Goa is famed world over as a beach haven, and why not? With its sandy beaches, gorgeous coastline, beach parties and nightlife, unique local culture and fresh seafood, a few days here makes you want to linger for as long as you can. The green, leafy streets by the glittering shore are great fun to meander through on a scooter or a bike, which will be cheaper than taking taxis wherever you travel.
The flea markets are also a shopper’s paradise. Intricate jewellery, handcrafted leather shoes in innovative designs and bohemian clothes will certainly make your bag a few kilos heavier. The beach parties of Goa are infamous across India and great fun to experience, but if that’s not your scene, head to Tito’s at Baga beach, which draws crowds with popular music or to Café la Musica next door for some fantastic live music.
While in Panaji, try out Upper House, serving a mix of Goan and Continental food. Live bands play often as well. Another must-visit is Mum’s Kitchen, which serves authentic, fresh Goan food. On Saturday, head to Arpora to see the Saturday Night Market that features a lively flea market, live performances and stalls with a great variety of delicious food.
Goa Bucket List
- Have a cocktail made with Fenny, local liquor made from coconut water
- Visit the gorgeous Aguarda fort for stunning sea views
- Visit the Infanteria cafe for a hangover breakfast and a beer
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