Goa is a land of sand and beaches, of swaying music and delectable seafood, of adventure and romance. While it remains arguably the most preferred destination by couples for a romantic getaway, there is a lot that Goa offers as an adventure sports site as well. A significant section of Goa's tourism comes from the craze for the adventure activities Goa hosts. From fun-filled water sports to rigorous trekking to thrilling go-carting; you name it and Goa has it to its credit.
It is always a good idea to have a clarity about these activities before you go and make advance bookings, if possible. At present,
Goa offers a string of adventure activities which are
There are several locations in Goa that offer Snorkelling for novices as well as experts. Your best bet would be Grand Island where a lot of tourists go to experience the wonder called snorkelling. The mystifying marine life that you get to see is an inexplicable story you'll take with you forever.
Best time: November-April
Goa is known to have some great options for scuba diving for water sports lovers. Most of these happen to be located around Grand Island, which include Umma Gumma Reef, Suzy's Wreck, Shelter Cove, Davy Jones Locker and Bounty Bay.
Best time: November-April
The latest craze that has hit the adventure hub in Goa is go-carting. The most famous place in Goa is at the Panaji-Margao Highway at Nuvem. This falls in South Goa and has an amazing track to get the maximum fun out of the game. 70 kph is usually the average speed on go-carting track.
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing is an utter delight for those who love fishing and marine life. The activity could easily take 3-4 hours so make sure you plan it on a relaxed day. This can be arranged at most of the Goa beaches with the help of agents. The best time for fishing in the day is either early morning or late afternoon.
Best time: Mid October-Mid December
Dolphins & Crocodile sighting
If hardcore adventure is not your thing, a great option could be to go for dolphin and crocodile sighting. Amidst the ice blue waves and the breathtaking winds, the ride offers you great view and extreme fun.
Best time: October-May
If you thought Goa was only a place for beaches and water sports, move over. Trekking is another favourite for most of the tourists that come here. You can easily make prior bookings and enjoy the view of the scenic beaches and forts while enjoying the nature at its best.
Some of the best trek options include Devils Canyon, Sahyadri Hills, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandrasurya Temple and Kuveshi Falls among others.
Best time: October-Decembe
This one is easily one of the favourite options of most tourists with its fun-filled ride and universal liking by kids, family and all. The ride is fun and lasts as long as you can hold on to it. At one go, there can be a maximum of 6 adults with life jackets in a single ride.
This is for the adventure enthusiasts who love to explore adrenaline rush. Parasailing is a great experience in which you go up to 150 metres in the air before landing at the ground safely. A number of beaches offer parasailing in Goa.
Water-ski is another water sport that excites one and all with its speed, rush and blue water all around you. The sport is available at almost every beach in Goa with all safety arrangements.
Sunbathing/Swimming at Beaches
If nothing else, the sandy beaches at Goa are never going to betray you. The smell of the sea and the relaxed ambience makes it for a great site for sunbathing. Also, Goa beaches are one of the safest ones for swimming.
Goa is a tourist hot-spot, more so during the Christmas and New Year. Hence, it is always a good idea to get advance bookings to have a smooth vacation.
Best things to shop
Paintings, carpets, handicrafts, cashew nuts and jewelry
Best accommodation places/nearest city
- Casa Severina
- Taj Exotic Goa
- Santana Beach Resort
- Citrus Goa
How to reach
Dabolim has Goa's international airport connecting it to rest of the world. For train journeys, Margao and Vasco Da Gama are two of the main railway stations here.