Goa tourism probably does not need any introduction. In fact, Goa is undoubtedly one of the leading holiday destinations in the country for both locals as well as foreigners. Travelers flock to Goa to experience few days of complete bliss and relaxation without having to worry about anything else. There is another sect of people who go to Goa only to party and have a crazy time. The only one thing in both their agendas is to have a really good time.
Goa is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches so yes heading to a beach is the first priority, however, the second most important priority is to decide on the various water sports. Whether it is parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat ride, canoeing or winch-boat parasailing – Beaches in Goa are a paradise for water sport enthusiasts. It is ensured that professionals manage the water sports so that tourists can enjoy them without having to worry about their safety.
That’s not all; Goa tourism also ensures that water sports are conducted only when the weather permits. For instance, during the monsoon months, tourists are barred from indulging in any kind of water sport, while during the peak holiday season when weather is good, people are seen spending most of their time in the water or up in the air parasailing. So, as far as safety goes you can put your mind at ease. However, one should diligently follow the instructions given by the operators.
Following is a brief list of the various water sports available across the beaches in Goa.
Parasailing: Parasailing offers an exhilarating experience and you can never get enough of it. The experience of literally hanging from a parachute and with the sea beneath you is definitely thrilling. There are two options under para sailing – beach parasailing and winch boat parasailing. In the beach parasailing the person is made to land on the beach while in the winch boat parasailing, the person lands on a winch boat. Sinquerim-Candolim-Calangute Stretch is quite popular for parasailing.
Jet Skiing: Those who love speed and are adrenaline junkies will find Jet Skiing extremely thrilling and adventurous. Accompanied by an instructor, a person gets to ride on strong waves in high-powered jet skis. Some of the beaches in Goa where this sport can be enjoyed include Candolim, Colva, Mobor, Benaulim, Calangute and Arossim.
Scuba Diving: Goa is one of the few places that offer amazing opportunities for scuba diving. St. George Island, Pigeon Island, Grande Islands and Devagh Island are some of the places to enjoy this fascinating sport. Bagmalo Beach is the ideal place for beginners where one can learn this sport as well.
Wind Surfing: This is one of the most challenging and toughest sports and meant for those who are daring enough to take on the challenge. There are training schools that conduct short courses on wind surfing and the best season to enjoy this sport is between January and March. Some of the beaches in Goa where windsurfing can be enjoyed include Colva, Calangute, Baga, Vagator, Palolem, Miramar and Dona Paula.