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Best Places to Visit in Goa of 2017

  • Goa, though carrying a rich colonial past, has attained fame as India’s centre of international tourism. Its present culture still reflects the association to its multi-cultural roots in the form of many churches, temples and synagogues that are located here. However, with the younger crowd, it is renowned as the destination to go to for a fun-filled and partying getaway.

    Attractions:
    For tourists who prefer natural experiences Dudhsagar Falls, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are good options to explore. Goa’s many beaches are places where one can indulge in watersports or simply lounge around in the shacks located there. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shantadurga temple and Church of St. Francis of Assissi are few of the religious places one can visit while touring Goa

    Activities:
    Water sports and nightlife can be experienced at the beaches. Go on a river cruise, visit the churches and temples, enjoy wildlife and bird watching, and appreciate scenic beauty.

    Places to Stay: Best resorts in Goa

    Type of Destination:
    Beach, pilgrimage, family and kid friendly

    Best time to Visit: October to February

  • 01 Hollant Beach

    Hollant Beach
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    Head to the Hollant Beach in Goa to witness a sunrise which you will remember for a lifetime. This beach is particularly known for its serenity and landscape and not to be missed when travelling to Goa. Hollant Beach offers wonderful perspectives including the popular southern shorelines of Goa, alongside the foothills of the Western Ghats.

    The shoreline looks much all the more enchanting amid the high tide, when the ocean water ascends to converge into the crisp waters of an adjacent stream. Hollant Beach is additionally an incredible place to go swimming, as it remains relatively calm without any dangerous currents. For romantic souls, the beach is an idyllic setting enchanting everyone.

    • Water Sports: Kayaking

    • Nightlife: There not many popular night clubs here but you can enjoy at the famous beach resorts located at the Hollant Beach.

    • Location : Hollant Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Hollant Beach is located at a distance of 27 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The beach is connected via road and one can travel here with their own vehicle as no buses ply to there.



  • 02 Benaulim Beach

    Benaulim Beach
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    Benaulim Beach is one of the evergreen beaches of Goa and a popular tourist spot. It has everything ideal from captivating shorelines, extravagant gleaming sands, superb convenience, to nightlife and late night vibrant parties. Far from the clamor and busyness of the city, the shoreline is an ideal place for beach lovers to unwind and recover their spirits.

    Additionally, an expansive number of globetrotters rush at this place generally at ends of the week and holidays. If you are visiting Goa and wishing to invest some noteworthy energy with your friends and family, companions or relatives for collecting some unforgettable memories, then Benaulim is the ideal place for you as it brings you bundle of pleasure.

    • Watersports:  Dolphin and crocodile spotting ,  Para sailing or jet-skiing, Wind surfing, boating, banana boat rides, skiing and rowing

    • Nightlife: Fiplees Pub and Disco, Adega Camoens Nightclub Art Escape Jacks Corner, Bebdeanchem Arxia Bar ,Whole Family Beer Bar Restaurant, Swastik Beer Bar And Restaurant, Muali Bar Restaurant, Johnny's Bar And Restaurant

    • Location : Benaulim Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panjim: Benaulim Beach is located at a distance of 35.8 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: It's well-connected by road to other cities in Goa and so it is easily reachable by bus or rental car from Panaji.



  • 03 Miramar Beach

    Miramar Beach
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    The Portuguese named it Puerto de Gaspar Dias and since then this beach has become one of the most popular beaches of Goa. With its peaceful surroundings, Miramar Beach is the ultimate destination to enjoy tranquility in isolation. The grandeur of the Arabian Sea is an enchanting sight for beach lovers and a perfect spot to hangout for bird watchers too.

    Whether it is sightseeing, seclusion and shopping, Miramar Beach hits the spot in many ways. A number of local shops selling souvenir items are lined up in one corner of the beach where you can explore a number of local crafts. The beach is an ideal escapade for adventure freaks, beach lovers and honeymoon couples.

    • Water Sports: Wind surfing, Banana Rides, Jet skiing, Water scooter etc.

    • Nightlife: Ozone, AZ.U.R, Sea Moon Bar, Tito’s Pub, Club LPK, Club Cabana etc.

    • Location : Miramar Beach, Panjim, Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is about 4 kilometers away from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Panaji bus station (3 km) is well connected to Miramar beach, from where you can take avail public transportation and private buses to reach here. It only takes 15 minutes to cover the distance from Panaji to the beach.



  • 04 Vagator Beach

    Vagator Beach
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    Vagator Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa which provide a wholesome escapade offering everything like sightseeing, water sports, shopping and tranquility. The beach is mostly famous among Westerners and a permanent residence for many of them. Vagator Beach is the place that enchants people of all ages. This charming beach is the perfect destination to appreciate the company of sand, sun & sea. The sunsets are particularly beautiful witnessed from the Vagator Beach. It is also quite famous and popular beach in north Goa.

    Vagator resort offers a lot of shacks and restaurants where you can take a snack and try the wonderful appetizing dishes of local cuisine. The local art, music and nightlife defines the aura of this amazing beach. The coastline is stacked up with several stalls who sell books, apparels, handicrafts, trinkets, and other food items like soft drinks, snacks, sea food, etc.

    • Water Sports: Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Sighting

    • Nightlife: Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove

    • Location : Vagator Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji:  The distance between Vagator Beach and Panaji is about 20 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Vagator Beach is connected to Panaji through Mapusa and Calangute. You can easily catch a bus or drive by yourself to reach the Vagator Beach.



