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Fun Things to Do in North Goa

Updated: Jul 7

Explore Beaches, Markets, History, and More!

Last update: 2024

Let us show you why we love North Goa - a place where sun, sand, jungles, vibrant markets, historical sites, art workshops, and wild parties await you! Whether you want to relax on the beach, explore local markets, or dance barefoot through the night, there's something special for everyone in Goa. Check out our top recommendations to make the most of your backpacking trip in North Goa!

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Explore Beaches

Anjuna Beach: Known for its bustling Wednesday Flea Market during the high season, Anjuna Beach offers cafes with stunning beach views, nightclubs, and Shiva Valley, lively with loud raves once a week during peak-season. For those seeking a quieter experience, Anjuna Hill provides a beautiful view and a more tranquil access to the beach.

Ozran Beach: (Little Vagator) Tranquil vibes and serene sunsets make Ozran Beach perfect for a relaxing swim!

Vagator Beach: Ideal for beach walks, swimming and enjoying fresh seafood Vagator Beach


Ashwem Beach: Known for its soft sands and peaceful atmosphere, Ashwem Beach offers a quieter retreat away from the big crowds.


Mandrem Beach: Stunning scenery and calm waters make Mandrem Beach ideal for a relaxing swim and surfing during the season.


Arambol Beach: Embrace the bohemian vibe of Arambol, famous for drum circles, paragliding, and its artistic community!

Keri Beach: (Querim Beach) Experience the tranquil and scenic beauty of Keri Beach, Goa's northernmost beach—a perfect spot for a sunset picnic with friends!

When exploring the beautiful beaches of North Goa, remember to leave nothing but your footprints!

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Explore Markets

Anjuna Flea Market: Discover local handicrafts, souvenirs, and street food every Wednesday during high season here

The Goa Collective Bazaar: A vibrant market with handmade goods, arts, crafts, clothing, and food from around the world. A lively spot during high season with music and community vibe here

Mapusa Market: For a local experience and budget-friendly shopping Mapusa Market

Explore History

Chapora Fort: Located near Vagator Beach, Chapora Fort is a historic Portuguese fort dating back to the early 17th century. Enjoy sweeping views of the Arabian Sea coastline—a must-visit for nature lovers and history buffs.

Fontainhas: Goa's charming Latin Quarter in Panjim, renowned for its vibrant Portuguese colonial architecture, narrow winding streets, colorful houses, and traditional red-tiled roofs—an ideal cultural retreat in the heart of Panjim.

Explore Goa’s Art Scene

Discover Goa's vibrant artistic side, from intimate pop-up workshops at local cafés to exhibitions at the Museum of Goa and major art festivals like the Serendipity Arts Festival.

Explore Goa’s Music Scene

Immerse yourself in Goa's dynamic live music scene, where you can enjoy everything from jazzy tunes to hard rock and experimental fusions of classical Indian music and electronic beats. Discover the best gigs by café-hopping around Anjuna and checking out flyers for upcoming shows. Don’t miss the regular live gigs at Guru Bar for good tunes and a great view on Anjuna Beach!

Explore the Nightlife!

Whether you're into trance, techno, house, or something more chill, Goa has something to offer every party-goer. Instagram is a great way to find the best parties around, some places and platforms to check out: Goa Party Hunt and Goa Party Circle - find all events across Goa, for weekly events check out House of Chapora, Shiva Valley, HillTop

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