Etiquette

  • Cover up Cover shoulders and legs in churches and cathedrals.
  • Sunbathing Don't sunbathe nude or topless – it’s illegal and unwelcome in Goa.
  • Footwear Remove shoes before entering local Goan homes.
  • Dress Don't wear bikinis or skimpy attire outside beach resorts; it's not considered appropriate.
  • Photographs Ask before snapping photos of people, sacred sites or ceremonies.
  • Eating The right hand is for eating and shaking hands, the left is the 'toilet' hand.