Goa Over Christmas?new Year Period
wallywombat
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#1
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Goa Over Christmas?new Year Period

Hello all,
I'm wondering whether anyone can give me suggestions about the best beach to stay on in Goa during this period. I arrive on the 24th Dec and intend staying for approx 10 days prior to making my way through Rajasthan, Nth East India and then onto Nepal.
I want a beach that is tranquil, not overcrowded but wth some night life.
I have been doing alot of reading of the LP Guide and am swayed towards the south beaches: Palolem seems to be highly recommended for its beauty.
I'm a young 45 year old however I do beleive I have long since past the rave party scene!
Bars, atmosphere and live music are down my alley!
Would appreciate your comments.
Cheers,
Wallywombat (a new convert to im!)
T'he spirit of adventure is to be lost and not found'

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#2
| Maha Guru Member
Hi,
I was down in Palolem about a week ago.
It looked to me like about 2/3 of the beach huts
were allready full.
Arriving on Dec 24 I think you might findit a bit
difficult to find anywhere to stay, In fact I think it will
be difficult long before then.
But I have never been there before, maybee it has
higher capacity than I think?
The beach is beauteful though.
Wellcome to Indiamike!
#3
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You will probably find somewhere in Colomb or Patnem the beaches a little to the south of Palolem (10/15 minutes walk). Finding something in Palolem itself at Christmas may prove a little tricky!!!Though not impossible!!!
Sanatana Dharma

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#4
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Was at Palolem in early November after moving on from Baga Beach. Palolem was delightful then, Baga the opposite.

There was some building of on-beach cafe shacks under way at Palolem in anticipation of December crowds. Not too many I hope.

Recommend the camp at Cafe Del Mar.
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#5
| Senior Member
hi!
why not give colva/benaulim a try!
malvin
#6
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Wallywombat,
I was thinking of going to Palolem for Christmas, I just got my tickets and I amy try to email a couple of places I found on the Lonely Planet guide (Ciaran's Camp, Palolem Beach Resort) I also read some positive comments here on IM on both Palolem and the a-m accomodation. I hope I am not too late. I am also in my 40s and not much into the rave thing (although I would not say no to the odd party...!) [wink]
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#7
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: freefred(although I would not say no to the odd party...!) [wink]



Oh theres plenty of odd parties in Goa,,,,,,,,,, :eek:
#8
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Yes 70s, I gathered and the thing pleases me, I'm on holiday after all...
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#9
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You don't have too much of a choice. This is a crowded time in Goa. As a resident, it's the time we hate the most ... roads are crowded, Goa's a mess, and everyone thinks that Goa doesn't exist for the other 11 months of 12. Oh why does modern mass tourism have to hype a small region so much (over such a small period of time)? -FN
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#10
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Hi fredericknoronha,
I realise what it must feel to live there and have the place invaded by millions for a short period of time. I can assure you that, if I could, I certainly would not choose the Christmas holidays and would definitely prefer the tranquillity of, say February or March. HOwever I have 2 children at school and I have not much choice (and it is costing me at least twice as much, I am sure). I have also read some other posting you published and realise how worrying the situation must be. The reason why I chose to go south is because I was hoping to avoid the worst of it and, at the same time, maybe visit the nature reserves (which to the kids is certainly more fun that a rave...)
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