It is the worst kept secret that December is the best month to visit Goa. Goa is flocked by backpackers, hippie spiritualists, party animals, honeymooning couples and families alike in December. It receives maximum footfalls in December due to the pleasant weather and festive vibes. Enjoy Christmas celebration in goa and plunge into that much needed holiday mood and have a breather in 2020. Here are 5 quick tips that will help you plan your Goa trip better –
Plan and book your stays and tickets in advance
Goa experiences a large influx of domestic as well as international tourists in December. Ensure you book your flight or train tickets and also hotels or stays in advance. Delay in bookings might result in the unavailability of rooms. Renting a scooter or a car for Christmas party in Goa is the best mode of transit in Goa as public transit is unreliable and time-consuming. Make sure you prebook your mode of transportation, be it a two-wheeler or four-wheeler ride as there may be a shortage of bikes or cars if you delay.
Plan your budget accordingly
Almost everything is expensive as compared to other months, including flight tickets, accommodation, food, drinks, bike and car rentals. If you are on a tight budget, try to make it to Goa in the first half of the month as the rates skyrocket during Christmas and New years’ time.
Celebrate Christmas with fun & fare
Goa is mainly a Christian dominated area and is home to more than 400 odd churches. The Christmas celebration in Goa is a sight to behold. Goa is soaked into a dizzying state of festive ardour and enthusiasm. Streets, houses and beaches are decorated with strings of lights, star-shaped lanterns. Christmas trees are adorned with colourful ornaments and ribbons. You can go visit Christmas cribs exhibitions which exhibit the birth of Jesus and nativity scenes. You can even go twirling at balls and Christmas parties in Goa.
Attend various Art, music and religious festivals
Goa hosts a large number of Arts and music festivals in December. You can visit the serendipity art festival on the banks of Mandovi river. Held across multiple art disciplines like visual, performing arts and culinary arts, this art festival is a must-visit if you are in Goa in December. The sunburn festival, which is one of the most popular electronic music festivals, is also held at Goa in December. You can prebook and enjoy three days of crazy electronic music, dancing, entertainment and food. You can even attend St. Francis Xaviers feast at Old Goa or the Mary Immaculate conception church feast in Panjim.
Club Hopping done right!
December is a hot party month in Goa with its electrifying nightlife. The new years and the Christmas eve makes the December parties in Goa livelier and exhilarating. No wonder thousands of party animals pour in to bid goodbye to the previous year and welcome the next. There are many options to choose from, such as sunburn, supersonic, silent noise parties to attend. You just need to put on your dancing shoes, and you will never run short of options. Pubs and restaurants are one of the most crowded places during the latter half of December. There are long waiting hours, and the clubs are jam-packed. If you don’t want to miss out on all the action, Folga is a handy app to have in your phone that satiates your party hunger and also helps you avoid long waiting queues.
Folga has the option of booking the table in advance and avoid the hassles that come from reaching late. It also provides offers and discounts on food and drinks in select restaurants.