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Best Places To Stay in North Goa

North Goa is the place to go to for the classic Goa vacation, with sun-kissed beaches, amazing food, drinks, and nightlife, yoga and spa retreats and markets stuffed with every amazing souvenir you can carry home. North Goa is the place to be, for a fast-paced, short Goan holiday that will have you enjoy the best of everything, with the best and unique places to stay in North Goa.

North Goa is marked by two rivers, Terekhol in the north and Mandovi in the south, and as much as thirty-five kilometres of sun-kissed beaches running the length between the two rivers. North Goa beaches are the best to relax in, as most of the beaches such as the Aguada beach, Baga beach, Calangute beach etc are extremely serene and devoid of crowd. Whether you are visiting with friends or with your partner, with family or as a solo traveller, North Goa beaches will never fail to amaze you.

When it comes to the best tourist places in North Goa, the list is pretty much endless. There’s Fort Aguada, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Christian Art, Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery, Goa Science Centre, World Wax Museum, Church of St Cajetan, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Museum of Goa etc.

The best time to visit North Goa is between October and March, when the weather is more forgiving and the heat tolerable. Goa isn’t too cold during the winter months, but travelling is easier when the sun’s rays aren’t blistering your skin. Goa, with its beautiful palm and coconut-tree lined beaches and stone forts, demands a cool weather to go around the city with ease.

North Goa is known for some of the best and amazing water sports in the country. Especially between the months of October and March, when the country is shivering in the winter winds, you can sail across the Arabian Sea and enjoy the coolness of the sea. The beaches are famous for their nightlife, pubs and there are some of the best and unique places to stay in North Goa, making it a place primarily for young people to drop by.

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Dona Paula Beach

A lover’s paradise, the name of the location got its designation after a tragic love story, making the place more interesting and catchy. This former village is a heaven on earth that provides picturesque spots and huge space for sunbathing while relaxing in the calm beaches adjacent to clean blue waters.

Travellers love to be here to indulge in water sports like parasailing, kayaking etc. and gets the adrenaline rush at beaches like Dias beach and Dona Paula beach. Moreover, the markets for shopping are also vibrant and gets shiny names of food and drinking spots to attract visitors. For a perfect stay, one can also book their own resort or hotels here which are also loaded with amenities and good services.

: 6 km from Panaji city.


Temple of Bodgeshwar

Welcome yourself to one of the most enchanting pilgrimages centres, which is additionally an unbeatable place to visit in North Goa. Well settled in Mapusa, the temple is situated within the lush green environment and contains a small shrine within dedicated to Kanakeshwar Baba or Bodgeshwar, locally known as Bongini.

Famous for fulfilling the desires of its devotees, it also gets a flock of people searching for peace and a calm mind. Every year, a cultural festival also take place in the month of December of January and the location gets thronged by locals as well as tourists.

Location: Mapusa at Calangute - Mapusa Road.

Entry Fees: No fees required for entry.


Fort Aguada

 Pulled up with a dark bricked stretch within the sea waters, Fort Aguada invites the visitors even from far to take a walk in, take a peek into the sea differently and get clicked in a movie style. The architecture of the fort is in royal Portuguese style and its vastness within the fortress is just grand.

One can witness the confluence of Mandovi river in the Arabian sea from here and the fort is a witness to the same since years. Embrace the old construction and military architecture here along with the lighthouse that stands tall. If the fort is not visited on a Goa trip, the trip is just not done right.

Location: At the southern tip of Candolim beach

Timings: Fort Aguada is open all days from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Entry Fees: Good news! There are no charges to visit this ecstatic location. Visit it like a free bird.


The Church of Mae De Deus

This bright white building and Neo-Gothic architecture are so impulsive that just mesmerizes its beholders. One will surely get awestruck with the impact of peaceful beauty, settlement within the greenery and the aura it presents right from the first look to the same.

Right from the exteriors to interiors, the church is certainly one of the best places to visit in North Goa. Interestingly, it houses the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus which brought the church back to life post its ruin state. With imposing interiors and carved ornamentation on ceiling and walls, the church magnetizes not just the religion followers but also those who love to praise the reality on the ground.

Location: Chogm Rd, Saligao

Timings: Gate to God’s own home opens up every day from 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM and from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

Entry Fees: Absolutely none!


Casino Pride

Another amazing casino life could be experienced at Casino Pride which has its anchor tied down in Mandovi river. The casino boat has the best of the facilities and services having well-trained staff, delicious meals and a good range of drinks.

