time perfecting those skills, as well as learning new ones.

Surfing is no less in providing benefits for your health. It blooms overall health of the body by including your cardiovascular fitness from paddling out, shoulder and back strength from using, your arms to paddle and core and legs strength from standing and balancing on the board.

 

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Kite surfing, which involves the rider holding on to a giant kite while gliding on a wakeboard, has grown into an ultra-famous coastal sport for those searching for a physical challenge and want to experience thrill up to the brim. Requiring an advanced physical balance and equilibrium, kite surfers tone their bodies at the abdomen, arms and hands.

Lastly, water sports don’t keep you waiting for the right time. Regardless of the season, there always remain ample amount of opportunities for getting on the water.

So get ready to take in the plunge and enjoy the refreshing water sports activities that will give you a real good time and mesmerizing memories to cherish lifelong.

Say “Hell Yes” to new crazy adventures, because, Tomorrow you will look back at your life and smile because it was your life and you decided to live it the best.

“Make sure that at the end of the day, your feet become dirty, your hair messy but your eyes remain sparkling.”



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Best Beaches in Goa

 



“Watching the sunrise in a beach in Goa realizes you what you have been missing so far in your life”.

Missing these indefinable beautiful moments in your life is the worst loss you can ever give to your heart and soul. Here, on the beaches of Goa, you can find Golden sand, swaying palm groves, picturesque sunsets, shacks on the beach, seafood and drinks, parties, water sports, massage and yoga and whatever you can think of in the wildest of your imagination. Beaches here have their own reputation and personality. So let’s get all of them introduced to some best beaches in Goa so that you find a beach perfect of your own kind.


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ANJUNA BEACH

To begin with Anjuna beach the “little Vagator beach” is one of the most popular beaches in North Goa, located between Baga beach in the north and Ozran beach. It is one of the beaches famous for its Hippie party culture. In the last few decades, it has even attracted a lot of Indian crowds and is also famous for its Water sports. Anjuna beach has basically divided into 3 parts. Anjuna Rocks, Anjuan beach and Curlies shack. Anjuna rocks have their way very straight, but to reach Anjuna beach you have to pass a rocky road which goes with Flea market across it. It is good to walk down that flea market and see the stuff they sell. If you like something you can even grab something for yourself and your family. Flea Market in Anjuna beach is held every Wednesday. Banyan Soul, Cafe Diego, Whole Bean Tofu or Casa Anjuna is a must-visit here. Anjuna beach has a lot of Famous shacks like café Lilliput, café pirates, etc. This beach even looks beautiful due to the colorful presentation the shack gives. Even the curlies beach shack gives a very wonderful place to go and enjoy both the food and the amazing view.

Anjuna has a lot of accommodation facilities nearby it ranging from luxury resorts, guesthouses and hostels. In the last few decades, there are growing no. of hostel stay options in Goa.

Anjuna beach can be a little crowded especially in the months of December and January. It is definitely worth to be placed among the best beaches in Goa.


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BAGA BEACH

Baga beach is the second most crowdest beach in Goa. It also offers you a wonderful nightlife with great options for music and food and BAGA BEACH is also a major tourist attraction due to its nightlife.

Being under the jurisdiction of Calangute, Baga beach is famous for its creek, water sports, diving adventure and Fun Park. Baga beach is especially a gifted place for Nature Lovers, Fun Lovers, and Adventure Seekers.

BAGA BEACH is very popular amongst the young generation as well as elders this fun-filled beach is the best place for dancing parties and barbeques. 

There are a lot of beach sacks at Baga, which provide you great options to lie along the beach and enjoy the sea.

Titos lane is the lane that leads to the Baga beach and is full of party clubs like Titos, Mambos, Kamaki, etc. 

The Baga area is full of options to stay nearby the beach. Due to the variety that Baga offers along with the markets, Ayurvedic and Thai spa, foot spa and food restaurants it has become a very popular destination for Indians. So if you are looking for a place with all facilities nearby Baga is a Good option 


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CANDOLIM BEACH

Candolim beach is a beautiful beach in North Goa, located between the Baga-Calangute stretch and the Aguada Fort. The best time to plan your trip to Candolim beach is from November to March as the weather then is quite l comfortable and cool. In addition to the natural beauty of the sea around, here there a number of activities one can indulge in. The best thing to do is the water sport activities like jet skiing, catamaran sailing, banana rides, surfing, banana rides, bump rides, parasailing and paragliding. In the winters around December, SUNBURN FESTIVAL is celebrated on Candolim beach for a triplet of days.  One can go to places like Shiro Nightclub, Club LPK, and Pharos and enjoy stuff like live music, cocktail, mocktail, karaoke.

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Candolim Beach

 

PALOLEM BEACH

Palolem beach is one of the best beaches for relaxation most of the tourists here can be seen sunbathing, listening to music, playing football or simply walking on the sand. Kids enjoy making sand houses and other such structures. Palolem beach is very close to Monkey Island So, after enough walk on Palolem beach, consider moving towards Monkey Point. This beach is also known for a crazy Nightlife. Visit the Silent Noise Party at Neptune Point and enjoy the music on your headphones and dance till the music ends.


