GOA GUIDE

Palolem beach, South Goa - Radovan SpurnyRadovan Spurny

Beaches

Where India meets the Arabian Sea, Goa’s 105km coastline is blessed with some of the most picturesque beaches in the country.

Palolem beach, South Goa - Ivan NakonechnyyIvan Nakonechnyy

What's the weather like?

Goa enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high daytime temperatures with almost no rainfall from November to March.

Hindu Temple, Goa

Culture, Language & Religion

One of the key reasons tourists return to Goa year after year is the warm and welcoming people.

Various stalls around Anjuna Flea Market

How much do things cost?

Goa is an excellent value for money destination with the price of eating out and purchasing local handicrafts being very low.

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Food & Drink

Food in Goa is an integral part of everyday life. Each ingredient is carefully chosen and meticulously prepared to create delicious and flavoursome dishes that invigorate and enliven the senses.

Anjuna Market - Dirk OttDirk Ott

Shopping & Markets in Goa

The streets of Goa are filled with market stalls and craft boutiques offering a wide array of shopping opportunities.

Beach bar at sunset - ZaharkaZaharka

Nightlife

In the evenings, guests have the choice of relaxing in their hotel or enjoying dinner and drinks in a wide range of restaurants and bars either nearby or a short taxi ride away.

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Festivals & Events

The Goan calendar is full with all kinds of festivals and events with both Hindu and Christian origins. Here is a selection of a few of our favourites...

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa - ThirteenThirteen

How do I get around?

Travelling around Goa is very enjoyable experience, crossing picturesque rivers, passing lush green rice paddies, dense coconut groves and Portuguese Heritage homes along the way.

Regions of Goa

 

Baga creek with wooden outrigger fishing boats - Aleksandar TodorovicAleksandar Todorovic

North Goa

North of the Mandovi River you will find a striking coastline dotted with vibrant and bustling beachfront resorts including the popular villages of Candolim, Calangute and Baga.

Ruins of St. Augustine complex in Old Goa -  Kiev.Victor Kiev.Victor

Central & Interior Goa

Sandwiched between the Mandovi and the Zuari Rivers, Central Goa and the Interior is the most quintessentially Goan of all the regions.

Taj Exotica, Benaulim, South Goa

South Goa

South of the Zuari River lies the Southern region of Goa. Known for its laid back fishing villages, vibrant rice paddies and coconut groves.