North Goa Travel Guide: Where to Stay, Beaches, Waterfalls, Hotels


Planning a trip to North Goa? But not sure what to do, how to travel, where to stay, hotels, cafes, and attractions. Here is an itinerary that will help you plan your holidays/trip to North Goa with ease. You can find a list of top Hotels, Hostels, Cafes, Beaches, Food items, and various locations you can visit in North Goa.

North Goa is a place that offers beautiful beaches, vibrant markets, towering forts to ancient churches. This naturally beautiful country is a feast for the senses, with its dazzling coastline, sun-kissed sand, and never-ending sunshine. North Goa is a land of natural beauty with sparkling sea, sand, and sunshine. Goa isn't just about beaches and water; there are Forts, ancient temples, churches, party spots, flea markets, casinos, and other destinations to discover in North Goa.

Read: Sunburn Goa Tickets

If you are planning a trip to North Goa, here is an itinerary that you can use to make your trip more comfortable and memorable.

Travel Plans


Before we go ahead and discuss North Goa, let's find ways to visit Goa.

You can book direct flights from various places to North Goa. North Goa has two Airports functioning: The first one is Dabolim Airport, Dabolim, South Goa the second one is the new Manohar International Airport (GOX) at Mopa, North Goa.

The new airport will connect major cities across India namely, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Hyderabad. Flights from Indigo, Akasa Air, and Vistara are available on a daily basis from major cities to Manohar International Airport (GOX) at Mopa, North Goa.

The Goa International Airport is located in the Dabolim district, 55 kilometers from Mopa Airport, 100 kilometers from South Goa, and 26 kilometers from Panjim.

You can book flight tickets either directly from the Airline's website or from various other websites at the best deals. The flight can range from INR 1800 - INR 7000. You can also book the cheapest flight with the best deals from Skyscanner as they give you a comparison of the cost for the flight booking.

To make your holidays budget friendly remember to use these ways while booking flights:

  • Remember that the flights are cheaper from 15 days before the date of travel.
  • Check for the cheapest flights at the Skyscanner app.
  • Always make your search for the flights through Incognito mode as the prices tend to change when you continuously search for similar dates.

Here is a list of websites to book your flights to North Goa:



Clear Trip




Air Vistara






Once you reach the airport you can take the private cabs available outside the airport.

However, they would demand a certain amount which you can negotiate definitely.

It would be better if you walk some distance away from the airport and take cabs from there for a better price.


You can also take trains to Goa if you would like to spend some time traveling. There are two major railway stations both located in the Southern area of the state. The South Central Railway terminus is at Vasco-da-Gama and the Konkan Railway terminus is at Margao. Konkan Railways takes around 8 - 9 hours to reach Goa. You can take trains from major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad.

Here is a list of websites to book your train tickets to North Goa:










By road, Goa is linked to all major Indian cities via the National Highways NH4A, NH17, and NH17A. Most of the highway roads along the route are in excellent condition and can be driven at reasonable speeds. Buses run at regular intervals throughout the day from Goa to most towns and cities in neighboring states, including Mumbai, Pune, Belgaum, Hubli, Bangalore, Mangalore, and others. These services are provided by the state-owned Kadamba Transport Corporation (white and blue buses) as well as the transportation corporations of neighboring states.

Where to Stay?

Here is a list of the top 10 hotels to stay in North Goa

Name of the Hotels



Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Dona Paula

Miramar Beach

24,780 Onwards

Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa

Fort Aguada Road (2 km from Candolim Beach)

21,830 onwards

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa

Fort Aguada Road (2 km from Candolim Beach)

19,470 Onwards

The Crown Goa

Fontainhas (0 km from Deltin Royale)

8,378 Onwards

Cidade De Goa - IHCL SeleQtions

Panjim (2 km from Miramar Beach)

18,290 Onwards

Resort Rio

Baga (1 kms from Baga Beach)

20,468 Onwards

Novotel Goa Resort & Spa

Calangute (1 kms from Candolim Beach)

9828 Onwards

Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa

Calangute (1 kms from Candolim Beach)

9444 Onwards

Hilton Goa Resort, Candolim

Fort Aguada Road (3 km from Candolim Beach)

12,390 Onwards

Seashell Suites and Villas

Candolim (1 kms from Candolim Beach)

8230 Onwards

Here is a list of hotels that are within a budget of Rs 5000 per night:

Name of the Hotels



The Baga Beach Resort

Saunta Vaddo, Baga

3021 Onwards

La Vaiencia Beach Resort

Tembwada, Morjim Beach

2653 Onwards

Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim, Goa

Pinto Waddo, Candolim

1436 Onwards

Lillywoods Highland Beach Resort

Candolim Beach Rd, Sequeira Vaddo, Candolim

3427 Onwards

Ocean Palms Goa Resort, Calangute

Gauravaddo, Calangute

3861 Onwards

YU Hotel


4995 Onwards

The Acacia Morjim Goa

Navo Waddo

3468 Onwards

Shivers Oasis Luxury Rooms


3349 Onwards

Baga Hideout Resort

Calangute - Baga Rd

3449 Onwards

Leela Cottages


4353 Onwards

List of top Hostels of North Goa

Name of the Hotels



Calangute pristine (godinho's)