Palolem Beach Front View From Papilon Resort


BUTTERFLY BEACH

Adding further to the list of top 10 beaches is the Butterfly Beach. Butterfly beach is indeed a fairyland, which is located on the high northern end of Palolem beach. In the paradise of South Goa paradise, this nice piece of coast is single, lonely and solitary. The Golden sand at the foot of high rocks, which surrounds the butterfly Beach with a dense ring from the land, will make you feel yourself in heaven. As suggested by the name when trees bloom, you can see lots of different beautiful butterflies flying here and there. The only secret way to get to this wonderful paradise is by water. 


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CALANGUTE BEACH

Calangute beach also called “Kolli Gutti” or “land of the fishermen” is one of the three most popular beaches in North Goa. Here, at Calangute beach, you can easily find water sports, shops, street vendors, cafes, beach shacks, and massage parlors. Coconut and palm trees are present along the shore. Also, Calangute beach is a party destination, perfect for young people and makes its place among the top 10 beaches of Goa.


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COLA BEACH

Cola beach is a stunning beach hidden in South Goa that very few tourists know of. Being remote, it feels like a private beach. Cola beach remains hidden by thick vegetation, palm trees, and hilly terrain. Cool, the fresh breeze of the palm trees rejuvenates the mind. One can visit Cola beach throughout the year, but the peak time is between November and February when the weather is sweet. You will experience a long, sunny day with very little rain. Nice breeze from the Arabian Sea comes in and touches you. 

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VAGATOR BEACH

Vagator Beach provides a wholesome escapade offering everything like sightseeing, water sports, shopping and tranquility. Vagator beach is one of the most popular tourists’ destination in terms of foreigners, the beach has a very lovely resort beside it known as W Goa (A five-star property in Goa). 

Vagator beach is also extremely famous among Westerners and is a permanent residence for many of them. It is the place that enchants people of all ages. This pretty beach is the perfect destination to appreciate the combination of sand, sun & sea.

Water sports like Jetski, Banana ride Bumper Ride and parasailing are available on this beach during the season time.

This beach has a very beautiful surrounding, covered from both the sides with rocks and chapora fort on Top Gives this place a lovely photographic view. This beach can be completely viewed from the Chapora fort and looks very breathtaking from there.

To the north corner of Vagator beach is the Dream beach which is separated by some big rocks. That side of this beach is completely different and a kind of dream at this place. A lot of movie shootings are also done at this Dream beach. You will find a lot of foreigners at this place enjoying their time. Vagator beach even has a lot of stay options around it and near the beaches. There are also some famous restaurants nearby which provide very delicious food with different cuisine. 

Definitely, Vagator beach is a must-visit for your next trip to Goa. Time to Visit the Vagator beach from November to February. 


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ARAMBOL BEACH

If you wish to spend some moments in solitude, then Arambol Beach is the perfect place to be in Goa. Arambol beach is relatively unexploited by tourists and therefore a perfect spot for going to enjoy a day in the sun with your folks. Also known as Harmal Beach, the Arambol beach is regarded as the heaven for those searching for some quietness and solitude. 

Arambol is one of the most famous beaches of Goa is a hub of meditation and yoga centers, tattoo parlors and thai chi classes. It is famous among foreigners as it offers various courses of dance, yoga, meditation and musical instruments.  Arambol is also famous for music shows and live performances which is dominated by the Gypsie band. Jan to Feb is a recommended time to visit various occasions like In – touch festival, the Indian juggling convention and the tribal dance festival takes place at this time.

Dolphin sighting organized by local fishermen is one of the popular activities here. It can be visited normally all through the year. 

Adventure sports like kite surfing & paragliding are enabled due to strong wind in November to February duration.

You may discover a stone sculpture beside the banyan tree famously known as the money stone with the slogan “ Give if you can and take if you have to engraved on it”

While heading to this spot you can also discover monkeys and exotic birds.

Along with the Arambol beach spread you will find a lot of restaurants offering various cuisines from all over the world. So this time if you are looking for a good and lovely stay at cheap costs you can definitely go with Arambol beach.

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DONA PAULA BEACH

Dona Paula beach the paradise of lovers is a heaven on earth that offers golden spots and large space for sunbathing while relaxing in the peaceful beaches adjacent to clear blue waters. Tourists coming in Dona Paula beach love to indulge themselves in water sports like parasailing, kayaking, etc. and get the adrenaline rush.  Moreover, the markets for shopping in Dona Paula beach are also vibrant and have shiny names of food and drinking spots to attract visitors.


Querim Beaches

Querim Beach is located just next to Arambol Beach is a lovely 02 km stretch of white sand one of the best beach in Goa. This place is dotted with heritage Goan bildings.

Querim beach is peaceful and relaxing and close to Arambol Beach (also famous for Russians).

As Querim beach is the last beach in North Goa, it attracts very less crowd, which also makes this beach a proper place to relax.

This lovely beach has a liver inlet also considered as the north border of Goa.

The river inlet the rows of pine trees and some rocky out corps gives this place a scenic view.

It’s great to find a shady place and enjoy the rolling waves while spinning your cocktail.

Across the terekhol river is the terekhol fort built in the 17th century. Due to its scenic view, the fort is now converted to a hotel that gives a breathtaking view of the river and the sea. Located 45 km from Panaji Querim beach is a must-visit if you are looking for a silent place to enjoy.



Mandrem Beach 

Mandrem is around 22 km from Panaji, and still one of the best-unexplored beaches of Goa.

Mandrem beach is a beauty with silver-white sand, clear oceanic water and lies b/w Arambol and Ashwem,

Mandrem is home to a community of fishermen. A narrow lane dotted with a number of restaurants, therapy centers and hotels leads to the lovely silent beach.

