Caravela Beach Resort - view of a beach with coconut trees outlining it

The Best Time to Visit South Goa

The paradise of South Asia, Goa is known for being one of the most popular tourist spots amongst travellers. A casual lifestyle paired with sultry beaches, ecstatic nightlife, thrilling casinos and luxurious resorts build a destination that never fails to satisfy wanderers.

If you are wondering what is the best time to visit Goa, you will be lucky to know that each season has something remarkable to offer. This coastal state allures those who wish to take some time out of their hectic schedule and revel in tranquillity by the blue waves.

Goa in Winter

The best month to visit Goa is during the winter - between November and February, perfect for enjoying and exploring the corners of the state without getting drenched in sweat. One of the best reasons to visit Goa in winter is the ubiquitous Sunburn Festival, a mind-blowing EDM concert favoured by many techno lovers. Every year the festival takes place at Vagator Beach by the majestic waves.

Sunsplash is another sought-after music festival that attracts the likes of reggae music enthusiasts. The event takes place at Ashwem Beach. Winters also witness the popular Mando Festival, where men and women dress up in beautiful costumes and celebrate the culture of Goa.

a crowd attending and cheering at a concert
View of dudhsagar falls during rainy season

Goa in Monsoon

Apart from the charming wintertime, the rainy season between June and September is the best time to go to Goa. The drenched beaches, the over-gushing Dudhsagar Falls, the rise of petrichor and the vibrant greenery around accentuate the state. This season also witnesses lesser crowds in the state, making it the perfect place to enjoy the silence. With the calm nature of monsoons, visiting the two islands, Chorao and Divar, is considered ideal. The beauty of Goa intensifies as you breathe in the fresh air, and the towering trees glow with life.

Apart from exploring, you can also embrace a thrilling car ride past the trees while the wipers work to clear the rain from the car’s windscreen. The best place to visit in Goa during the rainy season is the fascinating Dudhsagar Falls, and as the downpour begins, the cascade becomes majestic. The crisp greenery surrounding the falls during rainfall is a sight you must capture and experience.

Goa in Summer

Visiting Goa during the summer months can be economical for you. Because of the extreme heat, Goa experiences less crowd, enabling you to spend time in quietness. Even the shops that line the state sell some of the best apparel and swimwear at affordable prices. To escape the scorching heat, try thrilling watersport activities like parasailing, scuba diving and jet-skiing.

Another reason to visit Goa during summer is for the Goa Cashew & Coconut Festival and the Mango Festival. If you are a mango lover, taste a variety of mangoes at the festival. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sao Joao Festival is another popular festival that witnesses people dressed in crowns and feather dresses while dancing to folk music.

a person parasailing above a sea

No matter which season piques your interest, travelling to Goa is always fun! Each season has something to offer. As you explore the wondrous paths of the state, make sure to pamper yourself with a luxurious staycation at Caravela Beach Resort Goa, located on Varca Beach. Enjoy every season from the modern suites of the resort!

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