Beaches and famous tourist spots of North Goa
Anjuna beach is famous among the party lovers for hosting various trance and rave parties. It has a vibrant nightlife that attracts thousands of tourists each year. It is one of the most famous beaches because of extravagant lifestyle and mad beach parties.
Arambol Beach of North Goa is in demand among tourists who like to avoid Baga and Calangute Beaches on account of too much crowd. This beach is gifted with strong winds around the headlands near the beach that makes sports such as paragliding and kitesurfing very popular here.
This beach has infinite options for enjoying various activities to indulge in joyfully. It is a happening beach full of excitement and gives you ample opportunity to lounge in, soak in the sun and relax. Choose from the innumerable dining options on the beach, both shacks and fine dining or even night partying. Enjoy water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, banana ride and boat rides.
Bambolim is a gem of a beach strewn with shells and having crystal clear waters. The symphony of waves and the serenity is palpable. It is just the sea and sand without the crowd.
This beach can be comfortably adjudged as the largest beach in Goa, and is popularly known as the “Queen of Beaches”. It can be counted in the top ten beaches of world and is an important tourist places in Goa that nobody misses. Calangute is a big and serene beach offering various activities.
This beach has the famous Calangute Beach on one end and the majestic Fort Aguada at the other end. The beach offers various water sports at quite reasonable prices. Go for sea excursions such as dolphin spotting cruises from this beach.
This beach is located close to the capital of Goa, Panjim and is very frequented visited by tourists. It is one of the most charming beaches of Goa.
Morjim is a fantastic three-kilometre long beach located close to Ashwem Beach and the Chapora River. It is nice and clean beach and if you are lucky, you can even spot a few dolphins near the beach. The beach is dotted with plenty of shacks and it is place to catch up with some delectable sea food.
It is a happening beach with lots of activities and one can enjoy water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing in this beach. It offers idyllic sunsets and you can go for the wonderful Dolphin Cruise from this beach. The beach is suitable for leisure walks and is safe for a refreshing swim in its shallow waters with mild waves.
Vagator Beach is famous for its vibrant parties that often continues which keep on going till the late hours of the night. This beach forms the ideal party place. This beach is also famous for most vibrant and longest flea market organised by Germans every Saturday, flea market of Goa. It is thus your chance to shop till you drop. This beach is also famous for fabulous eating places such as Robert’s place for chilled out drinks, Vagator’s Thalassa on the cliff overlooking Ozran Beach selling yummy Greek food and Open Air Clubs such as Hilltop and Primrose for late night beach partying.
Other Attractions of North Goa
It is famous, picturesque and landmark seventeenth century fortress and lighthouse. It is a sprawling fort that extends along the entire peninsula and stretches till the southern tip of Bardez. Enjoy the mesmeric views of the Arabian Sea from the fort. It is a must-visit tourist spot of north Goa in the monsoon season.
The Church Of Mae De Deus
The church has a simple yet stunning beauty with stern outlook. It is an example of fine Gothic architecture that was built in 1873. The structure has fairy tale look and overlooks a breathtakingly beautiful surrounding. It is one of the best places to visit in your North Goa tour package with family. At night, when the whole complex remains illuminated in a spectacular fashion.
This fort is a stunning example of Portuguese architecture. Chapora Fort is a highly rated tourist attraction of North Goa. In ruins today, this fort still retains a heritage charm and showcases the brilliance of Portuguese architecture who ruled Goa for more than 150 years. This fort offers unparalleled views of Anjuna and Vagator Beaches and is an ideal place for photography and spend some queit relaxing time. It is located in Bardez and overlooks the Chapora River. It was built by the Portuguese in the year 1617. It is located approximately 21 kilometres from Panaji. Chapora Fort has gained immense popularity after being featured in the Hindi blockbuster “Dil Chahta Hai”.
Dona Paula is situated at the confluence of the famous river rivers of Goa Mandovi and Zuari. It is secluded bay that was once upon a time a small village and now a major tourist spot of Goa.