Adventure Activities in Goa

Top 5 Adventure Activities to Experience in Goa

Adventure Activities in Goa

Waking up in the morning in a new place and looking out of the window at a hypnotic sunrise, walking outdoors and breathing the fresh morning air makes one thankful just for being alive to experience these sensory experiences. Travel is the Aladdin’s lamp which materializes these kinds of ethereal experiences. There are many places in the world where a zillion currents of bliss envelop you simply by setting foot on the land. One such place is Goa, whenever I set foot on this beautiful land, a divine symphony seems to play in my mind as the eyes caress the soft sands gently merging into the turquoise waters of the sea and look wistfully at the swaying palms.

That is why I return again and again to Goa, like a puppet drawn by its strings. I have woken up in the best hotels in Goa, thanking my stars for blessing me again and again with the experience called Goa.

This is what Goa means for most people, but there is so much more to Goa. Goa is a veritable treasure trove of sensory experiences that will bowl you over and take you on a voyage of discovery that would leave you yearning for more. We present here the adventurous face of Goa through a list of 5 action-packed adventure activities in Goa that are guaranteed to thrill and also give you an immersive experience which will bring you closer to the spirit of Goa.

Goa is indeed an ideal holiday destination. Check out the top 5 outdoor adventure activities in Goa that one should experience which will recharge your mind, body, and spirit.

Cycling in Goa

Pushing the pedals in gay abandon as you cycle on a coconut tree-flanked road that seems to merge into infinity in the horizon is the stuff that dreams are made of. The scene from the Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt starrer, Dear Zindagi brings alive these kinds of cycling moments so well. Goa is a great place to cycle. The coastal villages, roads serenaded by the sea, old forts, majestic churches, lighthouses, quaint fishing villages, and verdant green forests present an ideal and panoramic theater to some thrilling cycling tours. Though the entire land of Goa is like a natural velodrome to indulge in your passion for cycling as you revel in its natural beauty, cycling in the environs of Calangute, Candolim and Baga is an experience which is sure to leave an indelible mark and make for some fantastic memories.  It is one of the adventure activities in Goa that is guaranteed to give a high. Some of the best hotels in Goa are in the vicinity to ensure that you are near the start of your cycling experience.

Sea Bed Walking in Goa

Adventure Activities in Goa

 

This is one of the unique adventure activities in Goa that is available at Baina Beach in South Goa. Within minutes you descend into another world, a world of strange and myriad colors, a world of different shapes, a world so different and yet so beautiful. The world under the sea is sure to enthrall as fishes brush past you as you walk the seabed. The Sea bed walk does not ever require that you know swimming and hence it is an underwater adventure that is available to all. It is 20 minutes of pure ecstasy beneath the sea. Safety precautions and trained staff ensure to make the adventure completely safe. Also as Goa is a place where you are never at a loss in terms of accommodation, the place is quite near to some of the best hotels in Goa where one can set up digs before venturing to explore the mysteries beneath the sea.

Kayaking in Goa

Goa is indeed a paradise for Kayaking lovers. This is one of the thrilling adventure activities in Goa. Its innumerable beaches, some of them which are really secluded and the backwaters combine with the rivers that course through it to form the perfect venue for Kayaking bliss. Candolim, Calangute, Margao, Nerul Bridge and Bambolim beach are some of the favorite haunts for Kayakers. Kayaking in the serene waters and enjoying a sunrise or sunset will surely rank as a divine experience.

Trekking in Goa

Goa’s landscapes are like a painting that has been painted by the hand of God. As you move away from a seductive grip of its famous beaches, you will be enthralled by the sheer beauty of its forests, rivers, waterfalls and hills. Trekking is an ideal means to immerse oneself in the natural beauty of Goa and get close and personal with the lovely land. There are scintillating trekking trails in and around Goa that are sure to set ones’ adrenaline rushing. The Jungle trails, wildlife sanctuaries and cascading waterfalls that grace Goa are indeed a trekker’s delight. Trekking ranks high among the adventure activities in Goa. Some of the enticing treks that one must embark on in Goa are Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek, Trek to Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary and Trek to Neuti Beach.

Surfing in Goa

Surfing is one of the adventure activities in Goa that is guaranteed to give an adrenalin rush. The summer months of May and June is the time when surfing enthusiasts can surf to their heart’s content in Goa. This is the time when the surf rises between 5 to 10 feet. There are surfing schools which teach the basics of surfing as well as hire out the boards. Arambol is one of the favorite haunts for surfers. In case one is heading out to Goa, other than the summer months, depending on the tide the surf may not be really exciting, But at about 2-3 feet, it would be ideal for beginners to learn the ropes in the placid waters.

