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North Goa is known and loved as a land of golden beaches, palm trees, paddy fields and wooded hills. Its churches, temples, shrines and forts tell the story of its history. The area is associated with music, famous Goan cuisine and most of all with the friendly smiling people.

Who holidays in North Goa?

Holidays to North Goa are perfect for families and those who want a peaceful holiday.

Destination Profile

This is where Goan tourism first began in the resort of Calangute, which was a popular haunt for hippies. Although they have long gone, it has become a well-known resort offering fantastic beaches, a small tourist market and a great choice of small bars and restaurants. Just next door is the quieter resort of Candolim which also has a selection of beach shacks and shops and a great choice of eateries. To the north of Calangute is the resort of Baga which is also quite lively with plenty of shops and restaurants.


  • Golden beaches
  • Tourist Markets
  • Bars and restaurants

Things To Do

Make your holidays to North Goa extra special by booking some of our great excursions, places are limited so reserve your place at your Welcome Meeting or contact your holiday representative to avoid disappointment.

Jungle Book: Join us on our overnight trip to Shanti where you can ride and swim with the elephants on our once in a lifetime Jungle Experience. You will have the chance to interact with the elephants and sample traditional village life including bathing and washing these beautiful creatures.

Rajasthani Romance: Spend the night in style in a beautiful Royal Rajasthani tent on the stunning beach of Cola - deep down in south Goa, where you will have the opportunity to relax on the powder white beach and swim in the blue lagoon.

Waterfall Wonder: Visit these beautiful waterfalls and take a refreshing swim in the cooling waters before feeding the resident cheeky monkeys.

Tiger and Tuskar Trails: Take a 3 day adventure into the neighboring state of Karnataka to see tigers, lions, deer, peacocks and elephants on our amazing 2 night adventure into the wild.

Glimpses of Goa: A great way to see all the highlights of Goa in just one day with visits to Old Goa's churches, a spice plantation, Hindu temples and a chance to haggle for all the bargains in the capital City of Panjim.

Floating Palace: A truly unique opportunity to spend the night aboard a traditional Keralan Rice Boat and experience the beautiful Goan countryside whilst floating along the backwaters.

Due to high demand and limited places, we advise you to confirm your places on any of our days or nights out at the Welcome Get Together or contact your Olympic representative.

Things To See

Panaji:  The capital of Goa and headquarters of North Goa District, a small and charming city on the left bank of silvery Mandovi River, with beautiful red-roofed houses, built in Latin style, also boasts of many modern houses, well laid gardens, statues and avenues lined with Gulmohar, Acassia and other trees. Enchanting panorama unfolds from atop Altinho (HillTop).

Vasco Da Gama: A modern, well laid out city close to Mormugao Harbour, has beautiful and extensive avenues. The air terminus of Goa at Dabolim lies on the outskirts of the city. It is also the railway terminus for passenger service on the South Central Railway.

Crocs and Spices: Spend a morning on a boat trip along the waterways of the river Zuari, with the chance to see Kingfishers, Fish eagles and Kites and, when the tide rises, perhaps even a crocodile. After your morning on the water, climb up into the hills to visit a 160 year old spice farm with a wonderful Goan style lunch.

Waterfall and Wildlife: A visit to India's second highest waterfall, a 603 metre fall of water into a pool perfect for swimming and the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary.

Castaway Cruise: A relaxing day with the chance to see dolphins, take a swim or do a little fishing and enjoy a barbecue on a beautiful secluded beach.