  • 05 Ashwem Beach

    Ashwem Beach
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    Comparatively a lesser known beach among tourists, Ashwem Beach is ideal for tourists wishing to spend some alone time at a beautiful location. Ashvem has a lovely landscape known for its stones surrounding the beach carved by the shellfish. The view that the shoreline gives is a standout amongst the most wonderful sights at any point seen. Ashwem Beach is best known for the Olive Ridley Turtles and government has devoted to a Turtle Beach here for conserving this endangered species.

    The beach is ideal for swimming as the currents aren’t too strong. Here you can also find unique shacks made of coconut palms and bamboo which are known for their excellent and fresh seafood as well as their delicious Goan delicacies. If you wish to pamper yourself then go for the Ayurvedic Massages here for a relaxing experience. Ashwem Beach is popular for its party life after the sun sets down.

    • Water Sports: Speed Boat Ride. Ashwem Beach isn’t very popular for water sports in Goa.

    • Nightlife: La Plage Restaurant, Shanti Lounge, Bardo, Blue Sunset Beach Party etc.

    • Location: Ashwem Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Panjim and Ashvem Beach is 29 kms

    • How to reach from Panaji: You can either drive or hire a cab to reach Ashwem Beach from Panaji.



  • 06 Kalacha Beach

    Kalacha Beach
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    Kalacha is a standout amongst the most picturesque beaches in North Goa. This shoreline IS situated toward the south of Querim beach and is known for its sweet water lagoon. Kalacha is renowned for its pleasant new water tidal pond and casual, bohemian vibe. Music sessions frequently happen around an open air fire and it becomes an extraordinary place to meet different voyagers. This is an untouched haven, far from the bother of merchants and expansive vacationer’s gatherings.

    The untainted beach is encompassed by a background of overgrown, green slopes toward the end of the shoreline. You may be lucky to spot some entrancing natural life, for example, exotic birds and monkeys amidst the tropical foliage around the lake.

    • Water Sports: Paragliding, Hang Gliding

    • Nightlife: Most often beach parties and live music sessions are spontaneously arranged by backpackers.

    • Location : Kalacha Beach, Pernem, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Panaji is 42 kilometers away from Kalacha Beach.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Kalacha Beach is connected to Panaji via Mapusa to Arambol beach. From Arambol Beach, one can easily take a bus or walk along the northern part to reach Kalacha. Buses leave for Arambol from Mapusa every hour from 6 AM till 7 PM. The beach is then accessible only via foot.



  • 07 Velsao Beach

    Velsao Beach
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    Get closer to nature enjoying a visit to the breathtaking Velsao Beach with its perfect picturesque landscape. Its quiet and calm ambience will basically give you a chance to hear the mumbling of birds closely. While being here, you can get to witness the flawless extends of white sand that is ideal for unwinding, walking and sunbathing.

    The alleviating air, cool winds and the water of the shoreline just make an immaculate pleasant view. It offers an eminent perspective of the dawn and nightfall and you should definitely time your visit to Velsao Beach at the time of sunrise or sunset. This beach is hotspot for honeymooners looking for natural scenic beauty with a invigorating retreat.

    • Water Sports: Swimming, Boat Rides, Snorkeling

    • Nightlife: Wow 916, Parag Bar And Restaurant, Pica Peixe Restaurant And Bar,  Rio Rico Bar,  Sheela Bar And Restaurant,  Sunset Bar,  Bar Negro

    • Location : Velsao Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Velsao Beach is located at a distance of 24.8 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: From the airport, you can hire car or taxi to reach the destination. There are also direct buses services available from Panaji to Velsao.



  • 08 Patnem Beach

    Patnem Beach
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    Patnem Beach is known one the calmest places among all the beaches of south Goa. This beach will fulfill your dream of relaxing yourself by discovering a quiet place on the beach and appreciate the most lavish and fascinating seafood that one would ever have. You'll discover travelers lying in the sun throughout the day with sellers offering eatables, spending their days perusing parts, dusks with seashells and nighttimes being flocked with various tourists appreciating the great sunset.

    The cool sea breeze and the slamming sound of waves milieu gives generate the genuine feelings of serenity in your heart free from all stresses. Resting under a cool shack in this relaxed ambience is a definitive getaway that each one of us wishes to have. Make the most out of each minute in Goa in order to restate later as a major aspect of a memorable retreat at the Patnem Beach.

    • Water Sports:  Scuba Diving, Surfing, Swimming

    • Location: Patnem Beach, Canacona, South Goa 

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 70.4 km from Panaji.



  • 09 Betul Beach

    Betul Beach
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    Betul Beach is particularly a fishing hamlet with a picturesque view and a secluded atmosphere to escape from the clamor and stress of life. Betul Beach is located south of Mobor Beach across the Sal river. This idyllic retreat is located against an imposing backdrop as headlands from the slopes of the Western Ghats protrude into the shore. The moderate climate and the cool sea breeze make it perfect for picnics and a laid back day.

    Betul Beach is renowned for Goa’s finest and largest mussels. Being a fishing village, this beach allows you to savor the most delectable fresh seafood you would not find easily anywhere else. The places near to Betul worth visiting are Mobor Beach and Madgaon city.

    • Water Sports: Fishing, Strolling

    • Location : Betul Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Betul Beach is located at a distance of 49.5 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Betul can be reached by bus from Margao but the frequency of buses is low. Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available from Margao.



  • 10 Cavelossim Beach

    Cavelossim Beach
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    Cavelossim Beach is nothing but a picturesque landscape with brilliant sand glinting in the daylight, sluggish hillocks and snarling waves. The shoreline gives a tranquil and refreshing vibe. You can just laze around, have long strolls or go for Dolphin trips in the wake of experimenting with daring adventures on the sea. Not just this, even the nightlife on the beach is very amazing.