The Goan odyssey is something that never seems to end. There are many things to do in Goa. Just when you think that you have seen and savored everything that Goa has to offer, out tumbles an unknown, unsung and unheard of gem. Goa’s eternal charm keeps working its charm perpetually and one has no option but to return to its fold again and again. We are sure to return back soon to discover and experience some more adventure activities in Goa.

Which face of Goa were you seduced by? We look forward to your perspective about Goa.

 

    

 

 

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128 thoughts on “Top 5 Adventure Activities to Experience in Goa

  1. I like to fit in kayaking and trekking wherever possible-so those would be my two choices! Curious about alternatives to hotels in Goa though-have you stayed in any Airbnbs or rented homes/rooms from locals at all yet?

    1. Hi Brooke, good to know you love kayaking and trekking. We are couple travel bloggers and generally choose hotels or resorts. Are you planning a visit to Goa and looking for budget accommodation? If so, message us or write to us, we can help you. 🙂

  2. The adventures mentioned in Goa sounds lovely, though I would like to know more about the locations in goa which is kid friendly as well. Would have been great to get some insight on that as well

  3. Very well written! Hypnotic sunsets, coconut flanked roads, voyages of discovery and wistful waves …Boy I feel as if I’ve been seduced. Ha ha ha! I’ve never been to Goa, but after this description it sounds like a place Where I need to be. Seabed wAlking sounds wonderful too!

  4. You attracted me with the Sea Bed Walking in Goa. I love water activities even though I don’t know how to swim. Plus I have never seen a turtle up close, and that would be cool.

  5. Goa sounds amazing! Planning that kind of activities definitely make a trip so much more fun! kayaking and trekking both sound like something I would enjoy very much, sadly I’ve never had the chance to try something like that before!

  6. There is so much to do in Goa – I had absolutely no idea! When we travel to India, we mostly stay in Delhi so I had no idea there were parts of India that looked this beautiful!

  7. Been to Goa but I have not experienced some of these. Particularly sea bed walking. I didn’t know we could do it in Goa. Next time I am going to take this list along and experience Goa all the way more.

  8. If you are still thinking that Goa is only meant for the party animals or the groovy crowds, think again! On your next trip to this beach capital, try some of the adventurous activities in Goa and make the best of an enthralling holiday experience.

  9. You have our hearts pumping fast, thinking of all the adventures we can have in Goa. Walking on the sea bed sounds particularly unique and interesting. As a personal side note, I used to work for a major, global pharmaceutical maker in the US. Most of our main components were manufactured in Goa and sent to the US for packaging. So my first reference for Goa is pharmaceutical manufacturing and not all the wonderful attractions there 🙂 I’ll have to visit in person to reset my imagination and change that.

  10. Really interesting how diverse Goa is. Many people see it as a beach and party place, but there looks to be so much more. It’s definitely on our list of places to visit.

  11. I’ve always considered Goa as just a beach destination but you’ve pointed out a huge selection of other things to do. I’ve never even heard of sea bed walking but it does sound intriguing.

  12. I’ve never been to Goa but it sounds like a great place to go. There seems to be loads to go and you’ve really sold it as a holiday destination! I love a bit of kayaking and surfing – I never realised you could surf in India! The sea walk sounds really intriguing too, thanks for sharing.

  13. I’m actually planning a trip to this area and found this to be very helpful – as I too am an adventure traveler and outdoor enthusiast. I’m excited to see all of the natural wonders India has to offer!

  14. Seabed walking is something I want to experience. I cannot swim an I love that it not required to participate.

  15. OMG! I wish I knew about this before, when I travelled to Goa last year. But I’ll consider it for next time I go to India. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers from Argentina 🙂

  16. These all seem like such fun outdoor activities! I would love to go Sea Bed Walking in Goa, it looks like it would be such an awesome experience.

  17. All those activities you’ve listed sound great. I would probably do sea bad walking and kayaking, trekking. It really seems like laid back place where you can engage in all sorts activities and have some great time. And I can see that you’re in love with it! 😉 🙂

  18. From the words you use I can only conclude that you are really deeply in love with Goa. I acutally wasn’t aware there was an option for trekking, which is my thing. Maybe I should give Goa a chance 🙂

  19. Goa looks like a magical paradise for the sun loving, beach going want to be outside all the time type. Playing on that beach would be such a great and relaxing way to spend the day and all that food looks delicious.

