It is no secret that today, going to Goa in december is on the bucket list of every traveler in India. Everyone wants to visit Goa such is the profound impact this small southern Indian state has had upon the psyche of the Indian travelers in the past decade. Goa is a beautiful place gifted with some of the most beautiful beaches in India, a pleasant climate, lots of greenery and the most chilled out people in the country. Goa is synonymous with fun and relaxation and there is no better time to visit Goa than the month of December. With the Goa temperature in December hovering around 20′C, Goa in December comes to life when most other parts of the country are freezing to death.
The tourist activities in Goa pick up in December as people from the northern parts of the country flock to the warm and sunny beaches of Goa to rid themselves of the blistering cold. December in Goa is the best time to be there as there are so many activities and event that are happening in the small state throughout the month. Entire Goa comes to life in December with Christmas on its way, the monsoons done with and flocks of tourists to cater to; it’s a beautiful and lazy state of chaos that one can experience in December. The weather in Goa in December is also balmy and a perfect antidote to the freezing cold.
Goa in December for Water Sports
In the warm and soothing sunshine of December in Goa one of the best things to do is to take part in watersports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, dinghy sailing and many others at various beaches in Goa. The best places to enjoy water sports in Goa in December are Dona Paula Bay, Candolim Beach and Cidade De Goa. There are many operators at these locations who provide you with basic training, equipment and a guide covering all safety procedures and guidelines. The activities are safe and above all thrilling and fun.
Goa in December for Amazing Christmas
Being a Christian dominated area with historical churches and rich Christian tradition, to be in Goa during Christmas time is to be in some luck. The place is transformed into a dizzying state of festive fervor which engulfs everyone. Old Goa is wonderful in Decemeber as you get mesmerized by the giant and beautifully decorated churches, the countless number of stalls selling homemade chocolates and cakes and the infectious atmosphere of general happiness and merry-making. Some famous churches to visit during Christmas time in Goa include Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Celebrating Christmas is one of the highlights of holidaying in Goa in December.
Goa in December for Scintillating Seafood
A visit to Goa in December is incomplete without being mesmerized by its scintillating buffet of seafood. The coastal state is a haven for seafood lovers who can gorge on some delicious dishes made with the most special of recipes at any corner of Goa. Sea-food in Goa is a staple, need we say more about its love affair with it. For those who like it served well and in a great setting Simply Fish, Boom Shankar and Viva Goa are great restaurants to explore but for those who can’t burn a hole in their pocket can get equally delicious seafood at the many shacks on the beaches of Goa. Some great options of seafood to look out for are Kingfish, Pomfret, Shark, Tuna, squids, Crabs and Mackerel. Plonk yourself at a beach shack and savor these delicacies in the beautiful weather in Goa in December.
Check out our post on Beach Shacks in Goa for more information.
Goa in December for Music Lovers
Post-Christmas in December, comes the week of incessant partying the likes of which is unmatched anywhere else in the country. The merry-making which begins a week into Christmas is continued with hosting of Asia’s biggest dance and electronic music party – the Sunburn Festival. Sunburn festival has been organized in Goa in December every year for the past eight years and very successfully too.
Goa which rocks to the tune of some of the worlds finest DJs and musician for three days in the last week December is a special place to be in with overflowing excitement and people from different parts of the world. Tickets for this years event can be booked from the website of Sunburn Goa, which can also provide you additional information regarding artists, schedule etc. This year Sunburn Festival is been organized at Vagator Beach from the 27th to 30th December and promises to be a party to remember.
Another music festival which is gaining popularity is the Supersonic Festival that was started by VJ Nikhil Chinapa. Held on the Candolim Beach this festival promotes local as well as international artists.
Goa in December for Party Hoppers
With the ending of December comes the New Year’s celebration and no place does it better than our very own Goa. The place is known worldwide for its New Year’s Eve parties and sees thousands of tourists pour in number to its shore to bid adieu to the previous year and welcome the next. The nightlife of Goa in December is legendary and at New Year’s time these nightclub offer the best booze in town and throw the best parties.
Besides the night clubs, there are many beach parties that happen across the best beaches in Goa such as Vagator, Baga and Anjuna beach. One can also enjoy themselves at the many beach shacks too throughout the night. For a unique experience, try the Silent Noise Parties held on the Palolem beach.
Don’t forget to try the casinos which transport you into the world of Las Vegas and the Saturday Night market which comes alive with a hippie atmosphere. Go here for some souvenir shopping or simply to hang out in the amazing Goa weather in December.
Planning a trip in December? You can have a look at: Best Places To Visit In December in India