They say that a thing of beauty is joy forever, and Goa certainly hits the spot. From being the land of hippies in the ‘60s to a booming tourist market today, Goa has retained it’s Portuguese charm over the years. With its sandy beaches, candle – lit shacks, and wild parties, there is something here that holds appeal for everybody. As your days seamlessly transition into nights, let us help you find out about the best nightlife destinations in Goa.
1. Club Cubana, Arpora
Often called the Nightclub in the Sky, Cubana is probably the greatest house party you will ever attend. The giant club has its riveting share of UV Lights, a swimming pool, good food, incredible music (especially if you like EDM, R&B and hip-hop), and an eclectic mix of people to party with. Don’t miss this experience!
2. LPK Waterfront, Candolim
Short for Love Passion Karma, LPK is as exotic as it sounds. Located on the banks of river Nerul, the club will greet you with a gigantic Buddha structure, but don’t be fooled by the rustic (yet classy) ambiance, because you will be in for a long night of partying.
3 . Titos Lane, Baga
The lane that leads you right up to Baga beach, Titos Lane is named after the legendary Titos – one of the most happening places in Goa. The street is dotted with an array of other clubs like Hype, Get High, Café Mambo, Cape Town and Kamaki as well. Take your pick, or go club hopping to them all! Remember to head over to the beach later to watch the sun rise.
4. Thalassa, Vagator
A friendly caution before you head to Thalassa: sunsets are no longer going to be the same for you. Greek for ‘the sea’, Thalassa is perched atop a sea – facing cliff and offers a real glimpse into Greek culture. Grab a bite to eat and something to drink while you watch the sun disappear into the horizon, all while feeling like the mighty Zeus
5. Night Market, Arpora
Held every Saturday night, the flea market at Arpora is not an experience to miss! Along with local handicrafts, clothes and spices, expect lots live music, dance and stunts going down this action-packed area.
6. Shiva Valley, Anjuna
Located right next to Curlies, Shiva Valley comes to life every Tuesday night and hosts some of the world’s biggest DJs. One doesn’t get many opportunities to mingle with an eclectic yet lively crowd of Indians, Russians and Europeans! After a long night of dancing, one can head over to the stalls set up on the beach for a fix of maggi, nosh and the likes.
7. Silent Noise, Palolem
Probably one of the craziest yet innovative ideas ever, Palolem beach offers a number of shacks with silent noise parties, i.e. a regular party with headphones! Sounds insane(ly fun), right? Head there on a Saturday to get your groove on.
8. Chronicle, Vagator
A multi-layered slice of heaven placed on the shores of Vagator, Chronicle is a five-level space that includes a cocktail bar, a restaurant and an open-air dance floor. Different days of the week cater to different specialty nights, be it Bar Night or a night dedicated to house music. The place has A-list celebrities part of it’s regulars; you might just bump into one of them! Check the place out for an elite experience.
If your stars feel right tonight, head over to one of Goa’s numerous casinos and try your luck. Enhance your experience by jumping on the boat, quite literally – Casino Pride and Casino Carnival are a few that you’ll find floating on River Mandovi.
At the end of the day, remember that there is a ton these nightlife destinations in Goa have to offer-it’s always easy to find accommodations in Goa. Take walks down the beach, explore shacks, fill your tummy with everything the ocean has to offer, sip on some port wine, and don’t forget to step out of your comfort zone. You’ll be surprised with what you discover!