When you say Goa, you automatically tend to imagine or visualize about sun, sand, surf, beaches and lots of tourists. The scintillating beaches and picturesque surroundings are the two things that make Goa a beach paradise. Tourists from all parts of the world keep coming here in quite a number. Goa is the top destination that attracts millions of tourists each year.
The best destination for sun and sand lovers. Goa offers a variety of activity for its visitor. Those who love it for its nightlife have an array of discotheques, pubs and lounges. Those who love the relaxed stay can enjoy a laid back vacation in the resorts that has private beaches. Goa has about 50+ beaches and we know visiting them all is not an easy task, specially if you are on a short visit. Here we have listed top 5 beaches you must visit when in Goa, you can skip the rest.
Located about 4km away from Sinquerim beach in North Goa lies this picturesque beach names Aguada. The beach is clean and is perfect for people who love beaches and water sports. you can spend a whole day here at Aguada Beach. You can also participate in various activities that take place here. The main attraction of this beach is the Aguada fort which is located right on the shore giving a pristine view of the Arabian ocean and the scenic surroundings.
Varca as compared to other Goan beaches is not that commercialized yet it gives you an opportunity to calm and quiet surroundings. It is one amongst the virgin beaches of Goa, hence managed to retain the beauty. The best attraction here is Dolphin watching. Regular services take people on a boat ride to show them dolphins. There are number of staying options available near Varca beaches, so accommodation is not an issue. However, in peak season, it is better if you book it well in advance. The best time to visit Varca Beach is from November to March.
Another very popular beach in North Goa is the Vagator Beach. The main attraction of the beach is the red colored laterite cliffs backing its sandy strip. Another reason Vagator beach is famous for is its trans parties. The laid back atmosphere of the day dramatically transforms into crazy party hub where most of the tourists are young European & Indian travelers. Accommodation here is not an issue. Vagator has plenty of staying options right from basic backpacker places to budget hotel to luxury resorts.
Palolem beach is another top rated and one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. The sea at Palolem beach is usually calm and quiet. It offers a mesmerizing view of idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed which allows you to walk up to 100 m out from the beach. Another thing that adds to the beauty of Palolem beach are the sea side hut and shacks. You can hire these huts for a day. The price ranges between Rs.150 – Rs.400. However, if you want, there are other accommodations options available which have more facilities than these beach huts.
Calangute and Baga are the most happening and the top rated beaches in Goa. The adjoining beaches are on the top list of every traveler coming to Goa. Both these beaches are located in North Goa. The beach side is jeweled with hundreds of shacks and restaurants. The the coastline is dotted with beach chairs lined up in hundreds. These two beaches are the most visited beaches of Goa. Thousands of tourist come here each year.