Should You visit Goa in December? Absolutely yes! According to statistics with the Goa Department of Tourism, Indians from all corners of the country come to Goa, but there are many foreign tourists too, most of them from the UK, Russia, Germany, Finland, and France.
January and December together are the most popular months for both domestic and international travelers.
The prices are likely to be higher in December than the summer or the monsoon months. But then, you will get the best of everything. You will get the complete range of water sports activities on offer, the weather will be nice and cool, the restaurants and bars will be operating at full capacity and offering their best, the shops including the street side stalls will be all open, the flea and night markets are going to be open, and you will find a lot of bikes and cars to rent.
December is the time for those unending parties in Goa. Baga beach, Anjuna, Vagator, and a few other beaches are brimming after dark with party goers. The nightclubs are blasting their songs and are full of revelers.
THINGS TO DO IN GOA IN DECEMBER
- Party Till Morning – This is the big party season in Goa. Often, they start around 10 in the night and go on till the early hours of the morning. Loud music, dizzy lights, electrifying beats, dancing, drinking, barbecue, bonfire and delicious food creates the right ambience. Special New Year eve parties are even wilder with a lot of merriment. The discos, beach shacks and pubs in Baga, Calangute, Vagator, and Arpora get the busiest.
- Casinos – Goa is India’s Las Vegas. There are many casinos on ships and boats docked in the Mandovi River. Earn a little extra and have loads of fun. Many casinos offer unlimited food and drinks as long as you keep playing. You can play poker, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, money wheel, pontoon, flush, slots machines, and other games.
- Christmas Celebrations – Goa is dazzling during Christmas. The beaches and streets are decorated with stars, lights, ribbons and ornamented Christmas trees. There are 400 churches, all of which have midnight masses. There is also the Christmas dinner with roasted turkey, grilled seafood, pork, and more.
- Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary – The sanctuary on Charao Island should be in your list for December because this time of the year, you will find the maximum domestic and migratory birds here. The sanctuary is a favorite for nature lovers, ornithologists, trekkers, and those looking for a little respite from the parties.
- Turtle Nesting – Witness a spectacle of nature, the nesting of rare turtles. Olive Ridley Turtles arrive at Morjim, Galgibag and Agonda beaches once a year to lay their eggs. They lay hundreds of eggs. After hatching they go back to the sea. You will find sporadic nesting also at Arambol, Ashvem, Anjuna, Colva, Benaulim, Betul and Palolem beaches.
- The Markets – Don’t miss Arpora’s Saturday Night Market, the flea market at Anjuna, and Mackie’s Night Bazaar in Baga. You can buy a lot of souvenirs in these places. There are also live bands, fire eaters, jugglers, street DJs, and plenty of seafood kiosks selling authentic Goanese preparations.
- Cruise or Deep Sea Fishing – Cruise the backwaters of Goa. You will see a lot of birds and even bats in many of these trips. There are dolphin spotting trips too. There are full-day and half-day trips with lunch served on the boat. Alternatively, you can go deep sea fishing as well. This can be a lot of fun. There are restaurants that will even cook your catch.
So what are you waiting for, Book your stay at Zense Resort and spend the last month of the decade Enjoying Goa!!!!