How to do Goa

Palolem beach late afternoon

How to do Goa

There are many ways to do Goa. 

Stay in the north if you like crowds and want to be in easy each of lots of restaurants and discos. 

Stay in the South if you value solitude and can be with yourself. North Goa is crowded and not fun in our opinion. All beaches are dirty and the area is too commercialised.

We suggest the south goa or really south of goa depending on how isolated you want to be.

Where to stay in Goa

Option 1: Stay in Cavelossim at the Leela Goa - Super comfortable and luxurious

Option 2: Stay in Palolem: Thatched hut and simple living

you will most likely arrive at Dabolim Aiport.

Take a cab straight to Cavelossim. 38kms will take 1 hour in no traffic.

A Cab to Palolem will take almost two hours and you should not do this in the evening.

How to get around Goa

Here are your options:

  1. Rent a car - Easier for Indian residents than foreigners
  2. Rent a scooter/bike - Generally easy for everyone. 
  3. Get your hotel to pick you up - More expensive but recommended.
  4. Cab around - No really an option

India does not consider foreign licenses valid. You can apply for an international driver's license in your home country if you are in India on a short-term assignment for less than a year.

It is relatively easy to just rent right outside the airport. There are touts everywhere. You can also get your car rental company to meet you at the airport. 

Seeing Cavelossim

Cavelossim has a nice long beach that is not crowded. It is about 1 hour drive from Goa’s airport. Spend 3-5 day at the Leela goa if you have the time. It is super relaxing and well appointed. Even if the afternoons are hot, the evening are pleasant and the beach shacks at Cavelossim serve cold beer and other spirits to keep you in high spirits.

The Leela goa has many activities and is a huge property. You can run at the beach of walk along the acres and acres of property owned by the Leela.

Kids at Leela goa
Kids at Leela goa
Evening party cavelossim beach Leela
Evening party cavelossim beach Leela
Drink at the leela goa
Drink at the leela goa
Tents at the Cavelossim beach
Tents at the Cavelossim beach
Sunset at Cavelossim
Sunset at Cavelossim
Kids having fun at Cavelossim beach
Kids having fun at Cavelossim beach

Moving on to Palolem

What to do in Palolem

Palolem in our opinion is the most beautiful beach in goa. It is crescent shaped and quiet. The have the famous silent disco on the beach where people dance wearing headphones. It’s crazy to see but very much worth it.

http://www.silentnoise.in/about/

While the hotels in Palolem are not great, it in itself is a nice place, close to nature.

There is diving in north goa but its avoidable. The water is not clear. So skip it.

Palolem beach late afternoon
Palolem beach late afternoon
Palolem beach thatched huts
Palolem beach thatched huts
Palolem beach- thatched huts 2
Palolem beach- thatched huts
Palolem beach sunset
Palolem beach sunset
Local boats at Palolem beach
Local boats at Palolem beach

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