Moreover, the charm of the boat gets an upgradation with the performance of skilled dancers, acts by celebrities, people counting their winning amount while enjoying offers on unlimited drinks.

Entry Fees:
Rs 1500 on Monday-Thursday and Rs 2000 on Friday-Saturday

Open 24x7 to all its guests.


Anjuna Market

Let us give you a glimpse of why Anjuna Market is one of the utmost amazing tourist places in North Goa? Wednesday flea market that sells everything at a dirt cheap rate will bring one closer to this place. This place is so much livelier to chill at that you never want to leave it but alas, it's just a day in the week that it gains its prominence on.

One can find here handmade clothing, jewellery, beach clothes, hammocks, Buddha or Shiva statues and anything that trance magic can provide you. Grab a drink, have some stall food, wear hippie jewellery and dive in a completely new era at Anjuna flea market.

Timings: Wednesday, 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Location: South end of Anjuna beach.


Mapusa Market

Another traditional and weekly market of Goa brings one step closer to a vibrant Mapusa market that takes place every Friday. Holding its grace within the Mapusa municipal market, get into the colours and noise and live the Goan charm distinctly.

The market is known for jewellery, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Not just this, you can also find a variety of delicacies to munch upon as well as take them back home. Take a whiff of fresh fishes, vegetable and meat along with cheap local wine that will turn the mood happy and hippie.

Timings: Friday, 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Location: Reach Mapusa Market Area in Panaji to shop at one of the best tourist places in North Goa

Entry Fees: Pay for only the things you buy! There are no market entry fees, relax!



Located on a drive of about 30 km from Panaji, Bicholim welcomes all with natural beauty like scenic waterfalls at Arvalem and famous Mayem Lake. The town is known for a good network of cashew trees apart from the lake and waterfalls. Ancient and historic aspects could be seen here with Hindu temple Saptakoteshwar and oldest mosque to pay our respects for.

The economy of Goa gets a boost with iron ore mining and Bicholim surely contains huge spaces for the same. So, get your rented vehicle running and reach here to seek Goa in different limelight, away from parties and crowded beaches, buy some famous potteries and spend some time interacting with the locals

Location: 30 Km from Panaji towards the landmass of North Goa.

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Traveller Tales From North Goa


Gautam Shah

27 March 2019

What a view. Worth going for, dont miss out at this affordable price


Jitendra Patil

14 December 2015

This was the perfect getaway for me and my wide,it was a very different goa for me , It redefined peace and tranquility for me! I came back feeling rejuvenated and happy! The Chapora river is beautiful...


Ranjeet Bharadwaj

06 June 2015

One of the best activities that you can embark upon in Goa. It is a stunning cruise and the waters of Chapora River are so peaceful and calming. Had so much fun and beautiful time.


Gajaadhar Khanna

18 December 2014

The houseboat ride was extremely beautiful and seeing the beauty of the sunrise and sunset while in the river was breathtaking. We had a lot of fun and will definitely recommend it to our friends. and ...

What You Should Know More About Stays in North Goa

  • Q. Which are the best resorts to stay in North Goa?

    North Goa is a heaven for resorts and five star hotels. The beaches are not crowded, and give you the perfect serene spot to enjoy your stay in a resort. Here are some of the best and unique places to stay in North Goa:

    • Novotel Goa Resort and Spa
      Pinto Waddo, Off Candolim Road, Bardez, Candolim, Goa
    • Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
      Miramar, Panjim
    • Resort Rio
      Near Baga Beach, Tambudki, Arpora, Bardez, Goa
    • Cidade de Goa
      Opp Manipal Hospitals, Vainguinim Beach, Panjim, Goa
    • Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort
      Road Opposite to Our Lady Of Piety Chapel, Khobra Vaddo, Baga, Calangute, Goa
    • Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
      Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa
    • Keys Ronil Resort
      Baga, Calangute, Bardez, Near Tito's Night Club, Goa
    • Adamo The Bellus
      Naika Vaddo, Bardez, Calangute, Goa
    • Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa
      Sinquerim, Candolim, Bardez, Goa
    • Grand Hyatt Goa
      Goa University Road, Bambolim, Goa
    • Hard Rock Hotel
      370/14, Near KFC, Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez, Goa
    • Whispering Palm Beach Resort
      Sinquerim Beach Candolim, Bardez, Goa
    • Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort
      Vadi, Bardez, Goa, Candolim, Goa

  • Q. Which are the best homestays in North Goa?

