"Sun, Sand, & Shacks in Goa" Top 5 Page for this destination Goa by Donna_in_India

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Sunset at Anjuna Beach - Goa
Sunset at Anjuna Beach
Married in Goa! - Goa

Married in Goa!

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  • Pros:Locals are used to foreigners so little hassle. GREAT food!!
  • Cons:Can't think of any.
  • In a nutshell:Lots to see and do but still a great place to relax!
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Travelogues (10)

  • Beach Shacks at Colva Beach, South Goa - Goa

    Written May 25, 2009

    7 photos

    Life in Goa

  • Fishing boats at Baga Beach, North Goa - Goa

    Written May 25, 2009

    8 photos

    Life in Goa 2

  • Vagator Beach, North Goa - Goa

    Written May 25, 2009

    8 photos

    Life in Goa 3

  • Candolim Beach, North Goa - Goa

    Written Aug 11, 2011

    8 photos

    Life in Goa 4 (Parasailing)

Comments (22)

  • Chinggis_n_Borte's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    A beautiful place GOA with lots of tourists . Been here once but theres a beach there somewhere that is disgusting littered with human poo and too much flies that I have to cover my drinks and food. Infact the beach was the toilet that I have to walk zigzag to avoid all the human discharges. But there's a nice beach there where first class tourist hang around and it is exclusive. I remember lots of scooters and cows on the street. And I saw beggars and also grannies and very young kids as young as 8 working at the Iron ore mines with their parent and grandparent. I hope it now all changes. But other than that the people are very nice and friendly......

    Chinggis K ( of Chinggis_n_Borte)

  • Aug 11, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    hello there, will there be plenty water sports/tours available late September/early October in South Goa?

    • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
      Aug 11, 2014 at 4:16 AM

      Hi - I just answered your question in the forum. Most tours/watersports don't open until October (usually late October).

  • Jun 16, 2014 at 4:30 AM

    Is there any place where my 2 year Kid can enjoy the beach

    • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
      Jun 17, 2014 at 3:37 AM

      One is "Little" Vagator and one is "Big". You will be fine at either.

    • Jun 20, 2014 at 6:38 AM

      booked a cottage in ozran Alcove resort, heard that beach will be completely covered with water during monsoon, is it so

  • udtaparindaa's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2014 at 3:22 AM

    woaah you got married there... thats great to know :D

    • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      I met my husband in Mumbai - he is Indian so it just made sense to get married there. All total I lived there over 7 years between Mumbai and Goa. Now I get back once a year or so.

    • Jun 16, 2014 at 9:08 PM

      That's really good to hear that

  • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Donna what place do you recommend for a base in Goa? I know north is for amazing sunsets. What beach amazed you more?

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    Fine Things-to-Do tips about your former home town. Thanks for explaining the details of the Mehndi skin decoration; I had been wondering about that. Some of my family members have recently been to Goa – they also did the elephant-bathing thing and loved it.

  • meeson's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    very interesting page, im really looking forward to going there and I will probably check the pages while im over there. will definitely check out all your other pages as well when im going through each place I intend to go to.
    all good !!!!!!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Snowing and 30 here at home. Thanks for the tropical fix!
    Are prices going up all over India or just Goa?

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    First rate, excellent page with fantastic information, tips and photos!! You know Goa so well and explain it all so perfectly that I feel like I was there with you all. Kasha's photo in her little sunglasses is priceless!

  • amitkool21's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2011 at 7:30 AM

    thanx for all the tips brother.....

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