    It's basically an ideal tourist spot for vacation couples, adventure seekers or beach lovers. It's a sentimental getaway and one can't stand to miss the charming air and magnificence of Cavelossim when they are on a holiday in Goa.

    • Water Sports: windsurfing, jet-skiing, speed boat racing, diving, swimming, banana & bump rides, parasailing, and many more.

    • Nightlife: Radisson Blu, Tito's Club , Yali Lounge,  Amalia,  Club Sinq,  Tia Maria,  Sam's Beach Shack, Papa Joe's Bar And Jamaica Inn

    • Location : Cavelossim, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Cavelossim Beach is located at a distance of 35.8 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Panaji is connected to Cavelossim Beach via road. You can easily get a cab/taxi to reach Cavelossim Beach.



  • 11 Mandrem Beach

    Mandrem Beach
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    Mandrem Beach is well known for its white sand and lines of palm trees that line the shoreline and pulls in an expansive number of visitors which is  quite peculiar, being one of the slightest populated beaches in Goa. Individuals, local people and vacationers travel from great distances from abroad and nationally just to appreciate the peace, calm and excellence of this beach. The water has the ideal temperature which makes it utterly cheerful to lie in the sun. it is a must visit place in Goa.

    Being a remote beach, you would not find many five star resorts and restaurants here. But there are some popular places like The Mandrem Beach Resort, Cuba Retreat Mandrem, Dunes Holiday Village, La Cabana Beach and Spa etc. Many popular Bollywood celebrities have been spotted at this pristine beach.

    • Nightlife: Blu Sunset Beach Party, Soma Project

    • Location : Mandrem Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It takes 8 minutes to travel from Mandrem Beach to Panaji. Approximate driving distance between Mandrem Beach and Panaji is 7 kms.

    • How to reach from Panaji: You can either take a bus or drive with your own vehicle from Panaji to Mandrem Beach.



  • 12 Mobor Beach

    Mobor Beach
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    Mobor Beach is vibrant with tourists and always bustling with parties and activities that go one here perpetually. The beach is beautified with natural creations with blooming lilies in ponds, sandy dunes and coconut palms which adore the landscape. This place is ideal for the individuals who need to make their vacation a more offbeat experience or just feel the light of common life in Goa.

    In Mobor, you can engage in enjoying delectable dishes at the beach shacks or have the thrill of adventure with water sports. Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Eye restaurant, Mike’s Palace and Joe’s River Cove are some famous restaurants near the beach where tourists can enjoy tasty food. Underwater fishing or oysters catching are also some activities that are coming in vogue at the Mobor Beach.

    • Water Sports: Jet Skiing, Speed boat Rides, Water Skiing, Banana Boat Ride, Parasailing, Ringo Ride etc.

    • Nightlife: Aqua Night Club, Club Tito’s

    • Location : Mobor Beach,  Salcette, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Mobor Beach and Panaji is 54 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to reach Mobor Beach from Panaji is via private taxis and autos available at the airport and railway station. If you are going by your car, you can drive yourself.



  • 13 Dona Paula Beach

    Dona Paula Beach
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    Also called the Lovers Paradise, the Dona Paula Beach is particularly famous for the romantic legend associated with it. As per the legend, Viceroy's daughter Dona Paula de Menezes jumped off the cliff after facing opposition from her family due to her love affair with fisherman’s son. This place pulls in its sightseers who come to stand amazed at its innate magnificence, immaculate shoreline and the sentimental legend associated with it.

    Individuals rush to the Dona Paula shoreline not exclusively to appreciate the sun and the ocean yet additionally to enjoy water sports on the unmistakable waters. The beachside stalls and designer boutiques tempt the shopping lover in you with excellent ranges of straw hats, handkerchiefs, feni, port wine, etc. The beach is a perfect blend of romance, buzzing nightlife and adventure and listed amongst the best beaches in Goa.

    • Water Sports: Wind Surfing, Parasailing, Dolphin Watching, Scooter Ride, Motor Boat Rides, Jet Skiing

    • Nightlife: Lido’s, Bar Latino, Bar Alfonso, Pescador

    • Location : Dona Paula Beach,

    • Distance from Panaji: Dona Paula Beach is located 7 kilometers away from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Buses easily connect the city of Panaji with Dona Paula Beach. You can also opt to hire a taxicab or drive by yourself.



  • 14 Candolim Beach

    Candolim Beach
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    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.



  • 15 Calangute Beach

    Calangute Beach
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    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.



  • 16 Kakolem Beach

    Kakolem Beach
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    Get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded places to the secluded and beautiful Kakolem Beach in Goa. Also called the Tiger Beach, Kakolem Beach is one of the most remote and truly natural beaches in whole Goa. One of the least crowded beaches of Goa where you can relax completely. It is often claimed that this beach is a secret place to shoot tigers but in reality no one can say that they have ever really spotted the King of the jungle here.

    The beach is mostly lonely and deserted and there isn’t much activity going around, however the beach is an awesome spot for adventure lovers and explorers. The entire beach has only one accommodation for tourists. The stunningly wonderful, fantastical view opens eye of everybody who is comes here. From the rock, which is set ideally one the Beach, a cool stream flows down to the sea. This beautiful beach will be a perfect place for the newly married couple for honeymoons.

    • Water Sports: Speed Boat Ride

    • Nightlife: The beach doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to nightlife because of its isolated location.

