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A Backpacker's Guide to Monsoon in Goa

Updated: Jul 8

Just because it rains a bit doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing time in Goa! From June to September, with temperatures around 25°C, you'll have the perfect setting for a monsoon getaway in Goa. With off-season deals, you will likely enjoy a more budget-friendly stay, less crowded tourist spots, and the chance to make great friendships. Here’s how to make the most of your monsoon adventure.

Scenic Hikes: Despite occasional showers, experiencing nature during Goa's monsoon is beautiful. Head to Anjuna Sunset Point for a refreshing breeze, lush greenery, and stunning views of Anjuna Beach. Don't hesitate to invite your hostel mates to join you for this beautiful view!

Beautiful Beach View During Goa Monsoon - What to Do During Monsoon in Goa


Goa maintains its vibrant spirit even in the offseason. While fewer parties happen, several spots still offer great nightlife - find some of them here or ask our team at Funky Monkey for the best happening places during your monsoon stay!

Cafe Hopping: Monsoon is the perfect time to explore Goa's charming cafes. Enjoy cozy settings, aromatic coffees, and delicious treats. Check out our next Blog Post for best Café Hopping spots around!

Offbeat Beaches: Enjoy the tranquility of offbeat beaches like Anjuna, Ashwem, and Mandrem during off-season. With fewer visitors, these places offer peaceful walks where you can admire dramatic monsoon skies, listen to the rhythmic crash of waves against the shore, and enjoy nature at its best. Please note, don’t go swimming during this time in unknown waters due to strong waves and undercurrents.

Photo Hunts: Whether with your phone or a whole camera setup, monsoon landscapes and soft, cloudy light provide the best opportunities for amazing photos. Don’t forget to bring a raincoat for your camera too, as sudden rain showers can be unexpected at times.

Local Girls Celebrating Sao Joao Festival in Goa - Things to Do in Anjuna During Monsoon

Local Festivals: Goa comes alive with vibrant festivals during monsoon. Experience the Sao Joao festival in June, where locals celebrate the rains by jumping into wells adorned with beautiful flower headbands. Immerse yourself in traditional music, dance, and local cuisine at various monsoon festivals across the state.

Explore Local Sights: Head up to Chapora Fort for stunning panoramic views of the coastline and nearby beaches. This historic landmark not only tells some of Goa's fascinating history but also makes for an awesome spot to snap some great photos.

Art and Culture: Goa features several museums, art galleries, and cafes that frequently host pop-up exhibitions. If you are an art enthusiast, follow MOG - Museum of Goa and look for upcoming exhibitions & events.

Try Local Foods: Don’t miss out on trying local delicacies like Goan Fish Thali. The monsoon season makes the perfect backdrop for enjoying rich, flavorful Goan cuisine. Try some of the traditional Goan breads like poie and pao with some vegetable bhaji and delicious coconut chutneys!

Stay Fit: Monsoon weather offers ideal conditions for physical activities. Improve your strength at the nearest MMA gym, join a dance class, go for a hike, or borrow a yoga mat at The Funky Monkey Hostel and do something nice for your body!

Bring a Passion: Embrace the tranquility of the monsoon to learn something new or reconnect with some old hobbies. Bring along an instrument, a guitar or ukelele, bring art supplies, or join workshops around Goa—from pottery classes to music workshops, you can find a lot of interesting things in Goa! If you're learning a new language, with a little luck, you’ll even find some native speakers at the hostel to practice with!

Relaxation and Spa: If you want to treat yourself, Goa has many options. From foot massages and facial treatments to Ayurvedic therapies, Goa offers a range of spa options.

Things to do during monsoon Goa

Making New Friends: Despite fewer crowds, Goa's monsoon invites deeper connections. Build lasting friendships through activities like playing chess games together, taking small hikes in nature, or enjoying chai together with strangers that turn into friends under cozy shades while waiting for the showers to pass.

Ready for your monsoon adventure? Reserve your stay now at The Funky Monkey Hostel here


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