Top 5 must-try adventure sports to try in Goa

    5 Adventure Sports One Must Try Out in Goa 

    The long coastline laid, back lifestyle, and scenic forests make Goa a perfect adventure destination for tourists. Through the years, Goa has proven to be an ideal tourist destination. Goa is worth visiting all year round. It has perfect weather and an excellent environment for you to try all the 5 adventure sports in Goa. From windsurfing to swimming with dolphins, Goa has it all. Goa also has fine Portuguese architecture. It has numerous colonel-era churches and heritage properties.

    Grand Island Goa Scuba Diving 

    Grand Island, popularly known as Monkey Island or Bat Island, is a must-visit place for tourists in Goa. This Scuba Diving is one of the best that is available in Goa.

    Grand Island Goa Scuba Diving in Goa
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    The tour is arranged by touring companies, giving the customers a complete package from the ride to Sinquerim Jetty from the Hotel to Grand Island in a long-tail boat. Usually, a family of 5 is given their long-tail craft. The Scuba Diving provides breathtaking underwater views and a magnificent experience to swim alongside the beautiful marine life in the Arabian Sea.

    Activity duration is one hour, and all necessary equipment, from Diving Suits to Snorkels and oxygen tanks, is provided by the company. Proper instructions are given to the tourists before diving, along with all safety-related issues. An experienced PADI Instructor guides everyone through safety and emergency practices.


    Flyboarding in Goa
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    Flyboarding has become one of the trendy watersports adventures in recent times. Flyboarding has been introduced in Goa very recently. It is primarily organized in a river called Chapora. The touring company or the Hotel usually arranges for this event, and it can consist of a maximum of 15 members per group, and no one should be less than 16 years of age.

    The adventure sport usually takes place for 1 hour, and the event organizers provide all the required equipment. Flyboarding is a fast-paced sport. A keyboard is attached to the feet of the user, and the keyboard is connected to the boat. It can send the user flying up to 40ft.  


    This is another breathtaking adventure sport in Goa. Parasailing lifts the people to a height of 380ft which in turn gives an excellent view of the vast Arabian Sea and the rich forests of Goa.

    Parasailing in Goa
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    Parasailing usually takes place in the region of Calangute in Goa. The touring company or the Hotel can easily arrange it for you. The Flight duration is generally 5 minutes with one instructor aboard. In this sport, a parachute-like canopy wing attaches to a speed boat, and the customer rides the canopy wing along with a trained instructor. It is a fun, exciting event that gives the customer an unforgettable experience of the dynamic stretch of the Goa Coastline. 

    Bungee Jumping 

    Bungee jumping is a very well-known sport all over the world. It is an adrenaline-filled sporting event that has been taking place in Goa since a long time. The jump is usually from a height of 55m and is located in the dense forests of Mayem Lake.

    Bungee Jumping in Goa
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    The sporting event is unsuitable for those under 18 who might fear a complete free fall from that height. Professionally trained people manage the sporting event, and all necessary details and safety precautions are provided before the jump.

    The jump’s height gives a panoramic view of Mayem lake and the greenery around it. The sport is generally short, with less than 5 minutes to complete the jump. The touring company usually arranges for the leap, and also the meals are included in the event package. 

    Paragliding: Adventure sport in Goa

    Paragliding in Goa
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    Every day from 7 am to 4 pm, paragliding is set up. Hundreds of people come to experience it. It is one of the best events that take place in North Goa. A pilot cum instructor guides the customer and also rides with him. The event is for 15 minutes, and the tour company arranges the complete package. Paragliding is also a do-it-all sport. It gives a thrilling view of the fantastic coastline of Anjuna beach, Goa’s rich forests and the amazing view of the horizon. 

    Final Thoughts  

    Goa is one of the finest places in India if somebody wants to visit a beach. Goa is known for its parties and sporting events. Hundreds of hotels line the periphery of the inner coastline. It offers hotels according to everyone’s requirements, from basic hotels to five stars, it has all. Be it a honeymoon trip, a family trip, or a get-together with friends, Goa is the number one recommendation for adventure and beaches.

    So, next time you plan your Goa trip, don’t forget to try these top 5 must-try adventure sports. You can mix and match the adventure sports based on your itinerary in Goa.


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