Offbeat Places to Visit in South Goa


Baga, Calangute, Tito’s Bar, Panjim Market, and Bom Jesus Basilica – these are your travel plans every time you plan a trip to Goa. Unbeknownst to us, there are many secret places in Goa that are always hidden in its sidewalks and green areas waiting to be explored. If you wish to hear the untouched, unadulterated, pure version of this coastal beauty, you must go to these undiscovered, but specific and hidden divine places in Goa for your next visit. Make sure you do not miss anywhere!


Goa is also known as the party capital of India, famous for its stunning beauty and splendor. Whether you are an adventure lover, looking for pleasure, or looking for a relaxing time, the hidden places of Goa are waiting to delight you as you plan to discover them. If you are already in Goa, then Goa also has something different to discover.

Looking for hidden places in Goa? Goa is a destination that covers a myriad of hidden jewelry, providing a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

1.Betul Beach: Where Quaint Lies

Betul Beach is a typical fishing village. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the sea is a 17th-century fortress, a small harbor and various nearby shacks that provide mouth-watering sea creatures. One needs to take the boat Cavelossim-Assolna across the Sal River to get here.

Where: Salcette County, South Goa

Best visiting time:- November-March.

How to Get There: Betul Beach is located 49.5 kilometers from Panaji. Private transport such as elevators, car rickshaws are also available in Margao.

Accommodation: Casa Filipinha, The Leela Goa Beach Resort, Mayfair Resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Indy Waterfront Resort, River Castle

2. Arambol Beach: Explore Fishing Culture

Arambol is a small fishing town that fails to attract indigenous and foreign tourists because of its landmark market, hippie culture, nightclubs, barbecue roasts, recreational activities such as paragliding and kitesurfing, and beautiful views of the cliffs. Despite the many offers, Arambol is still as good as most people know, which is why this Bohemian paradise falls among the unspoiled places you can visit in Goa.

Where: Administrative District of Pernem, North Goa

Best visiting time:- November-march

How to Get There:

 Arambol is located approximately two hours by car from Dabolim airport. Buses leave Pernem several times daily. Buses depart from Mapusa almost every hour until 18:00. The nearest bus stand is 2 km from the coast.

Accommodation: Namahstay Hostel, Piggy Hostel Arambol, Omkar Guest House, Indiana Guest House, Love Temple Beach Resort.

3.Butterfly Beach: Unchecked Area

Set as a secluded spot, Butterfly beach is one of the most beautiful, yet unspoiled places in Goa as no one knows about it. If you are here, travelers will have the wonderful opportunity to see dolphins, crabs, and a variety of butterflies. Blessed with its powdered white sand, clear water, and unspoiled nature, the sea is an ideal refuge for those seeking peace and isolation. One can get here by boat from Palolem or Agonda beach, or take a walk to the surrounding jungle.

Where: Palolem, South Goa

Best visiting time:- November-March

. You can reach Butterfly beach by boat from Palolem or Agonda beaches. Boating costs about 1000-1200 INRs (round trip).

Accommodation: The Nest, Crystal Goa Emerald Edition, Art Prive, Bamboo Yoga, Laguna Vista Beach Huts, Patnem Garden Resort

4.Arvalem Falls: A Beautiful Waterfall

Set in lush green forests, Harvalem is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Goa with its white, milky white water flowing down the rocky cliffs. And the best part – the waterfall remains hidden from view of the world, allowing visitors complete privacy. While here, one can visit the Rudreshwar temple and the nearby Arvalem caves.

Where: Near the town of Sanquelim, North Goa

Best visiting time:- November-March

How to Get It: The nearest valleys are Bicholim, five miles [8 km] away and Sanquelim, about two miles [2 km] away. Transportation is available from Panaji and Mapusa to the falls.

Additional accommodation at Dudhsagar Spa resort:

5.Fort Tiracol: Great Design And Architecture

Located on the Mumbai Cochin highway in South Goa, the castle is one of Goa’s most secluded places that offer beautiful views of the Cabo De Rama sea beneath it and the extinct sea at the top. The castle is made up of ruins and canons of ancient Portuguese soldiers who made the castle ideal for shooting and picnic with friends.

Where: Cola, South Goa

Best visiting time:- November-March

How to Access: You can drive, reach by bus or taxi

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