Mandrem is highly famous among tourists for meditation yoga and Ayurveda center.

You may find a no of shacks too hat provide spiritually slented exercise along the beach

So in all Mendrem beach is a quite Good place t stay and especially when you are staying at some deluxe resorts like Mandrem Beach resort and Boomerang Resort, especially when you can make it to riverside beach shack that also offers accommodation.

 


Ashvem beach 

Ashvem beach known for its secular and peacefulness is located to the north of Morjim beach and is 36kms from Panaji. Ashwem beach has some unique shaped rocks, which are shaped as Shellfish. Although is a very beautiful beach it does not attract a lot of tourists. This beach has very beautiful temples and villages nearby and can be seen if you walk down the forest. Ashwem is surrounded by Coconut trees and it has a white sand beach, which makes Aswem a beautiful beach.

This beach has huts near buy and no cemented structures as construction are prohibited here, It is also a noise restricted beach due to environmental laws which makes this beach noise-free and silent place to enjoy the soothing flow of waves.

There are few staying options At Ashwem beach which are very good although, you can even find huts and but food from a lot of stalls over there.



Morjim Beach

Morjim beach comes one of the best beaches in Goa also known as the Turtle Beach is on the south of Ashwim Beach located 30 km from Panaji. Chapora Fort situated over the hill on the northern corner of Morjim Beach is visible from this beach, it also gives this beach a  picturestic view and enhances the beauty of this beach.

The reason why Morjim beach is also known Turtle beach is that it is a nesting ground for protected Olive Ridley sea turtle which comes there nesting season that is September the beach remains closed during the nesting season.

People visit a lot after the eggs are hatched to experience the amazing journey with the hatchlings in the sea.

It is worth visiting Morjim beach during the months of November to April as you can enjoy the plan of black sand with a green Arabian sea. It’s a wonderful experience at such a silent place covered with a lot of shacks, where you can put your belongings and either rests on the shacks and order some food and beers or you can get wild into the sea and enjoy the waves.

You will find a lot of people doing the same and enjoying the beach.

This beach is famous for Russians and also one of the favorites of Russians. It’s the holiday destination of Russian families coming to enjoy their long holidays.

Even it has famous resorts like Marbella Beach Resort, La Valencia Beach Resort and Hakuna Matata Beach Resort.


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At the beach, life is different. Surprisingly, time doesn’t move hour to hour but a moment to moment.  Here you live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. Plan your next holiday walking around a beautiful beach in Goa.

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than observing the ocean, which refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

 

 

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Top things to do in Goa

 

“If you have an adventurous soul but your mind wants to relax amidst calm surroundings...Goa is the place to go”

 

As mentioned above, This very hot trending tourist hotspot among the young crowd is indeed a complete package of adventure and thrill-filled up with the natural boundless peace at the same time. This is what makes Goa so favorite among all. It is rare to spot a hotheaded Traveler or gallivanter without this crazy destination in her wish list.


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The Gorgeous Goa welcomes you in a world of natural splendor, and the moment you enter this world, you are in love with it.

So let us enter the gorgeous land of Goa by unwrapping the top things to do in Goa one by one.

 

BEACHES

The ultimate bread and butter of Goa, its Beaches deserve to be mentioned on the top of the listings. From the North to the South Goa offers a wide variety of beaches to choose from. Here wise selection becomes important as you cannot possibly visit them all. North Goa beaches are busier with a lot more activities, parties, and shopping. The beaches in the south are more serene and peaceful being located in the lap of nature. Chilling on the beach at a shack, getting a cozy massage, enjoying food and drinks, and going for a swim is among the top things to do in Goa. The much Happening Baga Beach will never let your thoughts flicker even for a moment. If you are a foodie Britto’s beach is there for you to taste the flavors of Goa. Here the time till evening goes sipping beer and gazing out into the horizon until they begin their karaoke. Other top Beaches in the Goa include Candolim, Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator, Palolem, Colva, Cavelossim, Benaulim, Majorda, and Chapora.


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NIGHTLIFE

Late night parties are one of the top things to do in Goa. Goa is the Las Vegas of India and holds a reputation for the ultimate party destination. Nightlife around the beach area becomes exciting with numerous clubs, bars and pubs all catering to the thousands of tourists and locals that flock here. At Gatsby’s Pub, the extensive cocktail menu adds up to the ambiance of the nightlife here, along with the unstoppable music resulting in the radiation of happening vibes all through the party. But considering Goa only up to the beaches and nightlife is like overlooking the potentials of a talented student. So don’t just restrict yourself to some beach hopping, partying, lazing at the shacks, and drinking. Let the limitless chances of fun and adventure surround you from all around and talk to you.


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WATER SPORTS

The Gorgeous Goa is all set to make the adrenaline rush deep though you by causing an exciting eruption of a volcano of enthusiasm, through which the lava of joy and accomplishment overflows. The energy of water sports causes this eruption. In almost throughout Goa, there are many water sports activities to choose from and is definitely among the top things to do in Goa. There is parasailing, windsurfing, speed boat and banana boat rides, waterskiing, water scooters, boogie boarding, dinghy sailing, and much more. Try early morning for windsurfing or parasailing as the morning breeze is light and calm. Boating can be done throughout the day and is one of the top things to do in Goa.  Most of the beaches of Goa offer you the option of parasailing. It involves a boat ride to the middle of the ocean and then your parachute is tethered to the boat, as the wind takes you high up flying. Experiencing this fun is totally worth it.


