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Best Things To Do in South Goa

Goa is one of the most popular tourist attractions not just for Indians but also for people from all around the world. The beaches, rich heritage, harming towns, loving restaurants, lit nightlife and places of worship are among many other things to do in Goa. However, as Goa is divided into two main districts, South and North; South Goa has its own set of specialities. And we are focusing on just that. As you enter South Goa, you see the reflection of Portugal style architecture, constructions and lifestyle who established a colony in Goa in 1510 and expanded the colony to its present boundaries during the 17th and 18th centuries. These wonderful Portuguese style buildings and historically significant churches make up some of the best places to visit along with other places like Margao- for some shopping, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary- to admire wildlife, Dudhsagar Falls- to go spellbound over nature’s beauty, Johnny Cool's Club- for a fun night and much more - these are some of the best things to do in South Goa. South Goa is a rather unexplored area and the beaches here certainly deserve a special mention. There are some really secluded and quiet beaches, islands that have an absolute laid back attitude and a different charm all together. Some of the best beaches in South Goa are Agonda, Palolem Beach, Cavelossim Beach, Benaulim Beach, Varca Beach, Utorda Beach and Majorda Beach. They say “Goa is always a good idea” so you don’t have to look out for a particular period of the year to be here. However, if you are fond of parades, carnivals and celebrations, December to March, which is considered to be the peak season is the best time for your visit. But please note, this is also the time when Goa is most crowded and expensive. On the contrary, if you are looking for a rather relaxing time, you can visit Goa anytime for rest of the year, when June to September, the monsoon months are not very happening for beach bums but amazing for greenery and wildlife enthusiasts. Among the best things to do in South Goa are the likes of going on road trips, hogging at Martin’s Corner, visiting the Dudhsagar Waterfall, riding on a hot-air balloon, etc.

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  South Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour 11 Hrs ₹ 499 5.0 star View Details
  Romantic Couple Shoot in Goa 8 Hrs ₹ 3999 5.0 star View Details
  Cycling at Divar and Chorao Islands 5 Hrs ₹ 1500 5.0 star View Details
  Water Sports in Mobor, Goa 2 Hrs ₹ 2499 4.0 star View Details
  Beach Camping in South Goa from Bangalore 3D 2N ₹ 4100 3.0 star View Details
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    South Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour
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    h11 Hours

    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 old goa, St Cathedral chur...

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    Romantic Couple Shoot in 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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    Cycling at Divar and Chorao Islands
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    h5 Hours

    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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    Water Sports in Mobor, Goa
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    h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Invoke in this exciting array of activities in Goa and get a chance to feel the thrill as you try these various activities.Arrive at the Mobor Beach in Goa to enjoy water sports and get started for the day.Get started with an invigorating Jet Ski r...

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    Beach Camping in South Goa from Bangalore
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    First of its kind, this tour is made up of a chance at camping on the beach, a trek in the jungles of South Goa's coast, serene views of the shore from the waters along with the feeling of tranquility in one of the offbeat and isolated beaches of Goa. After boarding the ...

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    North Goa
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Make your Monsoon's Special with a full day trip to Tsunami Island in South Goa and enjoy four different water sports.We are offering this trip especially for people wanting to do water sports in the months of June, July, August and September.Start you...

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  • About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting banana boat ride and feel the fun and thrill as you ride through the crystal clear waters.Begin this activity at any time between 9:00 AM in the morning and 6:00 PM in the eeningThere is no doubt in that this activity is one of ...

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    South Goa

    About the Activity:Commence on a much  sought after Jet ski ride at Mobor Beach in Goa and get a chance to enjoy the amazing beauty of this region.The fun starts around 9:00 AM with your arrival followed by a briefing session at the beach. Cruise the pleasant waves of th...

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    About the Activity: Embark on this amazing tour in South Goa and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with the beaches and churches.Get picked up from the hotel at around 8:30 AM in an air-conditioned shared coach or car and begin your trip. Marv...

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    South Goa
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting monsoon trip in Goa and get a chance to explore the different places along with your friends or family.Get picked up at 8:00 AM in an air-conditioned shared vehicle from the mentioned location and head out for the day.Visit the ...

