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Activities in Goa

Outdoor activities in Goa include angling, jet-skiing, paragliding, para-sailing, kayaking, trekking, surfing, and wind-surfing.

Angling

Rockfish, Stingray and Guitarfish are a number of fish species that are found here in the beaches of Goa. Among the popular targets are Salmon, Mullet, and Surmai which are found in Agonda Beach. Barramundi and Snapper are among the other fish species that are commonly found. However monsoons are the best time to go fishing and one can find ample species along the sea shore. You can hire a local guide who can take you around in a boat thus making the fishing activity a memorable experience. Fishing permits are necessary and one can be obtained from the local Fisheries Department. Also it is best advised to fish with a local guide during the night time as fishing alone can be risky.

Jet-Skiing

Arambol, Colva, Candolim, Calangute, Aguada, and Miramar Beach are the ideal hot spots for activities like Jet Skiing in Goa. The Jet Ski equipment can accommodate at least 3 people. You are best advised to take a trainer along with you and adhere to the safety guidelines drawn by your instructor. Generally, there is a section on the beach where this activity can be performed and it is not at all advised to cross the limit of that particular section. The charges are very reasonable but tend to increase two fold in peak season. The best season to hit the beaches in Goa starts from October and continues till April.

Paragliding

Arambol and Calangute Beach are where you can enjoy paragliding. The flying season starts from September and continues till March.

Para-Sailing

The well known beaches that offer Para-sailing are Majorda Beach, Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, and Anjuna Beach. Soar silently through the air as you can take in the stunning views of the seashore. There is a huge parachute attached to the motorboat which will take you across the deep blue waters. One can take complete pleasure in Para-sailing on a clear sunny day as it will suit you the best to perform this activity. Avoid outdoor activities like Para-sailing in rainy weather or on the days when the wind currents are generally too strong.

Kayaking

Dona Paula Beach is one of the hottest spots for kayaking. One can paddle through stunning scenery and enjoy beautiful views of the coast line.

Surfing

The hot spots for surfing in blue waters in Goa are- Patnem Beach, Agonda Beach, Calangute Beach, Colva Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach, Baga Beach, Palolem Beach, Dona Puala Beach, Miramar Beach and Bogmalo Beach. The waves can be a little tough and surfing is definitely not for the light-hearted. Best to avoid the months of April to June and again September to December as the sea tends to be especially rough around this time of year.

Trekking

There are a number of exciting trekking trails in Goa like Mollem, Sanguem and Valpoi Goa. You can trek on the abundant greens trails of Sahyadri hills. The best time to haul onto your backpacks is in the months between October and December. In order to take up some of the challenging treks, you have to be both physically and mentally fit for this. Make sure you carry comfortable walking shoes and bottled water as they will be essential for the trek journey. Also don’t forget to carry your handy cam.

Wind- Surfing

Sport enthusiasts can enjoy adventure activities like wind surfing on the beaches of Goa. This activity is an amalgamation of surfing as well as sailing. The well known beaches for wind surfing are Baga Beach, Miramar Beach, Arossim Beach, Benaulim Beach, Calangute Beach, Vagator Beach, Bogmalo Beach and Utorda Beach. The best time to hit the sea is in the early hours in morning as the surrounding is peaceful with no disturbance. The ideal time for wind-surfing starts from October and continues till May.


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