1344 Onwards

The Funky Monkey Hostel


1073 Onwards

Bunkd Hostel


904 Onwards

The Hosteller Goa



1653 Onwards

760 Onwards

Shalom Backpackers


1014 Onwards



1234 Onwards

Home Stay


1056 Onwards

The Bucket List Hostel


887 Onwards

Whoopers Hostel


1314 Onwards

Pappi Chulo


1440 Onwards

XOXO Hostel


1684 Onwards

Gaia Hostels


1200 Onwards



1426 Onwards

Homes Stay - Deluxe Villa


1450 Onwards

Bon Voyage Hostel


998 Onwards

Check out the list of websites from where you can book your hotels/ hostels for a comfortable stay in North Goa. Remember to book your hotels as early as possible to get the best deals.

Website Name


MakeMy Trip




Cafes of North Goa

Goa jao or wha ke cafes na jao aisa toh nai ho sakta na. Goa is known for its cafes. When you are enjoying your holidays spend time on the beaches with the most beautiful sunset and a cup of coffee from one of Goa’s top cafes. Feels amazing? Cafes in Goa are a true joy.  Goa's cafes, with their breezy atmosphere, artfully decorated interiors, and a mouthwatering array of cuisines, will undoubtedly up the fun factor of your visit to this beautiful retreat.

Check out the list of top cafes you must visit when you're in North Goa:



Royal Enfield Garage Cafe


Mustard Cafe Goa


Jack Fruit Tree ( Cafe, Bar & Restaurant )


Saraya Restaurant - Ecostay, Art Cafe and Art Gallery in Goa


Cafe Candolim


Cafe De Goa


Hugs and Mugs Cafe


Cafe Chocolatti


Baba Au Rhum


 The Rice Mill

Morjim, Pernem

Lila Cafe  Anjuna
Sakana  Vagator
Cafe Al Fresco by Cantina Bodega  Panjim
Black Vanilla Panjim
Eva Cafe Anjuna
Vivenda Kafe Candolim
NATA Goa Bardez
Cafe Orange Boom Bardez
Infantaria Cafe Calangute
Cafe Tato Panjim Panjim

Bikes and Car Rentals

There are any rentals option available in North Goa. You can get bike rentals from your hotels or hostels itself. Cars are also available for rent along with the driver too for North Goa sightseeing on a daily basis. You can also book cars online as per your plan where you also get the option to get the car delivered to your place and picked up from the same place. Car rentals start from 1500 per day whereas bike rentals cost about Rs 400 Per day. In case you would like to rent the bike/ car for more than a day you can definitely try to negotiate the price. Try to rent a bike/ car from local people near your hotels/hostels for better pricing. 


Here is a list of Car and Bike rentals in North Goa

Zoom Car

Self Drive Cars


Ezee car rental

Bike Rentals In Goa

9511786847 | 9158621888 | 8007794646

Book anywhere


Ketan Rental Bikes and Cars, Anjuna

070206 51596

St. Anthony Car and Bike rentals, Calangute

083298 31647

Charles Car and Bike rentals, Calangute

086059 04197

Rajesh Bike & Car Rental, Panaji

097645 04519

G3 Cars & Bike Rental, Calangute

085509 26835

Top Beaches of North Goa

North Goa has various beaches to visit. You can go around the beach and relax on the beaches to watch some amazing sunsets.

Here is a list of the top beaches you must give visit when you are in North Goa:



Querim Beach

The ancient turquoise-and-white Ajoba Temple along the beach

Mandrem Beach

Dont miss on Dolphin sighting ferries and sunsets

Chapora Beach

Visit the Chapora Fort and look at the aerial view of the beach from there

Ashwem Beach

Enjoy your treat at the beachside

 Dona Paula Beach

Beautiful view of Mormugao Harbour

Calangute Beach

You can't miss on Adventurous water sports like surfing, water skiing, and parasailing in Goa

Anjuna Beach

Take home some memories while shopping at the Flea markets and enjoy the nightlife here.

Baga Beach

Take the Adventurous water sports in Goa like jet skiing, speed boating, and Bumpy Ride

Vagator Beach

Views of the freshwater spring from the red cliffs are breathtaking.

Candolim Beach

has Wild nightlife and thrilling water sports

Morjim Beach

If you can locate sea turtles at their habitat.

Arambol Beach

Bohemian experiences in Goa

Sinquerim Beach

Go fishing or take some thrilling water sports

Aguada Beach

Dont miss the Aguada Fort by Portugese

Bambolim Beach

If you want some peace then visit this isolated beach

 Vainguinim Beach

A less known and less crowded beach

Coco Beach

Scuba diving, Boating and various other water sports.

The major attractions of North Goa

When we plan our trip, we want to see as many places as feasible and capture as many memories as possible. Having a list of places to visit with you while traveling is always a good idea to make it easier to decide where to go.

