People who come to Goa have just one thing in mind – fun. With miles and miles of coastline that are endowed with golden beaches, abundant natural forest and wildlife and friendly hospitable for company, Goa is a traveller's paradise. With a history of hippy culture, Goa is a place for endless partying and merry-making. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment in Goa.
Beach: Most of the visitors to Goa come to unwind at the beaches. The beaches of Goa have a distinct life of their own. They are remarkable for their beauty with swaying palms and azure waters and dotted with traditional fishermen huts along the sea front. Most shacks serve beer, snacks and seafood and have facilities for massages and yoga. Calangute, Anjuna, Baga and Colva are the most happening and most crowded beaches. Flea market is another addictive ingredient of the beach culture where every item from small trinkets to electronic items can be found.
Water Sports: This is another favourite attraction for tourists. Most of the beaches have facilities for windsurfing, dinghy sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, angling, para sailing and swimming. Dona Paula is the most popular for providing a wide array and the best water sport facilities. Goan lagoons teem with life where different coral formations, lobsters, fish, and marine life abound. Palolem is famous for angling. Sunset cruises along the Mandovi River in Goa and dolphin cruises are other main attractions.
Casino and Clubs: Casinos are making a new and significant entry to Goan social life. The most famous casino is MS Caravela. The casino is on board the yacht and it is the first live-game floating casino in India. The other big casinos are at Taj Exotica, Miramar Beach Resort, Bogmallo Beach Resort, Majorda Beach Resort, Varca Beach Resort, Mobor Beach Resort. Goa is also known for its pulsating nightlife. There are many discos where one can shake a leg. The most happening ones are Party Zone, Aqua, Adega Camoens, Casino-cum-Disc – Treasures, Alvoc Colva Beach; Club Cabana, Club Tito's and Ryb nightclub. At night the beaches are alive with trance parties where crowds come for unadulterated fun till the wee hours of the morning.
Movie Theatres: Goans are also hard-core movie buffs. There are over 10 movie halls spread across the state. The more famous ones are Cine Samrat / Ashok Theatre, INOX Leisure Cinema, Cine Alankar, Cine Vasco, Niagara Cinema, Shivam Cinema, Osia Multiplex, etc.
Nature Tours: Lying along the Western Ghats, Goa has many sanctuaries perfect for bird and wild animal spotting. Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Bhagvan Mahavir Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary CotiGoa Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the wildlife sanctuaries and Morjim Beach is frequented for seabird viewing.
Museums: Goa is a living textbook on its former Portuguese, Hindu and Muslim rulers.
A visit to Archeological Museum, Museum of Goa Daman and Diu, Institute Menezes Braganza will unfold its rich cultural heritage under each of these rulers.