When travelling, remember the top tips for a safe holiday in Goa. Some call it the land of ‘Sun, Sand and the Sea’, it brings to you a mix of opulence and self-indulgence, the perfect beach town to cool off your feet. From a dazzling nightlife to a romantic getaway, from a fun water skiing to sightseeing the ancient fourths, there are just so many things to do in GoaA week or two spent revelling in the languid luxury of Goa’s sunny sosegado, or susegad, two Portuguese colonial-era terms roughly translated as ‘laid-backness,’ is one not to be missed on any hectic visit to mammoth, fascinating, often impossibly frenetic India.
Some of the important tips to keep in mind while holidaying in Goa include, carrying sunscreen if you intend spending time at the beach. Pick up a pair of sunglasses in jazzy colors from one of the little roadside stalls. Buy a dashing fedora or a great floppy straw hat. You'll be spoiled for choice. Carry clothes and footwear that are appropriate to both the climate and the activities you have planned. Goan roads and footpaths are not always smooth.
Bling is fun to wear, but limit the amount of gold you carry and wear to the bare minimum. And don't carry huge wads of cash. A debit or credit card would definitely be a safer bet. Keep yourself hydrated with water, nimbu paani and other juices. Even if you are in a coastal town or village, the heat can sap your energy. If you do wish to sample the local varieties of liquor- feni and urrak- remember to limit the amount you drink. These two may taste smooth, but make no mistake- they are potent. Always listen to the lifeguard. The calm waves might look inviting, but they could hide a current or a sudden depression. In case you have dietary constraints, check with your waiter about the ingredients in whatever you want to order.
Worried about getting lost but not willing to hire a guide or someone to drive you around? Get a map! You could purchase one from your hotel or a shop nearby or map out a route in advance for each day using Google maps and either print it or save it for you convenience. Visit Goa, keeping these things in mind and be assured of a fabulous vacation here.