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Best Beaches in Diwa Goa – Experience the Beauty

Goa located along the western coast of India is famous for its collection of picturesque beaches. It is, in fact, the country's most popular seaside resort for golden sandy shores; listed are the best.

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Querim Beach

This beach is the last on the northern stretch of Goa, also known as Kerim Beach. The shore is quite close to Tiracol Fort a heritage site from past colonial times when Goa was under Portuguese rule. This is quite a scenic beach framed by swaying palm trees. In the early hours of the morning, the beach is lined with local fishing boats ready to set sail only to return the next morning. Although not safe for swimming the beach is popular for sports such as paragliding.

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Arambol Beach

A beautiful beach framed by cliffs and a fresh water lake, Arambol Beach is well serviced by local markets. Tipped to be one of the best in Goa this still unspoilt shore is surrounded by a traditional fisher village. Enjoy the Bohemian ambience and holiday atmosphere that prevails there. The cove style beach is a short walk to Sweet Water Lake and is home to several small bays. The lake is popular for its hot springs and sulphurous mud; hence you are bound to come across mud covered hippies hoping to experience the curative powers of the mud springs. In fact, this beach is coined to be the capital of Goa's hippie culture and is well known for night time beach parties.

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Majorda Beach

A beautiful stretch of pristine white sand beach greets you here. The sea surrounding Majorda is quite calm while the water is clean and highly conducive for swimming. Just 4 minutes from Alila Diwa Goa, a host of bakeries and verdant countryside's this is one of Goa's hidden gems. The beach in December is best known for its Goa Christmas Carnival which harkens back to Portuguese times. A fabulous beach restaurant just walking distance from your Goa resort offers a variety of local dishes to the accompaniment of music and views of the sea.

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Betalbatim Beach

Located just 10kms from Margao Beach this location is a must visit for the best sightseeing in Goa. From Betalbatim Beach you can take on dolphin spotting tours and explore hidden beaches located off the beaten track. Investigate the pine tree framed surroundings and discover hidden beaches, wine and dine on excellent seafood and experience a part of Goa that is far from mundane 'touristy' environs.

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Bogmalo Beach

A harmonious balance of natural environs and a commercial hub takes place at Bogmalo Beach. The long stretch of sandy shore is framed by a large number of touristy souvenir shops selling a variety of local handicrafts. The Goa Institute of Diving is found on this beach offering a variety of services to amateur and novice divers while the water is clean and ideal for swimming. As the beach is loved by students from the BITS Pilani Goa campus the area offers a good collection of eateries as well.

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