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Beaches in Goa: Have a Whale of a Time in Exotic Goa Beaches

By Sofia Jennie Subscribe to RSS | May 12th 2012 | Views:
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Goa is a fabulous place to travel to especially if you are looking for a seaside holiday. If you love sea, sand and the sun, then you should check out the exotic Goa beaches which are filled with all the delightful things you can ask for. People from all parts of the world travel to this part of the world to get a feel of the beaches in Goa! Goa is a small but bustling state located in the south-western part of India. It is in Goa that you can come across some of the best beaches in the world and get forlorn amidst the joie de vivre that they bring. Goa is also renowned for its friendly locals, exquisite sightseeing spots and a throbbing culture. The food here, especially, the sea food is also amazing.

Goa sightseeing: Goa is a great place for sightseeing. There are several popular beaches in Goa including Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Anjuna Beach and Dona Paula beach. Every beach has something unique to offer. There are interesting sporting opportunities here at the beaches. You can really have a whale of a time with sports like banana ride, paragliding, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.

Goa also boasts of some really amazing churches. Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus are must-visits. There are also wildlife sanctuaries (Bondla wildlife sanctuary), waterfalls (Dudhsagar Falls) and lakes (Arvalem Lake). At Goa, you will certainly be spoilt for choice.

Where to stay: There are several hotels in Goa where you can find accommodation. From the 5-star resorts to the modest budget hotels, you can easily find an accommodation of your choice and budget. Also, you can book hotels in Goa under the Goa beaches package and enjoy a hassle-free and memorable trip.

Where to eat: There is no dearth of restaurants in Goa. You can easily find good, hygienic restaurants that serve excellent food. You will also come across several food joints, eateries, cafeteria and stalls serving lip-smacking cuisines of both Indian and global variety. The hotels in Goa also serve top-class and delicious cuisines.

Where to shop: Goa is also a great shopping destination. You should check out the local markets especially the Anjuna Flea market and the Indigo’s night market. Make sure to bargain well before making a purchase.

Chief Goa attractions: Apart from Goa beaches, other popular attractions in Goa include

• Se Cathedral

• Basilica of Bom Jesus

• Anjuna Flea Market

• Fort Aguada

• Church & Convent of St Francis of Assisi

• Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

• Ingo’s night market

• Dudhsagar Falls

• Sri Mangueshi Temple

• Bondla wildlife sanctuary

When to visit: Goa is a beautiful state with a friendly climate. Hence, it can be visited round the year. Still the best time to visit Goa is between October-April especially during the New Year festivities.

Local festival: Feast of St. Francis Xavier. Winter Carnival, All Saints Feast

Do’s and Don’ts:

• While visiting the beaches in Goa abide by all rules and regulations

• Take personal care of your possessions

• Do some intense bargaining in the local bazaars

Emergency Number: Police- 100, Ambulance- 102, Tourist Info- 0832-2438520/ 0832-2541644

Sofia Jennie - About Author:
Hungry Bags is one of leading travel partners in India offering packages for a trip to beaches in Goa and a variety of deals for pleasurable holiday in Goa and reasonable Goa hotels.

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