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When in Goa make sure that you have Scuba diving in your bucket list of water sports as this too is one of the top things to do in Goa. The flora and fauna under the sea have a lot of wonders to offer those who seek it. You can even take scuba diving lessons at the beach at Dona Paula, a former village and a current tourist destination. The banana boat ride is a fun ride meant to be experienced with your friends. You can try rock climbing and trekking in and around Aguada, Chapora and Arambol. Moonlight kayaking is one of a kind experience that one can have in Goa. This is a unique excursion on the water that is conducted in full moon, again among the top things to do in Goa.

Being the “beach capital of India", Goa has so much in store for its visitors. Goa is a sort of paradise for Nature lovers, adventurous souls, photographers and nightlife lovers.

HERITAGE

 Seeing the Heritage is Goa is too on the list of top things to do in Goa. Do not forget to explore the heritage of Goa during your visit to this amazing land. The west of Panjim resembles the Indo-Portuguese period through its churches, museums, convents, art galleries, bungalows, government buildings and bakeries. Goa is bestowed with a number of spectacular forts that exemplify magnificence as well the architectural brilliance. But more than anything else, the forts in Goa will call you back to their glorious heritage on visiting them. The very well known fort Aguada has key

Key attractions in the form of an old lighthouse, prison cells, exotic sunset view. The Chapora fort provides a fascinating view of Vagator beach.


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The UNESCO world heritage sites in Goa testify the spiritual and architectural grandeur the land is known for. A mummy is something you wouldn’t expect to see in India unless you are visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus.

FOOD

How can food be absent from the list of top things to do in Goa? If you’re a foodie by nature, Goa is your call. The seafood here is extremely delicious too which you can’t resist yourself licking your fingers. One such famous cuisine is a perfect combination of some fish fry and prawns curry with a chilled beer!

Goa provides a holistic touch in the form of Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga and Reiki. You can find the best of Ayurvedic doctors in the Keri village of Goa.

Nothing can be more rejuvenating than spending a day or two on a houseboat, drifting along the backwaters of Goa. The scenery is spectacular and magical. Dudhsagar Falls, the “Sea of Milk” is a stunning four-tiered waterfall that is located on the border of Goa and Karnataka on the Mandovi River. Surrounded by lush forests, its charm becomes magnified.


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CASINOS

 Spending time in Casinos is among the top things to do in Goa. Goa has a couple of casinos where you can try your luck. While here, try earning a few bucks at the Dunes Casino.  A must to mention point here is to be careful of gambling as it’s addictive and people have a tendency of getting carried away.

Rent a bike and go randomly rocking around exploring the inner streets of Goa which has a different charm altogether. Silently enjoy watching the sunrise over the beach. Let those golden rays spread deep through your soul and spirit.

Watch the sunset beautifully till the last rays of the sun disappear beyond the horizon.


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SHOPPING

The next on the list of top things to do in Goa is the Shopping. Who said money can’t buy you happiness? Come, and have some fun doing street shopping at the flea market in Goa. If you happen to be in Goa during weekends, then you must visit the Saturday night market in Arpora for shopping. Brightly litted, this budget-friendly market has stalls of all ranges that sell various things from fedora hats to paintings.

 

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STAY

According to the activities you decide to enjoy in Goa, you can get to stay in abundant hotels along the main beaches and cities. Panaji and Panjim are popular places to stay in. The Cozy Goan homestays offer you the traditional Goan food and the local people follow their trend of welcoming tourists with world-class hospitality.


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CLIMATE

The happy climate of Goa is such that it is perfect for visiting round the year. The scientific reason behind this climate is the sea which tends to balance the temperatures out so that it is neither too hot nor too cold. The climate here never disappoints you. These were among some of the top things to do in Goa.


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The top things to do in Goa are so much that it goes beyond the scope of explaining it in words. A visit would explain it best.

Goa is seemingly a perfect combination of all.

  It is a destination of bathing in peace as well as going crazy in the party at the same time, scenic beauty as well as glossy nightlife and, relaxation as well as adventurous activities. Goa is like a fever, which gets within you and you crave to visit it again and again! 

 

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A Haven of Peace - Agonda Beach

 

A walk over the narrow expanse of golden white sand glimmering in the sunlight, by the serene azure water extending till infinity... Sounds like a movie scene from Greece? Well, good news for all travel enthusiasts and In fact for everyone seeking peace and tranquility. Agonda beach in Goa provides the perfect weekend getaway for a fun-filled, thrilling, sedate yet affordable experience. The beach is located in the namesake village Agonda in the South Goa district.

 

How to reach the Agonda Beach?

Dabolim Airport is hardly 70 km away from the Agonda beach. One can reach the beach by hiring a taxi which can be found outside the airport or even outside Madgaon railway station. The taxi charges would range from anywhere between 1,800 and 2,000 rupees varying according to the facilities one chooses.  Going through Concana railway station by hiring an auto-rickshaw would cost around 300 rupees. Hiring an auto rickshaw or going through a bus are economical options for reaching the beach.  

 

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What is the best season to visit Agonda?