    • Location : Kakolem Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Kakolem Beach is located at a distance of 60 kilometers from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji:  There is no proper road and only a small path off the main road leads to the beach. There are no buses that travel to this beach. One can reach this beach only by private transport. Private transport such as cabs; auto rickshaws are also available from Margao. You can also reach the beach by a boat or a motor boat.



  • 17 Polem Beach

    Polem Beach
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    This is the last beach along the Goan coastline and perfectly suited for tourists who are planning to have a complete privacy and relaxation in the easiest on the pocket conditions. Polem Beach is ideal for a laid back retreat on the deserted sands with a breathtaking view to behold.

    Sunbathing and swimming in the warm blue waters are the most popular activities for tourists here. Polem Beach is for the most part an isolated beach, so there is a gigantic probability that aside from anglers you won't meet anybody and be the just a single guest at the incredible and calm resort. In any case, in a couple of shacks which you will effectively discover new fish dishes, sodas and diverse refreshments.

    • Water Sports: Kayaking, Paddling, Dolphin Rides, Water Scooters

    • Nightlife: Cafe Del Mar Cocktails & Dreams Euphoria Multicuisine Veg Restaurant & Juice/Cocktail Bar

    • Location : Polem Beach, Canacona, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Polem Beach is located at a distance of 92 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji:  You can reach Polem Beach resort in Goa by municipal buses from Panaji to reach the Polem Beach.



  • 18 Sinquerim Beach

    Sinquerim Beach
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    The scintillating Sinquerim Beach is an excellent shoreline that has a fabulous extend of sand. It is situated at the north of the well known shorelines like Baga, Calangute and Candolim. It is a perfect place for swimming and one ought not to miss going to this shoreline when vacationing in Goa to enjoy the beach activities.

    The beach is mostly popular among up market tourists and you will find some of the most amazing nightclubs in Goa here. Many music festivals are also hosted here. Apart from a number of restaurants that satiate your hunger with food, Sinquerim Beach is also known to satiate your appetite for adventure with a number of water sports.

    • Water Sports: Windsurfing, Jet skiing, Water Skiing ,Dolphin sighting, Paragliding and scuba diving 

    • Nightlife: Sinq , Love Passion Karma

    • Location : Sinquerim Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 14.1 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: There are frequent buses available from Panaji. Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available as a mode of transportation.



  • 19 Agonda Beach

    Agonda Beach
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    Agonda Beach in Goa is ideal for individuals searching for an energizing time in the water. The cool wind and warm summer sun help you alleviate the anxieties brought by the everyday routine. This shoreline is long and desolate, bordered with palms and casuarinas and overwhelmed by an expansive slope toward the south. In the event that you are searching for some tranquil minutes, Agonda Beach is the place to be.

    Some tourists also prefer to bring a tent and set an overnight camp for getting a real thrill of living by the sea. If you are fan of seafood you will be able to enjoy some mouth watering dishes available at nearby restaurants. Due to the strong undercurrents, we advise you to abstain from indulging in swimming at Agonda Beach.

    • Water Sports: Surfing, Water Skiing, Swimming

    • Nightlife: Duck & Chill

    • Location : Agonda Beach, Agonda, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 70 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: One can easily go via a bus from Panaji to Agonda Beach. Private cabs/taxis are also available, otherwise you can also take your own vehicle and drive to Agonda Beach.



  • 20 Varca Beach

    Varca Beach
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    Varca Beach is fundamentally acclaimed for its incredible environment of quietness and placidness. The Varca Beach in Goa is known to its delicate white sands and its cleanliness. It is one of the cleanest shorelines in Goa that enables the travelers to invest some energy in solitude. Moreover, the beach has various beach shacks where vacationers can appreciate the wide assortment of treats, including sea food in traditional cuisines.

    Some interesting activities you can partake in at the Varca Beach include the boat trips to watch the rare species of dolphins, more known as Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin on the river Sal. These trips also offer the most brilliant vistas of sunset, best if you are looking to go on a romantic date.

    • Water Sports: water-skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, boating, diving, banana boating, fishing.

    • Nightlife: Atrium Bar, Blue Lagoon, Sunset Bar, Tangerine Island Bar, Sol Bar

    • Location: Varca Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Varca Beach is located at a distance of 38.8 kilometers from Panaji

    • How to reach from Panaji: Buses are available from Panaji to Varca Beach. People also arrange a private taxi or go via their own vehicle. The nearest railway station is Madgaon about 10 kilometers away from where buses, rickshaws and taxis are available.



  • 21 Vainguinim Beach

    Vainguinim Beach
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    If one’s looking for some quiet and isolation, Vainguinim Beach is one of the most surreal places which attracts a large number of tourists in Goa. Nestled between the plush trees, the Vainguinim Beach offers a sight to behold. The beach boasts of a silvery sand coastline mingling with the clear and green waters. The gorgeous and clear waters of this beach are more than tempting to take a swim at the Vainguinim Beach.

    This beach is probably one of the most serene beaches of North Goa as it remains isolated without much of traffic from tourists. The beach is well known for watersports and other adventure activities in Goa. Here you can find one of the most sophisticated and well equipped casino-Chances at ‘Vainguinim Valley Resort for a gaming experience.

    • Water Sports: Windsurfing, Parasailing, Banana Ride, Water Skiing, Water Scooter, Knee-and-Wake Boarding

    • Nightlife: Chances Casino and Club

    • Location : Vainguinim Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Vainguinim Beach and Panjim is 7 kms.

    • How to reach from Panaji: It takes 8 minutes to travel from Vainguinim Beach to Panjim. You can easily drive or take a bus for your journey.



