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20 Best Fun Things to Do in North Goa with Friends & Family

A land of mesmerising beauty adorned with serene beaches and beautiful places, Goa is a never bored destination. It is one of the top most visited tourist places in India. Whether looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, this place will entertain you to the fullest.


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Best Things to Do in North Goa

Goa is a unique blend of culture, history, and modern amenities making it the perfect place for your vacation plans. Yearly 33 lakh tourists visit Goa for its sandy beaches and sunny weather. With parties, nightlife, sightseeing, and outdoor activities Goa promises an unforgettable vacation experience.


This blog offers a delightful journey through the paradise of North Goa, showcasing an array of fun-filled activities to have a limitless vacation.


1. Cruise Ride 

A cruise ride in North Goa is the best thing to discover the city in luxury and comfort. You can enjoy the beautiful sights of beaches, landscapes, mountains and colourful creatures by sailing slowly on the blue waters.


Cruise rides in North Goa range from a one-hour excursion to a seven-hour voyage. Night cruises on the Mandovi River, houseboat tours on the Chapora River, and dinner cruises on Dolphin Boats are among the most popular Cruise rides in North Goa.


2. Parasailing

Parasailing in North Goa is a popular water sport enjoyed by tourists of this place. Flying across the horizon, experience the eagle's eye view of the beaches. Parasailing in Bambolim Beach, Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Baga Beach, Dona Paula, Anjuna Beach, and Vagator Beach are some of the best choices.


3. Kayaking

For a memorable vacation, don't miss Kayaking in North Goa. A kayaking trip takes you deep into the mangrove forests of Goa's beautiful coastline. You and your partner can enjoy kayaking together in the backwaters. Moon kayaking lets you paddle across the Chapora River to witness the exotic and mesmerising colours of the sunset with your loved ones.


4. Trekking

Trekking in North Goa lets you experience the beauty of nature, lush landscapes, and refreshing waterfalls. Trekking in Goa is an exhilarating experience, with notable trails like Dudhsagar Falls Trek, Mollem National Park Trekking, and Todo Waterfall's exploration. These treks offer a perfect blend of excitement and serenity for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts alike.


5. Scuba Diving

North Goa is known for its pristine beaches and clear waters. The best thing to do in North Goa, Scuba diving offers a remarkable opportunity to witness a rich marine diversity of colourful coral reefs, varied fish species and underwater landscapes. Discover a whole new dimension of beauty beneath the surface. There are several locations available for scuba diving, with trained instructors. 


Upar Hotels in Bambolim Beach North Goa is a perfect location to enjoy your Scuba diving on the nearby Beaches.


6. Bungee Jumping 

A 61-metre bungee jump in North Goa leaves you with an adrenaline rush and goosebumps. Anyone can take part in this exciting adventure, regardless of age. Crew members will also record your special moments as videos and pictures. Some of the best bungee jumping in North Goa include Gravity Zone, Goa Bungy, Atlantis water spots and Jumping in Heights. 


7. Surfing 

Surfing is the best thing to do at North Goa beaches, where the waves are steady and warm. Grab your swimsuit to enjoy the magical waves of Arambol Beach, Ashwem Beach, and Mandrem Beach. Beginners can take lessons from local instructors on how to glide and balance without slipping.


8. Snorkelling

Ready to pass your time on North Goa beaches? Snorkelling in North Goa is a shallow activity on the shores. The snorkel helps you see marine life from close quarters without diving deep. You can rent snorkelling gear from many shops near the beaches in Bambolim. It is an enjoyable and leisurely activity for people of all ages.


9. Spotting Dolphin

Delightfully observe dolphins leaping around you by relaxing in the tranquil ocean. Dolphin spotting in North Goa is a favourite activity for tourists here to interact and play with them. These playful creatures will entertain you with their incredible skills. Make your trip unforgettable by experiencing this joyful dolphin-watching.  


10. Bird Watching

Numerous mangrove forests of North Goa serve as a home for migratory birds from different countries. Bird watching in North Goa adds a peaceful and enjoyable aspect to your trip. With the assistance of local tourist guides, you can explore Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, and Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary for a bird-watching experience.


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11. Fun Elephant Ride

An elephant safari in North Goa through dense forests, lush landscapes, and serene rivers is an exciting and special experience where you can explore wildlife and nature. From the back of this Majestic, you can observe wildlife closely at a slow pace. It's a wonderful way to see nature from a different view.


12. Goan Festivals

Popular Festivals in North Goa like Christmas, Sao Joao Festival, New Year's Eve, and the Coconut & Cashew Festival embrace various communities and inclusive culture. Participating in these festivities lets you become a part of the vibrant Goan community, creating lasting memories during your stay.


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13. Banana Boat Ride

A peculiar thing to do in North Goa with your friends and family is the Banana boat ride. A thrilling water adventure, where you ride a blow-up boat towed by a speedboat. The real challenge lies in balancing and staying on the banana boat as long as possible. It's a fun-filled activity, creating laughter and excitement for a memorable beach vacation in Goa.


14. Jet Skiing

Jet-skiing in North Goa is a favourite thing for couples to do on the blue beaches. Jet skiing is an exhilarating experience, gliding across the Arabian Sea. A fun must-do adventure to explore the coastline. Beaches like Bambolim Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Raj Baga Beach, Miramar Beach, and Benaulim Beach offer jet skiing.


15. Ferry Riding 

The ferry ride in North Goa is quite popular, particularly around the Bambolim beaches. A ferry ride will take you to the other side of North Goa, where you will have the chance to see the native villagers and glimpse into Goa’s countryside. The villages are green and lush, with an abundance of wildlife. The locals are friendly and welcoming here. 


16. Visiting Museum

The Museum of Goa is a wonderful place to learn about the tradition and artistic world of Goans. The Museum offers Goa's history and contemporary arts. Visitors can see various artistic paintings and crafts that exhibit a great deal of hard work and creativity. Similar places include the Goa State Museum, House of Goa Museum, and Museum of Christian Art etc.


17. Mapusa Market

Mapusa Market is a vibrant and bustling marketplace located in the town of Mapusa, North Goa. It is one of the most popular and lively markets in the region. Here, you can find a wide array of items, including fresh produce, spices, textiles, handicrafts, souvenirs, and much more. The market is a must-visit shopping destination for both tourists and locals.


18. Anjuna Flea Market

Held every Wednesday, Anjuna Market is a famous and vibrant flea market located in the coastal town of Anjuna, North Goa. It's a lively and colourful atmosphere where you can shop, bargain, and experience the bohemian spirit of Goa. You can visit this market from 8 am to 6 pm.


19. Getting a Tattoo

Tattooing is a very popular culture in Goa. You can find a tattoo shop on every street. Tattoo artists in Goa have years of experience in crafting beautiful and eye-catching designs by nailing a needle artistically. Customers can choose from various tattoo designs, or even come up with their own. Experience tattooing in North Goa like never before.


20. Sunbathing

Taking a sunbath on the soft sand under the warmth of the tropical sun on North Goa’s beaches is the best part of your vacation. A perfect place to unwind and re-energise for a new start. Whether you're reading a book, sipping a refreshing drink, or simply enjoying the moment, vacating is a blissful experience. Remember to apply sunscreen to maintain your colour.


Our virtual tour of North Goa has come to an end. Get ready and pack your bags for a real one now!


To experience all of these activities for a truly memorable holiday trip choose your stay at Upar Hotels in Bambolim Beach, North Goa. Enjoy the top-notch hotel in comfort and luxury while exploring the beautiful attractions this coastal paradise has to offer.