50 Awesome Things To Do in Goa

ExoticGringo brings you THE ultimate, exhaustive list of things to do differently in Goa.

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Ultimate 50 Things to do in Goa by ExoticGringo.com

1. Catch live bands performing at local cafes and bars

2. Enjoy a Dolphin spotting boat ride at Palolem beach

3. Try some Water Sports at Baga / Colva / Palolem beach

4. Pack a picnic and spend the day at Chapora Fort / Vagator hilltop

5. Master T’ai Chi or take a yoga class in Arambol / Ashvem / Agonda

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6.  Karaoke the sunset away, at shacks on Baga beach

7. Try your luck at a Casino on board a ship / around Baga

8. Go paragliding at Anjuna or Arambol

9. Get that tattoo you’ve always wanted. Henna tattoo for the safe playing

10. Walk stray dogs as a volunteer with International Animal Rescue

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11. Watch Olive Ridley turtles hatch at Morjim / Galgibaga beach (Dec-Feb)

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12. Visit the Flea Market – Wed. at Anjuna / Sat. Nite at Arpora

13. Pose by the Shiva rock carving at Vagator beach

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14. Get a relaxing massage / spa treatment

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15. Attend the Carnival in Feb / Shigmo + Holi in March / Chikal Kalo / Sao Joao festivals

16.  Shop for cashew nuts, feni and bebinca at Mapusa or Panaji

17.  Learn to surf / paddleboard in Ashvem

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18. Experiment! – Get your hair braided or get dread locks

19.  Watch a spectacular sunset at Palolem beach

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20. Get a dental or skin makeover clinics around Baga and Calangute

21. Take Scuba Diving lessons in Dona Paula / Baga

22. Go fishing!

23. Go Rock climbing and trekking around Aguada, Chapora & Arambol

24. Visit the Spice Plantation Village and try a local meal

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25. Bathe in a grand waterfall at Dudh Sagar

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26. NEW! Go up in a hot air balloon and soak in aerial views of Goa

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27. Explore all the forts in Goa – they offer some of the most spectacular views!

28. Rent a Kayak or Sailboat at the serene Palolem beach

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29. Learn to Juggle at Mandrem beach (InJuCo happens in Feb every year)

30. Take a cruise by the Mandovi / Chapora river.

31. Visit the old churches and museums at Velha Goa – the route is very scenic!

32. Contribute to Urban Graffiti around Goa

33. Go Bird Watching (the actual birds, not hot bods!) at Cotigao and Bondla sanctuary

34. Rent a motorbike or a bicycle and go beach combing

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35. Participate in a Geo caching / Pokemon event or a Photowalk

36. Walk the picturesque coastline from Agonda to Talpona

37. Catch a movie with your meal at shacks at Anjuna / Vagator /Baga / Palolem

38. Go on the adventurous Backwater Crocodile Dundee trip

39. Sun bathe while reading a book at Arambol, Baga, Agonda and Mandrem beach

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40. Go Beer, Whiskey or Wine trailing

41. Mingle with the ad fraternity at GoaFest or film folks at IFFI

42. Swim in a sweet water lake overlooking Dolphin Beach at Arambol

43. Dance to Bollywod tunes at clubs along the Baga beach stretch

44. Beach hop using the sea route…

45. Go star gazing atop Chapora Fort or just lying down at the beach

46. Comb the art circuit in and around Panjim / Porvorim

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47. Wake up early for a beach stroll and pick up the fresh catch of local fishermen

48. Stay in a natural hut on the beach at Arambol/Mandrem/Palolem/Agonda

49. Try the bebinca, sorpotel, goan sausages, balchao and xacuti!

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50. Relax. Do NOTHING …  Welcome to Goa!

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Other Great Guides to Goa across the web:

1. Drifter Planet’s Ultimate Guide to North Goa
2. Hippie in Heels – 50 Things to do in Goa
3. Thrillophilia – Things to do in Goa (Book Activities)


Exotic Gringo (Kaushal Karkhanis)

Leading an experimental life as a digital nomad, I started traveling in 2007 while choosing to shuttle between Goa and Mumbai as 'home'. An epic life-changing trip to South America an year later gave birth to this blog, Exotic Gringo.

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Brilliant site! Keep going and keep us posted!

– Try the guava jelly at Mr. Baker’s
– Try the seafood at Ritz or Panjim Inn
– Eat at Mum’s Kitchen / Martin’s Corner / Nostalgia
– Visit the Menezes Braganza or Figueireido mansion in South Goa
– Check out Wendell Rodrick’s latest collection
– Attend the Monte Music Festival in Velha Goa usually in February
-Visit Rachol Seminary
– Check out the ecological impact of mining in Bicholim
– Attend Indian classical music concerts which happen quite frequently
– Attend a tiatro at Kala Academy
– Go for the only Portuguese language mass still held at the main church in Panjim on Sunday
Many more possibilities I can think of, which are lesser known….

Thank you Sushma 🙂

Christopher – wonderful ideas those! Thank you so much!

don’t miss Malini’s post on South Goa things to do on her blog too…


Walk the streets of Panjim and soak in the European Architecture

There is a lot to do in Goa. I am particularly tempted by the learning of Scuba diving!

Excellent ideas
Will be helpful to everybody traveling to Goa.
Add – Photography Walking Tour by Francisco Desouza.

Awesome post! I love #10
Good to know you like my guide to North Goa 🙂

That’s a great of top 50 things to do in Goa, really liked it.
Would like to share another list with you for some other interesting Goa things to do – https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/things-to-do-in-goa