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Families will love:

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Rich culture
  • Delicious and inexpensive eats

India's smallest state, Goa is famous on the international party circuit for trance music, a loose lifestyle and general youth-fueled revelry.

So, you might be surprised to learn that it's also a fantastic family vacation destination - especially when it comes to beaches. Famous for its many beautiful beaches -- among which Calangute, Baga, Vagator and Anjuna are the ... more
India's smallest state, Goa is famous on the international party circuit for trance music, a loose lifestyle and general youth-fueled revelry.

So, you might be surprised to learn that it's also a fantastic family vacation destination - especially when it comes to beaches. Famous for its many beautiful beaches -- among which Calangute, Baga, Vagator and Anjuna are the best known -- Goa offers all styles and price ranges of accommodations (from budget backpacker to five-star), most within steps of the sand.

The mix of colonial Portuguese and southern Indian culture is a heady one. And there are all kinds of historic sites -- including forts and Hindu temples -- to explore. Spend your days swimming on beaches as popular with nesting sea turtles as they are with European tourists; duck into a beachfront shack for an inexpensive meal of delicious Goan-style sea-food or something as mainstream as an Italian pizza; and spend the night relaxing back at your hotel or exploring town.

Goa is truly one of those worldly destinations that can be all things to all travelers - families included.

Written by Terry Ward less

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