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Best Things To Do in North Goa

North Goa is like the younger sibling who is more fun and livelier in their ways as compared to South Goa or Central Goa. There are plenty of the best things to do in North Goa which are simply more than just staring into the horizon at the beautiful beaches. North Goa maintains a perfect balance between tranquility, religious side of the state, the serene factor and the fun factor. North Goa’s closeness to its culture can be seen at every foot step. This lovely side of the state welcomes you with open arms and spills out its marvellous wonders for anybody who’s willing to explore it.

If you are the kind who is completely bowled over by the fun and vibrant culture of Goa, then North Goa definitely has a lot to offer to you. You can enjoy a lovely stroll by the beach in the evening and see it convert into a completely happening spot by nightfall. For example, Baga Beach is a treat for the taste buds during the day, a lovely place to spot the sunset and an amazing hangout spot at night with it’s night market and shacks.  

 Then there are spots like Fort Aguada, which are historical and even the cathedrals here each have a story to tell you. Even Anjuna Beach is amazing and is extremely tranquil. Se Cathedral in North Goa is said to be the largest church not only in the whole of Goa but also in Asia and has an extremely intriguing history behind it. Apart from this the oldest church of Goa is also a must visit and is famously known as Basilica of Bom Jesus. If you thought that North Goa is all about churches and beaches, then the lively streets and the locals are sure to surprise you. With plenty of the best things to do in North Goa, you are sure to not have any dull moment here.

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    North Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour - Flat 16% Off
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    TO BOOK, CALL ON 9887702397!About the Activity:Embark on this amazing sightseeing tour in North Goa and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region.Start your trip after getting picked up from the hotel at around 08:30 AM by bus.Explore some of the most fa...

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    Scuba Diving at Grande Island in Goa
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    h6 Hours

    TO BOOK, CALL ON 9887702397!About the Activity:Experience the thrilling and exciting wonders of the sea with an exciting scuba diving course in Goa!  There is pickup and drop facility available from Baga Beach /Calangute beach/ Candolim beach to the Diving Spot.This expe...

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    Half Day Trip To Grande Island, Goa, Flat 11% Off
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    TO BOOK, CALL ON 9887702397!About the Activity:Get away on a sightseeing tour of South Goa as you are picked up from the hotel in Candolim, Baga, Calangute and Panjim at around 08:30 AM by bus and 10:00 AM by bus.This tour includes the famous Bom Jesus of Basilica church...

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    About the Activity:Start your adventurous day at around 10:00 AM and board at Panjim, Goa. Alternatively, you could get on the cruise at 2:30 PM.Witness coastal Goa like never before by indulging in this exciting luxury cruise that provides you with an unparalleled exper...

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    Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa
    North Goa
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:The amazing couple can either shoot some photographs at the resort/ hotel or go out and shoot outdoors. In case of outdoors, please have your vehicle arranged for.The professional photographer is a specialist in covering the most special and candid mom...

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    North Goa
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    About the Activity:Start your trip at Soccour Church around 7:00 AM in the morning and get ready for the day. After a quick briefing on how to use bicycle gears, safety instructions and a brief overview of the tour ahead, travel across Comburpha Ferry and head to the mag...

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    TO BOOK, CALL ON 9784906622 !About the Activity:Get away on this day trip after getting picked up from the nearest landmark (within a radius of 1-3 KM)  from Candolim, Baga, Calangute and Panjim at around 6:00 AM in a shared vehicle.Start with the visit to the Dudhsagar ...

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    About the Activity:Reach the starting point (near Divja Circle) at 7:30 AMStart cycling at Divja Circle, near Panaji Bus Stand.Embark on this amazing cycling adventure that provides you with some of the best scenic landscapes.Delight in the beauty of traditional houses,...

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    Ocean Trek to Neuti Beach, Goa - Flat 13% Off
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    About the Activity: Enthrall in this delightful Ocean Trek which is actually a walk along a mountain overlooking the sea.Begin this excursion from Porvorim in Goa at 07:00 AM, and drive to Kochra-Shriramwadi, a seaside hamlet between Vengurla and Malwan.After a breakfast...

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Calangute Beach

Deserving every reason to be called the ‘Queen of Beaches’ in Goa, Calangute Beach is a paradise for nature lovers holding the spectacular beauty and charm. The beach reflects the unique Goan culture with a glorious view of the landscape serving as a perfect retreat for visitors. Here you can find the effervescent markets selling everything from beer, trinkets to pawns. It is also the biggest beach of North Goa and ideal for witnessing the beauty of palm and coconut trees against the locale of the magnificent Arabian Sea.