The general weather of Agonda is warm with an average temperature of 33 degrees Celsius during the daytime which drops to 20 degrees at night. Being a naturally warm place, it thrives with tourists in mid-autumn and winters, the peak season ranging from late October up until mid-March. In order to get good deals, it is advised to visit Agonda during late March and early April, when the summer starts settling in and the place is not saturated with tourists. 

What are the best transportation options to get around Agonda?

Vehicles locally called tuk-tuks are the best option to explore Agonda like a local. Tuk-tuks can be found outside the church or even outside railway stations. One can even hire motorbikes and scooters to discover the buzzing alleys of Agonda and thrive the markets like a pro. Even buses can be taken up to get to places around road 49.

What ate various types of holiday stays?

 

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The various types of Hotels at Goa are

  • Motel accommodation which ranges from the studio or two bedrooms. One can even find cooking facilities here.

  • Hotels- there are a variety of hotels available, budget, luxury, B&B, among others.

  • Hostels are a good alternative for budget travelers and backpackers. Single room, double and twin dormitories are available.

  • Apartment’s Great option to have a home-like feel in a strange city. Travelers can cook, do their laundry and enjoy the holiday.

  • Holiday Homes - Taking a holiday home on rent is the best affordable alternative to renting an apartment. Varieties of holiday homes are available catering to every traveler’s preference.

  • Homestays are the best option to befriend locals who act as warm guests. The homeowners and guests share all the facilities and live like a family.

 

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What are some best stays near Agonda beach?

There are a number of comfortable hotels in Goa. Some of the best stays in Agonda are

  1. Agonda White Sand is a luxury cottage which is only 0.5 km away from the beach.  Bar and restaurant facilities are also provided by the hotel. The price ranges from Rs.1,800-3,500. 

  2. Agonda Villas provides a luxury stay with two Grand and 3 Luxury villas. The villas are well equipped with all the necessary facilities. The price range per night is Rs. 6,000-8,000.

  3. Agonda Cottages is located 10 kms away from Palolem beach. The cottages provide an idyllic escape to travelers. The price varies between 4,200-6,900.

  4. Kashinath Beach Huts these huts are beach facing and also provide private porch overlooking the beach. The price per night of the huts is 2000 - Rs.3000. 

  5.  Mariposa Beach Grove- this is located at the northern end of the beach. The grove consists of up to 7 villas facing the beach

  6. Vilasa Ahuta - this houses 4 resorts comprising of enticing view and facilities.

  7. Rama Resort provides a comfortable cottage on the beachside. One night package here costs between 1,800-3,500. 

  8. Madhu Beach Huts houses cottages of premium quality ensuring a comfortable stay for the guests. The price for the cottages ranges between Rs. 1,800-3,500. 

  9. Agonda Beach Huts- cottages with full amenities and baths, with prices ranging between Rs.800 - Rs.2,000. 

  10. Cuba Agonda - there are luxury AC bungalows and non-AC rooms in Cuba resort. 

 

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What are the different water sports at Goa?

The various watersports at Goa are

1. Kneeboarding

Kneeboarding is the easier version of water skiing yet equally fun. You just require a kneeboard and lots of adrenaline for this.

2. Kayaking

When tired after a fun party night, kayaking is the go-to water sport for acquiring all that thrill of water sports in your comfort zone.

3. Wakeboarding

It is like Water Skiing, but instead of two boards there only one. A must-try water sport in Goa. 

4. Windsurfing

Extremely exciting and thrilling, windsurfing is more or less a blend of sailing on waves and surfing

5. Scuba Diving

Explore the magnificent aquatic life by diving deep into azure blue waters. Scuba diving at Goa is the best water sport for thrill enthusiasts and aquatic life lovers. 

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7. Jet Skiing

Gliding through the limitless waters of the Arabian Sea while wind guides your direction over water is such a surreal experience. Jet skiing is a must when visiting Goa

8. Banana Tube Boat Ride

Banana tube boat ride is basically a ride on a banana-shaped boat. With water splashing under the sun’s rays, it is the perfect easy water sport for young and old

9. Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the most popular water sports in Goa. It is a surreal experience and Goa is the best place for first-time parasailers.

10. Flyboarding

Flyboarding is more or less a combination of jetpack and jet skiing. A fly board which is connected to a jet ski shoots it high up in the air. 

11.  Water Skiing

Skiing through water is the ultimate food for ones hunger for a thrill. Although sufficient skill is required, water skiing is a water sport that is on every traveler’s bucket list.

12. Paddleboarding

This involves standing on a surfboard which is oversized and sailing through with just one paddle. 

13. Snorkeling

Snorkeling is another way of discovering the underwater world. It is an easy water sport and can be easily done in Goa.

14. Speed Boating

Speed boating as a water sport can’t be skipped whilst one is in Goa. It provides a thrilling experience and even guides are available for it. 

 

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15. Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy Sailing is similar to windsurfing. It is one of the top water sports in Goa.

16. Water Zorbing

Zorbing ball on water signifies double fun. Water Zorbing is a unique water sport allowing one to tumble and turn on the Goan waves while inside the orb. 

17. Ringo Ride

Ringo Ride is a fun ride in which a circular tube has pulled a boat while a person is riding the tube. It is a fun and unique experience.

Goa is thus a surreal place which has offered something or the other for different kinds of travelers. From the pristine beaches to the wild beach parties it caters to everyone’s interest. Goa is undoubtedly a must visit place. Agonda beach is one of the best beaches of Goa.  Agonda is one of the four beaches announced as turtle nesting sites by the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011. Agonda's popularity can be assessed from the fact that in 2016 the beach was ranked 4th on "Travelers Choice” in Asia by Trip advisor and first in India.

