Sometimes milky white and sometimes gleaming golden yellow – whatever be their shade of colour, Goa’s beaches have the most potent powers of seduction, when it comes to discussing the irresistible attractions that Goa tourism offers to visitors. Whatever be your taste or inclination, you are sure to find the perfect beach of your choice in Goa. In simple words, whether you want to quietly meditate by the sea on some serene secluded beach or be a part of the mob on a beach overflowing with people, rest assure that the only problem you will face will be the problem of plenty. In fact, beaches have remained the most popular of places to see in Goa for decades. So, come explore the most desirable of them all.
This is a wonderful beach from South Goa. It is no longer as quiet as it used to be but still offers lots of solitude in comparison to some of the beaches in North Goa. Palolem is semicircular with powder soft sands and is fringed with palms. Visiting this beach will surely make your heart leap with joy. During season time, lots of backpackers flock to Palolem. Its surging popularity can be guessed from the crowds that seem to swell with every passing season. Coco huts are erected here for accommodation but these are taken down when the season ends. Similarly, you will also not find permanents shacks here.
Varca, Cavelossim & Morbor
This trinity has created large ripples in the South Goa tourism scene. These beaches are about 8 km from Margao and 40 km from Panaji and are situated very near to each other. Like most other beaches of South Goa, these beaches boast a highly pristine quality and are by and large part of luxury resorts in Goa. If you are looking for classy nightlife at these beaches, hit the casinos and resorts here for a taste of live music and cultural performances. There are also some cheap bars near Cavelossim. These beaches are the perfect blend of tranquility as well as opportunities for interesting pastimes such as trying out watersports or chilling out at beach shacks.
Immortalised by the Hippies in the 1960s and 70s, Anjuna Beach in North Goa till late was hotspot for trance parties but the authorities have cracked down pretty heavily. There are still some hardcore party venues to be found at the Northern part of the beach. The notorious Paradiso Disco is also located here. However, Curlies gets the largest crowds. This is not all about Anjuna. This rocky beach is also excellent in terms of natural beauty and is the site of the well known Wednesday Flea Market. This flea market was started decades back by the hippies who sold their belongings here by way of barter system.
Last but not the least! These are the two most famous beaches in Goa. Baga-Calangute are located in North Goa and are adjacent to each other. In fact, you may not be able to pinpoint exactly where one ends and the other starts. Both of these beaches are also amongst the most crowded beaches in Goa. There are a galore of beach shacks, restaurants, and water sporting facilities to be found. The famous Club Tito and Cafe Mambo are situated very close to Baga.
This guest post is submitted by Chandralekha. Chandralekha is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip to India. Apart from this she also writes to guide train travelers on irctc railway reservation, pnr status & all the Indian railways related stuff.