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  • Comparatively astonishing is South Goa, the more pristine tourist destination in Goa which displays way more than Calangute Beach, Baga Beach etc. Here is a list of things to do in South Goa that will help you go through the various colourful items and places at the sizzling spot of Goa. But here also, there are an umpteen number of beaches- lazy, wonderful, and less crowded yet immaculate with the presence of clean shore, green end lines, and crystal clear water in the sea.

    Some of the best beaches in Goa are here named as Palolem Beach, Butterfly Beach, Agonda Beach and Polem Beach. Arrive in South Goa, to be a part of the slow moving crowd and the not so famed spots of attraction. Water sports and activities are not a new member in South Goa as well. You will come across some of the most selling water sports like Upper Sauri Canyoning, skiing at Majorda Beach, winch boat parasailing at Mobor Beach and Ringo ride at Mobor Beach.

    Adventurous trek to Todo waterfall, rappelling and rock climbing in Netravali wildlife sanctuary, the church visits, the overnight cruises, shopping at the flea markets, spice plantation and temple tours, food tours, full moon parties at the beaches, dolphin spotting on different islands and many more are there to promise you the best time ever in Goa. South Goa is brimming with activities which are rare and uncommon in North Goa.

  • Adventure Activities in South Goa

  • 01Water Sports

    Water Sports
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    A favourite among tourists, especially the adventure enthusiasts, is water sports in Goa. The beaches and landscape provide the ideal backdrop for the same. Head to water sport centres in Palolem and Cavellossem beaches where you can enjoy banana rides, jet skiing, boat rides, dolphin trips, bumper rides as well as parasailing. The ideal time to indulge in this activity is during October – May.

    Among the sought-after things to do in Goa, most of the water sports are handled by guides. Pay heed to the guidance given. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and most importantly do not venture into the water without functional life jackets. 

    You can also check out some of the adventurous activities in Goa other than water sports.

    Best Selling Watersports Experiences in South Goa:

    1) Upper Sauri Canyoning In Goa
    2) Water Skiing At Majorda Beach
    3) Winch Boat Parasailing At Mobor Beach, Goa
    4) Banana Boat, Ringo Ride And Jet Skiing In Goa
    5) Ringo Ride Mania At Mobor Beach, Goa

    Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island in Goa

    Dolphin Sighting and Snorkeling at Grande island in Goa

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  • 02Adventure Jungle Treks

    Adventure Jungle Treks

    One of the ways to appreciate the flora and fauna of Goa is to undertake a trek. Unravelling uncharted territories, they are usually designed to provide a wholesome experience to the group members. 

    The Cotiago Wildlife Sanctuary is one such place which provides the setting for a fun and adventurous trek and should be on the list of places to visit in South Goa.

    The path undertaken in the sanctuary can be quite difficult in parts with the trail becoming muddy. Expect to catch a glimpse of some wild animals as well as some rare bird species and flora. Group members are instructed by the guides to dress comfortably to enjoy the trekking in Goa. Usually, enough pit stops are given to rest before starting again.

    Offbeat Jungle Walking Experiences in Goa:

    1) Adventure Jungle Walk In Goa
    2) Jungle Walk At Jungle Book, Goa

    Boots on Hills Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa

    Boots on Hills Adventure Jungle Walk in Goa

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  • 03Camping with Temple Waterfall Experience

    Camping with Temple Waterfall Experience
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    About the Activity:

    • A two hour drive takes you to one of the most astounding waterfalls at Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.v
    • You will then be trekking through the elevations and embarking on a tented stay with a campfire.
    • This is a fun trek in which you can have fun with other participants in the playful river.
    • During your stay at the camp, visit the beautiful Mahadev Temple whose legend states that this temple is carved out of a single huge boulder. 