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  • h3 Hours

    About the Activity:Indulge in a swimming experience in the open sea water with your family or friends from Vasco da Gama.Start this exciting activity at around 7:00 AM in the morning and head out for an adventure.Ride a boat from Dona Paula to Vasco da Gama and enthrall ...

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    North Goa
    h1 Hour

    About the Activity:Experience the thrilling and exciting wonders of the sea with an exciting water sport activities at Coco beach in North GoaEngage yourself in jet skiing like never before by getting picked up from any hotel in Goa. Drive your own jet ski with a guide s...

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    South Goa
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity:Start your tour after boarding the a shared vehicle at 9:30 from Palolem.Feel the thrill as you use variety of techniques like walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming to traverse through the breath-taking Upper Sauri Canyon.The ...

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    South Goa

    About the Activity:Experience another side of Goa as you winch- parasail at Mobor BeachCommence your tour at around 9:00 AM in the morning after reaching the tour locality which is the perfect time to do parasailing in Goa.Winch-boat parasailing is usually done alone and...

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  • h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Experience some thing new with this exciting Snow park in Goa and get the feel as if you are in Switzerland.Begin your adventurous day after reaching the tour locality.The best thing about this place is that they offer a mixture of real snow in -5' C t...

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Traveller Tales From South Goa

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sundar anba

21 January 2017

"We booked south Goa sight seeing tour for 3 people. They guided us really well. Specially Pooja the girl working there, who is been polite and helpful. She gaves every bit of information. She picks ca...

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Rebecca Smith

27 July 2018

Elephant shower is worth the entire ticket price! What an amazing experience. This little bus picks you up at your hotel, packs up with travellers, and goes all around the state of Goa! The driver i...

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Sahil Yadav

16 July 2018

"It was a beautiful journey thank you for a wonderful tour and experience "

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Dhiraj Dharamchand Gugale

21 March 2018

"it was and excellent experience. Gary and his team really made our experience a memorable one"

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Navin Ramsinghani

09 March 2018

"It was an amazing tour. Very well organised. Driving and Guide were very courteous. Dolphin Trip was the best among old. Looking forward to have many more trips with them. "

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Sudhanshu Sudhanshu

01 March 2018

"It was great experience overall..got a good comfortable ride around the south goa. The people in the group were veey friendly and enjoyed together in whole trip! very economical and worth the price!"

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Anuradha Mahajan

11 January 2018

"Excellent way to explore the city. Thank you.\n"

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c kushwaha

30 December 2017

"Very well managed and organised tour.Nice behaviour of guide. Really enjoy.\n"

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Ohmprakash

29 December 2017

Well planned 1 day trip, esp worth it for the dolphin sighting. Those who walk slow might have challenge to meet at designated locations within given time.

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

  • Which are the activities that I can do in South Goa?

    All of us are aware of South Goa’s secluded and pristine beaches. But there’s a lot more you can do except for relaxing at the beach in this region. Some of the best activities tourists can enjoy in South Goa are-

     

    • Visit Palácio do Deão
    • Go on road trips
    • Attend a silent party at Palolem
    • Visit Dudhsagar Falls
    • Take a jeep safari at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Ride in a hot-air balloon
    • Relive history at Goa Chitra
    • Visit the Bigfoot Museum
    • Shop at Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar
    • Hog at Martin’s Corner

  • What all adventure activities can be done in South Goa?

    South Goa offers some amazing adventure sport activities. Some of which are available all round the year while some are available during particular seasons. However, here is a list of activities that can truly be enjoyed by all-

     

    • Scuba Diving
    • Trekking
    • Water rides like banana and bumpy ride
    • Hiking
    • White Water River Rafting
    • Hot Air Balloon
    • Camping
    • Kayaking
    • Cycling Tour
    • Jet Skiing
    • Sailing

  • Which are some of the best water sports in South Goa?

    South Goa has clean water and secluded beaches that opens opportunities for some great water sports.

     

    • Sailing
    • Parasailing
    • Scubadiving
    • Ringo Ride
    • Water Ski
    • Speed Boating
    • Wakeboarding
    • Banana Ride
    • Windsurfing
    • Kitesurfing
    • Surfboarding
    • Kayaking
    • Sport Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Water Zorbing

  • Which are some famous scuba diving locations in South Goa?

