Been there for work. Lots of horror stories (Scarlett Keeling, Stephen Bennett) and a serious crime/corruption scene. If you’re after sun, sea, sand in that part of the world Sri Lanka is a much nicer place. Or Kerala.
I’ve been whilst travelling around the world. DO NOT GO TO BAGA BEACH!!! you might as well go to a shite hole in Spain somewhere, well I found Goa to be really nice, cheap and the people to be rather friendly and welcoming. Try the Belo beer, ace, So south Goa is a must. I would go back no questions asked!
I stayed in Goa for 6 months. 2hottie says all you need to know.
Stay south – away from the tourist areas – its surprising some of the stuff that happens Goa.
Kerela is much better. Or if you a hippy type try Gokarn (south of Goa)
Actually come to think of it when I left in september 97 the charter fights were starting for the first year that Dec,
real Indian experience is elsewhere – Hampi / Trivandrum / Pushkar / Manali some of my favorite places
When I arrived at baga on my little trip around Goa on a scooter I borrowed I was gutted to find a beach full of dumpy white Europeans sat on an army of deck chairs.. I didn’t even see the bloody beach!
there now, in Siolim, just got back from vagator beach, its alright if you like beaches, off to hampi, which is stunning tomorrow for a week then back to goa for a few days, then off to kerala for a week then off to trivandrum for a week, I’d come again, my wife lived and worked out here for years, nowt wrong with it at all,apart from f****d up ravers and bright red package holiday types cluttering the place up anyway, but yep try and stay south of the capital when your here