We all dream about long weekends. When do get them, the first thing that comes to our minds is a getaway from the city. If your starting point is Mumbai, Pune or Bangalore, Goa should surely be on your list of weekend getaway places. Now, come on, who would not grab the opportunity to travel to Goa? We know we would. If you are planning a trip, follow is guide to how to spend a weekend in Goa, for a lot of fun and the perfect holiday.
A Two Day Itinerary in Goa
Day 1: North Goa
Start your trip in North Goa, this part of the state is the most happening and you can have a lot of fun, exploring the beaches and nightlife here. There are many places to visit too, these include churches, temples and other places of importance. You will also be thrilled with the fantastic selection of restaurants in North Goa, that cook up delectable Goan and global cuisines.
Where to Eat in North Goa
Depending on your preference, there are great places to eat in Goa. While some restaurants are new, most of the places have been in existence since about 10 years. Our favourite places to eat in North Goa are:
- Souza Lobo
Caption: Souza Lobo
A popular diner on the Calangute beach, Souza Lobo is popular for its Goan delicacies. The ambiance of the place is laid-back and relaxed. The restaurant serves alcohol too and it has an outdoor section, where those who love to dine on the beach prefer to sit.
What to Eat: Chicken Xacuti
Timing: 12 pm to 12 am
Average Cost: Rs.1,500 for two
- La Plage
Caption: La Plage
Situated at the Arambol Beach, La Plage is a top French restaurant with an easy going vibe. The best time to visit is in the evening when they have light music playing in the background. The ambiance is also fantastic with the dim lights beginning to take effect.
What to Eat: Stuffed Mussels
Timing: 8.30 am to 10 pm
North Goa is a hub for nightlife. In the north
What to Do
Caption: Enjoy Nightlife in North Goa
In Goa, you will find the most amazing pub, bars and nightclubs. Some of the popular nightclubs in Goa are Titos, Mambos, 9 Bar and the Curlies.
Other fine things to do in North Goa are water sports and sightseeing. You can also shop at the Mapusa for pickles, Goan sweets, Jhola Bag and cool accessories.
Where To Stay
Treebo has a great selection of good hotels in Goa to choose from. Although our hotels are priced across different ranges, depending on your budget, all our accommodations are fantastic and located at the best places in Goa. Our hotels are equipped with all the basic amenities and latest facilities, ensuring that you have a pleasant stay. Booking a hotel room on Treebo is fairly simple; all you need to do is go to out site and follow the booking instructions.
Day 2: South Goa
Spend the second day of your trip in Goa in the South. A complete contrast to the North, South Goa is a little more emptier, in the sense it has fewer tourists. Here too there are some night places to eat, dine and experience. We pick the best ones for you.
Where to Eat in South Goa
- Palácio do Deão
Caption: The Stunning Palácio do Deão
At the Palácio do Deão you get the chance to dine in Portuguese mansion. The place serves excellent Goan cuisine that is delicious. The best part about dining here is that you are given a tour of the estate and mansion in addition to your meal. Visit for a one of a kind experience.
What to Eat: Prawn Caldine Curry
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm
- The Fisherman’s Wharf
Caption: The Fisherman’s Wharf
One of the best seafood restaurants, the The Fisherman’s Wharf is a must-visit place for dinner. When the lights are turned on, the place, located near the beach looks fabulous and has a great ambiance. Life performances are held regularly and they also have buffets.
What to Eat: Crab Xec-Xec
Timing: 12 pm to 11 pm
What to Do
Caption: Water Sports in South Goa
One of the things that you have to experience in South Goa is water sports. The South of Goa has an excellent setting for water sports. In some parts of South Goa, you can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling. There’s a great nightlife experience to enjoy too. Just like the North, South Goa has decent pubs, bars and nightclubs too.
The next time you are planning a trip to Goa, follow this short itinerary for a fabulous holiday in the land of swaying palm trees and Feni. Remember to stay safe, and have fun!