Why Holiday in Goa
The white sandy beaches have a relaxed holiday vibe, but for a change of scenery head inland to the paddy fields and coconut groves. Tourists can also explore Goa’s lush jungle on a daring trek, visiting waterfalls, pools and canyons.
Beach Holidays in Goa
Goa offers numerous water sports from banana-boating, jet-skiing and windsurfing at the world-renowned Dona Paula Bay. The gentle waves are great for beginners and there are lessons available along the coast.
Food and Drink in Goa
Cooking classes are very popular for tourists, as well as visits to organic spice farms and plantations. Visit Vivanta by Taj and immerse yourself in Mapusa’s market (bazaar) before cooking up your own creation.
North of the capital Panaji has a buzzing nightlife scene, during the busier season in the Calangute and Baga resorts you can catch plenty of live bands and DJs both local and international.
Activities in Goa
Day trips and tours are popular in Goa from boat trips to Canopy Ecotours. Get personal with Goas marine life and witness parrotfish, turtles and even sharks on a snorkel or scuba diving trip.
Useful Info for Holidays to Goa
The local currency is the Indian Rupee. As always we advise visitors to shop around for the best exchange rate and change money before flying to ensure a fair price.
The average flight time is around 12 hours from the UK, varying slightly depending on which airport you fly from.
If eating with a local family remember to remove your shoes and wash your hands, as is custom with locals in Goa.
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