Holidays to Goa
If you think your budget won’t stretch to exotic long-haul holidays – think again. Goa package holidays offer the chance to explore India’s tropical west coast at a budget price. We at Coop Travel have bargain holidays to Goa’s most sought resorts, allowing you to discover this fascinating tropical paradise for yourself.
Goa holidays are perfect for those venturing to exotic climes for the first time. Once a centre for back-packing Hippies, today cheap Goa holidays are booked by more conventional tourists. Remnants of the Flower Power movement are restricted to areas like Arambol, a beautiful and remote beach with a distinct Bohemian atmosphere. Elsewhere, the resorts once populated by hippies have become respectable tourist destinations and last minute Goa holidays are booked in modern hotels rather than beach huts.
Goa is an exotic blend of Portuguese and Indian influences, harking back to its days as a Portuguese colony. This is reflected in both the cuisine and the architecture. When it comes to late deals in Goa, many people head for the vibrant, culture-rich resorts of the west coast. A west Goa holiday offers Mediterranean-style churches and colonial architecture on one hand, and Hindu temples and Dhaba restaurants on the other. Candolim, one of Goa’s top beauty spots, is crowned by a 17th century fortress, with a lush green backdrop fed by numerous natural springs.
Calangute, another Portuguese outpost, is a popular haunt of families, with a safe shallow beach, although further out the rip-tides can be dangerous. Colourful bazaars selling everything from hand-made crafts to Indian sweetmeats can also be found in the area. After hours, night owls can dance till dawn at the Anjuna and Vagator beach bars. Goa package holidays in nearby Sinquerim are popular with trendy young singles as the beach offers a range of watersports.
East Goa package holidays offer a gentler, more relaxed way of life. We at Coop Travel offer late deals in Goa resorts like Arrosim and Cavelossim, which boast tranquil white beaches and turquoise waters, with an interior of superb natural beauty.