An international destination, Goa is a place for everyone. People of all backgrounds can find a place in this beautiful location. It can cater to all budgets, ages, and expectations! Generally, the north of Goa is known to be an exciting party destination, catering to a lot of the youth and international tourists. The north has a very active night life, busy markets, and many restaurants. The most popular and busiest beaches in the north are Baga and Calangute. Anjuna and Arambol appeal to people looking for the hippie Goa experience with flea markets, psytrance parties, and yoga retreats. Panjim, the capital of Goa is in the middle of the north, and although not very popular for the beaches, it’s worth a visit to learn more about the heritage and history of Goa and see the seamless fusion between local and Portuguese cultures. Panjim has lots of temples, wildlife sanctuaries, and spice plantations that make it a good break from endless partying or relaxing.
The north will have more options for backpackers and budget travellers, although you could also find a few luxury hotels.
The south is quieter and has cleaner beaches because they’re not as busy. A traveller looking for a relaxing luxury holiday would prefer visiting the south, particularly the beaches from Arrosim to Cavelossim. Palolem is considered the most beautiful beach in all of Goa by some, thanks to the myriad of colourful beach huts that adorn it.
You can spend anywhere between 1500-15000 rupees depending on your budget for your stay in Goa. Whether you’re in a hostel, an Airbnb, or a luxury resort, Goa will take your breath away every single time you visit.