    Meals: Vegetarian-Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Tea (Prior notice required in-case of non-vegetarian meal)

    Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy-Tent

    Transportation Types: Shared A/C Car

    Activities: Trekking, Camping

    Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • 04Adventure Water Sports in Goa

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    About the Activity:
    • A complete package of overly exciting water sports are coming in search of you. Calangute, the most visited beaches in Goa is the patron for the five different activities on the Arabian Sea. 
    • Jetski, banana ride, bumper ride or ringo ride, boat ride etc are the mind blowing activities featured for you and your beloved ones.
    • Arrive near Pizza Hut at Calangute around 09:30 AM, the activities commence then and extends up to 05:00 PM.
    • Enjoy the swaying waves of the sea during the banana ride, boat ride etc and the flamboyant views of the surroundings from the sky as well during the exciting parasailing. 
  • 05Rappelling and Rock Climbing at Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary

    Rappelling and Rock Climbing at Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
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    About the Activity:

    • Your adventure Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary begins as you leave at 7:00 am from Panjim. 
    • Goa is blessed with excellent rock faces which are good for introducing rock climbing to beginners, at entry level.
    • Your trip will start with bouldering and understanding the technique of climbing. 
    • Thereafter, you will graduate to rock climbing and descend the rock face using rappelling. 
    • Have a delicious breakfast, lunch and snacks during the evening. 
    • Bid adieu to Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and its fascinating marvels and get ready for the return journey to Panjim at around 07:00 pm.
  • Offbeat Activities in South Goa

  • 06Overnight Houseboat Cruise

    Overnight Houseboat Cruise
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    Romance the backwaters of South Goa and discover the place in a unique way. These boats are usually well-furnished and equipped with modern amenities and luxuries. The view provided will keep you gripped throughout the entire journey – one of the definite things to do in South Goa. Cruise in Goa is quite popular among the people who visit to Goa.

    One would find these boat house packages available at the Palolem and Cola beaches. While on the all – night journey, catch a glimpse of some heritage sites and old churches in Goa. Also, individuals on board the marvel at the range of flora and fauna that is visible.

    When on the boat house, be careful not to get to close to the railings especially when inebriated. For individuals prone to sea sickness, ensure that the appropriate medicine is carried on board. Make sure to carry warm clothes because the nights could get a little chilly especially during the winter months.

    Best Selling Housebaot Cruise Experiences:

    1) Overnight Houseboat Cruise, Chapora River, Goa
    2) Houseboat Cruise In Goa

    Overnight Houseboat Cruise in Goa

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  • 07South Goa Heritage Tour

    South Goa Heritage Tour
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    Goa is home to some of India’s best heritage sites owing to the wonderful architecture on display as well as the local culture which appeals to a wide section of people. A Goa Heritage Tour is the perfect way to explore the various historically significant locations on offer. The cathedrals stand out as architectural marvels (Basilica of Bon Jesus and Se Cathedral). There are a few museums which showcase the local culture of the place.

    The best way to undertake a heritage tour in South Goa is by walking to some of these destinations. There are usually guides that are well-informed about the places. The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Wax World Museum and Shri Manguesh Temple are just some of the heritage sites which are form part of the tour itinerary and are also regarded as some of the most interesting tourist places to visit in South Goa.

    When embarking on these tours, it is advised to dress comfortably, wear sneakers to support long walks and carry water for replenishment.

    South Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour

    South Goa Sightseeing Full Day Tour

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  • 08Dolphin Spotting

    Dolphin Spotting
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    Dolphin spotting tours is considered as a delightful activity in Goa. A boat will usually transport the group members to a particular point where they can catch a glimpse of the dolphins as well as the tricks they perform. This activity has now gained popularity for its appeal. Most people prefer to go in a group.

    The best time to undertake one of these tours would be during the winter months spanning November – February. 

    Parents are asked to ensure that their children do not get to close to the water to avoid any incidents. Also, all group members are asked to wear life jackets to be cautious.

    Scuba Diving packages in Goa are also available at this time to make the place more attractive to tourists.

    Dolphin Viewing at Mobor Beach, Goa

    Dolphin Viewing at Mobor Beach, Goa

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  • 09Spice Plantation and Temples Tour

    Spice Plantation and Temples Tour
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    Among the best places to visit in South Goa, spice plantation is becoming popular because of the history involved. The price trade in Goa began with the entry of the Portugese in India.

     Spices were even used as a system of barter and were valued more than gold or any other form of currency.

    These are used today to add flavor to some authentic Goan dishes. A spice plantation tour will allow you to truly understand how these seasonings are grown, harvested and processed before being sold to the markets for purchase.

    Spice Plantation and Old Goa Church Tour

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  • 10Visit to Churches

    Visit to Churches
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    The churches in Goa usually reflect the style and architecture of the Portugese even as they made home in the area in the early 15th Century. Several throng to these revered places to have a tryst with the divinity. 

