Goa Beach Hopping
[trx_column_item align=”left”]Beach hopping for the beach bums.Explore some of the most pristine beach from South to North of Goa and soak in the local lifestyle along the coast.
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Duration: 7 nights/ 8 days
Type : Goa,Beaches
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Explore some of the most pristine beaches on Goa
If you are heading to Goa for the sun sand and sea, here is how to discover the various beaches and the unique personality each one has. There are the quiet ones – Agonda & Patnem; The home of the hippies and flea market – Anjuna; The wild ones – Baga, Calangute & Palolem; The lively one – Candolim, and several others. The characteristic beach club/shacks offers the eclectic mix of good food, alcohol, live music and disco by the seaside. You also get to experience the local lifestyle along the coastal belt.
Explore some of the most pristine beach from South to North of Goa.
Soak in the local lifestyle of as you stay in Homestays and locally run beach huts and resort.
Catch glimpses of the history of Goa.
Indulge in beach activities – Sea Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Crab catching etc.
Party all night at some of the most popular clubs in Goa.
Street shopping and night bazaars
Day 1 & Day 2: Make your first stop at Palolem beach
Begin your beach hopping at the Southern part of Goa by making a first Stop at Palolem Beach in Cancona Taluka in South Goa. Palolem is famous for its beach hut accommodation. You can eat sleep and drink without having to get off the beach. The beach huts range from basic to somewhat luxurious. The shacks which are an extension of the beach huts serve various cuisine and authentic Goan delicacies.
Palolem is as welcoming for the Beach bums as it is for those who want to experience the local culture and do some exploring. You can spend your day on the beach indulging in various activities – Fishing trips, Crab Catching, Dolphin trips, Sea Kayaking , learning local cuisine , Scuba Diving, bicycle tours.
Day 3: Head to Agonda
Agonda is just 6 kms from Palalom. Agonda is a three-kilometer long, beautiful cove of white sand, secluded in the palms
Spend the day soaking in village life of Agonda. The Agonda village is surrounded by a lush green cover of about 120 acres of forest land. A sleepy, village life is easily tangible once you enter the Agonda village. The Agonda village lives it life at a much easier and sedate pace as compared to the other beach front villages nearby. Villagers working in the emerald green paddy fields, fishermen drying their catch and a passing whiff of the Goan ”Fenny”, is what you feel and experience when in Agonda.
Agonda has a range to beach accommodation which range from budget to aesthetically designed wooden cot tages
Day 4: Make a stop by Cabo de Rama while you head to the North of Goa
While you head north of Goa halt en route at Cabo De Rama Fort which is located on a cliff that drops down to a scarcely visited beach.
Inside the Cabo de Rama Fort, there is the church of Santo Antonio which is in excellent condition and is still used by devotees. The white church and the black fort provide a photographic picture of stark contrast. People come here to pray and just enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the fort. And have a panoramic outlook of the surrounding areas, at the western side of the fortress. The fort provides majestic views of the entire length of Colva beach and the Canacona stretch.
There are no shacks or hotels here. But you could spend the night with warm hospitality at a homestay by the beach. The serenity of the beach by night will leave you mystified
Day 5 & 6: Reach Vagotor beach to began exploring beaches of North Goa.
Here we began your exploration of beaches in north Goa. You can can halt at Vagator beach which has a perfect blend of serenity and energy.
The magical red laterite cliffs looking down on the sea shore, two fresh water springs and clean white sand dotted with black lave rocks, together make Vagator an excellent destination
Not too far from Vagator is the epicentre of the night life in Goa. From the clubs, to the Night bazaars to the fringe of Shacks, it all there to intoxicate you to have the time of your life
Stay at a resort with aesthetically designed wooden cottages at the edge of the cliff overlooking the white sand beach .
Day 7 & 8: End your trip at Querim Village and Terekhol fort, the northern most point of Goa.
Drive down the coastal belt taking a peek at the various beaches enroute – Morjim, Ashwem, Mandrem, Arambol and reach the northernmost point of the coastline of Goa. The Querim beach is the first beach or the last beach of Goa depending upon your approach to Querim Village in Goa. In your case the last beach.
Small in size, Querim is compounded by forested hills on the east and south, beached on the west side by the Arabian sea, and banked along the river Terekhol on the north.
The tiny enclave of Terakol, the northernmost tip of Goa, is reached via a clapped-out car ferry from the hamlet of Querim. The view from the fort is easily one of the most captivating views in Goa, and is well worth the enjoyable trip across the river and up the steep, shady hillside.
The fort has been converted into a Luxry Heritage hotel . Visitors are welcome to explore the small courtyard that surrounds the chapel, and climb up to the hotel”s terrace, where excellent but expensive food is served al fresco. If you feel that this will dent too large a hole in your wallet, you are welcome to enjoy a few drinks or just appreciate the stunning views.
You can opt to stay at the Terakol Heritage Hotel or opt to stay at a homestay at Querim Beach.