If you have been to India and you’ve never been to Goa, you’re missing out. Goa is truly one of the most beautiful places I have been to in my life. I’ve had some of the best memories exploring the beaches, eating delicious foods and attending amazing concerts. Goa has this nostalgic charm that makes you compare almost every small quaint town by the water to it.
Here’s my top list of things to do (and beware, it took me 3 consecutive trips to Goa to finally cover everything I wanted to!):
1) Stay on Candolim Beach!
For the first timer in Goa who does not know the local language, Candolim Beach offers tourists some of the friendliest hosts with some of the cleanest white sand beaches! If it is your second or third time to Goa and you want to explore other areas then get away from the commercial spots and travel down under to…
When my aunt introduced me to South Goa, I was in love. For peace, quiet and some great local eats, Palolem is a dream. I recommend staying at The Nest or Papylon (both right next to each other) to get the authentic beach shack experience. From here you can go kayaking in the ocean, take a boat out to Dolphin Island (where you can see actual dolphins) or attend the headphone party at night.
Of course, if you have rented a bike or vehicle then you can explore various other areas such as
Definitely, go to Thalassa in the evening to catch the Sunset (and do make reservations!) The Mediterranean vibe of this cute resto-bar is fun and lively especially as they have live dance and light/sound performances. If you want to chill at the beach, be cautious of the fact that Vagator has a rocky shore and isn’t ideal for swimming in the water. However, that doesn’t stop people from climbing the rocks to take some pretty pictures.
5) Beware of Baga but eat at Britto’s & Infantaria.
6) Drink King’s beer and purchase cheap liquor!