Mountains or beaches? If anyone is asking this question at this time of the year, we are definitely going to say beaches. The best place which comes to our mind when we talk about beaches in Goa. However, if you think that Goa is all about beaches, then a major surprise will hit you. We have presented you with some fantastic Goa places to visit with your travel buddies.
From the glorious sands of Candolim Beach to the fantastic nightlife of Tito’s Road near Baga beach, there are many places to visit in Goa which are famous among the travel enthusiasts.
Season after season, a majority of people come to Goa for not only its wide variety of beaches but other places as well. If you are in Goa, you must explore plantation tours and jungle treks and various adventure sports. Explore and experience this small state of India with this travel guide.
Let us first talk about the fantastic beaches in Goa that is a must-visit:
Beaches in Goa
The main attractions of this state are its beaches which are undoubtedly the most popular natural attractions. Spread along the coastline, there are around 30 beaches to visit in Goa, each of them has their own charm and each catering for every type of holiday.
1. Morjim and Ashwem beach
If you want to get in touch with nature, Morjim and Ashwem are breathtaking and perfect for a nature lover. Morjim and Ashwem are protected beaches and home to Olive Ridley Turtles who lay eggs here every year. The Shoreline and shallow waters here are certainly some of Goa’s cleanest.
2. Mandrem beach
Ask any person who has been to this place, and they will definitely tell you that Mandrem beach is where to start. Crystal clear blue waters, colorful huts, and the spiritual aura make this beach a must-visit. Mandrem beach is a beach secluded from other shores. If you want to enjoy a serene and calm environment and watch a perfect sunset Mandrem beach is a must-visit.
3. Anjuna beach
Anjuna Beach is famous for scenic beauty and many trance parties. The hippy vibe at the beach makes it an unconventional hangout beach of Goa. The beach is renowned for its Wednesday Flea market. It is only a short walk
away from the Chapora Fort and the Albuquerque mansion for those who are looking to do some sightseeing.
The southern end of the beach is rocky because of the coral present there. If you are looking for some fun adventure sports, the northern end of the beach offers bungee jumping and a lot of water sports perfect for keeping you active.
What all adventure sports you can have the fun of at Anjuna beach in Goa:
- Bungee Jumping
- Banana Ride
- Jet Skiing
- Boat Ride
4. Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach is a part of a 30km stretch of beach coastline. The Beach is divided into Big Vagator or North Vagator, Middle Vagator (Tel Aviv beach) and Little Vagator (Ozran) by a few rocks. To reach the beach, one has to go through the Vagator market and climb down a hill. The North Vagator Beach or the Big Vagator is a longest amongst the three and is a white sandy beach located 1.4 km from Ozran. This beach is more crowded than other parts of Vagator. The famous Chapora fort gives a clear view of the beach.
5. Baga Beach
Baga beach is located in the Northern Go. It is the most commercialized beach of Goa Baga beach; it is like the Juhu Chaupati of Goa. Baga is surrounded by Anjuna Beach in the north and the Calangute beach to its South. Baga beach, Goa is one of the most popular and beaches in Goa. It is famous for its shacks and different types of seafood available at them. This beach is entertaining 24*7, from sunrise to sunset.
6. Arambol Beach
The Arambol beach is famous for its isolated environment and Bohemian Vibes, the beach original gained popularity in the 1960s due to its reputation as a haven for traveling hippies, Arambol beach is also famous for the secluded sweet water lake which is hidden in the Jungle and just a short walk to the north.
The Calangute beach, the Sinquerim beach, and the Candolim beach are some other beaches to visit.
Goa is not only about beaches and cool parties. There are a lot more to places to visit and things to do in Goa. If you are an adventure junkie, then these treks and plantation tours are a must-try.
Best Places for Trekking in Goa
There are a lot of places with admiring features in Goa for trekking. These picturesque places are sure to leave an impression on your mind. One should definitely go on these fantastic adventure trails.
Embark on these trekking expeditions in Goa and get a chance to experience a stunning view of the natural beauty surrounding this idyllic paradise.
A few treks to try in Goa are:
- Trek to Todo Waterfall
- Dudh Sagar Trek
- Keri to Arambol Trek
- Trek to Vagheri Peaks
- Trekking at Udaan Dongor in Goa
Get an opportunity to know the history and culture of Goa by revisiting the past. Witness some rare flora and fauna on these treks.
A Plantation Tour is a MUST!
Embark on an exhilarating and scintillating plantation tour, to appreciate the nature and witness an eco-friendly way of life.
Enjoy a pleasant time with your loved ones amidst nature and see the beautiful farms of Indian spices (nutmeg, betel nuts, cardamom, and many more). Also, check out how feni is fermented and made.
Experience Indian hospitality at its best and try authentic Goan cuisine.
Best time to Visit Goa
The tourists visit Goa all year round, but the best time to visit Goa is after the monsoon season which lasts from the beginning of June till late September. The Goa weather is best during this time. High season for Goa Tourism begins in November and last till late March. A large number of tourists visit Goa during the time of Christmas and New Years,’ and therefore accommodation, food, and travel prices skyrocket.
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So, these were a must Goa places to visit. Stay tuned for our next article to explore the culture, history, and heritage of Goa as well.