Goa, often termed as the ‘Holiday Capital of India’ is very popular for its lively beaches, amazing food, beach shacks, water sports, rave night-parties and what not! Amidst a hectic lifestyle these days, people hardly get time to plan a long holiday and soothe their sore body and mind. So, even if you manage to squeeze in minimal time and plan just a weekend trip to visit Goa, here we have a list of
5 most popular beaches in Goa (a must-visit) :
This one is perhaps the most crowded beach in North Goa, and has a wide range of adventure sports activities like parasailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing etc. It also has a chain of options both for food and accommodation, making it the most popular beach in North Goa. It is located 15 km north of Panaji.
2. Baga Beach
This is touted as the most popular beach for Indian tourists and offers a beautiful landscape view with the beach, music, parties, food, beach shacks and easy accommodation facilities. The famous Tito’s night club is present right next to Baga Beach, making it the most happening place in Goa! It is located 17 km north of Panaji.
3. Anjuna Beach
This is a very popular sea beach, mostly popular among foreigners in Goa. It has a unique landscape of a rocky beach, a peaceful seashore, abundance of western food, seafood served with chilled beer, great ambience and flea markets. It is located 20 km north of Panaji.
4. Candolim Beach
This is the most laid-back beach in North Goa and one of the longest beaches in Goa. The serene ambience of this beach attracts couples seeking for a peaceful and lone time together. Its main USP is – it hosts the Sunburn Festival in the month of December, which is a major tourist attraction in the winters. It is located 12 km north of Panaji.
5. Vagator Beach
This beach is perfect for tourists seeking for relaxation and mental bliss. Set amidst rocky cliffs with with fine white sand, this is one of the quietest and calmest beaches in North Goa. It is flanked by vast stretches of coconuts trees and the Chapora fort situated nearby, is a major tourist attraction.