A large, rusty and abandoned russian ship is anchored at the beach of Candolim. The rope has a foothold right on the beach. I don't know how long time this ship have been anchored here, but it doesn't look nice.
15° 30' 44.3500" N 73° 45' 49.5200" E
Favorite thing: Most of the beach side places (shacks as they are called) start closing by end of May, just before the rainy season sets in, and don't open till late October. They do not have permission to operate in the 4 months of the monsoons. Also, the sea is rough during these months. Hence, you might get to see a quieter side of Goa. But apart from the beach side places, most other places should be open, though it's better to check beforehand.
Palolem Beach is amazing. i went april 2006. fly into goa and jump in a taxi. about an hour and 20 mins away. talk about the price before you set off to save a few penny's and then hang on but it's so cheap. everything is cheap. beer was 25p a bottle. you'll have no probs getting a hut as theres hundreds. hope this helps as i'm still building my pages. loads to do still. i believe may is the start of their rainy season.
This was my first visit to GOA. As we all our friends enjoyed in calangute beach. Which was wonderful.... we spent the whole day on the beach & we had our food in shacks.... it was very spicy especially the Crab... i would suggest to any of the families or a couple that a holiday in GOA is going to be a memorable & Enjoyable one.
Fondest memory: Please don't miss out the para sailing in GOA..... unfortunately we missed out :(
If you see women walking around the beach with giant baskets of fruit on their head, by all means, buy some.
The fruit is delicious and very well priced and very refreshing when you are lying in the hot sun.
You can also feed the cows with your leftovers.
(Just a little hint..I have seen many a man try and lift the baskets to put back on the ladies heads....lads, if you aren't the strongest, don't try, unless you seriously want your masculinity dented....those baskets weight a ton)
Many tourists come to Goa because of its beaches. They are many, including Anjuna Beach which has dragged people to Goa for decades. Calangute "A Topping On Tourist Pie" is Goa's busiest and most commercialized resort. The beach itself is nothing special, with steeply shelving sand, but is more than large enough to accommodate the huge numbers of high-season visitors.
Want to find a beach with less crowd, try the north Goan beaches in Pernem subdivision which are delightfully primitive and untouched: Keri beach (with Tiracol and an ancient Portuguese fort on the other bank); Arambol (also known as Harmal); Mandrem (a toddy tappers' and palm distillers' hamlet with two little beaches: Lemos and Asvem) and Morji.
Favorite thing: Wonderful beach and the center of the activity in Goa North Beaches. For a Restaurant, try 'Tito', 'Fiesta', 'Plantain Leaf'... If you go to Goa in Low Season (June to September, Calangute is the only ALIVE place in all Goa.
Favorite thing: One of the main reasons people come to Goa is for its beaches. The most famous are at North (Anjuna, Calangute, Candolim...), and is where you'll find the most lively parties at night. But if you are looking for isolation and wild beaches, head South, for Palolem, Colva, Cavelossim...
Anjuna Beach is world famous for its Flea Market, which takes place on Wednesdays at that beach. Local stuff, hippies' items, clothes...
But if you go on June-September, be careful, as there is NO MARKET ON MONSSONS.
Favorite thing: Second beach of Goa from the south starting from Panjim, the next to Calangute. Much quieter, it's got a few relaxing hotels, like tha marvellous Taj Holiday Village.
The southern most Goa beach is one of the wildest: virgin white sands lined up with palm trees and a few fishermen huts. A real paradise on earth!!!
You will find more pics at my travelogue...