    Some of the popular churches in South Goa include the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and Church of Holy Spirit, among others. There are some historical monuments like the museum attached to St. Francis of Assissi Church. This museum also prohibits photography.

    There are so many places to visit in South Goa, each offering something fun and exciting to engage in -from visiting the local heritage sites to undertaking a trekking expedition or just partying the night away. A trip to South Goa is much cherished for all travellers who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • 11Full Moon Party at Colva Beach

    Full Moon Party at Colva Beach

    Nothing really embodies the spirit of Goa like a good full moon party on the beach. Full-moon parties are just as their name implies – an all-night party which is held just before, on or after a full moon. 

    They are usually bursting with energy and filled with people of different nationalities from around the world. Food and drinks flow freely and music blares all night. There are bars that come together to host a combined party, thereby catering to a large audience.

    Colva is known for its churches and its vibrant nightlife, which is replete with parties, discos and other night spots. Some of the other beaches which host these parties include Arossim Beach, Cavelossim and Dona Paula. 

    However, one should note that these full-moon parties can get quite suffocating because of the huge crowds of people that come to visit. The winter months are perfect for these full-moon parties as the weather is conducive to such an event.

    Guests at these parties are advised to keep their valuables at home because of the amount of people that attend these events. Despite the rush, Colva Beach is among the best places to visit in South Goa.

  • 12Ayurveda Massage

    Ayurveda Massage
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    Nothing is more relaxing and liberating that an ayurvedic massage while being surrounded by the peace and quiet that South Goa provides. Special medicinal oils are used which are heated at times to provide relief to the muscles, making it one of the best things to do in South Goa. The massages will not only help in relieving pain but will also increase blood circulation to revitalize the body.

    Margao, Palolem, Vasco Da Gama and Agonda are just some of the places that provide these ayurvedic massages. Other places include Vendankur Ayurvedic, Yoga and Panchakarma Clinic and Sathgiri Ashram in Vasco Da Gama.

    These ayurvedic massages of India are designed to relieve body pain but they also help in healing certain ailments which can be caused as a result of stress. Most of these centres usually provide the Marmas in Ayurvedic Massage where the forefinger is used to increase circulation and release toxins around the forehead area.

    There are beauty massages also given by these ayurvedic experts. There are also ayurvedic massage houseboats which provide these massages to a lot of people at a time. These treatments are beneficial throughout the year and you can opt for a specific one depending upon the climate.

    Ayurvedic De -stress Spa in South Goa

    Ayurvedic De -stress Spa in South Goa

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  • 13Shopping in Covered Market Margao

    Shopping in Covered Market Margao
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    If you ever decide to visit the small town of Margao in South Goa, you must visit the main tourist attraction there – the covered markets, among the best places to visit in South Goa. The entire bazaar is loud and comprises of a fish and produce market. The varieties of fish and other seafood available for sale are worth the buy.

    They are sold fresh and are great when making an authentic Goan dish. The best time to visit the market is during the early parts of the morning when the produce is fresh – and when the aroma is pretty awesome too.

  • 14Try Goan Seafood

    Try Goan Seafood
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    Apart from its beaches, Goa is also famously known for the wide range of seafood on offer. One can buy a variety which includes pomfret, shark, tuna, mackerel, prawns, squid, mussels and lobsters, among others. Popular delicacies which one should taste in Goa are the Goan fish curry, Prawn Balchow and Prawn and Lady Finger Curry, among a host of other dishes which are available locally.

    Some of the best places to dig in some sumptuous seafood in South Goa include Gaffinos in Cavelossim Beach and Johncy’s in Benaulim Beach, a few of the beach shacks serve authentic Goan food as well. One of the best things to do in South Goa is to find a shack that serves these delicacies and enjoy a good meal.

  • 15Beach Football at Varca Beach

    Beach Football at Varca Beach
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    For sports enthusiast, playing beach football on Varca Beach is a riveting experience. The beauty of the beach lies in its white sands and the sense of privacy that it provides. The wide, unhindered expanse makes it perfect for a game of football on the shore. 

    There is no obstruction in the form of people – this is a hidden gem which many people do not know much about.

    However, it should be noted that people wanting to engage in a game of football should play farther from the sea to avoid the waves disrupting the game. Do carry a first-aid kit in case there are any individuals from the group who might get cut as a result of contact with the sometimes coarse sand.

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