From sun-kissed beaches to vibrant flea markets to dazzling Portuguese engineering, there are such a variety of spots to visit in Goa that you'll see it hard to fit them all in one trip. Include its water sports, happening ocean side clubs, and a really diverse eating scene to that rundown and you know you'll certainly be spoilt for decision. Here is your speedy manual for the absolute best of Goa, including the best of beaches, night clubs, bars, markets and festivals. Enjoy.
The former Portuguese capital of the region before Panjim, Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to several magnificent churches and cathedrals.
Surrounded by rocky hills at both ends, this crescent-shaped beach in South Goa is one of the prettiest in the state.
Anjuna’s Wednesday flea market
Located near the Anjuna beach, this famous daytime market has a mix of Kashmiri, Gujarati and Tibetan shops, stalls offering clothes and jewellery designed by Goa's foreign denizens and an eclectic range of food outlets
It has been described as India’s only Latin Quarter. The quiet charm of this Panjim neighbourhood’s narrow streets and tile-roofed houses is best discovered on foot.
The Saturday Night Market
This market on Arpora Hill, between Baga and Anjuna, is known as much for its party-like atmosphere, as for the actual shopping.
In Goa’s headphone parties, everyone literally dances to their own tunes.
End your night with dancing at Tito’s, a Goan landmark that comprises of a cluster of restaurants and nightclubs located in a lane bearing its name.
Held in the second week of February, the annual Goa Carnival celebrates the arrival of spring.