Planet Goa: 12 reasons to go to sea to India
A five-star hotel with European service or a simple cane bungalow – Goa easily adapts to the desires of any tourist. Whatever recreation scenario you choose, this Indian state will seem like a separate planet. Food, beaches, communication style – in Goa everything is not as we used to. The more interesting to study it!
Read which beach in Goa to choose for a holiday and what sights to see if you can tear yourself away from the Arabian Sea.
Where better to relax: in northern or southern Goa?
North Goa – this is interesting people from all over the world, parties, spiritual practices and budget accommodation. But beaches and hotels are worse there than in southern Goa. The sand is dark, on some beaches gray.
South Goa is a relaxing holiday, clean beaches, aged people, a lot of package tourists and decent hotels with good service. The sand is not white, but fairly light.
Relax on the beach
Beautiful and clean beach in Goa
What to expect from the Arabian Sea in Goa? In terms of bounty, it loses to Thailand, Turkey and Egypt: the water is not so blue and clear, the sand is not white. There is almost no diving and snorkeling. In addition, it is part of the Indian Ocean, so there are often strong waves here. But the entrance to the water is very gentle and the bottom is sandy, not stone.
And in Goa, a special atmosphere reigns in which many fall in love hard and forever. The main thing is to choose a beach and housing to meet your requirements: the conditions in Goa are very different.
Sun beds and umbrellas in Goa belong to the shek – beach restaurants. To use a sun lounger or an umbrella from the sun, make any order, for example, one milkshake – and have a rest all day.
Kerim A long sandy beach in the very north of Goa, separated from the neighboring state of Maharashtra by the river Terekol. One of the most tranquil beaches, even seems wildly: people, entertainment and shecks are few. Strong waves. Casuarinas look like pines instead of palm trees.
Arambol The most popular beach of northern Goa with a well-developed infrastructure. There are yoga centers, massage parlors, hundreds of shek, schools for learning everything in the world, including the largest surf school in Goa. In February, a parade of freaks takes place in Arambol, but there are always many eccentrics. Every evening everyone gathers on a sunset to spend the sun together and dance in the sand. Many parents with children, especially at the end of the beach, near Mandrem.
Mandrem Calm uncrowded beach. Sunset in the water is very gentle and suitable for children. Sheki on the shore a little. The dwelling is located in the village behind the river, through which they cross the bamboo bridge. In the village there is a market where everything is sold from pots to potatoes. If you want fun, you can walk to the Arambol beach.
Ashvem Cozy beach, where there are no noisy parties. On the beach there are several shek, guesthouses and hotels. Five minutes from the beach – shops and fruit shops. The shallow sea is suitable for families with children.
Morjim Russian beach: native language everywhere and a cafe with a Russian menu. Full of beach shecks. Clean, light sand. Prices are above average. Suitable for holidays with children. From mid-January to late March, kite surfers train with their gear. Olive turtles lay eggs in the southern part of the beach. Touch the turtle can not – they are so at risk of becoming endangered.
Vagator A small beach consisting of two parts and limited by hills. Beautiful rocks, one of which carved the face of Shiva. Enjoys the reputation of a party place for hippies, but few people and night parties do not rattle. Nearby is the picturesque fort of Chapora and Dzhus-center – a cafe favorite with tourists and wintering campers with fresh juices and cocktails.
Anjuna A long and narrow beach for those who like to party. By the sea, a lot of shops and necks, loud music plays. There are water activities.
Baga, Calangute, Candolim Three beaches pass one into another. Typical resorts like the Black Sea. Many package tourists, including from Russia. Good infrastructure for a short break. Candolim and Calangute – more brisk, Baga quieter and smaller in size.
Sinquerim Picturesque and calm beach. There are less annoying merchants and lower prices in the cafes than in the neighboring Candolim. From the south, the beach borders the lower fort, on the hill nearby stands the main fort Aguada.
Beaches in the south of Goa
Miramar Beach is close to Panaji – the capital of the state of Goa. Many locals, especially in the evenings. It is more suitable for a walk after visiting Panaji than for a full-fledged beach holiday. Continues the beach Karanzalem, where much fewer people.
Wainguinim Calm and clean beach for secluded relaxation. Always not crowded. You can stay at the hotel on the beach. Close to Panaji.
Bambolim, Siridao Mid-dry beaches near the mouth of a large river, so the water is muddy. There are few hotels. The sand is dark.
Bogmalo Cozy quiet beach with bright clean sand. It is located in the bay, so there are almost no waves. A good selection of hotels, including 4 and 5 stars. Snorkel and diving tours to Grand Island depart from the beach.