Goa offers the best of chilling thanks to its gorgeous beaches, resorts and laid back vibe. But if you’re young and looking for some adventure, parties or water sports, Goa offers all that as well. You just need to know where to look and we’ve got just the list of things you need to do when visiting this beautiful region.
From the night entertainment at the markets, to partying and even kite surfing, there are a ton of things that will cater to your needs. Take a look.
Things To Do in Goa For Youngsters (Water Sports)
1. Scuba Diving at Grande Island
Although Goa has a lot of places to go scuba diving, Grande Island, with its clear water and stunning aquatic life, is one of the better places to visit. Experience a whole world underwater where you can spot a number of fish. You head out with trained experts and equipment with your pals for a fun day out.
2. Kite surfing in Morjim
For a thrill like no other try your hand at kite surfing. This adventure sport lets the wind be your guide as you fly above the sea, which makes it one the best things to do to get your adrenaline pumping. Head to Montego Bay Resort and make sure to look out for Phillippe – one of the best instructors in Goa.
3. Bumpy Rides at Vagator
If you’re looking for laughs, adventure and a trip to the middle of the ocean then the rides at this stretch of beach is something you must do. Some of the best include the banana boat and a favourite, the bump and ringo ride that has you holding on! These are pretty intense rides so we don’t recommend them for young children or the elderly.
4. Kayaking in Palolem
If you are looking for a fun activity that offers you the best of adventure, stunning views and calm, then you must try snorkelling. Palolem is one of the most beautiful beaches with its calm water and clear sands, and it’s also one of the best places to try kayaking. Samson’s Kiosk offers packages that are worth checking out.
5. Snorkelling at Bogmalo beach
Snorkelling is a great activity that you must experience with your friends in Goa. It’s a lot of fun and offers stunning sights of life underwater. One of the best beaches to check out for snorkelling is Bogmalo Beach which has calm seas and a number of shacks you can check out as well.
6. Paragliding at Calangute
This bustling Goa village offers some of the best water sports. In fact, just a walk down the stretch of beach will have you spoilt for paragliding options. Here you will be taken out by speedboat before taking to the skies where you get some stunning views of the sun, sand and surf.
Things To Do in Goa For Youngsters (Partying)
7. Go Clubbing in Baga
Baga is one of the most happening spots to check out if you want to dance the night away in Goa – quite literally. These clubs are open till 4 am (one some nights) and offer youngsters good music, heady drinks and a great vibe. Some of the best places to party in Baga include Cape Town Café, Tito’s and Mambo’s. Definitely one of the best things to do for youngsters in Goa.
8. Headphone Party in Palolem
How do you party without disturbing the neighbours? Well, the wonderful people in Palolem have figured it out. You simply give everyone headphones. It may seem pretty silly if you’re not part of it all. But if you are, it’s real good fun. A headphone party is one of the best things for youngsters to do in Goa for a unique experience.
9. Head to Anjuna for a Great Shack Vibe
Goa is full of shacks. Some of these are meant for families, others for old folks. As a youngster, you may want to be completely on your own, or only with people of your kind. Well, head to the Anjuna stretch, toward the end, for Curlies and Shiva Valley. Both shacks are open well past midnight and offer great food, cocktails and a most chilled out vibe.
10. Sing Karaoke at St. Anthony’s Beach Shack
Also on the Baga stretch, St. Anthony’s Beach Shack is known as much for its Karaoke Nights as for its food and vibe. This is because several locals descend upon this place come Thursday night. With a big screen showing the lyrics so that everyone can join in the fun, St Anthony’s is a must visit if you’ve got the range.
Things To Do in Goa For Youngsters (Adventure Sports)
11. Go karting at Nuvem
Go karting is one of the best adventure sports enjoyed by youngsters visiting Goa. Here you and your pals get to show off your competitive spirit as you race on the stunning and large track in Nuvem. Arpora also has a track that’s well-maintained by smaller than the Goa Kart Racing track in Nuvem.
12. Paintball at Mapusa
If you and your friends are looking for a super fun time in Goa, give paintball a try. There are a few places that offer paintball with Xtreme Paintball in Mapusa being one of the most popular thanks to the well-maintained space and reasonable rates. They are opened all days of the week from 9 am to 6.30 pm.
Things To Do in Goa For Youngsters (Shopping)
13. Flea market at Anjuna Beach
The Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach is as much a Goa experience as hitting the waves or digging into seafood. With everything from knick knacks and spices to clothes and home décor, there’s a lot of shopping and entertainment on offer here. The best time to visit is before sunset.
14. Night market at Arpora
Hit the beach by the day and the night markets in the evening. The Arpora night market is a popular spot for tourists as it’s filled with a number of food stalls, clothes and knick knack vendors and entertainment options from across the world. A real melting pot, this is one thing you must add on your itinerary in Goa.
15. Spice Tours
Goa is famous for its cuisine so it comes as no surprise that this region takes its spices and produce seriously. There are many spice plantation tours available here in old Goa especially, which are worth checking out. Here you will be treated to a the sights, sounds and smells that are unique to Goa, with a delicious meal and refreshments thrown in.
Things To Do For Youngsters in Goa (Unique Experiences)
16. Fishing at Candolim Beach
If you want to try your hand at fishing, the visit Candolim beach where everything from groupers and barracudas to king mackerels and red snappers are found in the waters. There are a number of offers along the stretch, so pick one that suits your timing and price point. And the best part: you can cook your catch of the day!
17. Dolphin spotting
Look out for the diverse marine life that Goa has to offer with a boat trip and the chance to spot dolphins. Grand Island is one of the best places to visit for this activity, but you can also get lucky at Aguda. The boat ride is quite long but includes lunch and refreshments.
18. Go on an Adventure to Tambdi Surla Waterfall
Your trip to Goa doesn’t have to just be about alcohol and the beach. You can also go on a great trek to the Tambdi Surla Waterfall. Great for adventure enthusiasts, there are also some adventure activities, such as Zip Lining and Wall Climbing, offered in the area. The total trek will take you around eight hours, both ways.
If you’re looking for things to do in Goa for youngsters, this list shows you exactly what you need to do and where to go. Let us know about your experiences in the comments section below.