  20. The way you described the place is simply magical. It was easy for me to imagine the things that I could do by reading your article. I haven’t ridden a bicycle for quite some time and it made me feel warm imagining doing it in a place as beautiful as Goa. I also want to do the trekking to see the waterfalls.

  21. What a wonderful place to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – marveling at nature’s beauty! I would love to do the sea bed walk. I’ve had friends who experienced it and said it was beyond awesome!

  22. I´d never heard of sea bed walking before! I get nervous if I can´t see where I´m walking, but as long as the sea is clear I´d be fine. I love watching little fishes darting about in the water, and keeping my eyes open for crabs or rays or any other sea life!

  23. That is so pretty. I love beachy places like this. I would love to visit Goa someday. I could imagine myself lying there with a cocktail in one hand and a book in the other. It seems so peaceful.

  24. I love to go places where I can be active .. as well as vacation. If I was in Goa it would be bike rides on the beach and sea bed walking!

  25. I’m so glad there’s so much more information on Goa coming up. I’ve been hearing a lot about it and I’m so inspired to go there. I’d be super interested in trekking, spending time at waterfalls and even going to animal sanctuaries. Do you know if they offer surfing lessons there?

  26. I have never thought to visit Goa but this looks like an amazing vacation destination indeed. These activities would be so awesome to experience. The Sea bed walking is something that I would so love to do. Thanks for sharing your experiences and these amazing activities.

  27. Some incredible activities for a distention renowned for it’s fabulous beaches – I’ve never heard of sea bed walking before though, that sounds quite epic!

  28. I’m not sure wha sea bed walking is but kayaking and trekking are my thing although I haven’t really done those in India. I don’t recommend running that is for sure as I got chased by dogs running down the beach. Lol. I love the yoga in Goa though

  29. Right up my ally, I just love adventures and Goa has been on my bucketlist for sometime. One of my favorite artists named their record label after a beach there, Anjuna and ever since I was in high school listening to that music made me want to go. I’ve honestly never heard of seabed walking, sounds interesting. Though, I think I would like the kayaking and trekking the best!

  30. Your photos and posts lately have me wanting to visit Goa 🙂 I have to say I think that surfing and a nice bike ride sound like the most fun to me. It looks like a lot of adventures can be had here!

  31. Taking surfing lessons in Goa sounds like so much fun. What an exotic adventure! I know how to surf a little, but I’d need more instruction to tackle 10 feet waves. Still, I get excited just thinking about this.

  32. I’ve never even heard of seabed walking. I don’t know how much I would enjoy it, having a pretty serious phobia of the ocean, but Trekking is one of my very favorite things to do and I would like to kayak as well! I keep hearing a lot about Goa… I guess it’s time to check it out!

  33. And now they have even added more activities. I would love to do hot air ballooning here and try out the Scuba as well. Goa always pleases

  34. Would love to go trekking in the middle of that verdant greens…maybe spot a hidden waterfall? And kayaking is a very relaxing activity too, though I hadn’t associated it with Goa.

  35. Great post. I am not a person that can lay on the beach for days as I get bored. It’s good to see there is more to do in Goa that can keep you busy. Planning to go there on my next India trip.

  36. Trekking is my main activity when I’m travelling, but here there’s so much more to do! I love the fact that you won’t get bored and that you can fit in a lot of activity!

  37. I think out of everything on this list, I’d want to go seawalkimg in Goa! I’ve never even heard of that before, but it sure sounds amazing!!

  38. This is awesome. I would love to go trekking in Goa – and chill on the beach of course! One of my friends is there right now and her pictures are making me really want to visit!

  39. Trekking in Goa? Didn’t think this could happen as I picture Goa as of a beach resort. Now I want to come here even more. Bring on my massive trip to India…when I get around to it 🙂

  40. I’ve never heard of sea bed walking but all these activities sound great! I love being active when I’m away on holiday so I’ll keep an eye out for some of these! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Never associated Goa with adventure. As many people I thought it was all about partying and beaches! That seabed walking intrigues me, how does it work? Do you wear oxygen bottles like when you’re diving?

  42. I’ve read a lot about Goa recently. I think if I were to travel to India, I would make sure to hit up Goa. The trekking looks amazing, but I can never turn down a good beach destination!

  43. Goa is definitely one of my most favorite destinations in the world for the ease it offers and the peace it assures, besides being so budget-friendly. Sea walk and cycling are definitely my favorite activities to do in the beachtown. 🙂 Love this paradise!

