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Top Attractions In Goa For Free

Goa has recently become one of the top places in India to visit from countries all over the world.

Known for having remarkable Indian and Portuguese influences, Goa is a stunning coastal state residing on the west coast of India.

You’ll find stunning beaches, beautiful churches, delicious and affordable cuisines that will suit every appetite imaginable and a myriad of temples and churches to peruse while in Goa.

For more inspiration of things to do there, check out our list of the 10 best free attractions in Goa, as well as the top paid activities in Goa!

Free Attractions in Goa

Top Rated Goa Attractions


Arambol Beach

It’s no secret that there are almost-endless amounts of stretches of beaches in Goa, but one of the very best and most beautiful is Arambol Beach.

Located in the north of Goa, Arambol Beach is a popular beach with almost every type of traveller imaginable.

Whether you’re visiting Goa with the kids, or you’re on a girls’ holiday for the week, Arambol Beach has something to offer everyone.


Aguada Hill Cycling Tour from Nerul

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • This tour is a cycling expedition
  • The tour will give tourists a close encounter with wildliffe
  • Travellers will go cycling through Sinquirim along the mangroves
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Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the most famous and beloved churches in Goa that’s dedicated to St. Francis Xavier.

History and architecture fans will be intrigued by the exterior as well as the contents of the Basilica of Bom Jesus as it actually houses the mortal remains of the 474-year-old St. Francis Xavier!

Inside the church you’ll also find the beautiful chapel which is said to be the crown jewel of the...

Goa Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This tour is a narrative hop on hop off double decker bus tour
  • Tourists get to visit 19 renowned sights
  • Travellers also get to visit the Miramar Beach
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If you’re a cultural, history and architecture enthusiast all rolled into one, then you’re sure to love a visit to Fontainhas.

Fontainhas is actually the only Latin Quarters in the whole of India so it’s a pretty special and important place in Goa.

Around Fontainhas, you’ll see the Qurem Creek, as well as Altinho Hill which offers great views of the city.

There’s also so much impressive...

Goa Kayaking Excursion of Sal Backwaters

clock Duration: 2 hours 15 m
  • This is a kayaking excursion tour in Goa
  • Tourists will get to explore the Sal Backwaters of Goa
  • Travellers also get to visit the narrow waterways of the location
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Dudhsagar waterfall

Goa is home to numerous waterfalls but arguably the best is Dudhsagar waterfall, situated on the border of Goa and Karnataka.

Towering above the water at an impressive height of 310-metres, the Dudhsagar waterfall is a must-visit place in Goa.

If you’re looking for something slightly more alternative than simply just spending the day at the beach while in Goa, then the Dudhsagar waterfall provides a convenient and...

Goa Small-Group Shore Excursion Trip with Lunch

clock Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • This tour is a small group excursion trip around Goa
  • Travellers get to visit Portuguese-built Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Tourists also get to learn about the history of Goa
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Chapora Fort

It’s known that Goa is home to many beautiful stretches of wild and rugged coastline, with numerous ancient forts punctuating the spectacular scenery.

Chapora Fort is one of the most popular and beloved forts along Goa’s coastline and offers unparalleled views of the surrounding vistas, completely free of charge.

Situated along the Chapora River, the fort is free to visit so you can easily spend a few hours exploring...

Private Portuguese Heritage Tour: Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Dona Paula Beach in Goa

clock Duration: 6 hours
  • This is a private Heritage tour in Goa
  • The tour enables the tourists to discover and relive the Portugese heritage
  • Travellers get to learn about the historical past of Goa
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Galgibaga beach

If you plan on spending some time in the south of Goa while you’re there, make sure you’ve got a visit to Galgibaga Beach added to your list of things to do.

Galgibaga Beach is known for being a nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles and while you’re there, you can help out with local volunteer programmes.

This free attraction in Goa is perfect for those looking to give back while they’re travelling or...


clock Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • This is a tour to the waterfall and plantations, here in Goa
  • Tourists get a view of the Goan villages and the people who live there
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Mackie’s Night Bazaar in Baga

Located in Baga in Goa, Mackie’s Night Bazaar is a night market that sells everything from fresh and delicious food, to local souvenirs and trinkets.

Mackie’s is a great place to visit in Goa and is one of the best sources of entertainment as not only will you find street food vendors, you’ll also be treated to a wealth of performers.

Goa is known for being a place with awesome nightlife and the Mackie’s...

Private Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour of Goa with Lunch at a Spice Plantation

clock Duration: 8 hours
  • This is a tour to a spice plantation in the state
  • Tourists also get to visit the Shri Manguesh Temple
  • Foodie ravellers get to enjoy buffet lunch at Tropical Spice Plantation
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Fort Aguada

Similarly to Chapora Fort, Fort Aguada is another slice of Goa history and architecture that you should add to your travel itinerary.

The fort dates all the way back to 1612 so it’s coated in a wealth of interesting history, including the fact that it was built as a defence against Dutch and Maratha invasions.

Fort Aguada is also home to a 13-metre high lighthouse that provides an opportune photogenic...

Day Trip to Mollem National Park Including Dudhsagar Falls and Jeep Safari from Goa

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This is a trip to Mollem National Park Including
  • Travellers will visit Dudhsagar Falls and Jeep Safari in an all day adventure tour
  • This is a multiday trip
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Palolem Beach

As we mentioned above, Goa certainly isn’t short of beautiful and bountiful beaches and another top favourite amongst tourists and locals is Palolem Beach.

Ideally suited to people from all walks of life, including families with children, lads’ holidays and stag dos, as well as solo travellers, Palolem Beach is a great place to hang out in Goa.

You’ll find lush stretches of sand that’s perfect for...

Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation

clock Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • This is a full day Goa shore excursion tour
  • The lunch is held at a spice plantation
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Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral is actually one of the largest churches in Asia, so you already know that it’s going to be pretty impressive!

The church is dedicated to Saint Catherine but even if you’re not too interested in learning about the history of the meaning of the church, you can still appreciate its grand demeanour.

The Se Cathedral might not be the best free attraction in Goa for young children as there isn’t really...

4-Days Leisure Vacation In Goa

clock Duration: 4 days
  • This is a leisure vaccation tour in Goa
  • This is a 4 day tour
  • Tourists get to do full sight-seeing of Goa
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