  • 22 Ozran Beach

    Ozran Beach
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    Ozran shoreline is a standout amongst the most picturesque Goan Beaches. This beach is particularly a hotspot for foreign sightseers and boasts of a postcard perfect view of the coastline. Because of its confined area, frequently voyagers come here to make an escape from the whole murmur drum around them and go back revived and upbeat.

    This secluded beach is an extension of the famous Vagator Beach. The rocky beach is an ideal spot for picnics where you can enjoy the scenic beauty under the shade of palm trees. Here you can enjoy the sunsets as the sky turns golden from the sundecks outside the beach shacks. Tourists also engage in sports like volleyball and football at the beach. One of the attractions on this beach is the rock sculpture which people popularly call the Shiva Face which was carved by one of the tourists.

    • Water Sports:  Water scooters, Banana boat rides, Swimming, Fishing

    • Nightlife: Mezcal, Mango Tree, Disco Valley, Tin Tin Bar, The Alcove

    • Location : Ozran Beach, Bardez, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 20 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: Ozran Beach which is more or less a part of Vagator Beach is connected to Panaji through Mapusa and Calangute. You can easily catch a bus or drive by yourself to reach the Vagator Beach and then visit the Ozran Beach.



  • 23 Galgibaga Beach

    Galgibaga Beach
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    Galgibaga is perfectly defined as an ideally serene shoreline, still perfect bordered by casuarinas that influence carefully in the lilting ocean breeze. The beach is known for being one of the serene nesting places of the famous olive ridley turtle. With silvery sands, clear water and rows after rows of coconut and pine trees, the turtles love this beach and so will you.This shoreline has a town group that are mostly peace-adoring fisherfolk and an interaction with them help you appreciate more of village life in Goa.

    The ocean is their riches and before the beginning of the fishing season, they offer their sincere prayers in love of the sea gods they believe in. The Galgibaga beach is one of the most tranquil locations in Goa and offers a perfect space for the solitary visitor.

    • Water Sports: No water sports activities are available at this beach.

    • Location : Galgibaga Beach, Canacona, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 84.1 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: From Panaji you need to travel south along National Highway in the Canacona sub district, take a right after passing the village of Poinguinim and then follow this road until you reach the beach.



  • 24 Talpona Beach

    Talpona Beach
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    This beach is popular among tourists looking for an isolated and quiet location to enjoy the beautiful coastline against the magnificent Arabian Sea. The sea is relatively calm and quiet here and one can easily enjoy a day with their thoughts. The Talpona beach has small sand dunes and is not visited much by tourists. The peaceful beach is also a resting ground of many birds.

    Talpona Beach is one of the most far-flung beaches of Goa. The beach of Talpona is covered with pure sand of a golden color and framed with palm trees and pine groves. Galgibaga Beach is one of the nearest beaches to this location.

    • Water Sports: No water sports activities are available at this beach.

    • Location : Talpona Beach, Canacona, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 76.4 km from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Panaji is connected to Talpona Beach via Palolem Beach. From Palolem Beach tourists can take an auto/cab or take a rented vehicle to reach Talpona Beach



  • 25 Colva Beach

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    It is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa and attracts a lot of Indian visitors. The beach is an ideal destination to enjoy a range of activities from sunbathing, water sports to other leisure activities. Adventure freaks particularly flock here to get the adrenaline rush with adventure sports. You can find many shacks here selling street food and drinks to satiate your hunger.

    The Colva Beach is also a famous shopping destination where you can explore some colorful clothes, jewelry and other fashion accessories. Colva Beach is popular for its nightlife with happening late night spots becoming the most preferred party places in Goa for young party goers.
    • Water Sports:  water scooter rides, jet skiing, speed boat rides, snorkeling, swimming, banana boat rides, motorboat rides

    • Nightlife: Temptations, The Alcove, Ziggy’s and Johnny Cool’s 

    • Location : Colva Beach, Salcete , South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Colva Beach is located at a distance of 33.5 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to commute within Goa is through a rental vehicle such as a scooter or motor cycles. You can also travel by local transportation such as taxi or auto-rickshaw. On reaching the destination, exploration on foot is the best option.


  • 26 Cansaulim Beach

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    Unwind here on ocean – side early morning and night to appreciate the excellent picturesque beauty. The shoreline is amazingly spotless and clean with brilliant gold sands. It is less swarmed and not an exceptionally prominent beach in Goa still nature presents probably the most wonderful scenes here. Tourists can find perpetually some incredible place for strolls and for swimming at Cansaulim Beach.

    In contrast to different resorts of this region, Cansaulim Beach resort pulls in for the most part those travelers who lean toward unwinding very peaceful retreats far from uproarious urban areas and teeming spots of amusement. Some popular places where you can enjoy some local shopping at Cansaulim Beach are Many Emporium, Nagoa market and Queen Nagar Market.

    • Water Sports: Windsurfing, catamarans, diving, fishing, parasailing, jet – skiing and windsurfing

    • Location: Cansaulim Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 26.6 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: There are no local buses that ply here. We suggest you to arrange your own private transportation like car or bike to travel from Panaji to Cansaulim Beach. You may also find a little difficult to reach Cansaulim Beach because it falls a bit away from the main road (The National Highway). The best way to reach this beach is by a scooter or motors bike.



  • 27 Querim Beach

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    This disconnected beach draws in less guests, and in this manner less hawkers than most Goa shorelines. On the off chance that you long for a void shoreline with pleasant scene, this is the place for you. Dotted with historical structures, this beach is found quite recently north of Arambol beach which is popular among the hippies and Russians.