  44. I have yet to get to India, and reading this encourages me to move it up to the top of the list. The seabed walk intrigues me, as non-swimmers can enjoy it too. How does it work? Is it with SCUBA tanks? Kayaking also called to me, but I am not a surfer. Looks like Goa will have to be on my list.

  45. Thank you for sharing this different side of Goa with us! Walking the sea floor certainly sounds interesting and new…

    Happy continued travels,
    C

  46. all of the mentioned activities sound an adventure to me except the seabed as I always fear to stay under the water. I remembered that I failed to do my first open water scuba diving even though I was excited to do it! haha Goa has indeed great and fun adventures to offer!

  47. Goa looks wonderful and there is so much to do, lots of outside activities which is so great! I would love to visit. You were able to get so many great shots.

  48. I loved Goa! I sat on the beach with a cocktail and watched the sun go down every night! It was a really beautiful place, especially with the drum circle beating behind me. I hope to go back soon!

  49. I have never been to Goa but it looks gorgeous. I love all the activities and seems like there is something for everyone. My family would love to kayak and trek beautiful place.

  50. I have been to Goa several times and now wondering that I haven’t tried even one of these adventures in Goa. Walking on seabed and trekking to Dudhsagar waterfall is surely going to be on my list during next trip. Thanks for sharing this.

  51. Goa 😍 You talk to any Indian and they love Goa. I have visited Goa many times and I didn’t know Goa could offer many more things than the beaches and the parties. Glad to know all of these activities and I will make sure I do these when I visit Goa again.

  52. This is right up my street! I love being active but for some reason didn’t associate Goa with all these awesome activities. I would definitely bike, hike and kayak in the area and wouldn’t mind to try some surfing too! Definitely has made me consider Goa on my future trip to India!

  53. I visited Goa but didn’t do any of these activities, but then again, we were here to relax after a week touring the Golden Triangle so only made it down to Palolem and the waterfall 🙂 Great suggestions for a future visit though! #feetdotravel

  54. I would do kayaking and trekking, these are my favorite ones from your list! And oh, yes biking but only if it is mostly flat (I have a knee problem)

  55. I end up going to Goa at least once a year and everytime I go to Goa I find something new to do. I loved parasailing in Goa and loved hiking the Dudhsagar falls as well. But most of the time I prefer being a beach bum on the beaches of Goa.

  56. Goa looks like the perfect destination for warm weather activities like water sports. I think that surfing sounds like a lot of fun. It get cold in Canada so going somewhere warm is fun to do to get away from the weather here.

  57. Goa, is a place I think almost every youngster of our age wants to go and frankly speaking ,this article /write-up ,helped me a lot. The text is beautifully written with amazing use of similies and metaphors. The best part I think was the flow of writing,it perfectly went from describing the place to telling about unique things you can do. The activities are simple ones but many people aren’t aware. At last,I would just say really well written.

  58. There seem to be so many great adventures to go on when visiting Goa! I would love to go kayaking on the sea or trekking in the mountains. The seabed walking, I’ve never heard of it and I am curious how it can be. I would love to see the world underneath the water.

  59. I would anytime prefer Scuba over Sea Walking. This is a great listicle. Kayaking is another thing that I love to do, the first time I used a Kayak was in Maldives. Goa is always an amazing place to be at.

  60. I’d love to cycle in Goa. Actually once I tried but everyone only had oil guzzling bikes and nobody offered cycles. But that was a few years ago and not sure if I was asking at the right places. Can you provide some specific information on cycle rental services?

    1. There are many cycle rentals in Goa, you can try this one CyclingZens CIBA, Agnel Technical Education Complex, Assagao,, Mapusa road Khorlim, Assagao, Goa 403507. Phone: 098922 17936. There are many companies that also offer customized cycling tours.

  61. I am not a water person and due to which I don’t indulge in water activities that much. Out of the list, I would like to go for cycling. Though rest of the activities are fun to try in Goa. I love spending my time at the beach admiring the sea for hours.

  62. Such a great list with activities in Goa. I would love to kayak there, I think it would be a nice experience. I always wanted to surf but I never had time to take some lessons, maybe next year I will block some time for it. Thanks for sharing.

  63. Never realised you could have such an active holiday in Goa! I’d love to go trekking or cycling – unfortunately I can’t swim so water based activities are out, but trekking looks fun!

  64. Thank you for introducing me with the sea-bed walking activity and where to find it. Never knew such a thing existed. I thought only motorbiking (and scooty biking) is popular in Goa but not cycling. This information relieves me as I cannot ride a motorbike but can easily manage a cycle!

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