The best places to see in North as well as South Goa are the beaches which are really large in number. Some of the best ones among the lot include:
Fort Aguada: Standing on the edge overlooking the Mandovi river, Fort Aguada is one of the most picturesque forts in the whole of Goa which is known to attract thousands of tourists every year.
Ashwem Beach. : One of the most well known beaches in Goa with a village strip, serving as a fine party zone with good beach hut accommodations.
Morjim Beach : A well known getaway for Russians, bound by the Chapora river. The ideal place to go if you are in for a calm, peaceful getaway.
Goa is the ultimate place if you are looking for a fun and frolic getaway. Some of the best things you can do while you are here include:
Relaxing at the beaches
Chilling out at the dozens of evening beach parties in the districts
Water Scooter Surfing
Although Goan and seafood are highlights, owing to foreign influx of tourists and travellers, food and beverage options are aplenty in global cuisine. Do not miss vindaloo, xacuti and cafrael dishes along with Kings beer.
Pipkins: Located at Cavelossim, the place is one of the biggest party zones in South Goa with the beach side location adding more to the fun. The restaurant is mostly busy with parties through most of the year with live DJs as well as bands coming in to perform.
Ciaran's : Located at Palolem beach, the place is well known as it changes it's ambiance by the season. With wonderful coconut palms that line the entrance, the restaurant is a wonderfully organic place, even equipped with a library to keep customers occupied while preparing delicacies. Well known for it's continental as well as Italian cuisine .
Fellini's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria: Located in Arambol, the restaurant is known to have a really simple, organic outlook with nothing fancy. It serves as the ideal restaurant for most travelers as they are in for some authentic Italian-styled Pizzas, the size of which are huge and can serve close to 2 people easily. Other basic Italian cuisine delicacies are also served here.Sharewood Treehouse Cafe: Located in Vagator, the cafe as the name suggests is built just like a tree house with lovely branches creeping in to give that perfect treehouse feel. Serving a delightful menu of Continental and Italian delights with a fine menu of beverages, the restaurant gives you a fine organic dining experience.
Expect to find surprising and interesting objects in the flea markets apart from inexpensive fashion and accessories. Infrastructure has evolved to cater to a wide spectrum of audience.
Manthan: Located near the Taj Exotica , this is the place to hit if you are looking for some rare articles, antiques or clothing.
Sotodecor: Located in Candolim, the place is known for selling amazing artwork as well as designer furniture and decorations along with home articles like wall hangings, posters and more!
Mapusa Market : Another well known market place in North Goa, highly visited by travelers, where you can find items ranging from handicrafts, textiles and embroidery to antiques and souvenirs.Panjim Market: Panjim market is the ideal market place if you are in for some local delights like dry fruits, wines and other items like textiles and handlooms.
Language: Officially Konkani. Other languages include Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, English and Portuguese.
Climate: The climate here is classified hot and humid with sweltering summers complemented by a good amount of rainfall through the year with winters being mild yet pleasant.
Currency: Indian Rupee
Trivia: Susegad actually means quiet and content way of life, hence relaxed, happy with laid-back attitude. Not lazy.
Tips: Get pronunciations of places and food right. Avoid staring at bodies, nude or otherwise, everyone?s there to have a nice time, so behave and be good. Skip public transport and pilots, rent a bike and ride around. Avoid precious gemstones, may attract unwanted trouble.