    It is one of the most tranquil beaches and ideal for unwinding as it is still obscure to the world and is separated without any vacationers. This beach is also the spot where Terekhol River joins the ocean. Barely any rough outcrops and columns of pine trees finish the scene of this place. You can spend your day under a shady tree watching the waves slamming on the shore and drinking coconut water at Querim Beach on your vacation.

    • Water Sports: Paragliding is a popular water sport here. Swimming is not advisable at Querim Beach.

    • Nightlife: Here you can find some entertainment at night on the beach shacks.

    • Location : Querim Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Querim Beach is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Querim Beach is well connected via bus from Panaji. You can drive by yourself to reach the Querim Beach by your own vehicle.



  • 28 Arambol Beach

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    If you are wishing to spend some moments in solitude appreciating the exquisiteness of a pristine coastline, then Arambol Beach is the perfect place to be in Goa. It is relatively unexploited by tourists and perfect spot for going to enjoy a day in sun with your folks. Also known as Harmal Beach, the place is a heaven for those searching for some quietness and solitude. The shoreline has  a long sandy extend with soft white sands. The beach is considered most favorite for some long-staying budget travelers.

    One of the popular activities here is dolphin sighting organized by local fishermen. Along the coast, tourists can find a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from Goa and other parts of the country.

    • Water Sports: Paragliding and Dolphin Watching

    • Nightlife: Cockstown, Friend’s Pub, Blue Diamond etc

    • Location : Arambol Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Arambol Beach and Panaji is 35 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available from between Panaji to Arambol every thirty minutes until noon, and every ninety minutes thereafter and between Mapusa and Arambol which takes three hours. The nearest bus stand is a 2km walk away from the beach.



  • 29 Anjuna Beach

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    Situated on the west coast of Goa by the Arabian Sea, Anjuna Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa. The hippies were the first people to come here in the 1950s and since then Anjuna Beach is a hotspot in Goa for local and international tourists. Anjuna Beach grows on you as you take a stroll along the glowing white sands and enjoy the sight of gently swaying palms in front of you. This beach is also famous for its Wednesday Flea Markets where you can shop for souvenirs, sarongs, traditional handicrafts etc.

    • Water Sports: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Windsurfing, Bungee Jumping, Banana Ride, Dolphin sighting trip, Go karting, Water scooter, Water skiing etc.

    • Nightlife: Curlies, Purple Martini, Café Lilliput, Shiva Valley and UV Bar are popular spots for enjoying nightlife at Anjuna Beach.

    • Location : Anjuna Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Anjuna Beach is at a distance of 21.5 kilometers from Panaji.

    How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available every hour if you wish to travel to Anjuna Beach from Panaji via Mapusa. Motorcycle taxis and auto rickshaws are also available from Mapusa.  The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji and 29 km from Anjuna.


  • 30 Coco Beach

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    Located at the mouth of Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary, the Coco Beach is a secluded shoreline in Goa. The beach is frequently viewed as an abbreviated door amongst Candolim and Nerul. Wonderful tall palm trees surround this beach. You may find this beach a little filthy contrasted with different beaches in Goa but it is prominent for water games and boating activities. One can easily spot dolphins on a boat trip on the Mandovi River.

    These outings additionally reach out up to the base of Aguada Fort and present great perspective of the the landmark attraction. The bustling mornings spent in enjoying boat trips are trailed by peaceful and quiet evenings and nights. For local sightseeing, tourists can visit the Reis Magos Fort and Reis Magos Church situated near this beach.

    • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Jet Skiing, Bumper Ride, Parasailing

    • Nightlife: For enjoying nightlife, tourists can go to the nearby destinations at Candolim Beach.

    • Location : Cocoa Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Coco Beach is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Panaji.



  • 31 Butterfly Beach

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    This relatively unexploited beach is becoming a buzzing tourist spot in Goa. The place occupies a tiny semicircular bay on the high northern end of Palolem beach and the most astounding feature is that you can spot millions of butterflies flying over the hilltop blossoms. The golden sands against the warm blue water create postcard perfect location with palm trees and scores of butterflies.

    This spectacular beach is a well known site to spot some playful dolphins, crabs and goldfish. Here at the Butterfly Beach you will have a stunning opportunity to observe amazingly lovely and the most otherworldly nightfall you could just find in your life.

    • Water Sports: Boat Riding, Canoe Riding

    • Nightlife: This beach is not very crowded and there aren’t much of human establishments here. However there are often rave parties organized at the Butterfly Beach.

    • Location : Butterfly Beach, South to Vasco City,

    • Distance from Panaji: Butterfly Beach is located at a distance of about 70 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: There is no access to this beach by road as it situated amidst heavy forests. If you wish to reach Butterfly beach, you may hire a cab or take a bus up to the Palolem beach from Panaji. From the Palolem beach, short boat ride will get you to the Butterfly Island.


  • 32 Betalbatim Beach

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    Popularly known as the Sunset Beach of Goa, this place is your destination for witnessing the most enchanting sunset you will ever see. The clean sands and beautiful surroundings make an immaculate landscape worth visiting. Contrasting with most beaches in Goa surrounded by palm trees, Betalbatim Beach is has a number of pine trees along the shoreline. Due to a number of lovebirds flocking here, it has also earned the nomenclature of being called Lover's Beach.

    The beach is a preferred picnic spot among families and doesn’t have a lot of commercial activity going on contributing to the relaxed ambience. The shacks dotting the beach offer delicious Goan cuisine along with Italian and Continental dishes. Dolphin sighting is one of the most sought after activities at the Betalbatim Beach.

