The most fun thing to do in Goa for youngsters would be to party, of course. Non-stop. Preferably on a beach. But that’s so yesterday because there are many other things youngsters could do in Goa like kayaking, hiking, and road trips into unchartered territory. They say youth is wasted on the young; prove them wrong by ticking maximum points off this list. Get ready, pack your bags, book a Fabhotel in Goa and head to this sunny destination.
Check out our list of super fun and uncommon things to do in Goa for youngsters:
1. Go Kayaking
Head to Palolem Beach to kayak for the beautiful views of the sea, for being able to ‘handle’ this monster on your own and for that adrenaline rush.
2. Go Snorkeling
Snorkeling is just the thing to do in Goa for youngsters. You can try it at Sinquerim, Palolem, Bogmalo or the Grande Island.
PS: You don’t even need to know swimming for this activity!
3. Go Kite Sailing
Experience what the birds feel for the first time by Kite Sailing at Morjim Beach.
4. Go for Banana Boat ride
Available at most beaches, Banana Boat ride is a definite thing to do in Goa for youngsters and you just can’t miss it.
5. Go for a Hike
Or trek. It’s the new thing to do in Goa for youngsters which everyone is talking about and you should definitely give it a shot. Try hiking one of Goa’s many national wildlife parks or trek up the Tambdi Surla Waterfalls in Surla. You could also do an ocean trek at Arambol for the most stunning views of the Arabian Sea.
6. Go Club Hopping
Because there are just so many of them in Goa. Right from the fun-guaranteed Tito’s on Baga to Curly’s on Anjuna Beach, most of the clubs are open till the early hours of morning and are ideal for hanging out post a day of baking at the beach.
7. Go Paintballing
For those with a competitive spirit, head to Mapusa and engage in a day-long battle with friends playing paintballing.
8. Go Raid the Flea Market at Anjuna Beach
Because no trip to Goa is complete without this pilgrimage. It is one of the most fun things to do in Goa for youngsters because of what rare picks you might find there. Even if you don’t buy anything, stay for the live music and a platter of fresh seafood at the resident café.
9. Go to the Chorao Island
Located on the Mandovi River, visit the island for a half-day tour and explore its quaint churches and colorful houses made in the Old Portuguese style. You can take the ferry from Ribander Road in Panjim; there is one running every 15 minutes. The island is also home to Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and it would be a buzz thing to do in Goa for youngsters because how many people do you know under 30s, who’ve had the guts to go off the beach and do something new?
10. Go Fish
For crabs, King Mackerels and Red Snappers that pepper the sea, go fishing and have them cooked at a shack too. Hire a boat or tag along with a local fisherman on his boat and get the real deal on one of the most fun things to do in Goa for youngsters.
11. Go Play
Because Goa’s water sports facilities are some of the best ones in the country. You can try your hand at parasailing at Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, knee boarding at Candolim Beach, windsurfing at Dona Paula, Vagator or Colva beaches, flyboarding at Baina Beach or jet skiing at Colva, Miramar or Candolim beaches. Water sports are thrilling, exhilarating and definitely one of the most awesome things to do in Goa for youngsters.
12. Go Gambling at one of Goa’s many floating casinos
What better way to double your money while having some fun! Goa is home to many casinos (since gambling is legalized here, yay!) like Deltin Royal Casino, Casino Pride, Deltin Caravela and Chances Casino. One of the most awesome things to do in Goa as a youngster is to try your luck at one of these. Even if you lose, there’d be a ton of stories to take back with you. So, win-win!
13. Go take a Road Trip
Just get in your car (didn’t bring one? Hire it locally) and head out. Goa’s countryside is lush green, filled with tiny fishing hamlets along the coast or lost-in-time villages filled with beautiful churches and temples, old colorful houses and eateries where you can sample authentic Goan cuisine. Just go, who knows what will you end up discovering!
14. Go cycling in Old Portuguese Quarters
To explore the stately old villas and meandering streets, cycle your way through Panjim. You would catch a history lesson and discover something new about this beautiful place. Also known as Fontainhas, Panjim’s erstwhile city center is also home to some beautiful cafes and restaurants that’ll make you come back again to the place for more.
15. Go visit Jardim Garcia de Orta
Panjim’s best-kept secret, Jardim Garcia de Orta is a beautiful garden located in the heart of the city. It was built in 1855 in the memory of the famous 16th-century Portuguese naturalist and physician, Garcia de Orta. This may not exactly sound like the most fun thing to do in Goa for youngsters but believe us, it will be the most rewarding experience. Plus, you’d probably be the first in your circle of friends to have visited it!
Oh! And partying! Did we already say that? Dancing the night away still reigns as the #1 thing to do in Goa for youngsters. Got more? Tell us in comments below!