The Ultimate 50 Things To Do in Goa

ExoticGringo brings you THE ultimate, exhaustive list of things to do, to make the most of Goa.

Browse at leisure here, feel free to add in your own ideas in the Comments or e-mail us….

Ultimate 50 Things to do in Goa by

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

5. Master T’ai Chi or Yoga at Arambol

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

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

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

13. Pose by the Shiva rock carving at Vagator beach

14. Get a relaxing massage

15. Take part in the Carnival in Feb / Shigmo + Holi in March

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

17.  Get a bikini wax

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

19.  Watch a spectacular sunset at Palolem beach

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 Village and try a local meal

25. Bathe in a grand waterfall at Dudh Sagar

26. Take boxing lessons at the Tiger Boxing Academy in Chapora

27. Have Sex on The Beach, Orgasm, Lick my Peach … and such cocktails at Baga

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

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

30. Take a cruise by the Mandovi river at Panaji 

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

35. Participate in a  Geo caching 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

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. Ogle at Dr. Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Villa at Siquerim

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

46. Beach hop using the sea route...

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!

50. Relax. Do NOTHING …  Welcome to Goa!

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Compiled by: Tinaz Daruwala + Kaushal Karkhanis

Photo Credits: Kaushal, Sudi, Tinaz