10 Unexplored Places in Goa You Need to Visit Right Now!

India’s most popular beach destination, Goa has a very long coastline with almost unbroken sand cover. So, if you’ve come looking for sun, sand and sea without the crowds and the fuss you’ll be pleased to discover these Goa beaches tucked away in quiet recesses where you can go to truly escape the world, or at least get away from prying eyes and annoying hawkers.

 

Moreover, you might have to take your own food and water as there are no eateries or accommodation near some of them.

1. Kakolem Beach

If you are really up for an adventure try getting to this little-known beach in Goa, also known as Tiger Beach. Situated in a bay, its picturesque beauty makes up for almost getting lost on the way there. The sands are clean and deserted.

 

However, the only way by land is to take the NH 66 towards Cola village. Turn north-east and drive on a broken old road which will lead you to a small platform. Take the narrow steep winding stone stairs leading down to the beach. A much easier way to get there is by renting a boat to transport you there and back.

2. Bamanbudo Waterfalls

This splendid waterfall is located in Canacona. Bamanbudo Waterfall flows down along the rocks looking more like a waterslide than a waterfall. Also, the waterfall flows right by the roadside and is easily accessible.

 

Since the water slides down the rocks, there is no well at the bottom and bathing is fun due to the force of the water. Other than this, there are streams rushing down the slopes, churning out milky foam amidst the amazing scenery.

3.  Butterfly Beach

This exquisite gem not only has a pretty name but is a relatively unexplored stretch of sand because of its isolation.

 

However, it is located on Butterfly Island and is a great place if you are looking for total privacy. The only way to reach Butterfly Island’s gorgeous beach is by boat from Agonda or Palolem beach.

4.  Agonda Beach

One of the secret beaches of Goa located down south is the Agonda beach famous for the Cabo de Rama fort. The Agonda beach in Canacona is a popular spot for angling. Soormai, salmon and mullet are frequent catches.

 

A perfect place to unwind from the busy crowded beaches, this beach is a small paradise in Goa.

 

Moreover, the nice long pristine stretch makes it the best place for swimming and sunbathing. Food and accommodation is also quite reasonable. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, Agonda beach is the place to be!

5.  Galgibaga Beach

Just like the increasingly popular Morjim beach, Galgibaga is also a seasonal nesting and hatching site for the endangered Olive Ridley turtle. But unlike Morjim, this beach is deserted except for a handful of shacks that sell cheap, mouth-smacking seafood.

Also, Galgibaga is 18 kms from Canacona, south of Talpona river estuary.

6.  Carambolim Lake

The Carambolim lake is another important habitat of birds that live in the inland freshwater bodies and marshes which include the vast expanse of irrigated paddy fields. These water bodies & marshes support a wide variety of water flow and also irrigate the surrounding paddy fields which in turn provide an excellent habitat for waders.

 

Moreover, the representative species include various species of migratory ducks, agile jacanas, raucous moorhens, occasional harriers, restless pipits and wagtails and patient kingfishers.

7.  Hollant Beach

This pristine beach has a lovely bay with a long stretch of shallow water running into the sea that is perfect for non-swimmers and waders.

Also, the beach is rocky but the picturesque bay makes up for it. You will even see fishermen’s boats lining the narrow, curving shore to create a quaint picture.

8.  Bat Island

Located just a kilometer from Vasco, the Pequeno Island is also known as the Bat Island. These are one of the few places that offer snorkeling in Goa depending on the clear weather and visibility. One can hop in the water and roam the underwater world on a snorkel adventure. The tour operators provide training equipment’s for snorkeling.

provide training equipment’s for snorkeling.

9. Cola Beach

Even locals, who don’t live nearby, have never heard of this beach before. To get to this hidden treasure, travel south to Canacona and then look around for the signs that will lead you to an immaculately spotless beach pictured against a flawless backdrop of coconut groves and blue skies. It’s only five minutes away from Agonda beach and has a unique lagoon surrounded by beach huts where you can stay overnight.

10. Sinquerim Beach

This is a pristine stretch of alluring white sand close to Fort Aguada and relatively quiet despite the luxury resorts in the background. It is a great spot to sit in peace while enjoying the colours of the setting sun light up the sky over the Arabian Sea.

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