This beach is often crowded with people swelling towards the sea, lazing around, taking sunbath and children making sand castles. Another spectacular features of Calangute Beach is its sunsets and sunrise.

  • Water Sports: Parasailing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Skiing, Water Scooter, Jet Skiing, Banana Ride, Wind surfing etc.

  • Nightlife: Cantare, Revolution Pub, Club Antoos

  • Location: Calangute Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: The Calangute Beach is 16 kilometers away from the city of Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji:  There is a regular bus service which runs from Panaji to the Calangute Beach. If one is driving then it takes half an hour to forty minutes to cover the distance.


Baga Beach

Baga Beach in Goa looks as though it has come straight out of a work of art. Lofty white waves hurrying to wipe out the prints of feet left by you on the white sand while the breeze keeps on playing with the palm trees is a sight to behold at this majestic beach in Goa.

It is a decent place to appreciate some moments and abide in a serene consideration with oneself. It is counted as one of the best beaches in Goa where you can see wonderful sunsets and at the same time appreciate the cool morning breeze. The shacks become animated in the late night with music impacting and astounding client service at the party places in Baga Beach. It is also a center point to experience daring water sports and famed for drawing in a huge number of sightseers every year.

  • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Trip, Water scooter, windsurfing, Jet skiing, Motor boat ride, scuba diving etc.

  • Nightlife: Club Tito’s, Cavala, Britto’s, Zanzibar etc

  • Location: Baga Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: From Panaji the Baga Beach is located 19 kilometers away.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The Baga beach is just half an hour drive away from Panaji and 15 minutes from Mapusa. There are frequent buses available to Baga from Mapusa and Panaji throughout the day and the journey takes about half an hour from Panaji.


Candolim Beach

This beach has won the hearts of tourists for its tranquil ambience, adventure sports and other amusement options. The enchanting Candolim Beach is particularly famous for its nightlife which ensures fun and some crazy moments to remember for a lifetime. Interesting adventure sports, spellbinding scenery and a unique festivity makes Candolim Beach one of the best beaches in Goa. The Sunburn Festival is held here for three days every year attracting hordes of tourists. Also, the water activities at Candolim Beach are must try to get the adrenaline rush with adventure.

This beach is the perfect place for all the individuals who search for restoration, fun and quietness. Its peaceful and serene air enchants numerous voyagers. On the highest point of it, when you come to realize that it's a home to a lot of water sports and different exercises, at that point you'll wish to never go back home.

  • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Sighting Trip, Jet Skiing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Scooter etc.

  • Nightlife: Club LPK-Love Passion and Karma, SinQ, Drift Bar, Pharaos etc.

  • Location: Candolim Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: This beach is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to reach Candolim Beach from Panaji is via a bus or your private car. There is no air or rail connectivity between Candolim Beach and Panaji.


Morjim Beach

Nestled in the midst of lush green surroundings, Morjim Beach is a delight that will leave you refreshed with its calm and serene ambience. If one is a fan of bird watching, Morjim Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa to spot several species like the Sand Plover, Bay-backed Shrike, Quill, Turnstones, Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Sandpipers can be seen in natural surroundings. Dolphin Sighting is another activity which you can indulge in at the Morjim Beach.

This place is also famous for being a nestling place of Olive Ridley Turtles. Lately, Morjim Beach has earned the label as ‘Little Russia’ due to the large population of Russians here.  A lot of private beach sun beds, coco palms, Russian sports bar and beach touching restaurants can be found here.

  • Water Sports: Dolphin Watching, Swimming. There is not much of adventure sports here due to habitation of water animals.

  • Nightlife: Club Fresh, Bora Bora, Marbela Beach Resort

  • Location: Morjim Beach, Pernem, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Morjim Beach and Panjim is 27 kilometers.

  • How to reach from Panaji: There is a daily bus service available from Panaji to the Morjim Beach. You can also opt to drive by yourself via your own vehicle.

  • Other Stays: Check out some other resorts in north Goa.

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Traveller Tales From North Goa


Naveen Adiga

11 January 2016

An unforgettable experience for me. For the first time got a chance to get into snorkeling and see the marine life. Thanks alot guys for an amazing experience.

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Garud Desai

12 December 2015

A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.

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Archan Patel

11 January 2016

It was so fun going for so many fun activities with family. Really enjoyed a lot. Specially the snorkeling part of the trip was a very nice experience.

