When to Go

High Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Warm, sunny weather, with balmy but cool evenings.
  • Calm seas perfect for diving, boat trips and swimming.
  • Peak tourist numbers and prices, especially over frenetic Christmas and New Year.

Shoulder Season (Apr & Oct)

  • Quiet beaches, hotel bargains, but just a few beach shack restaurants and huts open.
  • Seas may be too rough for swimming or boat trips.
  • April can be hot and very humid.

Low Season (May–Sep)

  • Most tourist operations close.
  • The monsoon brings rain, humidity, green countryside and local celebrations.
  • Fewer tourists so the perfect time to experience ‘real’ Goan life.