Why To Visit Goa In December Month – Things to do & Places to visit on trip

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Avid travelers of the entire world feature Goa in their bucket lists as a must-visit part of Goa and they choose a particular time when it is at its peak of alluring and inviting vibes – December month.

Not one or two reasons compel the tourists to bid adieu to their resident place in chilly winter and head to the scenic land of India – Goa. But a series of December month perks make it more special in this particular month.

Advantages Of Visiting Goa in December

  • Pleasing weather surrounds you
  • Infectious adventure vibe
  • Become a party vulture
  • Try your hand at casinos
  • Soak the sun at beaches
  • Grand festivities
  • A Glimpse of Olive Ridley Turtles
  • Traverse the natural glory of Goa
  • Shop like a maniac
  • Try an endless variety of food & Drinks

Visitors grab all those advantages during their December month Goa holiday that chip into making a worth evoking Goa trip. Now it’s time to make yourself aware of how you can construct a plan that comprises them.

1. Pleasing weather surrounds you

People draw an image of Paradise whenever a thought related to Goa clicks into their minds. You will be amazed to know December month weather turns this illusionary image of Goa into reality. 

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Though it is cooler than in November, the straight ten-hour sunlight will make your holiday pleasant. The temperature stays at an average of 32°C and light breeze flow from sea areas towards the Goan towns and cities.

2. Infectious Adventure Vibe

December could force people to stay inside homes in several parts of India but not in Goa. You can enjoy plenty of time near the sea and in thrilling water sports. Partaking in swimming, paragliding, scuba diving, dingy sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, river rafting, windsurfing and banana boat rides are some most preferable water sports activities in Goa during December.

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You do not need to worry about the risks associated with them as several operators will be there to guide you regarding adventurous water riding. The best equipment, safety tools and assistance will make you feel an adrenaline rush.

3. Become a party Vulture

The party capital of India – Goa welcomes visitors with a bang of Party season. Whether national tourists or international ones everyone immerses in the sea of Loud and Peppy music, a variety of cuisines, refreshing drinks and a lot of fun.

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Parties at Anjuna, Palolem, Baga and Vagator turn every shy person into a beach hopper. Apart from beaches several famous clubs or pubs like Tito’s club, Sinq club etc also arrange massive parties. Famous DJs and bands also make you groove all night in December.

4. Try your hands at Casinos

Playing a hand at the casino and hitting the jackpot can completely transform your Goa holiday. At Mandovi River, in Goa, some very lavish casinos offer the services of unlimited drinks and food until you play here in a private space.

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You can play baccarat, blackjack, slot machines and other games for testing your luck. Most casinos are set up on ships and huge boats which are docked in Mandovi River.

5. Soak the sun on the beaches

It will be a sin to explore Goa without visiting its pristine beaches. Foreigners and native visitors love basking on the palm-fringed beaches of Goa. For more pleasure, you can book a place for yourself in a beach shack. Pick your comfy sea bed, hold a drink and you are all set to gaze at a beautiful sea location while relaxing!

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Playing Basketball on the sand of the sea with your group can also be a great way to enjoy beach time. Butterfly, Candolim and Baga beaches are quite popular here.

6. Grand festivals of Goa in December

The glory of Goa shines differently in December month due to some grand celebrations of the festivals. Every restaurant, party place, religious location and home gets embellished with lights in the second half of December month.

Let’s know which fests are celebrated in Goa during December.

  • Sunburn Festival –  Every year in December the world-famous DJs and rock bands visit Goa for depicting a glimpse of their electrifying music.
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Entertainment, music, food and fun are the main content of the Sunburn Festival in Goa.

  • Supersonic Festival – Initiated by a known celeb and VJ  Nikhil Chinappa, this fest takes place on Candolim Beach every December.
  • Mando Festival – Based on the love themes singing and dance performances are presented by artists who steal the hearts of visitors with their graceful moves.
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Male participants wear a European suit while a female performer wears Sarong and a Shawl.

  • St. Francis Xavier’s feast – Every year on 3rd December the priest offers prayer at 4 am in the Basilica of Bom Jesus. People from the entire Goa come and partake in this auspicious event.
  • Mary Immaculate conception church feast – A three-day long festival occurs at Immaculate conception church in Panaji and Holy Spirit Church in Margao. People in large number visit here during the day. Arrangements of Food, Music and Firecrackers are also done by authorities.
  • Datta Jayanti – Through this festival, the Goan people offer prayers to Vishnu Bhagwan.
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  • Christmas – Several people residing in Goa follow Christianity and due to this reason Christmas is celebrated on a grand level in Goa. Restaurants are decorated with lights and Christmas trees, Bakeries prepare special cakes and pastries and the whole of Goa immerses in the celebration.
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The pomp and splendor of Christmas fest can be seen till the last of the year.

7. December offers a glimpse of the Olive Ridley Turtle

Olive Ridley Turtle is an endangered species of the creature so it is quite hard to find them on any other land and in any other month except December. During this month they come to various beaches of Goa for laying eggs and meeting with adult companions.

