Goa is well known for its spectacular beaches. North or south, it is beautiful everywhere. There are many historical places in Goa but most of the tourists visit Goa only for the beaches. The peak tourist season for any beach in Goa is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May. In the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be rough and swimming is prohibited.
Goa is famous for its beaches right from Palolem in the south to Keri in the north. The multitude of beaches in Goa offer something for everyone, from luxury resorts to makeshift huts, and trance parties to tranquility. The Goa beach that's right for you will depend on the kind of experience you want to have. * hint : If you are looking for parties and pubs beaches in North Goa are the destinations for you!
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Palolem Beach is a semi-circle shaped beach in south Goa. Since it was discovered, it's become a backpacker heaven, and is getting busier and more crowded with each passing season.
Beaches in Goa
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Arambol, on Goa's far northern stretch of coastline, has become the new hippie haven. Once a small fishing village, it's now full of long term travelers. You'll find plenty of alternative therapies there, such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, and reiki. Water sports and dolphin sight seeing trips are on offer as well. The nightlife is relaxed, with live music and jam sessions happening. Just north of Arambol are the deserted Keri beach and Tiracol Fort.
Calangute Beach is the busiest and most commercial beach in Goa. It's filled with foreigners tanning themselves on the endless rows of side-by-side sun lounges, and Indians who come to watch. Baga Beach starts right where Calangute ends.