Here is a list of the top places to visit in North Goa that you should not miss:




Reis Magos Fort

9:30 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Mondays


Basilica of Bom Jesus

Monday to Saturday – 09.00 am to 06.30 pm

Sundays – 10.30 am to 06.30 pm

 Old Goa Road

The Church of Mae De Deus

9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception

9:00 am to 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Mangeshi Temple

6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Mangeshi Village

Temple Of Bogdeshwara


Calangute – Mapusa Rd, Mapusa

Goa State Museum

 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays


Houses of Goa Museum

10:00 am to 7:30 pm; closed on Mondays

Torda, Salvador Do Mundo

Anjuna Flea Market


 08.00 am to 06:00 pm; every Wednesday

Deltin Royale


Noah’s Ark, RND Jetty, Panaji

Arpora Night Market


6:00 pm to midnight; only on Saturdays


Full Day


Chapora Fort

24 Hours


Chorao Island

24 Hours

3 km from Panaji

Casinos of North Goa

When visiting North Goa, one of the must-do activities is visiting the casino. Casinos aren't just for gambling; they also offer great food, drinks, and stunning views of the sea.

Here is a list of the top Casinos you can make a visit in North Goa:





Deltin Royale Casino

Noah's Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Prices start from INR 2,500 (Monday to Thursday)

 INR 3,000 (Friday to Sunday).

Deltin Jaqk

Fisheries Jetty, Panaji

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Prices start from INR 2,000 (Monday to Thursday)

● INR 2,500 (Friday to Sunday)

Maharajah Casino by Big Daddy

Captain of Ports Jetty, Panjim

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Prices starts from INR 1,000 for daytime deals which include 1,000 one time play chips and unlimited alcoholic drinks.

● Regular packages start from INR 2,500 (Monday to Thursday). These packages include unlimited food and drinks.

Casino Carnival

Miramar, Panjim

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Casino Pride (Majestic Pride)

River Mandovi, Captain of Ports Jetty, Panaji

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Prices start from INR 1,500 (Monday to Thursday)

● INR 2,000 (Friday to Sunday)

[Unlimited food and drinks are also included in this fee, as is an allotment of one-time play coupons.]

Deltin Caravela Casino


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Regular package

● Prices start from INR 3,000 (Monday - Thursday)

● INR 4,000 (Friday to Sunday)

Per person for the couples package

● INR 4,000 (Monday - Thursday)

● INR 5,000 (Friday to Sunday).

[Unlimited food and drinks are also included in this fee, as is an allotment of one-time play chips.]

Casino Palms

Bardez, Baga

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Priced at INR 1,000 for all days of the week. [Unlimited food and drinks are also included in this fee]

Casino Paradise


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Priced at INR 1,000 for all days of the week. [Unlimited food and drinks are also included in this fee.]

Casino Pride 2

River Mandovi, Captain Of Ports Jetty, Patto Colony, Panjim

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Prices start from INR 1,500 (Monday to Thursday)

● INR 2,000 (Friday to Sunday).

One-time play coupons start from

● INR 500 (Monday to Thursday)

● INR 1000 (Friday to Sunday).

Casino Strike


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

● Prices start from INR 1,500 (Monday to Thursday)

● INR 2,000 (Friday to Sunday).

[Unlimited food and drinks are included in this fee, as is an allotment of one-time play chips.]

Goa Waterfalls

Here is a list of various waterfalls you can visit when in Goa and relax during your vacation:


How to reach

Hivre Waterfalls

Travel through Thane village to reach Hivre Falls.

Tambadi Surla Waterfalls

Trek from Carnazol

Dudhsagar Waterfalls

If you are traveling by train, get down to Kulem which is 8 km from Dudhsagar Falls.


You can rent a Bike or car and travel to reach Dudhsagar.

Netravali Waterfalls

is 2 hours drive from Margao

Arvalem Waterfalls

Take the train up to Sanquelim


Rent a bike or car from Panaji

Bamanbudo Waterfalls

Located off the Canacona-Naturlim Road.

Kesarval Waterfalls

is Located 22 km from Panaji.

Kuskem Waterfalls

Take cabs or bikes from Margao, Panaji or Canacona to reach Hathipol- a place where the trek for Kuskem Falls begins.

Charavane Waterfalls

 is 12 km from Valpoi City

Sada Waterfalls

Trek from Sada Village for 8 km

Events of Goa 2023

Now that you have planned your trip to Goa don't miss attending the memorable events of Goa. 

You can check the list of various events that will happen in Goa in 2023 and plan your trip:



Goa Carnival

18th February to 21st February 2023

EZ Riser

30th June 2023

Sao Joao Festival 2023

24th June to 25th June 2023

Gregor Tresher (OFFICIAL) @ Artistry Goa

19th August 2023

International Film Festival Of India

20 November to 28 November 2023

Yoga Retreat Goa India

3rd December to 10th December 2023

Sunburn Goa

28th December to 31st December 2023

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