ALL TIME FAVORITE – TOP 10 ROMANTIC PLACES TO VISIT IN GOA

ALL TIME FAVORITE – TOP 10 ROMANTIC PLACES TO VISIT IN GOA

Tour and travel is different for different people. For some it is adventure and for some it is relaxation, for others it is knowledge and for many it is a job. There is also something else – Romantic Journey. They are the places to be with your loved one to see the world in one view. Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Below are the most romantic places to visit in Goa.

31 BEST ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN GOA 

Bamanbudo waterfall

This falls is located in the Ambe Ghat. It is located by the roadside. The road is called as canacona-netravali. It is 25 kms away from the Canacona. You have to visit this place during the monsoon times. Its original beauty is reflected only then. Since the water slides down the rocks, there is no well in the bottom and bathing here is fun.

The Bamanbudo waterfall is located about 15 km after entering the forest gate at Bhatpal on the road towards Neturlim. The roads are narrow but in good condition with fields surrounding them. The waterfall itself is by the side of the road after Gaondongrim village.

The road side with full of cashew trees and the water falls will make you speechless. You can climb on the rocks but beware the rocks are quite slippery. The fall is very dense and so it will form white foam. It looks literally like heaven. Bamanbudo waterfall is connected with NH 14 Mumbai to Goa road.

Bamanbudo Waterfall- courtesy - pinterest
Bamanbudo Waterfall- courtesy – pinterest

From luxury resorts to decent budget hotels, Canacona has everything for every budget. The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort, Goyam Beach Resort and Oceanic Hotel are few options. You can find Cabo de Rama fort and Cola beach near this spot.

Agonda Beach

The Agonda Beach is an isolated place that makes this place more beautiful, silent, quiet, and peaceful as lots of tourist attraction is not seen over here. The cool breeze and warm summer sun can definitely relieve you of the stress brought by the daily grind. For real adventure, hire a tent and camp for the night and listen to the crashing of the sea waves.

It is said to be a private beach as you can hardly find people. This place is best for yoga and surfing. It is a great spot for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming.  Palolem is just 15 minutes by motorbike (10 km) away – but Agonda is generally cheaper, quieter, hassle-free and has much less “touristic” feel.

Agonda beach is famous as a Ridley turtle nesting site. These animals are endangered. Please keep the noise level and the lights down at night at the beach to give them a chance to nest. The village administration is very invested in not allowing Agonda to become another overcrowded Palolem. Anything you can do to minimize waste, safe water or electricity will be much appreciated since the village is struggling to avoid environmental degradation and preserve its beauty for the next generation. It is very quiet place, not suitable for the party crowd.

Agonda beach in Goa, however is not too safe for weak swimmers as it has a strong undercurrent. Goa’s Agonda beach can be reached by driving about twenty minutes north from Palolem or by the road from Assolna and Cabo de Rama. Motorbikes are the best way to get to the place.  The Wonderful Agonda Beach is for all loners and nature lover people that will turn on their excitement. Agonda Beach stretch about some 3kilometers long, lovely beach fringed palms and casuarinas and dominated by a large hill to the south.

Agonda Beach - Goa- Courtesy - Wikipedia
Agonda Beach – Goa- Courtesy – Wikipedia

For budget travelers, Om Sai Beach Huts is super popular. DucknChill also has clean and inexpensive huts on beach. For something different, if the thought of a jungle retreat a little distance away from the beach appeals, you will love Khaama Kethna.

The pleasant morning will freshen up your breathe while going on for a walk on the shoreline. People are found to be taking sun bath or diving, enjoying and doing playful things while swimming. And you can enjoy the Dolphin Show as well.

Charao Island

It is located along the river Mandovi. Chorao Island is the largest island among other 17 islands of Goa.  And most importantly the largest bird sanctuary of Goa is located here. It is called the “Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary”. You can see around 400 species of birds at a place.

It is a beautiful experience for a morning boat-ride on the river through the mangroves. The reflection of the mangroves on the still waters makes the Mandovi river quite picturesque.You will surely be mesmerized with its beauty. To explore the sanctuary one needs a canoe as the forest department has no operational boats. A number of soft drink stalls are situated on the ferry wharf on Chorao and one of these hires out a canoe with a guide in season that is from October to April.

One can reach the Chorao Island by taking a ferry from Ribandar which is around 6 km from Panaji. There is also a ferry linking Chorao to Pomburpa on the island’s west. One of the roads moves northwards to Mayem and Bicholim and the other road passes uphill by the majestic 16th century church of Sao Bartholomew.

Charao Island - Goa- Courtesy -Facebook
Charao Island – Goa- Courtesy -Facebook

Ganesha, Ravalnatha, Bhaukadevi, Mallinatha, Bhagvati, Devki, Santa-Purusha, Barazan, Narayan, Cantessor, Chandeussor and Dadd-Sancol were the ancient temples. These were destroyed by the Portuguese invasion and you can find the remains rarely. Winters (October-March) is a good time to spot migratory birds.