    • Water Sports: Water Skiing

    • Location:  Betalbatim Beach, between Majorda and Colva, in the Salcete sub District of South Goa.

    • Distance from Panaji: Betalbatim Beach is at a distance of 31.7 kilometers from Panaji.



  • 33 Majorda Beach

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    Majorda Beach in Goa attracts tourists for its idyllic and pleasant ambience. The landscape at Majorda Beach is accentuated by turquoise water, blue sky, soft sand, lush greenery and swaying palms against the golden sands which will leave you searching for words to explain your ecstasy. It doesn’t matter if you wish to have a quiet stroll, sit with a book by the beach or feel to get the adrenaline rush with water sports, Majorda Beach is a complete package.  

    The great range of restaurants and stalls here will delight with lip smacking dishes prepared in Goan cuisine and you can enjoy drinks and snacks at the beach shacks. In a nutshell, the place is very tranquil and it takes voyagers to the universe of unwinding, peace and attracts a huge number of vacationers to this paradise.

    • Water Sports:  surfing, skiing, snorkeling, Paragliding, parasailing, banana ride, etc.

    • Nightlife: Martin’s Corner, Lourdes Bar, Aquamarine, Miranda, Monsoon Bar, Seashell, Blue Waves

    • Location : Majorda Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: Majorda Beach is at a distance of 30 kilometers from Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Public bus transport connects Majorda Beach with the City of Panaji Buses are running frequently and you can also go via your private transportation.



  • 34 Siridao Beach

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    Siridao is a coarse sand beach and a haven for shell collectors. One can come across a wide variety of oysters and pearl shells at the beach. The area close to Siridao Beach is ideal for the individuals who are looking for an adventure and explore the caves in the surroundings. Most people here engaged in fishing activities and you can also enjoy a fishing trip at Siridao Beach along with the locals.

    When visiting Siridao Beach, we suggest you to go to The Chapel of Jesus of Nazareth situated here. Many devotees come here to pay reverence to Lord Jesus. The place gets most crowded during the first week Easter as people gather to enjoy a large feast arranged at the Chapel.

    • Location: Siridao Beach, Tiswadi, North Goa 

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 9.5 km from Panaji. 

    •  How to reach from Panaji: Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available from Panjim



  • 35 Chapora Beach

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    The wonderful Chapora beach in North Goa is an ideal spot for the leisure lovers and peace searchers. Catching the fishes with an astounding perspective of the lovely nightfall ahead is truly an alleviating background which you can witness at the Chapora Beach. One of the most important landmarks of Portuguese era, the Chapora Fort is located on the stretch of this beach.

    It remains one of the most crowded beaches of Goa flocked with tourists looking for a calm stroll on the sand, sunbathing or enjoy the warm currents at the shore. Hungry tourists can find a number of restaurants and beach cafes near the Chapora beach that serve some flavorsome seafood and drinks.

    •  Water Sports: Fishing, jet skiing, wind surfing, para gliding, ringo rides, para sailing, crocodile spotting at certain pre- defined locations and dolphin watching

    • Nightlife: Sunita Bar, The 9 Bar, Camlin Bar And Restaurant, Sunset Bar And Restaurant, Big Chill Goa, Ferns Bar And Restaurant, Mango Tree Bar And Restaurant, Siddheshwar Darbar Bar And Restaurant, Green Bar And Restaurant, Nyan Bar, Disco Valley, 9 Bar, Helinda Bar And Restaurant

    • Location : Chapora Beach, North Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: It is located at a distance of 21.1 km from Panaji. 

    • How to reach from Panaji: The nearest railway station is at Karmali, just 11 km away from Panaji. From Panaji you can hire car or taxi to reach Chapora.



  • 36 Morjim Beach

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    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.



  • 37 Bogmalo Beach

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    Nestled amidst the coconut palms and fishing villages, this sea side is a definitive destination to enjoy lovely moments with friends or family members. It's an excellent place to enjoy a long stroll with your friends and family or a plunge in the Arabian Sea. Bogmalo is also famous for its nightlife and luxury accommodations which make it a strong contender to be one of the best beaches in Goa.

    Aside from water sports and other intriguing activities, there are various top of the line shops that are known for exquisite handicrafts. This shoreline is an ideal mix of clamor and peacefulness, spotted with basic magnificence where one can feel loose and lose every one of the stresses in the wake of getting the beautiful view.

    • Water Sports:  Swimming, Diving, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-skiing etc.

    • Nightlife: Full Moon Bar, Gazebo, Sunset Bar, Ruby Bar, Lobby Label etc.

    • Location: Bogmalo Beach, South Goa

    • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Bogmalo Beach and Panaji is about 30 kilometers.

    • How to reach from Panaji: Buses are available from Panaji at regular intervals. If one wishes, they opt for self driving or hiring a cab from Panaji.



  • 38 Palolem Beach

    Palolem Beach
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    Palolem Beach is probably one of the most gorgeous beaches of South Goa and generally famous among foreign tourists who flock here often. The tranquil surroundings makes an ecstatic setting for indulging in an occasional stroll or just appreciate this amazing landscape. The beach remains packed with shacks, hawkers, restaurants, and eating outlets occupying the one mile long shore in crescent shape.

    Dolphins are also sighted here, so just keep your fingers crossed to witness this spectacular mammal playing amidst the blue waves of Arabian Sea.

    Quick Fact: The famous Matt Damon’s movie The Bourne Supremacy had some scenes filmed at this beautiful beach.