 

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Goa is the one destination that has it all

Goa, though the smallest state in our country, has been on almost every single traveler’s vacation bucket list. And why not it is? From parties to Serene Beaches. From Hippie Lifestyle to the Rich Goan Culture. From the Colorful, Beautiful Architecture to various Recreational Activities. The Sun, the Sea, the Seafood. You name it and Goa has it all.

Geographically divided into three parts – North Goa, South Goa and Old Goa, each part carries its own importance. While North Goa (includes Baga, Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator Beach) is known for its parties and playfulness, South Goa (includes Palolem, Colva, Cavelossim Beach) is all into serenity and tranquility.

Though visiting Goa in itself is a very unique experience with late-night parties at the shacks at Baga Beach, Evening Strolls and The Stargazing at Palolem Beach, planning an itinerary in advance will definitely help you explore more.

 

Day 1

Places to Visit:

Calangute & Baga Beach

Candolim Beach

Flea Market (Anjuna and Arpora Flea Market)

Reach Goa and get checked in to the Hotel. There are various budgeted as well as Luxurious Hotels at the bay of Calangute Beach. After a quick shower, you can head towards Calangute Beach. As Calangute, Baga and Candolim Beaches are all close by; you can take a stroll at these beaches. You can enjoy Water Sports, shop at Flea Markets (Wednesday near Anjuna and Saturday in Arpora) and can grab a quick bite at various cafés at Candolim Beach. After enjoying the good amount of Sea Life, you can head back to the hotel and get ready to party. With various Clubs and Party houses around, you can put your finger on any of it. You can choose Club Cubana, with an excellent atmosphere with a pool, located over a hill.

 

Day 2

Places to Visit:

Vagator Beach

Morjim Beach

Chapora Fort

Mapusa Market

You can start your day by witnessing a sunrise at Chapora Fort (filmed in ‘DIl Chahta Hai’). After a good photo session, you can head towards Vagator Beach and feel the bliss of Morning Wind being blown in your hairs. One can also visit Mapusa Market. Though, not particularly for tourists, it gives you a hint of Goan Life.

By Afternoon, you can come to Morjim Beach, where you can locate the turtles. You will find various hippies and backpackers singing and enjoying on the beach, which will make you realize how good life can be. Enjoy sunset at the beach and have dinner at the places nearby, offering a huge variety of Goan Dishes.

 

Day 3

Places to Visit:

Old Goa – Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral

Fountainhas

Savoi Plantation

You can start your day with a drive towards Panjim. You can even rent a car or a scootie for a good experience. Generally, a scootie is the best option and the rent costs between Rs 400 –Rs 800/per day.

You can start by visiting Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, and Museum of Goa, experiencing the rich and colorful Architectural Heritage of Goa. You can also take a quick walk to Fountainhas as well, stopping for a quick bite at 31 Janerio, a very famous and old bakery. If you have time at your hand and if you are a spice lover, you can also visit Savoi Plantation (entry fee Rs 700/per person).

By the end of the day, you can try your luck at the Casino and enjoy your last night in Goa.

 

Day 4

Places to Visit:

Cavalossim Beach

Colva Beach

For the last day of your stay in Goa, you can visit the beaches in South Goa and experience the peaceful serenity of these beaches.

 

Also, known for its food, Goa has various Cafés and Restaurants that are a must-try. Few of them are listed below:

Curly’s: Anjuna Beach

Tito’s: Baga Beach. It is a Restaurant-cum-disco and some might consider it a bit expensive as well.

Bora Bora: Beach Shack in Morjim

Café Liliput

Mango Tree

Café Mombo: On Baga Beach

 

This, pretty much, sums up Goa in a nutshell and you can add or subtract the places depending upon your availability and convenience.

Wish you a great stay.

 

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Best Places to be visited in Goa

 

Goa is a dream tour plan for every student during their graduation. Nonetheless, Goa is a perfect holiday destination in south India with hidden tourist attraction serving for romantic travelers and honeymooners.  The host of interesting places to visit, right from sun-kissed beaches to forts, wildlife, flea markets, adventure games and much more. Here’s a quick guide to the very best of Goa to have all the parties and fun.

Best beaches to visit:

Goa is most visited for its beautiful beaches. Goa’s long beaches spread along the 105 km coastline, creates all the party vibe and sets you high on adrenaline with water sports.

 

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  1. Calangute Beach: One of the most popular beaches in South Goa in the town of Calangute, which is famous for all the water sports like Jet skiing, catamaran sailing, banana rides, surfing, parasailing and paragliding. All these water games are started from the mornings till evenings except during the rainy and windy days. Also, this is known as the queen of all beaches. 
  2. Sinquerim Beach: One of the best beaches for adrenaline junkies for water sports like parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and much more. It has an attractive backdrop of historic Fort Aguada, sets to blow your mind with ecstasy.

  3. Baga Beach: It’s one of the busy beaches in North Goa with water rides, eateries, bars, nightspots and festive atmosphere. Britto’s at the northern end of the beach is a famous shack.

  4. Vagator Beach: Goa’s most famous open-air clubs is the Vagator beach. It’s also known as Vagator Thalassa – on the cliff overlooking Ozran Beach which sells yummy Greek food. It is so popular that it is almost always full, so you need an advance booking for this one.

