Welcome to North Goa

The region is framed by two great rivers – the Mandovi in the south and the Terekhol in the north – with some 35km of golden beaches in between. Calangute and Baga are the epicentre of the region, one of the few beach strips still humming in the off-season. Anjuna, with its famous Wednesday market, and Vagator still exude some hippy cool and party vibe, while the laid-back beaches of Morjim, Aswem and Mandrem are burgeoning family-friendly, Russian-heavy resorts with some flashy beachfront huts. In the far north, Arambol returns a bit of hippy-chic as a budget traveller enclave with cheap clifftop accommodation.

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North Goa activities

$25 Day Trips & Excursions

North Goa One Day Tour

In the morning after breakfast your tour starts with your pick up from your hotel in North Goa and you visit the Fort Aguada first which was constructed in 1612 by the Portuguese. Afterwards proceed to visit the Aguada Light House which is one of the oldest and first lighthouses to be built in Asia. Later visit the Saligoan Church. This tiny village of Saligao is full of lush greenery and serene atmosphere. Amidst such greenery and daintiness of this village lies this beautiful church. Now this the time for lunch so you can savour Goan delicacies at local restaurant. After the lunch you proceed to visit the Vagator Beach. This beach is one of the most scenic beaches in Goa and is situated immediately north of the Anjuna beach. Later drive to Anjuna Beach which will captivate your heart by it’s stunning natural beauty with swaying palms trees. Afterwards proceed to visit Chauranginath Temple, which is a Shiva temple.  Then you move to visit Morjim Beach which is situated on the northern bank of the Chapora River estuary. After that you visit Baga Beach which is a major tourist attraction in Goa. After the all North Goa sightseeing, our driver will drop you at your hotel in Goa. 

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

North Goa City Tour

Discover the North Goa’s well-known beaches and the ancient yet beautiful Fort Aguada with Full Day North Goa Tour. Our friendly driver will receive you from your registered Goa Hotel/ Accommodation in an Air-conditioned clean vehicle and will first lead you to the Fort Aguada and Aguada Light House. These both play an important role in the Goan History and is the largest and the best-conserved Portuguese fort in the city.This 17th-century Portuguese-fort was built in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas and is standing proudly on the Sinquerim Beach. You can climb up at the four-storey lighthouse to witness the beautiful 360-degree view of the surroundings and lush greenery. This trip continues with a visit to the most beautiful beaches of Goa – Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach and Ashvem beach.Talk to our travel experts for more customizable North Goa tour options, and plan an unforgettable vacation in Goa.

$136 Cultural & Theme Tours

Goa Sunset Sightseeing Cruise and Dinner (from North Goa Hotels)

You will be picked up at your hotel in North Goa around 04:00 PM. You will have an English speaking guide this evening. You will be driven to the Jetty and board your boat. Your cruise will float down the river to the Dona Paula Bay, past the Adil Shah Palace which was the first building of Panjim that was built by the Sultan as his summer palace and used to house the Goa Secretariat. While on this cruise, you can listen to Western and Indian music.After the cruise ends, you will disembark and travel in your private vehicle to see local sights such as the Immaculate Conception Church with a panoramic view of Panaji City from Altinho Hill. You will also visit the Maruti Temple. To conclude your evening excursion, enjoy a buffet dinner at a popular local restaurant. (Beverage Excluded)After dinner you will be dropped off at your hotel in North Goa.

$20 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Goan Hindu Cooking and Dining Experience with a Local in Goa

Residing in Mapusa (North Goa), home-chef Anjali welcomes you to her apartment with a cool welcome drink and a friendly smile. Her home is quiet and relaxed and it will take you away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. She will then guide you to the kitchen, where you can assist her in cooking some traditional Goan Hindu dishes. Depending on your food preferences, you can cook 2-3 dishes and then move on to savour these dishes along with the one’s Anjali has prepared for you.Some of the dishes on the menu will include Fried Fish (a must-have in Goa), ‘Sukke’ (Dry spicy preparation of fish, eaten as a side dish), ‘Hooman’ (Fish curry made the traditional Goan way). You can digest this delicious meal down with a refreshing drink made out of coconut milk called ‘Sol Kadhi’. Lastly you can enjoy ‘Mangane’ (porridge of Bengal gram cooked in coconut milk) which is a special Goan sweet prepared during the festive season.Also feel free to ask Anjali any questions you have about the Goan Hindu Cuisine. She is a cook par excellence and will be thrilled to share her cooking knowledge!Please note: 1) The menu may change subject to the availability of fish in the region.2) This is not a professional cooking class. This is an unique opportunity to interact with a local and learn some tips and tricks of Indian cooking and enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal over great conversations.

$70 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Tour of North Goa

At 8:30 AM your driver will meet you at your hotel, and travel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to reach North Goa. We first head to Fort Aguada to uncover its deep history and its features, from its architecture to its lighthouse. Head to Calangute Beach and see the locals, and enjoy shopping for local handmade craft items! Stop by Vagator Beach to enjoy the sand and then head to Anjuna Beach afterwards, the most famous beach in North Goa! It's a day of colors, sand, and surf! 08:30 AM pick up from hotel and proceed towards Fort AguadaExplore the Fort Aguada, its architecture, lighthouse, jail and other areasStroll by the Calangute Beach and shop handicraft items indigenously crafted by the Goan people1:00 PM reach Vagator Beach3:00 PM visit to Anjuna Beach5:00 PM hotel drop off

$90 Outdoor Activities

Snorkeling Sailing & Beach BBQ in Goa

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Monkey Beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi ProvinceMeet your local host at North Goa or South Goa at your respective hotels. Experience the beauty of the underwater world in the clear, magical waters of the Arabian Sea. Look out for dolphins as we head out to Grande Island - where we drop anchor for your swim. The waters of Goa abound with exotic, tropical fish of every conceivable color and variety and it's your chance to swim among them in this kaleidoscopic wonderland. Then it's time to surface and head for Monkey Beach (known by many names locally) for drinks and a traditional Goan BBQ - a time to relax and sunbathe and a day to remember.(The visibility of the water depends upon the currents and weather conditions for which we are not responsible)Duration: 1 hour

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