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Goa Travel Guide

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Plan Your Goa Vacation

Beguiling white sands, fresh and spicy seafood, and a cold drink under a glowing sun is Goa at its charming best. But there's plenty more: striking Renaissance cathedrals in Old Goa, ancestral homes surrounding the ragtag city of Margao, the ornate Hindu temples of Ponda, and Panaji's Portuguese historic district.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Sand and waves Goa's long, sandy, palm-fringed beaches are perfect for more than just sun worship scores of shacks serving cold beer and fresh seafood make them one long beach party.
  2. Goan cuisine If you like spices and caught-that-day seafood, you're in luck.
  3. Backwaters Rivers flow across Goa to the Arabian Sea. Escape the crowds at a heritage home or country inn for a couple of days, in a town like Loutolim for scenic nature walks, home-style cooking, and generous hospitality.
  4. Parties Goa's party scene is no longer as hedonistic as in years past, but during peak season the famed all-night beach parties still continue to draw young and not-so-young people from around the world.
  5. Portuguese architecture Goa was under Portuguese control until 1961, and the colonial past lingers on in its historic buildings, forts, churches, and charming Portuguese homes and mansions.

When To Go

When to Go to Goa

High Season: November to late February

Goa's tourist season begins in November and peaks from the middle of December until after ...

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