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Anal Kaur

27 October 2015

If you are person who wouldn’t want to spend a long time in planning the whole trip, just like me, then you can take this. What I did was I planned south Goa by myself and we took the North Goa trip th...

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Shaik Salma

14 February 2018

"Awesome experience. Should & must visit.... its a place where you would enjoy a lot"

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Durgeshwari Gill

11 January 2016

Had an amazing experience during the trip. Went with may family and enjoyed alot. This was our first time we went for snorkeling and fishing. Snorkeling was easy, but fishing will take time for you to ...

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Kumari Patil

11 January 2016

I'm literally falling short of advectives to describe the diving. Magical would be an approach. Seriously, this one is gonna take some time getting over, after which, I'm gonna go do it again.

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Hirvi Shah

03 February 2018

"The amount of my excitement perfectly matched the beauty beneath the sea! I was totally amused by witnessing the marine life in its natural form! Though I got panicked initially but the divers made su...

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Bhushan Gandhi

04 April 2016

One of the most epic trips of all time. The speciality of this trip was, obviously, the unparalelled experience of scuba diving. The water was so unexpectedly clean, and the aquatic llife is so rich ar...

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in North Goa

  • Q. What are some of the best things to do in North Goa?

    There are plenty of things to do in North Goa such as:

    • Visit the lovely churches and cathedrals
    • Go for watersports at the beach
    • Go hiking to Fort Aguada
    • Visit the night markets
    • Explore the culture with the amazing cuisine

  • Q. What all adventure sports can be done in North Goa?

    There are plenty of  adventure water sports that you can do while in North Goa such as:

    • Banana Boat
    • Paragliding
    • Flyboarding
    • Snorkelling
    • Scuba Diving
    • Kneeboarding
    • Kayaking
    • Wakeboarding
    • Windsurfing
    • White Water Rafting

  • Q. Which are some must try water sports in North Goa?

    The water sports that you definitely must try out in North Goa are:

    • Knee boarding
    • Kayaking
    • Wakeboarding
    • Windsurfing
    • Scuba Diving
    • White Water Rafting
    • Jet Skiing
    • Banana Tube Boat
    • Parasailing
    • Flyboarding
    • Yachts and Cruises
    • Water Skiing
    • Paddleboarding
    • Snorkelling

  • Q. Which are best places for surfing in North Goa? How much does it cost to learn surfing in North Goa?

    While most people feel that Goa is all about making the most of your fun time with friends, it is also quite a great place for honeymoon. Most of the beautiful beaches are hidden in South Goa, but there is plenty you can do while on your honeymoon in North Goa as well. Here is a list of things to do:

    • Stare into the lovely horizon at the Anjuna Beach
    • Explore each other’s party side at the Baga Beach
    • Let your hair loose at the Vagator Beach
    • Pray for a lovely life at Se Cathedral
    • Light a candle at the Basilica of Bom Jesus
    • Have a completely food-filled trip at the beach side shacks.
    • Enjoy each other’s company while hiking up from Fort Aguada

  • Q. Which are best places for scuba diving and snorkeling in North Goa?

    Most of the tour operators pick you up from your hotel destination and then go in a boat from Anjuna or Vagator Beach. Other places that are great for scuba diving as well as snorkelling in Goa are:

    • Grande Island
    • Sao Jorge Island
    • Candolim Beach

  • Q. Which are must try aerial activities in North Goa?

    The aerial activities that you definitely must try in North Goa are:

    • Scuba Diving
    • Jet Ski
    • Para Sailing
    • Ringo Ride
    • Water Ski
    • Speed Boating
    • Wakeboarding
    • Banana Ride
    • Windsurfing
    • Kite surfing
    • Surf Board
    • Kayaking
    • Sport Fishing
    • Dinghy Sailing
    • Snorkelling
    • White Water Rafting
    • Zorbing

  • Q. Where can I go for a wildlife safari in North Goa?

    North Goa is filled abundantly with various wildlife spots. Here are some places where you can go for wildlife safari when in Goa:

    • Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

  • Q. Which are some famous cruise tours in North Goa?

    There are plenty of famous cruises that you can take in North Goa to have an amazing trip such as:

    • Adventure Boat with Activities in Goa
    • Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa
    • Trek to Tada Waterfalls in Goa
    • Cruise to Chorao and Divar Islands
    • Private Island Trip

  • Q. Which are some famous of the best beaches to visit in North Goa?

    The best beaches to visit in North Goa are:

    • Sinquerim
    • Calangute
    • Candolim
    • Anjuna
    • Miramar
    • Vagator