Goa is one of the most popular destinations in the country to have carved a niche for itself in the World Tourism Map for its enchanting beaches. The relaxed and personal atmosphere apparently felt in Goa. Behind the beaches, there is a rural area with numerous rice fields, Portuguese churches and farms, which you can explore by moped or bike.
Soon we hear about Goa – sizzling nightlife, hippie markets, and the glitz & glamour will come up first! Goa is a destination known for its spectacular beaches, verdurous vegetation and colorful flea markets have become a center of attraction for the people of India and as well as foreign tourists.
Let me share five famous beaches in Goa which are simply gorgeous beyond words.
1) Baga Beach – The best beach in Goa!Baga Beach is the most famous beach in Goa, known for its remarkable nightlife, beach parties, and mouth-watering seafood delights. For people who enjoy the crowd, drinking, and dancing to throbbing music, all against an impressive backdrop, Baga Beach is the perfect place to be.
Famous For: Shacks serve authentic seafood and local drinks with foot tapping music, and create a perfect atmosphere of enjoyment and excitement!
Things to do: Indulge in a salt bath, as this famous beach of Goa is blessed with vast and powerful sea waves.
2) Agonda Beach, South GoaAgonda Beach is a small beach in the southern region of Goa. It has a cozy flair and is less overloaded by resorts and great party scene than the northern beaches like Morjim, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute.
There are many pleasant cafes and small shops, and with the scooter, you can easily and quickly explore the area as well as the nearby beaches Palolem and Patnem.
Important: Drive past the Space Goa, either to relax in the hippie atmosphere or to get a nice souvenir from the small boutique. Often there are also various offers and events such as the “Healing Festival” around activities like yoga, meditation, dance and much more.
3) Patnem Beach, South GoaPatnem is another, beautiful little, dreamy beach, south of Agonda and Palolem. There are also many beach bars and cafes, which invite you to relax. The water is clean, and light waves allow bodyboarding when you are interested or stand-up paddling.
As in Agonda, you can go on a boat trip to the part of the coast and if you’re lucky to see dolphins.
Don’t Miss! Khama Kheetna – Ecological Yoga Retreat: This place is authentic and very natural. Here you can stay in simple huts or tree houses and completely without internet possibility entirely. There are various offers of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and other treatments. Or you can take a simple day trip to see the beautiful, natural setting in the forest and enjoy a delicious (very healthy and of course organic) food.
#MacroTraveller Tip: There are a lot of yoga classes. Must try Lotus Yogawhich is very popular!
4) Arambol Beach – Best beach for families!A paradise for budget travellers, Arambol Beach, is the northernmost beach in Goa. Simplistic huts, very close to the cliff, are perfect for people looking for budget convenience with extraordinary views and exciting food options. Best beach in Goa for family vacations, Arambol has many things to offer to its tourists.
Famous For:Safe for kids; due to its curved shape and the presence of several coast guards.
Things to do: Paragliding is the most popular activity to indulge in!
5) Small Vagator Beach, North GoaThis beach is also located in the north of Goa and is more suitable for those who are looking for some more nightlife. Vagator offers different parties, but it is still not so overflowed and somewhat more relaxed than the larger side beaches such as Baga, Morjim, Anjuna and Calangute. Its serenity and calmness attract people who need refuge from the hustling beach cultures.
Famous: Rave culture and the Chapora Fort famously referred to as the ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ Point.
Don’t Miss! Thalassa Greek Restaurant– my favorite, slightly more expensive, restaurant with sea view and great food. There is also a night market on Saturdays with smart clothes and jewelry during the season
#MacroTraveller Hint:Don’t miss the famous Sunburn Festival that is organised in the last week of December every year.