The best things to do for youngsters in Goa, will leave your pulse beating with its beach hopping, lazing at the shacks, partying at clubs and a few sips of the traditional Goan Feni. You can try out a boat trip to see mugger crocodiles basking in the sun along Goa’s Opa River or the brackish waters of Cumbarjua canal, which connects two of Goa’s largest rivers – the Mandovi and the Zuari.
Ever thought of doing a seabed walk? You don’t even need to know how to swim to enjoy this particular adventure activity. You just have to be willing to get wet. Walking along the sea-walk platform, you’ll spot coral, marine plants and fish within touching distance. The experience isn’t as much about what’s around as the feeling of the solid sea bed under your feet as you’re surrounded by water ten feet below sea-level. H2O watersports in Baina beach, Vasco provides the opportunity to try this out.
For fresh sticky buns lightly dusted with cinnamon, head straight to the best cafes in Goa, no questions asked! From exotic Asian food to the usual Indian fare, you’ll get a broad variety of food options here including eggy breakfasts, burgers, pasta and various Goan options. But, if you’re having a sticky bun craving then Ruta’s World Cafe is the place that will satisfy it, with a wide selection of other freshly baked goodies on offer too.
Head to Jardim Garcia da Orta, where Panjim commemorates another little-known connection to global intellectual history. This pleasant park, where senior citizens cram themselves four-a-bench at dusk to gabble volubly in Portuguese and Konkani, is named for the brilliant Renaissance-era doctor, botanist, and scientist who first communicated the wealth of India’s medicinal and commercially valuable plants to Europe. Every Sunday evening, musicians perform in the park’s bandstand, while locals dance, lounge, and reminisce.
Travel across the river by ferry to Chorao island from Ribandar road. There’s one every 15 minutes. The island is most known for the Dr. Salim Ali Bird sanctuary as well as its quaint white-washed village churches and old Portuguese houses. But, the real joy for a biker is in the sense of discovery you’ll have of an untouched paradise haven. You’ll be surrounded by the lush greenery of verdant fields and overhanging trees as you take roads that meander and dip.