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One Day South Goa Trip – Eat, Party, Repeat

When life gives you weekend, escape to Goa immediately. Yes! You can take in the complete beauty of South Goa within a day with the help of this exclusive one-day itinerary crafted by Pickyourtrail. Goa is calling you with its calm shore, beautiful beaches, thrilling water sports and much more to enjoy. Though there’s a lot to experience in Goa that even a week’s time is not enough, exploring South Goa in a day is still not a bad idea. If you are in the middle of a business trip or any other occasion in Goa and you have a break for one day, skim through this article and you will never regret it. Here’s a one-day South Goa trip itinerary where you can soak in the beach, groove to dance numbers and party hard.

Overview

During your one-day trip to South Goa, you can choose to visit a beach, a night club, a church and a few other attractions. Below mentioned are the most popular and most visited attractions in Goa that will make your trip a memorable one. You can pick the attractions as per your wish and craft your vacation accordingly.

Beaches

Colva

Water sports during one-day south Goa trip
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Your first stop once you arrive at Goa would be Colva. Being the longest beach in South Goa, Colva is a mandatory place to be visited in your one-day South Goa trip. Extending to a length of 20 km, the beach is full of smooth white sands and swaying palm trees. Indulge in various activities such as sunbathing, watersports like windsurfing, speedboat and parasailing etc. This versatile beach will keep you entertained throughout the day.

Benaulim

Located at close proximity to Colva, Benaulim is comparatively less crowded and hence it is suitable for couples. You can fall in love all over again with the beauty of the turquoise sea while sipping your drink. If you are an adventure junkie, do not miss trying out the water sports here. You can also spot some cute and cuddly dolphins here. 

Cavelossim

Alternatively, you can visit Cavelossim which is an ideal location for those wanting for peace and tranquillity. You can witness the river Sai merging with the ocean and dolphins jumping in joy. Go on a walk while admiring the scarlet sunrise and sunsets and get some souvenirs in the shoreside shops.

Palolem

Sun bath at Palolem during one-day trip to South Goa
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Experience calm waters, dolphin sighting, flea market and welcoming bars and restaurants at one stop. Head to the Palolem beach if you are a party animal. Go on clubbing and shopping here and do not forget that you have just one day in hand.

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Night Clubs

Johnny Cool’s

Johny Cool's club in goa
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Once you finish exploring the Colva beach, the Johny Cool’s club located near the beach will invite you with its welcoming ambience. With a hippy young crowd chilling and enjoying the food, the place radiate and reverberate. The live performances of the local bands are an important highlight here.

Down The Road

If you want to spend the entire evening singing and dancing, Down The Road is the best location to visit during your one-day South Goa trip. You can see a diverse population of Indians and foreigners here. Being the most popular bars among the locals, the bar hosts a lot of live performances and karaoke nights every day.

Gatsby’s Club

Happening club in Goa
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Head to the most happening clubs in South Goa during your one-day trip. The Gatsby’s Club with grooving EDM music and exotic varieties of hard and soft drinks is an amazing pick for party freaks. Dance for your favourite beat while enjoying a chilled beer and live the best day of your life here. If you are not a fan of hard drinks, reach out to the coffee shop where you can spend a peaceful evening.

Silent Noise

If you are planning to the Palolem beach, then missing out on the Silent Noise club is a crime. This lively pub is truly a one-of-a-kind place. You can actually party without playing loud music and disturbing the external environment. You can just wear headphones and play your favourite beat and dance your heart out.

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Churches

Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral church in Goa
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Se Cathedral holds the pride of being the largest cathedral in Asia. It is indeed a must-visit spot during your one-day South Goa trip. The church houses 5 majestic bells of which the Golden Bell is the largest in the globe. Also, the church was built in the year 1510 when the Portuguese army succeeded the Muslim army in a war. Hence you can witness a touch of Portuguese-Manueline architecture.

St Xavier’s Church

If you are a fan of Gothic architecture, you can visit the St Xavier’s Church during your one-day South Goa trip. It is by far the most beautiful church that can be found in Goa. Built during the year 1605, St Xavier’s Church is a prominent landmark for tourists and locals.

St. Cajetan Church

St. Cajetan Church which is also known as the Church of Divine Providence is another highlight in your one-day trip to South Goa. Built during the year 1661, it is one of the World Heritage churches of Goa. The church has a unique shape of a Greek cross. Additionally, it has a massive dome with inscriptions from the Gospel of Matthew in the Latin language.

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Other Attractions

Vasco Da Gama

Quaint church at Vasco da gama
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You cannot simply miss out Vasco Da Gama in South Goa because of its incredible beauty. Named after the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama, the hamlet is located on Mormugao Peninsula. Also, the important highlight of this place is that it connects all the beaches in South Goa. You can also try out the watersports such as kayaking and snorkelling. Do not miss visiting the Naval Aviation Museum as well.

Chandor

Chandor is a subtle and charming town with a touch of Portuguese culture and architecture. Travel back in time and explore the relics of old times. This old yet beautiful town is a simple paradise with attractions such as Fernades House, Portuguese Mansion etc.

Cabo de Rama Fort

Visit the Cabo de Rama Fort, the oldest and massive fort in Goa. This multi-cultural fort which was named after Lord Rama has a church within its compound. You will also get a stunning view of the Arabian Sea from the fort.

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Goa is the only destination that you can visit any time of the year irrespective of climate and is filled with the best places. Take a one-day trip to South Goa as the place is waiting to surprise you in all astonishing ways. Be it a one-day trip or a one-week trip, you never get enough of Goa. However, it is possible to inhale the sheer beauty of the place with such itineraries. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your dream trip to Goa right away.

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