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Witnessing such endangered creatures crawling on the beaches can be an exceptional part of your December month Goa Holiday. Visitors can see them at Arambol, Ashvem, Anjuna, Colva, Benaulim, Betul and Palolem beaches. 

8. Explore the natural Glory of Goa

Visiting nature’s abode of Goa in December month can be a refreshment for visitors. Far from the rush and noise of Beaches, you can take a mind-soothing tour of Dudhsagar waterfall, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir national park and Spice plantation areas of Goa.

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It will be fun to know the creatures, spices, plants, flowers and a giant flow of milky water from a very close distance. These places can give visitors a major respite from the wild parties of Goa.

9. Shop like a Maniac

Goa is a hotspot for shopaholics especially those who love hippie culture. The night markets of Arpora and Anjuna Beach are set up at 6 or 7 in the evening and last till the dusky morning.

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You can fill your bags with classy yet economical clothes, jewelry, trinkets, bags and other accessories as a Goa souvenir. The bustling markets of Goa added more fun to the nightlife of Goa.

10. Try something different to tickle your tastebuds

The beach shacks are the focal point of Goa among visitors due to one more reason and that is lip-smacking seafood items. You can try a variety of fresh seafood items in December as restaurants and shacks include some specific and spicy cuisines to lure visitors.

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Mackerel, Crabs, Kingfish, Tuna, Pomfret, Squids etc, the list is so long. Accompanying this sumptuous seafood item with drinks will tickle your tastebuds. Famous restaurants offer them in a different styles of cuisines like Goan, Continental and others.

This valuable information regarding a December month Goa Holiday can play a pivotal role in making a perfect itinerary.

Key attractions of Goa in December month

When it comes to the party, celebration, and enjoyment, Goa tops the list of preferable visiting locations. Apart from swanky resorts, sparkling clubs and casinos, there is a lot more in Goa that is recognized as the prime attraction of Goa among visitors. Let’s check where you must go in Goa while enjoying your December Vacation.

  • The old churches of Goa are completely soaked in the celebration of Christmas during November. So you must visit some famous ones like the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Holy Spirit church.
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The locals ornate them and their surroundings with a string of lights and other decorative objects.

  • Participating in all adventurous activities at Dona Paula must be on your to-do list for the Goa holidays. The blend of calmness and adventure will take you to another mental state.
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This place is also popular as a lover’s point in Goa, hence visiting here with spouse or partner can be a part of your plan.

  • The headphone party at Palolem Beach will surely be an exceptional experience for you. Here you will groove till the wee hours even without disturbing any other person attending the party.
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You just need to reach here, wear the headphones, connect to its beat and sway on it.

A few disadvantages of visiting Goa in December?

Though Goa offers a lot in December month to visitors, some difficulties can trouble them in fully enjoying the Goa Holiday.

Hefty prices: The heavy flux of visitors and festivities like New Year’s Eve and Christmas cause more money for each service like accommodation, food and drinks, bike and car rentals, restaurants, clubs, party places, flight tickets and marketing etc. Your early visit in the first half of December month can save you a few bucks for your next holiday.

Packed with people: The Goan beaches and streets are full of foreign and Indian tourists. Especially the north Goa experience a lot of rush on its beaches and other visiting spots. South is comparatively more serene than the north but still, there will be more tourists here in the South than in summer and monsoon season.

More tourists cause situations like traffic jams on the roads of North Goa. You can be stuck for nearly 30 minutes or more in the traffic due to heavy rush. Waiting will be the only way to reach your destination.

Less clean Goa: In December month you will see a less clean Goa than in any other month. The beaches, market area and roads can disappoint you with their untidiness. South Goa locations and Braches remain clean and private in comparison to the North ones.

Long Queues: Whether you want to enjoy a fun-packed and thrilling water sport activity or sit in a luxury restaurant with your group or partner, you can wait for a long time by standing in a queue. Particularly during the weekend tourist destinations and other famous places witness these long frustrating queues.

Where to stay during Goa Holiday in December?

You can not afford or get a chance to stay at the desired place if you have a tight budget or you are a little bit late in booking the places. Online booking in advance before months will be helpful for you.

Hotels, resorts, house stays, hostels, guest houses and even private properties charge higher for visitors in December. On the weekends and near Christmas and New Year’s Eve you will see a rapid spike in the cost of accommodations.

You are advised to book an online place to stay at least one month before and confirm it on a call.

Private Villas – Hiring a private place to stay during your Goa Holiday can be a luxurious option. You can have fun along with maintaining privacy. A beachfront, waterfront or inland villa can charge more but their unmatched services and breathtaking views of nature are worth it all.

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In south Goa, you can book a private villa which is located a few minutes away from the beaches area where you want to chill and relax. You must book your stay place near the locations where you want to spend maximum time during your vacation otherwise it will expensive and exhausting to travel from accommodation to the destination.

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