The state of Goa is divided into northern and southern parts called North Goa and South Goa. The North Goa is crowded with tourists. It has all the best of local infrastructure, it is sprinkled with hotels of all kinds, shops, restaurants and clubs. If you want to feel the spirit of Goa, if you are looking for bright and loud life, North Goa is for you.

Arambol beach, North GOA

The most popular beaches of North Goa are Candolim, Calangute and Baga. They follow each other, and sometimes you can not even tell which beach you are at. These beaches are popular among both foreign and Indian tourists.

Further north you will find Anjuna and Vagator. These are party places with techno and Goa trans parties every night. Anjuna is also famous for its vibrant day market.

 

Beaches in GOA

Moving up north, you get to Morjim, Ashwem, Mandrem and Arambol. The first three are the least crowded beaches in this area. You can walk a few hundred meters up or down and find yourself surrounded by no one. Arambol is known as a freak village inhabited by bright and unusual people. Come to Arambol to meet local hippies, try yoga, see craft makers and visit a unique sweet lake on the shore.

The last Goan beach is Querim. It it bordered by tall pine trees and a river from the north side. Querim is nice and quiet, but you will not get any infrastructure here except a few cafes.

Northern shore is covered with grayish sand, and water here has a green shade sometimes. As for the southern part, the sand is much whiter there, and water acquires nice turquoise color.

The South Goa beaches like Majorda, and Betalbatim look nicer, have fewer people but cannot boast having lots of hotels and cafes. The only place here where you can find what to do is the Colva beach.

Agonda Beach, South Goa

Benaulim, Varca and Cavelossim are as well long, vast and mostly empty beaches. Some places like Mobor beach are occupied by one big hotel only, so it is a sort of private terriory. The most popular places in the South are Agonda and Palolem. These beaches resemble the northern Arambol. They also have parties and are usually crowded.

The last Goan beach in the south is Galgibaga. This is the place where you can come to experience real privacy.

To conclude, I would say that if you want to see the most of Goa, to visit as many touristic places as you can, choose the north. You will get tours every day there, go clubbing, try local food and bring home a suitcase of souvenirs. If you are looking for a quiet rest on a beautiful beach and want to avoid crowds, then the south is a place for you.

Calangute Beach, North Goa

To conclude, I would say that if you want to see the most of Goa, to visit as many touristic places as you can, choose the north. You will get tours every day there, go clubbing, try local food and bring home a suitcase of souvenirs. If you are looking for a quiet rest on a beautiful beach and want to avoid crowds, then the south is a place for you.

The Western Ghats

To conclude, I would say that if you want to see the most of Goa, to visit as many touristic places as you can, choose the north. You will get tours every day there, go clubbing, try local food and bring home a suitcase of souvenirs. If you are looking for a quiet rest on a beautiful beach and want to avoid crowds, then the south is a place for you.

Palolem Beach

To conclude, I would say that if you want to see the most of Goa, to visit as many touristic places as you can, choose the north. You will get tours every day there, go clubbing, try local food and bring home a suitcase of souvenirs. If you are looking for a quiet rest on a beautiful beach and want to avoid crowds, then the south is a place for you.

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