    The clear water of South Goa attracts many scuba diving enthusiasts due to its visibility. Grande Island is the best scuba diving location in South Goa. As the depth of the near by shore waters is about 7-20 meters, this island is a perfect destination for both, professional divers and beginners. There are various water diving spots at this island that are known for different depths and grades. Some of them are-

     

    • Suzy’s wreck
    • Sail Rock
    • Turbo Tunnel
    • Surge City
    • Uma Guma Reef
    • Bounty Bay
    • Davy Jones Locker

  • Which are different type of cruising experiences in South Goa?

    Goa is considered as one of the best locations for to experience cruising and south of Goa contributes to this fun ride tremendously. There are cruises that cater to the choice of all and thus are of different types. Cruising in South Goa can be categorised into the following types:

     

    • Luxury Cruise: This ship has all things luxury. It is no less than a 5 star hotel and you can also book an overnight stay at this cruise.

     

    • Private Cruise: These cruise are booked for private groups and parties. It has exclusive ntry and needs to be booked quite in advance.

     

    • Casino Cruise: These are cruise that have a casino inside it. These usually have a fixed start and end point and stop in the middle of sea for a fixed number of hours.

     

    There are some other cruises classified by Goa tourism in the categories of

     

    • Sundown: These cruises get lit just when the sun sets down somewhere in the horizon. These are mainly famous amongst nature lovers.

     

    • Sunset: Embrace dusk in the most enchanting way by taking up a ride in sunset cruise. It is affordable and offers mesmerising views.

     

    • Dinner: These cruises are specially arranged to give people an offbeat- off-shore dining experience. Because dining onshore in quiet mainstream.

     

    • Backwater Thrills: These cruises sail across the backwaters of Mandovi river. It also rides across islands like Chorao and Divar.

  • Where can I do parasailing in South Goa? How much will it cost me?

    Parasailing in Goa is easily available. It is a famous activity here and is one of the must do in Goa. It is a beautiful feeling when you’re a sandwich  between the neverending sky above you and the sea below you. In South Goa, you can enjoy this activity at the following beaches-

     

    • Mobor Beach
    • Palolem Beach
    • Majorda Beach
    • Varca Beach
    • Cavelossim Beach
    • Bogmalo Beach
    • Betalbatim Beach

    It costs between INR 800 to INR 1,500 depending upon the location and duration of the activity.

  • Which are some famous places for snorkeling in South Goa?

    Goa is one of the few destinations to offer snorkeling in India. While snorkeling, you can expect to spot parrotfish, angelfish, snappers, Moorish idols and barracudas that are commonly found in Goa. However, make sure you avoid the rainy season as water gets muddy and the tides are not very welcoming. Some of the best spots for snorkeling in South Goa are:

    • Suzy’s wreck
    • Grande Island
    • Shelter Cove near Vasco de Gama
    • Bay of Bounty
    • Uma Guma
    • Bat Island
    • Navy Island

  • Where can I experience surfing in South Goa?

    Surfing in Goa is a thrilling yet joyful experience. All kinds of surfing enthusiasts, including experts visit Goa, specially South to enjoy this activity. South Goa is less crowded so it gives beginners a chance to practice while it gives experts their space to perform stunts. Below are best locations to enjoy this activity in South Goa-

     

    The most famous beaches for Kite surfing-

    • Mondego Bay, Morjim
    • Bambolim
    • Mandrem
    • Ashvem
    • Pernem

  • Where can I go for kayaking in South Goa?

    Kayaking is a relaxing experience and there are a number of places where you can enjoy this activity throughout Goa. In south part of Goa, Kayaking can be best experienced at the following locations-

     

    • Zuari
    • Chicalim
    • Vasco da Gama
    • Mandovi
    • Sal backwaters
    • Mandovi River

  • How is nightlife in South Goa? What all things can be done in South Goa during night?

    The nightlife in South Goa is as much fun as the nightlife in any other part of goa. Some of the best ways to enjoy the best nightlife here is….

     

    • Hangout at Johnny Cool’s
    • Party at Down The Road
    • Chill at Gatsby’s Club
    • Dance to the music at Silent Noise