Best Beaches In Goa : The exotic beaches of Goa have always been favorite destinations to the tourists from all over the world, be it in summer or winter. The long coastline of Konkan along with the diverse flora and fauna generated in the enjoyable climate of the state has made a strong ground of tourism in the state. The tourism industry based upon the beaches has helped Goa earn the position of India’s richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. Goa handles almost 12% of all foreign tourist arrivals in India.
Among the best beaches of Goa; Candolim beach, Palolem Beach, Baga Beach, Mabor Beach, Aguada Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Miramar Beach, Colva- Benaulim Beach, Varca/Cavelossium Beach, Anjuna Beach are considered to be the most haunted beaches of the state. The beaches offer diverse scenic beauty as well as means ofrelaxation. Tourists of different taste can savour the distinct ambiences and attractions of each beach. Some of the best beaches of Goa provide with perfect tranquil romantic mood, some of them offer perfect fun and enjoyment with the display of Goa’s own culture.
Candolim beach for instance, is a perfect destination for peace lovers for being relatively less crowded than other beaches of Goa.There are numerous luxury and budget hotels locating the beach available at cheap prices. Hotel Aldeia Santa Rita built in the style of Potuguese village,other hotels and resorts located in the beach,such as, Hotel Casablanca, DolaAlcina resorts are also well accessible from Dabolim airport and from major cities like Panjim and Mapusa. There are other resorts in the beach made to remind the tourists of rich historical heritage of the state. Exotic food along with proper travel arrangements and security are also offered here.
Palolem Beach is famous for its beach hut accommodation. A dolphin trip, delicious south indian cuisine, fresh fish, yoga classes, ayurvedic massage are not to be missed, once a trip is arranged to this lavish spot. The beach is well accessible from Dabolim airport as well as Madgaon railway station and Madgaon bus terminal.
Baga beach is quite hit for its water sports and fishing excursions. Enjoying the sea view along with delicious food served in its beach sacks and hotel terraces are one of its main attraction. One can have a rejuvenating experience in Anjuna beach for it is always crowded with monks, artists and also famous for night long beach parties and festivities. Varca/Cavelossium Beach, for its dolphin spotting trip andColva- Benaulim Beach, for its white sand beach that is stretched 20km towards south of Goa are well known tourist spots.
Apart from the serene view of sea one can also visit the famous Our Lady of Mercy Church inColva- Benaulim Beach. Miramar beach is famous shopping places and adventurous activities. The National Oceanographic Institute was set up here and has become one of the major tourist attractions. About 9-km from Dona Paula beach, the Choro Island along the Mandovi River has exotic Salim Ali bird sanctuary.