    Homestaying in Goa is perhaps the best way to see and enjoy Goa. Homestays are best booked if you are looking for a long trip, perhaps a week or more. You can go for these homestays in North Goa:

    • Capella: Capella is a perfect Goan homestay. Located in Arpora Village, this North Goan homestay charges you INR 5000 per night. Special features are a swimming pool and a library.
    • Olaulim Backyards: Facing the backwaters of North Goa, Olaulim Backyards stands tall in Olaulim village close to Aldona. This place has a swimming pool, a tree house, you can go bird watching, on nature walks etc. Charges are INR 4500 per night.
    • Casa Menezes: Belonging to the Menezes family, this homestay is located in Batim Village. The place features an art gallery. Charges are INR 4500 per night.
    • The Secret Garden: Located in Saligao Village, this place is a blissful abode for solo travellers and families alike. Charges are INR 4000 per night.

  • Q. What are the best romantic resorts in North Goa for honeymoon?

    North Goa is the honeymoon heaven because of its beauty and nightlife. The resorts in North Goa have ample space for a very private honeymoon, without too many people flocking the beaches and the pubs. Here are a bunch of romantic stays you can check if you are planning to come here for your honeymoon:

    • Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
      Sinquerim, Candolim, Goa
    • Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
      Miramar beach, Panaji
    • Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa
      Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim, Goa
    • Casa De Goa Boutique Resort, Goa
      Tivai Vaddo, Calangute
    • 360 Degree Beach Retreat, Goa
      Opp Candolim Village Panchayat, Candolim
    • Adamo The Bellus, Goa
      Naika Vaddo, Calangute

    Arotel Rooms & Suites, Goa
    1/338, Gauravaddo, Calangute

  • Q. Which are the best budget stays in North Goa?

    North Goa, although equipped with sprawling resorts and traditional-style bungalows, is not far behind when it comes to budget stays. Here are some of the best budget stays in North Goa:

    • Hotel Sai Baga
      Two Star Hotel
      Calangute-Baga Road, Next to Ronil, North Goa, Opposite Titos Lane, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa
    • Hotel Viva Baga
      Two Star Hotel
      Calangute Baga Main Road, Opp. Cafe Coffee Day, Khobra Vaddo, Bardez, Calangute, Goa
    • Hotel Sangolda Greenz  
      Three Star Hotel
      179/30, Alto Bella Vista, Chogm Road,Sangolda, Sangolda, Bardez, Goa
    • Rivasa Resort
      Two Star Hotel
      Dr Afonso road, Left from Calangute-Baga junction,, Bardez, Goa
    • Julie Jolly
      Two Star Hotel
      H No. 511 (5), Vagator Beach Road, Bardez, Goa

  • Q. Which are the most luxury resorts in North Goa?

    North Goa is home to some of the best luxury resorts you will come across in the entirety of Goa. Here are some of the most luxury resorts in the area:

    • Grand Hyatt Goa
      Five Star Hotel
      Goa University Road, Bambolim, Goa
    • The O Hotel
      Five Star Hotel
      Aguada- Siolim Road, Candolim, Dando, Near Kingfisher Villa, Bardez, Goa
    • Vivanta by Taj- Panaji, Goa  
      Five Star Hotel
      Off D. B. Bandodkar Road, St. Anne's Junction, Panjim, Goa
    • Deltin Suites
      Four Star Hotel
      Nerul - Candolim Road, Fadtewada, Nerul, Bardez, Goa
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Goa - Arpora - Baga
      Five Star Hotel
      Ximer, Bardez, Arpora, Goa

  • Q. Which are the best beach resorts to stay in North Goa?

    North Goa’s beach resorts are as beautiful as its beaches. Here are some of the best beach resorts to stay in North Goa:

    • Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, Goa
      Three Star Hotel
      Road Opposite to Our Lady Of Piety Chapel, Khobra Vaddo, Baga, Calangute, Goa
    • The Baga Beach Resort  
      Five Star Hotel
      7/225/A,Saunta Vaddo, Calangute, Goa
    • Mayflower Beach Resort
      Three Star Hotel
      Saunta Vaddo, Titos Lane, Baga Beach, Calangute, Opp Angelina Beach Resort, Baga, Goa
    • Arudra @ Cisco's Beach Cottages  
      Three Star Hotel
      Titos Lane number 2, Baga beach, Calangute, Bardez, Baga, Goa
    • Baia do sol  
      Three Star Hotel
      Baia Do Sol, Baga, Goa