Where: Morjim / Galgibaga beach (Dec-Feb) Tip: Please enjoy responsibly and do not camp / tent on this beach or leave garbage behind. This is a eco-sensitive zone and it stays beautiful because you and i keep it that way!
Get your hair braided or get dreadlocks or get a new hair colour – heck, you’re in Goa… experiment with yourself while you’re young and cray! Stop by at the Wednesday Market in Anjuna in case you don’t find someone easily.
🌅 19. Witness a spectacular sunset
Personal favorite spots: Palolem, Agonda, Vagator and Arambol beaches
😃 20. Get a dental / skin makeover
Baga and Calangute are full of specialty clinics which are world renowned for medical tourism, especially in the dentistry space.
🏊♀️ 21. Take scuba diving lessons
Though Goa is not the best place in India when it comes to scuba diving, you can still get certified and take beginner lessons in Dona Paula / Baga.
🎣 22. Go fishing!
If you’re like my friend Sam who doesn’t approve of fishing, consider activities No. 2 or No. 28 instead!
🚶🏽♀️ 23. Take a hike!
Personal fave: The Arambol to Keri (Querim) stretch is a fun trek which offers great vistas. Palolem-Agonda is another great route.
🌿 24. Visit a spice plantation
Where: Ponda has some great options, where you can learn about different spices, try a local meal and check out some platations.
Please say NO to elephant rides. Be kind to animals. Most captive animals are not treated well.
🏞️ 25. Bathe in a grand waterfall
Dudhsagar waterfall is a fun day trip adventure, which you could also combine with a spice plantation visit.
Meet the advertising fraternity at GoaFest, film folks at IFFI or artsy folks at Serendipity Art Festival
🏊🏽♀️ 42. Swim in a sweet water lake
Where: Dolphin Beach, Arambol
💃🏽 43. Dance to Bollywood tunes
Where: Clubs along the Baga & Candolim stretch are the most famous ones (and the ones i usually avoid for exactly that! But if you want it, you got it.)
🛥️ 44. Beach hop… using the sea route!
🔭 45. Go star gazing
Where: Chapora Fort / Vagator hill / lying down at the beach. Ensure you stay safe and don’t leave anything behind.
🌅 46. Witness morning life in Goa
Wake up early for a beach stroll and pick up the fresh catch of local fishermen. In Panjim / Mapusa / Margao, check out the markets and how life begins for locals as the day breaks. Always a rewarding experience!
⛱️ 47. Stay in a natural beach hut
Where: Arambol / Mandrem / Palolem / Agonda beaches. Expect spartan arrangements, but the experience will be unforgettable, guaranteed!
🦐 48. Try some authentic local delicacies
… like bebinca, sorpotel, goan sausages, balchao, dodol and xacuti!
Very recently, i found out about the Ambaulim Gowda tribe in South Goa, which retains its traditions, handicrafts and a harmonious way of living with nature – oh, and they have some of the most unique and delish food i’ve ever tried.
🏖️ 50. Relax. Do NOTHING … Enjoy Goa!
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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.