Sinquerim

It is a village in North Goa. This place would give you more space for you to play and have fun. It is a great place for water sports in Goa. It is located at the south of the famous beaches like Baga, Calangute and Candolim. It is an ideal place for swimming and one should not miss visiting this beach when on their travel to Goa for beach holidays.  It is a very popular tourist attraction and the massive Sunburn Music Festival happens here each December. Sinquerim is located in the Bardez sub district of North Goa and is about 50 minutes by car from Dabolim Airport.

Sinquerim-goa-courtesy-mouthshut
Sinquerim-goa-courtesy-mouthshut

You can see sports like scuba diving, water-skiing, and windsurfing.It are popular for its authentic beauty and many Bollywood films were shot here. There are also a number of good restaurants situated nearby that serve some tasty dishes and drinks. There are a lot of taxis, motorbikes and buses available to get to Sinquerim.

Butterfly Beach

This exotic beautiful butterfly beach and remains crowded with people. It stands as the most romantic place for the honeymooners because of its private and comfortable area. Dolphin watching and sunset are the best things that you can do here. You need to trek through the dense forest from Palolem to reach the place.

Butterfly Beach- Goa- Courtesy-Traveltriangle
Butterfly Beach- Goa- Courtesy-Traveltriangle

It is located in the north of Palolem. It offers you a great view.You can see millions of butterflies flying over the hilltop blossoms. It is a treat to eyes. A boat ride seeing the semi- circle landscape with butterflies on it can make your day.

Velsao Beach

It is a very silent and peaceful place. It is very famous among the foreigners. It is also called as the golden beach as the sand here is more or less golden in color. Imagine the golden sand in the sunset, you have to be there. It is the right place to relax and take sun bath.

Velsao Beach- Goa-courtesy-ttnotes
Velsao Beach- Goa-courtesy-ttnotes

You can hardly see any hawkers or annoying noises. The beach road travels through thick coconut groves past dozens of old bungalows. The vehicle driving side in Velsao – Pale is left, all vehicles should take left side during driving.

Park Hyatt Resort and Spa – Goa

One of the most loved destination in Goa. It is among the expensive Resort with Spa in Goa. You can see the touch of Portuguese more here than in other parts of Goa. You can find beautiful gardens and pools, wonderful restaurants and excellent cuisines. It is exactly located by Bambolim Bay in Goa, India.  It is the second Hyatt hotel in Goa, India and has 313 rooms.

Park-Hyatt-Resort-and-Spa-goa-courtesy-venue look
Park-Hyatt-Resort-and-Spa-goa-courtesy-venue look

Grand Hyatt Goa spreads across 28 acres of tropical gardens. The property had a private chapel and a cross on the Southern side, both these has been retained. Chapel is currently planned to be stabilized to avoid deterioration and to restore the same. The hotel is built around many existing fruit bearing trees and banyan trees which make the property look abundant and beautiful overlooking the Bambolim bay.

Marbela Beach Resort

Marbela beach resort has everything that you need for a luxury beach resort stay. The various stay options like master tents, luxury tents and Spanish villas make Marbela Beach Resort one of the finest stay options in Goa. You can experience the beauty of the open sea and sip your favourite drink. It is located 14 kms from the Chapora Fort. It has a very interesting history.

Marbela-Beach-Resort-goa-courtesy-agoda
Marbela-Beach-Resort-goa-courtesy-agoda

Let us know it in their own words. Jaydeep said, “We erected two tents in 2007. A Swedish couple took a fancy, hired out the property for 15 days, and then ended up staying the entire season. A few days later, a Russian couple booked the place for a month-and-a-half. We added a shack in 2008, and kept going from there.”

Anjuna Beach

This beach is also in the list of the best beaches of Goa. Hippies were considered to be the first people to come here in the 1950s. This beach attracts international and national tourists.

Anjuna Beach- courtesy-goibibo
Anjuna Beach- courtesy-goibibo

There is a special market here called as Wednesday Flea. It is famous for its traditional handicrafts. Anjuna is famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season. Anjunabeat  is a British record label, started by producers Jonathan “Jono” Grant and Paavo Siljamäki in 2000. The label exclusively released trance music until around 2011

Arambol Beach

This beach is also called as Harmal Beach. It is less populated. You can understand the meaning of solitude and enjoy it only here. The shoreline has a long sandy extend with soft white sands. The beach is considered most favorite for some long-staying budget travelers. One of the popular activities here is dolphin sighting organized by local fishermen. Along the coast, tourists can find a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from Goa and other parts of the country.

Arambol Beach- goa - courtesy- goavilla
Arambol Beach- goa – courtesy- goavilla

The major attractions here are the fresh water lake that can be found near the sea. A jungle valley, that is between low lands and some famous stone sculptures. You can find gypsy fusion bands. It gives a new music to enjoy even without any understanding. Dance Festival and the Indian Juggling Convention take place in Arambol.

The facilities like hotels, resorts and transport is not at all an issue in Goa. In each destination, you can find ample places to rest and be safe. Being a tourism place you can never imagine without necessary facilities.

Goa, sunset and the horizon can make your new beginning very memorable. Visit these exotic places forgetting the material life by knowing the unknown.

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