30+ Must Visit Places in Goa

1. Divar    The island of Divar is famed for Bonderam, the festival held on the river island on the 4th Saturday of the month of August. Bonderam means the festival of flags. Its high point is a mock battle to commemorate the property wars that took place here over a century ago. Its landmark

Places To Visit In Goa Other Than Beaches

With the beaches too rough for a day out and a lot of other activities shut for the season, the monsoons is a time that sees a whole new variety of activities for people to enjoy. Backwater Kayaking:  While everyone knows Goa for its beaches, the hinterlands have tiny pockets of unexplored backwaters. These are

10 Must Visit Beaches in South Goa

Goa is a land of beaches and you cannot think of a Goa holiday without its seashore strolls, water-sports and beach shacks. So here are some of the most popular South Goa best beaches which totally deserve to be on your bucket list and the reasons for they are famous among travellers! Betabatim Beach Betalbatim

Ashvem Beach

Ashvem Beach is nestled between the Mandrem Beach to the north and the serene Morjim Beach to the south.  It is a rocky beach that has been shaped by shellfish, giving the rocks a unique shape. The beach is not very crowded which adds to its beauty and provides complete solitude and peace. If you

Arambol Beach

Laid-back by the day and lively at night, Arambol is truly the capital of hippie culture in Goa. A long stretch of sand surrounded by cliffs on both sides, with a fresh water lake and chirpy markets neaby, Arambol stands out for its uniqueness. This cove like beach is a traditional fishing village with a

Candolim Beach

With close proximity to Baga and Calangute beaches, Candolim is very popular for its great shoreline and offers a variety of amusement options. The beach is a must do on the Goan traveler’s list. The long stretch of the Candolim Beach started at Sinquierim and spills over to Calangute right upto the mouth of of

Mandrem Beach

To the south of Arambol lies the serene Mandrem Beach. A rocky cliff jutting out into the sea is all that separates Mandrem from Arambol beach.

Keri Beach

At the northest tip of Goa, lies the pristine Keri Beach which has a backdrop of lofty casuarina trees, as opposed to the ubiquitous coconut palms.

Morjim Beach

Morjim is a fairly quiet beach, with huts and shacks scattered along the sand at the south end, and setback amongst the tall casuarinas trees to the north.

Betalbatim Beach

The pristine beach is stunning in appearance with pine and mango trees on its fringes. One of the finest beaches of Goa where you can actually taste a holiday as it should be.

Colva Beach

The entire beach is lined with coconut trees, making it one of the most beautiful beaches in the South.

Majorda Beach

Majorda is a picture pretty beach to the south of the quieter Utorda beach. The popular besach is studded with several hotels, the most prominent amongst them being Majorda Beach Resort. The Majorda village has great historical importance. This is the place where the Jesuits discovered the best toddy of Goa who used it to

Mobor Beach

Nestled between the Arabian Sea and Sal River Estuary, Mobor Beach is secluded and beautiful beach which offers everything a traveler needs. Adventure activities, delicious food, shopping and stunning vistas of the majestic sea, Mobor has it all.

Polem Beach

Polem Beach is the southernmost beach of Goa, just a stone’s throw away from the Goa Karnataka border.

Utorda Beach

Utorda is fairly less crowded than the other beaches in this stretch and is a great beach to go for a dip into soothing waters.

Varca Beach

Varca is a quiet and pristine beach sandwiched between the popular Benaulim beach and the beautiful Mobor Cavelossim beach. Varca beach is ideal for some idyllic time to do simple activities like dolphin watching, sunbathing and boating.

Querim Beach

Pomburpache zhor (or the Pomburpa spring) is a very popular picnic spot in North Goa for most local Goans who religiously make it a point to visit this natural spring during the torrid summer months of March to May

Coco Beach

An oasis in the heart of the city, Coco Beach is one of the few spaces left in Goa that really reflects the essence of Goa.

Cola Beach

Cola Beach is one of Goa’s finest beaches, the sand is soft and the water clear. There are a few rocks in the sea here and there but otherwise, it’s a calm little beach with plenty of good swimming depth and if you’re lucky, you might have an encounter with dolphins. The gorgeous freshwater lagoon

Galgibaga Beach

Few things make me happier than cruising through Goa’s gorgeous countryside on my scooter – especially if it’s for a date with a plate of oysters.

Butterfly Beach

Though getting here is no easy task, the journey is well worth it. The sands here are perfectly white and the water translucent. What adds to the beauty are the dolphins surrounding the island with their acrobatics. Butterfly Beach is located just along the coastline at Palolem.

Patnem Beach

Patnem beach is not a stunning, the shoreline is pretty far away from the shacks and the welcome shadows of the palms. But it has is a unique charm that draws you in.

Colomb Bay

Certainly off the beaten track and somewhere between the well known Palolem and Patnem Beaches, Colomb Bay is a difficult find. The beach is a precious stretch of a C-curve with lots of gentle giant rocks strewn in the sea.

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach in South Goa is known for many things, gorgeous sunsets, tiny islands, great swimming and coco huts but we discovered that there is so much more to this beach than mere sun and sand.

Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach has all the makings of a great love story; it’s surrounded by hills, has the most amazing sunsets and not too far away lies a fort with an epic past – Cabo de Rama.

Benaulim Beach

Here you’ll find a few odd tourists doing their own thing, some locals playing football, a smattering of honeymooners walking hand in hand – all very different types of people but each getting their one common fix – the Benaulim vibe.

Bogmalo Beach

Not many travellers coming to Goa know that merely five minutes away from the Dabolim airport lies one of Goa’s most beautiful beaches – Bogmalo.

Miramar Beach

At the helm of the azure Arabian Sea dotted with fishing boats, barges and casino boats, basking in the warmth of glorious sunsets, is Panjim’s beloved Miramar Beach.

Vagator Beach

Vagator is a relatively quiet beach and lacks Baga and Calangute’s noisy crowds of tourists and hawkers so you can enjoy your privacy here.

Anjuna Beach

The beach is rocky with huge blocks of rocks both at the shore and in the sea, the sand isn’t as soft as some of the South Goa beaches and the sunsets are as good as any, but…yes, there is a but!

Calangute Beach

Located about 15 kms from the capital city of Panjim in North Goa, Calangute is among the most popular beaches in Goa and it is large enough to accommodate the huge numbers of high season tourists.

Baga Beach

Baga was one of the first beaches to become popular in Goa, and is today filled with shacks and restaurants; playing host to the famous Tito’s Lane

For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

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