  5.  Anjuna Beach: Anjuna is a picturesque beach famous for its trance parties and also hosts flea markets to purchase products from all over the world.

  6. Palolem Beach: Palolem is a hot party destination. It is a stretch of white sand lined with palm trees and colorful wooden shacks and is known for its “silent discos” where partygoers wear headphones.

  7. Colva Beach: This is known for its serene beauty and a lot of water sports and thrilling activities. Jet skiing, paragliding, snorkeling, motorboat and speed-boat rides are the eye-catching items.

  8. Mobor Beach: this beach is regarded as the noisiest and crowded beach of Goa. Water sports like jet-skiing, water skiing, banana bump rides, windsurfing and parasailing. Apart from these water sports, one can also enjoy biking. There are food stalls called “shacks” which provide tasty food to the visitors.

  9. Candolim beach: It is famous for its peaceful and serene environment. Also, for the interest of adventure, Candolim beach never disappoints, right from water skiing to parasailing and windsurfing. This beach is perfectly suited for fishing as well 

  10. Miramar Beach: the beach was originally known as “Gasper Dias Beach”, after Gasper dais, a prosperous landlord. Miramar beach attracts both family and young people for a morning jog or an evening walk along with rising and setting of crimson sun. It’s also popular among those spending their honeymoon in Goa.Image result for candolim beach

 

FOR THE ENTIRE SCUBA DIVING LOVERS: Scuba diving brings that refreshing feel all by imagination itself. So, some of the major scuba diving locations at Goa are–

  1. Grand Island: It is one of a kind of experience to have with diving and snorkeling activities. With a depth ranging from 7-20 meters, the place offers some great spots to choose from. It is just located offshore to Vasco De Gama and is only one hour long ride away, depending on the type of boat you choose to travel by.

  2. Pigeon Island: Pigeon Island had some excellent scuba diving activities for you to try. It is located on the West coast off Murudheshwar, the island can be reached by taking a 1-hour boat ride from Murudheshwar in Karnataka ad is 100 km away from Goa. If seen from above, the island would appear to be heart-shaped, which is the reason for being fondly called as “Heart of India’s diving”.

 

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  1. Malvan: Often compared to the beautiful island of Tahiti, Malvan is a fantastic experience or Scuba diving. A 2-hour drive from Dabolim Airport (Goa), Malvan has it all.

  2. Sao Gorge Island: This is located just 25km from Goa and can be reached within one and a half hours by boat. For the first time scuba diving experience people, Gorge Island is the ideal place as the dives here are all shallow, ranging from 4metres-15metres.

 

 

RESTAURANTS AT GOA:

From river-side restaurants to candle-lit fine dining, Goa is no lack of restaurants for a hearty meal. Food in Goa is a vast treasure and is famous for seafood for Asian, French, Mediterranean and much more. Here a few restaurants for an easy guide.

 

  1. BOMRA’S: It is a Burmese open-air restaurant which is famous for its exquisite food and unpretentious space amidst the serene beach environment and natural furniture. It’s famous for the sample of lah pet toke or the pickled green tea salad and also the lemongrass-infused boiled snapper; cashew nut encrusted pork belly etc.

  2. THALASSA: It is one few Greek taverns of India, which is an open-air restaurant. Appetizers like Melitzanosalata, an eggplant dip, pork chops and spare ribs from the grill and much more for the foodies in store.

  3. Goa’s Ark: This place is famous for the Moroccan style red snapper filet, the special Middle Eastern thali, baba ganoush, black lentils and many more salads is a great experience for everyone- families, couples, singles and even parties.

 

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4. Black sheep bistro: For all the beer and non-vegetarian lovers, this is the best place to find a great collection of beers along with some amazing pork ribs. This place gives you a cozy feel to give you a home feeling of sitting on the couch and having fun.

5. Amavi: This is a great place with cuisines like international, grill, European, fusion and wine bar. This is one of those gluten-free food restaurants keeping a clear check on the nutrient value of food. The prices are affordable despite being a top-class restaurant, so don’t miss it.

Nireas: Healthy haven: An ultimate place for you to relax, unwind, work, read a book and of course having fun. This restaurant also has vegan and gluten-free food options available along with non-vegetarian varieties.

 

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7. Go with the flow: This restaurant has a tranquil garden oasis on the quieter side of the Baga creek. It is famously known for an extensive collection of drinks and food that becomes favorite for the locals and the visitors too.

 

HOTELS IN GOA:

There are good hotels in Goa almost nearby to all the sight-seeing places and you can also have some amazing discount offers on various hotel booking websites. Some of the good hotels in Goa are –

  1. The Leela Goa: located at Mobor Cavelossim, Cavelossim, Goa, 403731.
  2.  Ibis styles Goa Calangute – An Accor hotels brand: at Survey 166 7, Calangute, Goa.
  3. Taj fort Aguada resort and spa: at Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim, Go
  4. Capital O 8085 map5 village resort: at 12 Vithaldas Vado, Morjim, 403519, Baga, India.
  5. Hotel Park Prime Goa: near Patto Bridge, Opposite Pwd colony, 403001, Panaji, India.
  6. DoubleTree by Hilton Goa: at Arpora, 11.6km to Hotel Prime park Goa.

 

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7. Alfred’s Jewel: at Anjuna, 11 km to Hotel prime park Goa.