    • Water Sports: Wind surfing, Banana Ride, Dolphin Sighting Trip, Water scooter, Paragliding, kayaking, paddling etc.

    • Nightlife: Silent Noise, Found Things, Neptune’s Point etc

    • Location: Palolem Beach is situated in Canacona in South Goa.

    • Distance from Panaji: The Palolem Beach is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from the city of Panaji.

    • How to reach from Panaji: You can either take a bus or travel via your own car from Panaji to Palolem Beach. The closest train station is Canacona Rail Junction which connects the place to the city of Panaji.



  • 39 Baga Beach

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    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.



  • Nearby Getaways from Goa
  • 01 North Goa

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    Goa – the party capital of India comprises of two major districts namely North and South Goa. The districts are bounded by various other districts with Sindhudurg of Maharashtra lying in the North and Belgaum of Karnataka lying to the east. The Arabian Sea surrounding the North Goa district from the west and quite naturally, the South Goa district bounding the former from the South.

    North Goa has a greatly revered history lying behind it. Most of the territories situated in North Goa were once under the kingdom of Sawantwadi. Sawantwadi was majorly dominated by Pondawas and Marathas. Hence, quite naturally, this region was primarily dominated by Hindus who later on became to be living under the Portuguese Inquisition – who pretty much changed the face of the whole of Goa itself. Post the 18th century, the Portuguese became prominently the dominators of the region of Goa and much change was brought it.

    While Konkani is the mother tongue of the majority of the people residing in the North Goa district, there is a special blend of the Portuguese and Indian culture that you will get to witness in this region. The place consists of tonnes of beaches being kissed by beautiful, salt-ful oceans and one of the best times to visit Goa is during monsoons as it is another joy to watch the small but quite region come to life.

    Apart from that, there are a number of activities that one can choose from especially the varied watersports available for the use of tourists. The night-life is quite obviously commendable too.


  • 02 South Goa

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    For a beach holidays, places in South Goa offer the best of scenic tours and beautiful resorts to stay. Goa is one of the most popular international tourist places in India. You will find tourists from all over the world visiting this place for partying, water sports, nightlife, delish sea food, and hiking on beaches. There is more to Goa than Baga Beach and its adventures. When you travel south, you will be mesmerized to find beaches with serene and crystal clear water and beauteous surroundings. There are beaches, clubs, shopping sprees, eatery joints, temples, cathedrals, and more places to see when you start exploring south Goa.

    There is roaster of things to do when you visit Goa, apart from enjoying time on the beaches. Every spot in Goa beams with happiness. South Goa has offbeat activities and heritage tours that you might not find in other parts of Goa. South Goa is your sweet and serene escapade for offbeat and adventurous activities. You can go on cruises, visit wildlife sanctuaries, take enjoy cruise parties, and shop at the market places for throw away prices. South Goa offers you best of food, recreation, sightseeing, and other amusement options for people of all age groups. Most of the residential buildings are colorful, and white is the only color not used on these buildings.


  • 03 Panaji

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    Panaji, the capital of Goa has always been a grand tourist attraction. The Portuguese used to call this city Panjim, which means a city that can’t be flooded. Even though, Panaji is a capital city, there is hardly any other of its category that is as laid back in nature. It’s never in any hurry, and yet there is a sea of tourist places in Panaji. Panaji is located in the southern banks of River Mandovi, which guarantees scenic beauty. The Portuguese history has left behind the charm of their architecture and a sense of style which will make your stay more than pleasant. Panaji has developed around a church, which is one of the most defining qualities of Goa. One of the most distinguishing things about the city is its Passport Office. You rarely see a government building that is a thing of beauty of this degree. We have the Portuguese to thank for this too.

     

    The building used to be the palace of Sultan Adil Shah, and the foreigners had later turned it into an office building. If you are one of those travelers who like to meet the locals then don’t forget to hop around the cafes. You will find good food accompanied by some great people. Speaking of ‘hopping around,’ it’s strongly recommended that you tour the city on foot. There is plenty to discover and stumbling upon the beautiful old buildings is just one way to do it. Panaji has grown into today’s proportion mainly in last fifty years. And, despite having a sea of  tourist places in Panaji, the city is still calm and offers to you a holiday that is not only satisfying for your eyes but it will also help your mind forget all the stress. Some tourists skip this town if they are heading to Goa for a vacation, but you shouldn’t make that mistake.

  • 04 Old Goa

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    Old Goa, also fondly referred to as Velha Goa comprises of a deeply historic portion of Goa. The city located in the Northern region of the state was originally constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate that can be dated back to the 15th century. In fact, this place was so popular that it served as the capital of the Portuguese India from the time they ruled in the 16th century till the end of the 18th century. Unfortunately, plague struck back then and much of it was remained to be in ruins. However, whatever does exist holds great value and is also considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The formation of the name, Old Goa can be traced back to the 1960’s. One could find simplistic rural life in this place. Much can be accredited to the Portuguese as it is only after their arrival and consequent departure that this city gained tremendous popularity.

    The beauty and richness of this ancient city reflects so much power that a Dutch visitor once compared it with Amsterdam. Old Goa of today is located approximately 9 kilometers east of Panaji. This city is filled with churches, convents, monuments, forts and a kind of very relaxing scenario.

    There are a range of activities that Old Goa offers to its visitors. The night-life is quite soothing and relaxing as well. Old Goa – on the contrary to the wide belief of Goa being the party hub of India – is the perfect getaway for those looking for a solace and calming time out of their busy, bustling city – life schedule.
  • 05 Candolim

  • 06 Margao

  • 07 Mapusa

  • 08 Dabolim