Goa is not just about Baga, Calangute, Tito’s and Mambo. There is another side to the party capital of our country that you must explore and it’s down south.
There are numerous places to visit in South Goa that are not just restricted to beaches but there are other areas full of vim and vigor that a true traveller must explore.
Take a look at these best places to see In South Goa for that punch!
Lazy Lamhe At The Beaches Of South Goa
The leisurely pace of life, exotic beaches and historic villages beckon solitude seeking travelers from around the world to Goa. The second most important city, Margao begins the beach circuit of South Goa. If the laziest person was to choose one destination in the country then, South Goa beaches are their pick! With the smiling sun, clear water of the sea and the beautiful virgin sand, why would you go anywhere else?
Choose your secluded beach from the list:
1. Butterfly Beach
The unfrequented and concealed beach of Goa is a masterpiece on its own. The name itself justifies the beauty of the place
2. Palolem Beach
The palm grooves, shacks and the long stretch of the pristine beach carrying white sand is just fantabulous!
3. Polem Beach
The clear waters of the beach is ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Enjoy the dolphins playing in the water and some rare migratory birds at the beach.
4. Agonda Beach
If you seriously want to do nothing and chill with your friends, then it’s an ideal beach for you all to get pampered.
We Recommend Staying At: Agonda Beach huts, Rose Bud Beach shacks and Sam’s Beach Shack
We Recommend Eating At: Jolinn, Dun Hill and Nature Organic
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Flashy Nightlife At These Mind-boggling Places In South Goa
Nightlife in Goa is taking a twist now-a-days. The pubs, bars and the parties in South Goa will make you groove. Have a blast in the flashy neon lights and the vibrant music on the dance floor. The silent South Goa is actually not silent anymore, but it is organises the freaky silent parties! This part of Goa has something different to offer as nightlife for all you night crawlers out there.
Let’s start the dilemma:
5. Johnny Cool’s
Quite popular for its beers, snacks, feni. The crowd is usually young and the place is gets pretty crowded. Good for chilling out over a couple of drinks, listening to local music and people watching.
6. Down The Road
The bistro-bar of Goa and the smell of Italian dressing is all in the air. It is now becoming the most exciting to place with live party music.
Important Information: There is no entry fee and restaurant is attached to the bistro for a perfect meal.
7. Gatsby’s Club
The local as well as tourist crowd like to hang out here and the crowd here is mostly young. The music as well as the ambiance are perfect. They also have a varied collection of drinks and brew.
8. Silent Noise
This one is a must on your list of places to visit in South Goa! Highly recommended. A one of a kind party, teens, youngsters and foreigners gather around, plug into the headphones and listen to the different forms of music like hard rock, pop, jazz & trance and grooving on the dance floor.
Important Information: Every Saturday on Palolem Beach, for further details click here
Fill In Your Shopping Bags At These Awesome South Goa Attractions
Goa isn’t typically a shopaholic’s paradise but you definitely shouldn’t miss out on its colourful flea markets. Most of the roads near the beaches sell extremely cheap clothes and souvenirs of Goa. Buy jhola bags, trendy accessories, flip flops and more at dirt cheap prices. P.S: Add this to your list of places to see in South Goa, to return with exquisite Goan specialties—cashews and fenny.
*Caution: You might not be able to resist and go out of the budget.
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9. Palolem Beach
Buy the best of the things from the hippie culture market. It is on organized every Saturday. Don’t miss this day shopaholics.
10. Colva Beach
Use your bargaining skills here and buy the best gifts for your loved ones. Let’s shop in the flamboyant lights, dancing around the market to add a whim to the ambience.
We Recommend Shopping At: Chim on Palolem beach and Fat Cat en Route to Patnem
Take A Turn Towards Old Goa and Vasco De Gama
Vasco De Gama, the famous city with 400-years old monuments and a home to many english bands, is a major tourist attraction in South Goa. Old Goa is known for its finely constructed churches and the culture that it follows. A visit to the heritage monuments and the gothic architecture of the Lord’s house is a must.
Time to hop from one building to the other:
11. Se Cathedral
The largest cathedral in Asia has five bells, out of which the golden bell—is the famous and the largest in the world.
12. Shantadurga Temple
It is located at Kavlem and is dedicated to Shantadurga goddess. It is known as one of the richest temples in Goa.
13. Naval Aviation Museum
The museum showcases the Indian Naval Aviation, weapons, sensors safety equipment & air crafts depicting Goa’s liberation.
Important Information: Opening- 9:30 pm to 5:00 pm; entry fee is INR 20 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners and INR 50 for camera
14. St Xavier’s Church
The most famous church of South Goa, has beautiful interiors and gothic architecture. This is a must visit in you’re in the southern half of the city.
Leisure Resorts Of South Goa
The best thing about Goa is—it understands everyone’s pocket size! There’s something for everyone. There are numerous options for an opulent stay as well as beach shacks for the ones low on budget. The best part, all these are near the most famous tourist attractions in South Goa. You can book resorts, beach bungalows or a hotels by the beach. If you are interested in an evening walk on the tranquil white sand, then pick a private beach bungalow, offering a secluded sojourn, for yourself. Budget lovers can rent a guest house near the beach for a serene view.
We Recommend Staying At These Resorts: The Lella Goa, Ramada Cravela Beach Resort and Taj Exotica
We Recommend Staying At These Bungalows: GVR104: Pool Villa, GVR: 107 Mini Villa and GVR 108 Saipen Villa, for further information click here
We Recommend Staying At These Guesthouses: Village guesthouse and Goa Guest House, for further queries click here.
P.S: You could also look for stay options at Airbnb.com
Ready to ruin yourselves at these lazy beaches, luxurious resorts and parties? Share with your friends and head to these crazy places in South Goa!
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