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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 22:03 IST

Planning to visit Goa? Remember these things before heading to this exotic location

A year ender 2023 is all about embracing the sun-kissed shores of Goa.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
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A year ender, has better ways to bid farewell to the past and  by embracing the sun-kissed shores of Goa. Yes,  in the heart of India's west coast, Goa promises a year-end of fun-filed escapade with golden beaches, cultural vibrancy, and the rhythmic echoes of waves.

This heavenly journey is not just a destination but celebrating the year's finale amid palm-fringed beaches to walk in the markets that mirrors the excitement of a new chapter about to unfold in the next year. So in case you're packing bags and planning to go Goa, there are some things that you can remember

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Weather Considerations

Goa has a tropical climate, and the year-end marks the beginning of the peak tourist season. The weather is generally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20-30°C. However, it's mostly advisable to pack both beachwear and some light layers for cooler evenings.

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Festive Atmosphere

December, an exciting time in Goa, as the region celebrates Christmas and New Year with  great fervour. Festive decorations, lively markets, and special events have vibrant atmosphere. Planning your visit in the bustling streets can bring a preparation for the increased crowds.

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Accommodation Reservations

During the year-end,  it's better  to book your accommodation well in advance. You can book many hotels and resorts to ensure you have wide range of options and potentially at better rates.

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Beach Activities and Water Sports

Goa, known for its beautiful beaches and water activities. However, during the peak season, popular beaches can get crowded. You can plan your outings strategically to avoid the busiest times and consider pre-booking water sports activities to secure your preferred slots.

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Rent a yacht 

A private yacht can help accommodating 6 individuals starts from Panjim as well as South Goa. One-hour cruising & one-hour anchorage is priced at ₹17,999. Timings can be customised between 8 am and 8 pm. A photo ID is essential and you must reach the location 20 minutes prior to departure.

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New Year's Eve hotspots (price per person)

Sinq Nightclub ( ₹2,000 onwards), LPK Waterfront ( ₹2,000 onwards), Club Tito’s ( ₹3,500 onwards), Cafe Mambos ( ₹4,000 onwards), Sunburn Goa Enchanted Lounge ( ₹59,000 onwards), Heineken Takeover at The Westin ( ₹44,250 onwards, includes stay), Flow, the Superclub ( ₹1,000 onwards), Purple Martini at Sunset ( ₹8,000 onwards), The Fern Habitat ( ₹999 onwards). You can book on bookmyshow.com

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Health and Safety Precautions

Prioritise your health and safety by staying hydrated. Using sunscreen, and practicing beach safety, it's basic to have a medical kit. You can be awared of the nearest the medical facilities. Staying vigilant with your belongings in crowded areas.

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Enjoy the sun, sand, and festive spirit!

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 22:03 IST

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