Top 10 Things to do in Goa, India

January 27, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

The sandy coast of Goa is perfect for reclining by the sea. Nestle into a cushioned chair at a beach shack and savor a curry while you sip a Kingfisher beer, watching the sun slip lazily below the horizon. In Old Goa, the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fine example of baroque architecture. Visit during Christmastime to experience a fantastic religious and cultural mash-up of East and West.
Restaurants in Goa

1. Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm

Netravali | Near Budbud Tali, Sanguem 403704, India +91 94211 84114
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 90 reviews

Tanshikar's Working Organic Spice Farm

Reviewed By christinefromkos - Kos

Decided to have a day off the beach so checked out Tripadvisor and picked this and so glad we did. There was a taxi strike so it took us just over an hour in a tuk tuk. Mr Tanshikar met us and we started our tour, and it was so interesting telling us all about the spices he frowns and how they are grown and harvested. We ended the tour with lunch which was delicious and ended up buying some spices , not as many as I would have liked but we have another few weeks in India. We bought some Honey to put on our breakfast. If you are looking for a day off the beach I strongly recommend you visit. 500 Rupees for the visit which includes lunch. Bargain of the holiday and such a charming family. You can also stay overnight and go hiking in the Forests to a waterfall so maybe next time as we were not organised

2. Agonda Beach

Agonda, India +91 96000 17031
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Agonda Beach

Reviewed By David B - San Francisco, California

The place is a bit tired ,broken sunloungers and curtains that dont fit,but most of all a restaurant with terrible service where,what should take 20 minutes can take 90 minutes and is then overcooked,and some how tepid at best at worst cold.The best ,was the lady receptionist who was super helpful and careing,the Manager struggled,but tried to run the place but overall the other staff were hopeless.

3. Keri Beach (Querim Beach)

Near Terekol Fort | 10 Km From Arambol, Arambol, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Keri Beach (Querim Beach)

Reviewed By JulesGoneIndia - Seattle, USA

Awful beach. Really too far away. Too quiet. Not enough children. No dance music. Too many places to sit in the shade. Waves too loud. People too chill. Sea too clean. Not enough people. Waiters too nice, obviously plotting something.
Don't waste your time coming to this beach. Stay away.

4. Mobor Beach

Cavelossim, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Mobor Beach

Reviewed By AshTheWiz - New Delhi, India

Very calm atmosphere and clean sands are what you can expect at Mobor beach.
On the flip side, you have to carry your own supplies of eats and drinks if you happen to visit in the off-season because the shacks here shut shop during the monsoons. But that should not be a hassle as there are wine shops and restaurants close by to cater to that and you can pick up things on the way to the beach.

5. Mandrem Beach

Mandrem, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 722 reviews

Mandrem Beach

Reviewed By waveszoom11 - Doha, Qatar

This Beach is beautiful but it's far in North
Very Less Crowded
No Water Sports
Few choice of Beach Shack
Parking near to Beach not available
No Hotels and Restaurants closed by the beach
Note: Avoid getting massage on the beach and if you are not interested in having food and drinks on the beach then go for paid beds which they charge around INR 200 per couple for 2~3 hours. You can bargain also.

6. Varca Beach

South Goa District, Varca, India +91 96000 17031
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Varca Beach

Reviewed By Its_BalpreetSingh - Navi Mumbai, India

Varca beach we visited during our stay at CM Varca resort. A quiet beach in south goa, good for family. It doesnt have too many prying eyes around. There are water sports activity here as well. My daughter did para sailing as well, collected a lot of shells. We visited the beach multiple times during our stay. All in all a must visit for me .. for sure.

7. Cavelossim Beach

Cavelossim, India +91 70605 07245
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cavelossim Beach

Reviewed By John D - Liverpool, United Kingdom

We were staying at Sernabatim, and got a Taxi Cavelossim for a look around and then our driver took us to the beach.
The beach is lovely, clear water, fine sand and very clean. It was lovely to look at. Then we started walk along parallel to the shore and saw how close the sunbeds were to each other which completely spoiled it for us. They were much closer than anywhere else we went in Goa.The beach is so big, there is absolutely no reason for it. Instead of two rows of beds at each beach shack they could have had three and spread the beds out more whilst still being close to the shacks for drinks and or food.
Even though the sunbeds were free we did not stay. We just found our driver and returned to our hotel, very disappointed.

8. Cola Beach

Matimol, Canacona 403603, India +91 98221 54570
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 494 reviews

Cola Beach

Reviewed By CB1408 - London

I had heard about Cola beach over breakfast in my hotel. I decided to investigate it was a 500 r trip from Patnem in the tuk tuk for about 25 mins. The road to the beach is really rocky but sort of fun. Maybe not if you have terrible lower back pain. The tuk tuk drivers call it 'Massage Road'.
The beach itself is stunning and incredibly clean and easily mistaken for the Caribbean.
There is the issue of the 'private beach' thing mentioned in other reviews- for drinks and sunbeds- so if you are willing to use your towel and not eat a lunch here the atmosphere is worth giving up so called tourist comforts!
The sea is quite tricky to navigate so only swim between the flags. There is the fresh water lake as an option for swimming or kayaking too.
I don't know if its called Cola Beach because an aerial view shows dark and light sand like a coke in a glass or because its the local name. You decide

9. Utorda Beach

Btwn. Majorda and Colva, Utorda, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 581 reviews

Utorda Beach

Reviewed By Ganesh K

Uttorda beach is one of the nice and quiet beach that is not over crowded and commercialized. There is a parking available and lots of resturants in tbe surrounding like Zeebop, Island view, Wens Den shack etc.

10. Ashwem Beach

North Goa District, Panjim 403509, India
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 500 reviews

Ashwem Beach

Reviewed By DAVID J

This beach is less crowded. There are not many shacks and hawkers. There are no water sports. If you are looking for a calm and tranquil atmosphere, this beach is one of the best in north Goa.
This beach is best for people travelling solo or looking for a calm and peaceful environment.
Parking is free. Beach-beds are available for Rs.200. The shacks, as usual, are over-priced.
Of all the Beaches in North Goa, my top two picks are Ashwem and Morjim Beaches.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.