Goa Tourism Primer
|Destination||Accommodation and useful Information|
Basics and Accommodation at Goa
|Goa Beaches||To enjoy your Goa holiday, select the right beach where you will spend most of your time. Get the snap shot of all Goa Beaches and take an informed decision.|
|Best time||Peak season at Goa extends from November to April.Goa gets crowded during Christmas weekend. Goa during Monsoons has a charm of its own.|
|Popular North Goa Beaches||Anjuna beach resorts Baga Beach Resorts Calangute Beach hotels Candolim Beach hotels|
|Other North Goa Beaches||Arambol Beach Accommodation Morjim Beach Resorts Mandrem Resorts Vagator Hotels||South Goa Resorts||Colva Resorts Bogmallo Resorts Benaulim Palolem Beach Huts Patnem Beach Huts|
|Goa Budget Accommodation||Budget Hotels in Goa Guest houses in Goa|
|Other Accommodation||Goa Beach Huts Goa Homestays Goa Apartments|
|Driving to Goa||Bangalore to Goa Mumbai to Goa (on NH17) Mumbai to Goa (Via Pune)||Goa by Train||Bangalore to Goa by train Hampi to Goa Pune to Goa by train|
|Maps||Tourism Map (Beaches) of Goa and official Road Map of Goa|
Other Useful resources for planning Goa holiday
|Food||Short list of best Restaurants of North Goa from CNN Go. Martins Corner at Betalbatim is popular with all foodies for its delicious Goan Cuisine|
|Activities||Find list of popular Water sports operators of Goa|
Interesting Articles on Goa
|36 Hours in Goa||Goa offers more than deadheads and clichés. Read how you can put 36 Hours in Goa to the best use .Article published at NY times.|
|Goa Mansions||Goa was under Portuguese rule and the legacy can be seen in many Heritage Mansions of Goa|
|Offbeat||Offbeat attractions of Goa including details of Spice Plantations|
|Safety||Safety tips to tourists from Goa Police|
|ATM Machines||Locate the nearest ATM machine at various destinations of Goa|
|Tourism Offices||Contact details of officialGoa Tourism board|
Accommodation options at Goa are available across the entire spectrum - from beach shacks, budget hotels to some of the most luxurious hotels. Most of the up-market resorts are in South Goa ,while North Goa offer simple budget accommodation that are popular with back packers.
For most part of the year, finding the right accommodation at the right price should not be an issue – except during Christmas fortnight when almost all hotels get over booked and tariff shoots up.
Goa shot into prominence as hippie centre - Westerners who gave in to the charms of Goa to escape the harsh realities of Vietnam War and its aftermath. With Hippes came liberal life style, all night trance parties and devil may care attitude. Much has changed now, the hippies have dwindled, Government has come down harshly on rave parties - but the spirit of Goa, "sussegado" (which loosely translates to "take it easy") continues.