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North or South Goa?

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North or South Goa?

Need some help as I have never been to Goa. Would like lovely long beaches to stroll along, beautiful countryside and the chance to see local life. Would prefer areas that are not too commercialised. Recommendations for resort which would fit the above would be great.

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1. Re: North or South Goa?

There was a thread on the forum some time back about some-one walking the beach in South Goa. Will try and find it, unless other members know

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2. Re: North or South Goa?

we prefer the north as more lively but reading your post i,d say you,d better be suited to south goa,it,s more quieter and the beaches are better in the south.as for the countryside of it don,t know where to suggest you visit unless you fancy catching a train or plan down to kerala for a few days also

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3. Re: North or South Goa?

we started going to goa about 6 years ago and started off in the north in candolim, we have been back a further 4 times now and every time we go further south, it is so much quieter, candolim, baga, calungute have become very commercialised, hussle and bustle. We are staying in cavalossium this time, the beaches in the south are so much better, you can walk for miles and miles it is really beautiful, so i would reccomend the south definetely.

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4. Re: North or South Goa?

We prefer the north for the nightlife, been south once to Cavelossim. Think the south may suit you more.

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5. Re: North or South Goa?

From what you've written I think you'd be better going to south Goa. Cavelossim is a lovely village with a good selection of bars and restaurants but isn't too commercialised. I walked for several miles along the beach from Cavelossim to Benaulim and caught the bus back. It took over 2 hours and in parts the beach was deserted but it was a lovely walk. In the other direction you can walk to the end of Mobor beach and the River Sal estuary - again it's a lovely walk though not as far. There is a 25km stretch of beach so it's a really long beach!

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6. Re: North or South Goa?

Hi Gemma, think you were the post the Kayes were trying to think of. I remember you writing about that.

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7. Re: North or South Goa?

It's still true that the further south you go, the quieter it tends to be, although commercialism is creeping in everywhere these days. Cavelossim is a pretty good bet, or somewhere like Betalbatim or Majorda a bit further north (but still in the south). All have good long stretches of beach to walk along. You can always get a taxi driver to take you up into the hills if you want to see the wilder side of Goa.

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8. Re: North or South Goa?

walks in the countryside are definatly not resticted to the south. there is plenty to see in the north just a few minutes walk from almost anyhere. and you can walk for mileson the beach.

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9. Re: North or South Goa?

We walked for nearly 45 minutes from Cavelossim along the beach in March this year and only saw 4 dogs and 6 people but lots of birds, crabs etc - Bliss!!

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10. Re: North or South Goa?

Many thanks for all of the great replies, its nice to get great feedback from fellow travellers. Looks as though South Goa might be more our cup of tea. Just need to decide whether to book a package or flights and accommodation separately.