The world famous beaches of Goa
are the highlights of travel in this state, making Goa the
premier beach vacation destination.
The first beach stop over in Goa
is Anjuna beach also famous for its flea market and rave
parties, then the Baga and Dona Paula beaches that can make
any beach holiday a memorable one. 100-km long coastline
gives an enthusiastic beach lover an opportunity to discover
new secluded beach sites every day.
Anjuna Beach -
fluorescent painted palm trees and infamous full moon
parties, 8 km west of Mapusa, most "alternative", the
dancing and lying on the beach, famous flea market.
Baga Beach - watch the
sun go down in isolation, 10-km west of Mapusa, basically an
extension of Calangute wooded headland.
Dona Paula - fine view of
the Marmagao Harbour nestled on the south side of the
headland that divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries,
former fishing village, today's commercialised beach resort,
idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe.
Calangute Beach - Goa's
busiest and most commercialised resort. During the 70's and
80's this peaceful fishing village became the favourite
haunt of the hippies.
Benaulim Beach - sea is
safe for swimming generally jellyfish-free, village area
near beach side boasts a few serviceable bars and
restaurants, various culinary delights of the seafood, most
succulent, competitively priced seafood in Goa.
Cavelosim Beach - last
major settlement in southwest Salcete, visit to Mabor, South
Goa largest, and most obtrusive, package tourist enclave.
Chapora Beach - a lot
busier than most north coast villages, dependent on fishing
and boat building, many regular cafes and restaurants
Condolim Beach - good
options to stay offering better value, a good first stop to
Bogmolo Beach - a
small-scale beach resort, reasonably safer site for
swimming, quite good eating joints and shopping options.
Miramar Beach - just 3-km
away from the capital city of Panjim.
Pololem Beach - a
favourite beach destination, crescent shaped bay, swaying
curtain of coconut palms, irresistibly photogenic, beautiful
Vagator Beach - cool
rural area, no big shopping complexes.
Varca Beach - community
of Christian fisher folk, palm thatched long houses, grassy