Goa is one of the most popular beach destinations in India. There are many reasons why people crave a goa vacation- the serene beaches, cruise rides, water sports, nightlife, church towers, and pristine nature. So if you have planned to embark on a 48-hour vacation to Goa and are wondering how you can make the most of it, read on!
You can spend the morning of your first day enjoying a quiet walk alongside Baga Beach, one of the most visited beaches in Goa. Enjoying the enchanting sunrise at the horizon and soaking your feet in the golden sand on the beach is blissful. Then, you can have breakfast at one of the restaurants around the beach. Infanteria at the Baga-Calangute Beach stretch will be a suitable option if you want to enjoy a range of cuisines to choose from.
You can make your afternoon worthwhile by indulging in water sports at Calangute Beach. Water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, water snorkelling, dolphin watching, and fishing are the main attractions of this beach. You will definitely miss out on something worth-experiencing if you don’t try your hand at water sports in Goa. If you are worried about safety, don’t be. You will be guided by locals who have years of experience. So you will be in safe hands! For lunch, you can visit Brittos- a restaurant where you get a great selection of Goan delicacies. The seafood is exquisite and a must-try.
The evening can be best spent at the popular chilling point— Chapora Fort. The interesting thing about this spot is that the Bollywood movie “Dil Chahta hai” was shot here. The view is unmissable and spectacular during sunsets when the sky is painted into deeper shades, and the sea reflects vivid colours. For dinner with a beachfront view, you can go to Mambos. The ambience is eclectic, and the food is great. But don’t miss going to the famous nightclub ‘The Titos’ before dinner to dance away your problems. If you are tempted to get a hotel room near Mambos, OYO 22418 Frank Rooms, OYO 87132 Mahamaya Holiday Inn, and OYO 23650 Down Da Village are some great places to stay. There are also lots of family hotels in and around the area.
To have the best experience, you should get up early to beach hop in North Goa- Candolim, Anjuna, and Morjim. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand at their best. The refreshing atmosphere, pristine beaches, the sea’s ebb and flow, and the wind in your hair will truly make you feel alive. Have a hearty breakfast at Artjuna in Anjuna Beach. It is a highly recommended breakfast spot in Goa and will truly satisfy you after that beach hopping makes you hungry. But the quaint and rustic cafe has much more to offer than food. They have souvenirs, artefacts, furniture, books, and traditional Goan handicrafts for tourists. You can do window shopping while walking down the alley to the cafe.
Goa is not just about beaches. It has other attractions and a rich heritage. Take a trip to Fort Aguada if you want a taste of Portuguese culture. The fort stands tall and proud, overlooking the endless waters as a testimony to the glory of the Portuguese empire. It is a popular spot that’s flanked by tourists all year round.
Another unique spot that deserves a visit is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. It is the oldest church in Goa that has exemplary baroque architecture. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with religious and cultural significance. Even though the church is more than 400 years old, its remains have still been preserved in good condition.
Experiencing a cruise on a Goa tour is something you should not miss. You can spend your evening top sightseeing in Goa on a vibrant and attractive cruise with melodious music and a high-tea spread. The view of Goa from the cruise is picturesque, and the experience is unparalleled. The best day to end the night is by having a party blast at Club Cabana in Calangute, Goa. The club has a neon-lit atmosphere, and you can dance along to the tunes of great beats. The coolest thing about the club is that you can dance under the starlit sky amidst treetops.
As Goa is a famous tourist spot, it has great hotels and resorts to cater to everyone’s wallet and preferences. If you want to choose an affordable but standard place to stay, you can consider OYO 12855, The Goan Courtyard or Hotel Shaurya. On the other hand, for a more luxurious experience, you can choose an affluent hotel such as OYO 5608 Boomerang Beach Resort, Collection O 41384 Cocco Heritage Beach Resort, or OYO 2764 Hotels Mavins Inn.
When you are in Goa for just 48 hours, you must spend your time productively to get a taste of everything the city offers. The list given in this blog will help you make the most of your 48 hours in Goa, and you will want to keep coming back for more. So when are you planning to take a trip to Goa? Whenever you are, don’t forget to book your hotel via OYO in advance to get great deals and a hassle-free experience.
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