Goa travel: best places to visit in Goa, accommodation, restaurants, tips & more

Goa is one of the best places to visit in India. It’s famous for its beaches, seafood, water sports, and unique attractions, but most of all for its Portuguese influence (it’s been isolated for 451 years from India).

To help you make the most of a trip to Goa, here’s the best travel guide to Goa India. This guide has the best places to visit in Goa, including off the beaten path attractions in Goa, top restaurants in Goa, and, of course, the best hotels in Goa, plus some very helpful Goa travel tips.

The recommendations are offered by Rachita Saxena from Meanderwander. Use these things to do in Goa included below when creating your Goa bucket list and, obviously, your ultimate Goa itinerary.

As you’ll easily notice, the Goa things to do included in this article are both famous tourist attractions in Goa, as well as lesser-known things to see in the city. They are suitable for any taste and preference, so you’ll find some perfect ideas for you as well, no matter what you prefer to see and do on your trips.

Are you visiting India? Then Goa has to one your bucket list. But while you might come here to relax by its amazing beaches away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, there’s more to this place than meets the eye.

Where to stay in Goa

Once you land in Goa the first place you will be going to is the hotel or shack that you are staying at and if you are here for 5 days or a week, you’d want a comfortable, clean, stay, right? So here are my recommendations for places to stay in Goa.

For a happening stay i.e. with constant parties, lots of people to meet, etc. you’d want to go to Baga, Calangute, or Candolim.
On the other hand, North and South Goa are some of the quieter places whereas Panjim gives you a glimpse of Old Goa. Arambol and Morjim are two great places in North Goa but the nightlife here can be a letdown.
As far as South Goa is concerned it is far away from the airport and while you will get lots of scenic beauty around (just what you Instagrammers need) there’s little in the way of fun activities.