I preferred the beaches in the south (we stayed in Cavelossim) as they are not as crowded as the north though if you stay in the main northern resorts of Baga, Calangute or Candolim you can get a taxi to the quieter beaches further north. Re sightseeing, most of the main attractions are in central Goa anyway so can easily be reached from either north or south Goa. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and shacks in both (depending where you stay in the south). It all depends how busy you want it really. If you like it really busy you're probably better going to the north, if you prefer it a bit quieter you'll be better in the south.
I do prefer quiet, as long as busy is not too far away. Just out of interest, how long would it take from north to south by car?
Depends where exactly you want to go but it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours.
Also if you decided to stay in Cavelossim it's not very quiet, just quieter than the north. There are probably a dozen beach shacks and a good selection of restaurants to choose from plus numerous shops, including quite a large Saga store.
Thanks Gemma....what is a Saga store, I assume it is not a travel firm for the over 60's ;)
lol Fran. Saga store is definitely not just for the over 60s. Large airconditioned store with good selection of goods as Goanjock says. I bought some designer sunglasses for about 20 quid. Makes a change to have a pair that don't fall to bits by the end of the holiday!
Thank you so much for letting me see your wonderful snaps.
I loved the ones of Goa and some of the others brought back lovely memories for me...Rome, Paris even Blackpool!
You have a wonderful family Jock.
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