As Sun and sand go hand in hand, a Goan holiday will be not fulfilled without going to the beaches! Lets Go gives you the opportunity to explore the pristine beach sands of Goa in a private vehicle with you and your family with the driver cum guide leading you all the way!.
This is one of beaches that lie on the vast coast line of North Goa. Interconnected with Baga, Candolim and 2 smaller beaches or Nerul and Sinquerim, it attracts approx. 2.5 million visitors each year including 400,000 foreign tourists. The best time to visit is between October and May for beach shacks and watersports activities, but the beach in general is open all throughout the year. In the morning as you stroll around you spot foreigners sun bathing under beach umbrellas all day long, as you walk through the white sands of Calangute. Up above you will see people “Parasailing” and a number of fishing boats lined up for the first catch of the day!
In case you are tired, you can visit the near shacks made of bamboo and coconut branches, which offer shade , food and drink. After lunch you can take dip in the beach waters (life guards are always close by) and enjoy the evening sunset. The “Pani Puri Chat Wallas” and ice cream wallas are always ready to serve you! Although the best fun starts at sunset. A venue for Bollywood film shootings and major corporate events in the past, the beach lights up like a fireball for parties and flea markets alike. Calangute is also commercialized with a string of shops offering their trinkets and exotic jewelry to Indian and foreign tourists alike. You will never go hungry as shops are open till the early morning to make sure everyone gets a nice bite of life in Goa!
You have to take a once in a lifetime pilgrimage to Calangute with your friends and family.
Not so far off on the same stretch of beautiful beaches is Baga beach. Originally a travel destination and party zone for hippies in the early 80’s. Baga has also developed into a tourist hub in the recent years.
As if going to the beach was not enough, you have beach side villas, wooden huts, hotels with swimming pools, all night long parties, Cuisines from all other South , North, Mugal and West India, served on a platter. But people come here to enjoy the Fish, Feni, and beer, grilled on a beach side barbeque, the aroma entices almost everyone. One can also catch a glimpse of the Baga fort resting on the hilltop!
You can do back to your bars, pubs, massage parlors, handicraft market and the latest attraction in recent time is the, “Saturday night market” close by to Baga on the Baga Arpora road always get overcrowded wooing the young and old alike.
So come to the blue waters of baga and never go back again!
If Calangute and Baga steal the show, Candolim is not far behind. Where the other beaches have glamour of hotel, pubs and parties, Candolim is quite a peaceful place where honeymooners can enjoy their night out without too much noise!
One of the recent attractions of Candolim beach is the, “Scuba diving institutes” that were setup in the 90’s. Daily trips for, “Grande / Treasure Island” and “Dolphin Safari” also leave from the beaches of Candolim. Fort Aguada and its lighthouse are a picturesque enclosing the golden coastline, if you ever happen to visit Candolim!
The Clear waters of Candolim make it the perfect spot for Fishing, Snorkeling and just lying on the beach and having fun! She’s gonna get you! Like in song, “Ace of Base”, All that it wants is another water baby to stay with it, because she’s gone tomorrow and so will you! So what are you waiting for? Let Go!
Just about 20 mins drive from Baga and Calangute, the Anjuna, Vagator hotspots are beaches made by the young generation of India!
Little Chapora Shiva’s head, sums it all up! Most of the people who come here are in search of enlightenment, trying to live the moment and rediscover themselves through the path of meditation!.
About 90% of the trance / rave parties take place here and it’s an awesome sight to behold with some the world famous DJ’s hypnotizing the crowd to their tune, who dance in unison.
Anjuna was always a hippie paradise, no wonder all the family and couple crowd hog Calangute, Baga, whereas the young and restless grove in Anjuna!
The best natural beauties to watchout for are the Chapora fort, which has been host to the Shivaji of the Marathas, Akbar of the Mughals and later the Portuguese. You can still see pieces of warfare equipment glazing the histories in the suns of Chapora!
Party all night is the official moto of Anjuna, which makes it to the, “Places to visit in Goa list”!
Just a stone’s throw away is Vagator beach, the happening place for all the, “Sun Burn” events and major scenes of the other trance and psychedelic, it has been the birth place of major Indian artists and foreigners alike. For it knows no name, color, religion, creed all are bound together by one common goal, their love for music, dance and a merry time in Vagator.
Apart from being a devil may care hotspot, it is also boosted by two Flea markets, that open shop, the “Vagator / Anjuna” Flea market and the, “Vagator / Arpora” Saturday night market. You will see tradesmen and handicrafts from all over indian settle their pearls here. The Flea market is on Wednesdays is one of the major cultural attractions in Goa for tourists all over the world!
And after a long night’s party if you want to catch a train back home, “Thivim” station is the closest stop to get you there!
Our final leg of the journey takes us to Miramar beach, which is located in the heart of Goa, Panaji.
You will not see the young and partying going crowd here, but the more sophisticated ones who would like to like their luck on Casinos and roll the dice over to a Jackpot! Casinos has picked up in recent years and add to the major attractions and things to do for tourist that visit Goa!
Apart from Casinos, Miramar has glistening sands and is the major hub for, “Dolphin Trips”, “Sunset Cruises” and private cruises and Yachts for the rich and famous. You can also avail a part of this experience for a small price.
The best place to be near Miramar / Mandovi is the evening, where you get a one hour boat cruise, which Goan folk music and dance played in the background and a live DJ as well as snacks and drinks counter on board.
The travel agencies in Miramar will make sure you get your ticket onboard a bus and enjoy your ride back home after a breathtaking experience in Goa.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Calangute, Baga, Nagoa, Arpora, Candolim, Nerul, Sinquerim, Anjuna, Vagator, Mapusa. (North Goa only)|
|ACTIVITY SLOT||9:30 AM to 5:30 PM [ 2-3 PM Lunch ] | Duration : 8 Hours|
|PRICE||₹ 4000 for 4 Seater
₹ 4500 for 7 SeaterDriver Waiting Charges/ Allowance / Guide fee: IncludedLunch: Rs: 200/personNote: The price mentioned is for the vehicle for the whole day, Lunch is at an extra Rs: 200.
Note: Tour timings are from 930 AM to 5 PM Only
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Pickup from your hotel
10 AM to 12 PM
Visit Calangute, Baga, Candolim, beaches
12 PM to 2 PM
Visit Anjuna and Vagator Beaches
2 PM to 3 PM : : Lunch
3 PM to 5 PM
Visit Miramar Beach near Panjim
Drop back to your hotel