Goa is a favorite beach destination among all the Indians and as well as foreigners. It has a relaxed lifestyle, scenic beaches, calmness, beach sports, water adventures and amazing parties. Holiday in Goa with friends is everyone’s dream desires, So if you are planning for a holiday getaway with friends then defiantly Goa is the perfect destination you should go for. And Visiting Goa during summer is quite a special experience.
In this article I have listed the Best Places to visit in Goa and exciting things to do with your friends. So must check this out.
Best Places to Visit in Goa
Calangute beach is the largest beach in north Goa stretching from Candolim to Baga. This is the most famous Beach among tourists. It is known for the beach shacks and water sports like parasailing, water surfing, banana ride and jet-skiing. This is one of the must visit beach in Goa. This beach is in among the top 10 bathing beaches in the world also known as “Queen of Beaches”.
Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese. This place is popular for its glorious architecture as well as the breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea makes it a top tourist attraction in the region. It is also a great spot to watch sunsets while in the Party Capital of India(Goa).
Thalassa is a small Greek restaurant. It is the most popular beach restaurant in Goa. This place is famous for its signature cocktails and sunsets. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset view with delicious sea foods and drinks and also this is a best place to spend an evening.
Dudhsagar Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. It is located inside the Mollem National Park. If you are looking for a best place in goa for trekking then this is the best one. Dudhsagar Falls is surrounded with deciduous forests. The famous Dudhsagar Railway trek is closed to the public but the trek to the lower falls is still open.
Diver Island is Located at a distance of 10 km from Panjim in Goa. This Island is a slice of heaven far away in the dense woods among the beauty of nature. In this Island you will find vintage houses built in Portuguese style.
Unlike the loud party culture of Goa, this place provides a calm vibe and the environment will make you explore it more . If you are a Nature Lover then must visit this place.
Baga Beach one of the most popular beaches in North Goa. This Beach is located close to Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panjim. It is so famous among people for it’s night-time Activities and some entertaining beachside bars and nightclubs.
The beach is known for its never-ending water adventures, sunbathing and soaking up in the live atmosphere. What can you do here? Find out in the below list 😉
Things to do in Goa with your Friends
1.Banana Boat Ride
Banana Boat ride is the most exciting and famous water adventure you should must try in Goa. Banana ride is a Banana shaped tube connected to the speed boat which pulls you along with the water at high speed. You will be given all the safety instructions before the ride.
Once you ride on this Banana tube you have to hold tight as possible as you can because the speedboat will attempts to flip the inflatable boat by dropping its passengers into the water. If you stay excited and hold it tight you will win the race.
Fee: Rs300- Rs 600 per head
Goa is a hub of Scuba diving for under water adventures. Goa offers plenty of places for this tropical adventure. You can explore stunning underwater marine life, corals, and reefs, because Goa shares a border with the Arabian Sea, so there are many different species of reef sharks, turtles, aquatic flora you can enjoy watching.
Fee: Rs 1500- Rs 3000 per person
Best places in goa for scuba diving: Calangute Beach, Baga beach, Grande Island, Uma Guva Reef, Malvan Island, Lobster Avenue.
What is Snorkeling? snorkeling allows you to swim at the water’s surface, Snorkelers only see views from the surface of the water. This is also one of the best things to do in Goa beaches.
If you are not able to diving underwater then Snorkeling is the best substitute you can enjoy doing in Goa.
Starting price : RS 1000-RS1500 per adult.
Best place for Snorkeling in Goa: Bogmalo Beach, Bat Island, Monkey Beach, Grande Island.
Other Water sports to try in Goa
There are also various other water-based activities apart from snorkeling in Goa. Many beaches in Goa offer an endless range of water sports for people. Including:
- Parasailing- Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Colva Beach
- bungee Jumping
- Stand-up Pedal Boating
Shopping is a must-do activity for many of us when we travel to new places. In Goa there are many famous places for shopping.
Here are some best markets for shopping in Goa:
Anjuna Flea Market
Anjuna Flea Market is another weekly market of Goa. You can find a wide range of goods from faux jewellery, local handicraft, footwear, wall hangings, spices, and hammocks. You can get things here at very inexpensive prices as everything is negotiable if you are good at it.
Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora
Arpora is also known as Ingo’s Night Bazaar and is a wonderful night market. You can find here vendors selling fruits, vegetables, jewelry, home décor items, spices, wines, as well as locally designed clothes and bags. It is a heaven for foodies as there are eateries with a variety of cuisines to choose from.
Mapusa Market is a very popular market for shopping in Goa among locals. It is a weekly market that takes place outside The Mapusa Municipal Market, North Goa. This market comes to life every Friday with vendors selling fruits, vegetables, clothes.
Mambos Located in the famous Titos lane. Mambos is a popular nightclub in Goa. The open-air lounge encircles a dancing area with a host of Indian and international DJs playing every night. Special karaoke parties are organized from time to time. They also serve a variety of Hookahs.
Entry fees : Stag: INR 3000
Couple: INR 1500
Includes cover charges for food and drinks
Free entry for ladies
Timings : 8:00 PM – 3:30 AM
These are all the Best Places to visit in Goa and things to do if you are visiting with your friends. I may have missed some information and if you find out let me know in the comment section and share the experience of your trip to Goa with me if you are visiting.