Goa, now a region of India, was for centuries a Portuguese colony which is why it appears more westernised than the rest of the country. It has both a large Catholic and Hindu population who rub shoulders without any animosity and have churches and temples sitting side by side. The Goans are a famously relaxed and friendly people so you are always assured of a warm welcome. Located on the western coast of India, Goa has mile after mile of wonderful sandy beaches gently lapped by the Arabian Sea. It is the perfect place to forget the pressures of twenty-first century living. The Goa holiday season stretches from mid-September until the end of May. The monsoon season, from June to September, is best avoided. Apart from the high humidity, many resorts close, or at least have significantly reduced facilities during this period. Temperatures vary little throughout the year as they always remain around thirty. It means that Goa is an ideal destination for those looking for winter sun.
Even though it is a long haul destination, Cheap Goa holidays are available and can be enjoyed by all ages. The beaches are perfect for families with children bearing buckets and spades. Young adults can participate in the many water sports and enjoy the lively evening entertainment. Water sports can range from fun rides on inflatables to adrenalin inducing jet skiing, kite surfing and paragliding. Couples of all ages can find total relaxation or take themselves off on a river cruise or safari. Visits to elephant’s camps are very popular. The north of the region is generally livelier than the south and is very popular with young adults.
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Goa offers a wide range of accommodation from all-inclusive luxury hotels to self-catering apartments and even shacks on the beach. The all-inclusive board tariff can be surprisingly cheap and offers great value for money especially when travelling with children. Goan cuisine is like no other as it is an amalgam of flavours from Portugal and India. Alcohol is inexpensive as the duty paid is low. Goa offers you ample opportunity for shopping as there are so many shops and markets. If you are anywhere near Arpora, and you enjoy a little retail therapy, the night market will enthral you.
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