Favorite Things to do in Goa
Goa is a ‘happy’ place, always full of surprises, attracting national and international tourists. Not only is it famous for its satiny white beaches and happening nightlife, but also has strikingly beautiful centuries-old churches, heritage architecture, and pretty, natural landscapes adding to its charms. You’ll be treated to a variety of rejuvenating experiences, whether it’s exhilarating water sports at the beach or heritage walks in Old Goa, compelling people to make it a yearly vacation destination!
Here’s a list of some of the favorite things to do in Goa :
Even though it may sound cliché, there is more to Goa than its beaches, let’s begin by exploring that :
The capital of Goa is located in north Goa along the banks of the glittering Mandovi river. Where else would you find a spectacular white church, a red and gold temple, and grand ochre-colored mansions crowned with terracotta tiles all sharing a lush, terraced hillside? Panjim manages to retain its colonial-era glory to this day. Goa is one place where you’ll find floating casinos on the river Mandovi, which look resplendent when lit up in the night.
Delve into the lively vibe of heritage, art, music, and food at the Old Latin Quarters – Fountainhas. Walk around the streets to discover houses and buildings painted in vibrant hues, cafes, and art galleries.
Where else would you get to gaze at miles and miles of the endless ocean than in Goa. Though there are a host of beaches in Goa, some of the favorites are as below :
The beach here seems to stretch with uniform coloured shacks and beach umbrellas as far as the eyes can see. Tourists can have a comfortable stay for as long as they wish, on the beach chairs; Order a variety of yummy food and chilled drinks served while you are lounging !
This is where you can indulge in water sports activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, boat ride, and much more. Calangute beach is quite popular with tourists so it can get crowded.
If you prefer quieter beaches with a laid back vibe then definitely it has to be Colva or Majorda beaches. These are more off-beat spots, have patches of greenery around and are less crowded. The sound of waves crashing around you and the cool sand between your toes is heavenly. Staying in North Goa and going to these beaches in South Goa is an experience in itself as you traverse through a typical Goanese village Salcate, passing serene Churches, emerald fields, spice plantations and forests.