Goa an enduring abode of scenic charm, a paradise for nature lover and an endearing destination of holiday makers, was a Portuguese colony until 1962. It is famous for its Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture that is quite evident in the life of Goa that truly reflects the colorful mosaic of history. Out of 125 Km of marvelous coastline the beaches of Goa covers about 83 Km. The main charm of Goa lies in its stunning sun kissed beaches. The beaches of Goa represent the true amalgamation of serene beauty, glistening sands, excellent Goan sea food, swaying palm grooves, flea markets, beach resorts and carnival like nightlife. These beaches are an abode of sensuality and adventure. The beaches in Goa have something for everyone and are the most significant aspect of growth of tourism Industry of the state.
Natural beauty of beaches of Goa makes them an ideal destination if you are interested in relaxing vacation, wants to enjoy water sports or just relish the exotic sea food Goa will certainly add some golden memories to the memorabilia to its visitors. The beaches of Goa are classified into two main categories beaches in North Goa and beaches in South Goa. The beaches of both these regions have different character. The beaches of North Goa are famous for their commercialization, flamboyancy, colorful nightlife, carnivals, entertaining parties and adventurous nightlife. Some of the famous beaches of North Goa are Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Candolim and Dona Paula. Most of these beaches offer a range of water sports activities, finest delicacies of cuisines, up market restaurants, yoga, ayurvedic therapies, dolphin sightseeing tours etc. Most the foreigners and local tourists are found in these happening beaches of North Goa.
On the other hand the beaches of South Goa are less crowded, clean and less commercialized and offer calm, silence and tranquility that is sought after by privacy seekers who want complete solitude. These are an ideal place for long cruise rides, sun bathing and fishing. Most of the resorts in South Goa offer enthralling views of the Arabian Sea along with the private dining at the sea shore. Some of the beaches in south Goa that offers quite and secluded ambience along with splendid natural beauty are Colva, Varca, Agonda, Bogmalo, Palolem etc. Thus an exclusive tour package to Goa facilitate its visitors to explore the natural bounty of these popular beaches of Goa along with comfortable stay at Goa beach resorts and relish the popular gourmets of Goa.