Goa is a preferred holiday destination because of its pristine beaches, booming nightlife and fantastic shopping experiences. If you are planning a mini vacation to Goa, here’s all you need to know about planning a 3-day trip to the land of sunshine, palm trees and good food.
How To Plan A 3-Day Trip To Goa
Start your Goa trip in the south of the state. Madgaon railway station and the Dabolim airport are both located in South Goa, as is Panjim, a popular bus stop for buses coming into Goa from other states.
This old and quaint eatery has been in existence since 1950. The place serves delicious Goan and Chinese delicacies. Sample classic Goan fish Ambotik curry or opt for spicy yet delicious Goan Sausage chilli fry with poee (a Goan bread). They have a breakfast menu of regular staples such as omelettes, ham, sausages and chips. Those looking to cool off in typical Goan style can grab a beer and watch shoppers trod along the main market road.
Location: Luis Miranda Road, Margao
Average Cost: Rs. 500 for two
Timing: 8.30 am to 11 pm
2. Leda Lounge
Sit down for a beer or any cool beverage at this lounge bar that screens sporting events and hosts live music shows. Enjoy your drinks with varieties of seafood and meats. If you are keen on dancing the night away, post 7 pm is when live music begins to play from Thursday to Sunday. For those who enjoy a tipple, make sure you sample the delicious cocktails, especially the superb Mojito.
Location: Colva Beach
Average Cost: Rs. 1,000 for two
Timing: 7.30 am to 12 am
3. Leopard Valley
Leopard Valley is South Goa’s biggest outdoor party arena; the ambiance is an experience to behold. Party the night away in the company of 3D laser lights, pyrotechnics and pulsating music spun by Goa’s best DJs. The place is open till 4 am so there’s no limit to dancing at this fun and frantic venue.
Entry Fee : Rs. 600 onwards
Timing: 9 pm to 4 am
4. Shopping at Panjim
Panjim is a great place to shop for food items such as cashew nuts, feni, and local spices. Shop for these things and more at the Municipal market, where things are sold at budget prices.
Location: Near Panjim Bus Depot
5. Viva Panjim
Popular with tourists, Viva Panjim serves delicious local cuisine. Top favourites are Crab Xec Xec, Chicken Xacuti and Beef Cafreal.
Entry Fee : Rs. 600 for two
Timing: 11 am to 3 pm & 7 pm to 11 pm
6. Explore Watersports Goa
One of the best places for watersports in Goa is Explore Watersports Goa. Pick single rides or book an entire package, on offer are jet ski rides, parasailing, bumper and banana boat rides.
Location: Baga and Anjuna
Price: From Rs. 700 onwards
7. Cafe Mambo
Cafe Mambo is one of North Goa’s most loved and famed nightclubs, spread over an indoor and outdoor section, the place has DJs playing hip-hop, trance and EDM music. For a quieter ambiance, sit by the beachfront where the music is not all that loud. Entry is restricted to couples and women only.
Location: Tito’s Lane, Baga
Entry Fee: From Rs. 700 onwards
Savour a traditional lunch of Cafreal, Vindaloo, Pulav, Poey and more at Bluebird in Vagator. The place is simple but the food surely compensates for the basic set up.
Average Cost: Rs.1,000 for two
Timing: 8:30am to 3pm, 6:30pm to 11:30pm
9. Shop at a Flea Market
Goa is popular for its flea markets. The two famous ones in North Goa are Anjuna Flea Market and the Arpora Flea Market. At these markets, shop for everything under the sun – from clothes and accessories to tools and textiles. If you are luck and have good bargaining skills, you’ll end up getting a good deal.
Location: Anjuna and Arpora
Accomodation in the City
Goa has some fantastic budget hotels to stay near the city or at the beach. Rooms at these budget friendly accommodations in Goa are fairly comfortable and they all have decent amenities. Budget hotels in Goa include hotels, guest houses, rooms to let and hostels.
If you are looking for fabulous and comfortable places to stay, choose any of the Treebo’s branded hotels in Goa. All their properties are located at beautiful locations and each hotel offers great and comfortable amenities at budget prices. Treebo hotels in Goa also offer free wifi and complimentary breakfast.