The advantage you will have is that you can experience Goa locally, affordably & can move conveniently.
Let me share my experience with Y’all –
I was staying in Mandrem & required to reach Goa Airport at 11 a.m. I spontaneously thought that Cab would be the affordable mode in this circumstance. The Cab was fetching around Rs.2000 from Mandrem to Goa Airport.
To your Awareness – You will not find Ola or Uber in Goa, in case you can use the Goa Miles Website or can download the app.
The way I spontaneously imagined, I instantly dropped the idea of moving in the Cab because of the expenses.
I took a 6:30a.m Bus from Mandrem, & after 3 hrs approx. I was at the Goa Airport under spending Rs.100.
Fine, I understand that in the 4G world, only a handful use slow buses. But, the local buses are yet Effective in cost-saving.
It’s up to you how you desired to commute around in Goa. I had shared my experience of using Goa local bus transport.
If you use a two-wheeler, you can confidently share your experience with others too.
Your beginning day in Goa would be around the beaches of North Goa.
Wherever you’re staying in Goa –
For e.x – You had booked your stay in Anjuna. You can rent a bike or take the local bus to move.
If you had hired a bike, navigate using google maps & you will reach your destination.
By chance, if your bike is out of petrol. You can take the petrol from the road shops. People in Goa keep petrol in their shops, and you can notice the fuel bottle hanged using a rope from far.
Using Goa Local Bus to move around North Goa
I believe that in your 3 days trip to Goa, you will be eyeing the budget as well.
Traveling using the bus would make the Goa budget under control. Also, it will have a direct influence on your entire Goa expenses.
For e.x – You are staying at Mandrem and require to reach Vagator Beach by Bus. The Mandrem bus will first go to Mapusa Bus Stand. The fare will be Rs.20 per person.
For Buses, the Mapusa town acts as a Bus junction. From Mapusa, you need to take another Bus. The Mapusa to Vagator will fetch Rs. 40 per person.
I agree the bus will take time an hour approx.
Distance Between the North Goa Beaches
If you begin early morning, the possibilities of covering maximum North Goa Beaches will rise.
Most of the beaches are present next to each other.
For e.x – When you continue walking in Arambol Beach along the shore, you will reach Mandrem Beach in 25-30 minutes.
When you continue your walk from Mandrem Beach, you will reach Ashwem Beach & Morjim Beach.
Arambol Beach to Mandrem Beach to Ashwem Beach to Morjim Beach are present at a walkable distance along the shore.
Remember that many of the beaches are not present in walking distance to each other –
Like, Querim Beach is close to Arambol Beach but, you require to go from the road. There is no way to go to Querim Beach along the shore.
Anjuna Beach to Vagator Beach is 5 km but, there is no way to reach it by walking on the Beach.
You must be pondering, What to do apart from walking one Beach to Another?
I had stated earlier that the 1st Day of the 3 Days in Goa will be calm, peaceful & complete contrary, adventurous.
Apart from Walking on the Beach & playing frisbee in the Sea, you can bring your Beach mat along & lie down on the seaside.
You have to pick whether you require to lie down on the calm & quiet beaches of Mandrem Beach & Ashwem Beach or the adventurous Arambol Beach & Vagator Beach.
Nevertheless, whosoever Beach you fancy, Allow the sea breeze to hit you hard and make you loosen.
Overview of some of the Must-See North Goa Beaches
I understand that in your Goa plan for 3 Days, you must be having beaches on your checklist & what you can do on the beaches, correct?
I will provide an overview of my opinion on the beaches I had spent plenty of time –
1. Arambol Beach
Arambol Beach is a bit congested.
You will see a lot of restaurants near the beaches. But explorers will love the entertainment vibes of Arambol Beach & food too.
You can surf in Arambol Beach or can even learn to surf.
The Surfboard will be provided to you & the charges of surfing are dependant on the no. of hours you required to Surf –
Surfing for 1 hr = Rs. 500
Surfing for 6 hrs = Rs. 2000
If you needed to learn to Surf, it cost Rs. 2000 per person. The instructor will guide & provide you with the Surfboard and other essential equipment required.
Later in the evening, you can spot the people putting up their Beach market. I would not term it a Flea Market because the products people sell are often first-hand like Cakes, Food items, etc. & some also provide services like massage.
The beach market would be a good experience for Y’all.
I had informed you that I will provide an overview for a better understanding somewhat than making you bored, but at this point, I had gone quite far from holding it short.
2. Mandrem Beach
Mandrem was the first Beach I had ever seen & walked on in my existence.
Mandrem Beach is calm. An early morning walk will make the day happening, I can ascertain.
Y’all will love the entrance of Mandrem Beach, a wooden bridge guiding you to the sand. Unquestionably picturesque!
There are few restaurants near the beachside, but only a handful as compared to Arambol Beach.
3. Morjim Beach
Morjim is yet another party beach, where you’ll spot a lot of international travelers.
If you had begun your walking journey from Arambol Beach, Morjim Beach would be the endpoint of the long passage.
Sincerely speaking, you will not get an impression of the Beach name on continuous walking if you’re a first-timer in Goa.
Morjim Beachside doesn’t have any water activity as such. But, if you know about surfing or swimming, you can try it by yourself.
For any mishap, the security officials of the Beach would be present there to assist you.
4. Anjuna Beach
Amongst the most spoke about Beach between the travelers.
That was from a personal experience!
I had heard quite a lot time people talking about Anjuna Beach.
After, I had visited Anjuna Beach. I Understand maybe because of the crowd as the majority of travelers mark their favorite destination as Anjuna.
Maybe because of the Water sports that are present there.
The water sports like –
Jet Ski etc.
Water sports could be a strong reason to get attracted to Anjuna Beach.