According to a recent survey,around 2 million domestic and 3.5 lakhs Internation tourist are expected to visit Goa this dec - jan.We too are planning to be in goa from Dec28 to Jan6.I was wondering if anyone of you will be there too.It will be gr8 to meet you all and make new friends besides partyin,hanging out and sun boozing (lol).Please drop me a line if any one would like to join me.
Everyone always says they are visiting Goa, but where in Goa? - there are many towns and many beaches...I have been in Vagator in the north but have moved south to Calangute (its touristy but busy).
The hotels are beginning to bump up their prices too. Currently Im paying Rs200 a night for my room with balcony, and if you are staying long term and are willing to put up the cash to prove so - you could end up paying out double or triple that, okay if you are here for holiday only, but not if you are a budget traveller.
Get your lonely planet guide out and get yourselves booked in.
Baga beach is beautiful.
Vagator is black sand but fairly quiet just now, but the town is fairly small..but Tin Tin is good, so is Willys and China Town is Goa's best kept secret in regards of fine foods. The 9 Baar isnt open yet, still waiting to get its licence. But locals say its a matter of time only!
Candolem is nice and still fairly quiet but getting more expensive.
Palolem is white beaches and beach shacks and little else, which is great if you want to get away - its also mecca for backpackers.
Colva is getting on the pricey side, and places between Colva & the airport are 5* resorts which dont really give you the real taste of Goa.
Hope this info helps.
Thanks for all that Info.About where in Goa, I guess we will be around Baga beach>however we will be struting all over Goa and will be exploring whatever we can.How about rave parties?Is something happening around ?