- December 11, 2020
- Posted by: Planet Goa Team
- Category: Life In Goa, Stories on Goa
STOP, WAIT A MINUTE!
YOU LOVE GOA? WE DO TOO!
Here is what you can do to minimise your impact while you holiday, do your part towards the responsible tourism movement in Goa. Jason Santos takes you through what you can do to chip in.
FUN and frolic underlines the tourism industry in Goa. With beaches, parties, heritage attractions and innumerous restaurants dishing out fantastic food, Goa has something for everyone. With several thousands of people visiting every year, Goenkars are more than happy to share their piece of paradise with people from across the globe.
While you holiday and unwind on our sunny shores, remember to do your part to keep Goa clean, safe and a hub for responsible tourists.
DO NOT LITTER:
In a global battle being fought against garbage, Goa too has a role to play. It is very simple, do not litter. With the Tourism Department setting up several dustbins and other tourist facilities at every major tourist hub, it should be common practice to use these facilities to keep the place clean for everyone.
DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL ON THE BEACH:
While sipping a beer on the beach may seem like the picture perfect definition of chillin’ in Goa, it is not! Glass bottles and the beach are a bad combination. Refrain from drinking or carrying alcohol to the beach. It is also officially banned, so save yourself from being fined as well.
YOU ARE NOT A SUPERHERO:
Do not cross that railing, do not climb that steep rock, do not stand on that fort wall- Goa is great, but you have to respect it. Stay safe, swim in designated areas.
RESPECT RELIGIOUS PLACES:
With several temples, churches and mosques, Goa has a lot of heritage architecture and a lot of it includes religious places. Dress appropriately to prevent being turned away from entering and experiencing the beauty of such places.
BE MONSOON SMART:
Don’t go swimming at the beaches, they get rough and you not only put yourself at risk, but the lifeguards as well. Stay away from creepy crawlies and other reptiles and animals. Carry an umbrella or raincoat to prevent being stranded waiting for the rains to pass.
REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE:
Being bang on the coast, Goa needs your help to prevent excessive plastic waste from polluting the environment. We recommend carrying a bottle with you, which you can refill at your hotel or the places your stop to eat at; it helps reduce the excessive plastic bottles being used.
HOME RULES APPLY:
The beaches, the good food and the beauty all around should be your only happy pill. Stay away from drugs and other activities that go from high to low real quick. You know what you need to stay away from, if you won’t do it at home, don’t do it in Goa.