8. Neptune Beach point Resort: at Palolem beach, Chauri, Goa

 

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9. Little India Beach cottages: at Villa Goes a road, Calangute, Goa

10. Apart from all the above mentions hotels and resorts, there are several numbers of OYO rooms located at almost every sightseeing location for the visitors to stay by.

 

BEST ACTIVITIES IN GOA:

Goa’s exoticism makes an ideal holiday destination and alongside activities like water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling, cruise on the Mandovi river, naval aviation museum for the history lovers, jet ski ride, trekking at Dudhsagar falls, go-karting and lots of flea markets to shop by.

 

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There’s a town called Vasco de Gama, a hub connecting various other beaches in Goa. Also, it has some amazing water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, parasailing and lots more. Goa is a perfect place for the adrenaline junkies, but also has a rich account of history and pride. Forts and museums and spice plantation are another attraction for the Goa lovers.

 

Goa is popularly known as the Miami of India, it doesn’t fail to thrill you all with its exquisite collection thrill and fun. What are you waiting for? Plan your vacation and don’t miss all these amazing experiences that you all ought to have.

 

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Butterfly Beach

 

Located in the southern region of the Palolem region in Goa is a secluded beach going by the name of Butterfly Beach. It is filled with dense flora and fauna. It is aptly named Butterfly due to the diverse population of butterflies that inhabit the beach. Due to its secluded location, Butterfly beach is hard to access via vehicles. The beach has a cove-like structure, covered by thick forest on one part and a wide-open sea on the other part. There is no better pleasure than sitting at the shore of a beach with glowing golden sand and deep blue water.

 

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Modes of Travel

Due to its secluded location, it is hard to reach Butterfly beach on foot. On foot, reaching Butterfly beach requires a trek through the dense forests. The easy way to reach this dream destination is to rent a boat or ferry from the nearby Palolem or Agonda Beach. Boat rental costs vary from boat to boat. The ferry service generally requires no prior booking or reservations. They are usually available on all days and all times, with ferries going to and fro every few hours.

 

Modes of Accommodation

Being located in a remote place means, Butterfly beach does not have proper tourist infrastructure to house tourists. People visiting the beach tend to resort to accommodation near Palolem or Agonda.

 

Some alternative hotels in Palolem and Agonda are as follows:

The Palolem Guest House

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Oceanic Hotel

Gardenia Resort

Tubki Resort 

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Palolem Beach Resort 

Home to Exotic Butterflies

Being a beach with a forest nearby means that Butterfly beach houses a wide variety of plants and trees. These plants and trees attract some of the most beautiful creatures. Tiny and colorful butterflies can be spotted around every corner of the beach. Butterfly lovers are bound to find this place as a delight to visit. Along with butterflies it even houses various exotic species of birds and beetles.

Dolphin Sightings

Like many other beaches of Goa, Butterfly beach is home to a lot of dolphins. Motorboats are available on rent to tourists which take them on the exotic experience of getting close to these dolphins there is a different kind of peace in being surrounded by a pod of dolphins in the middle of a calm and serene sea. The dolphins are very calm and joyful aquatic animals to be around and as such the dolphin sightings are a major tourist attraction towards Butterfly Beach.

An Exciting Picnic Spot

Butterfly Beach has everything it takes to qualify as a perfect picnic spot. Untouched by the hectic and wild rave parties that surround other beaches of Goa, Butterfly beach is a rather calm and peaceful spot. Surrounded by dense forests on the front of a deep blue sea makes it suitable for a variety of picnic games. It is a family-friendly spot that people of all ages can enjoy.

 

Water Sporting Opportunities

Being a beach, it opens doors to all sorts of water sports. Tourists visiting Butterfly beach will get plenty of water sporting opportunities. One thing that separates Butterfly beach from other beaches of Goa is the low tide nature of the sea. The sea is rather calm with slow and peaceful tides.

 

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Some Common Water sporting activities available at Butterfly Beach are as follows:

  • Rowing

  • Sailing

  • Board Fishing

  • Scuba Diving

The main attraction is the scuba diving activity available at this beach. Along with professional guides and rentable scuba gear, tourists can go into the aquatic world and explore the deep blue seas. Scuba diving is made especially breath-taking due to the presence of various exotic aquatic species like Dolphins. Scuba diving is a highly recommended activity for those visiting Butterfly beach.

 

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A Perfect Honeymoon Location

The thing that a newly wedded couple needs are seclusion and peaceful time with their significant other. Butterfly beach provides the time and perfects surrounding a couple of needs. Beautiful sunsets, golden sands, dense forests, deep blue sea and a variety of activities to take part in is all one would need to have a memorable and perfect honeymoon.

 

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Worth A Visit?!

With a deep blue sea on its front and a dense forest on its back combined with a serene surrounding makes Butterfly Beach a Bucket list worthy place to visit. The beach has a certain vibe of calmness to it. It is a great place to visit for those who are in search of themselves or searching for an escape from the day to day bustle of life. Who knows, you might just find your purpose in life at this beach. Imagine sitting on the golden sands at the shore of a calm sea with a majestic forest on your back as the sun sets and with it all your worries and problems. Visit Butterfly Beach today and make this imagination come to life.


Know more about Beaches in Goa with our blog: BEST BEACHES IN GOA

Further Read:  A PERFECT ITINERARY FOR GOA


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