It is always a delight to visit local markets on coastal village. Margao market is the best of the lot.
Go fort hopping. The seaside haven was an important citadel for the Portuguese stronghold, and they build some spectacular forts to protect their fronts. Visit Fort Aquada and its lighthouse, Chapora Fort with its natural valley to the beach, Cabo De Rama said to be the oldest fort in Goa and Fort Tiracol which is accessible only by a ferry which affords gorgeous views of the surroundings.
A visit to the Latin Quarter is a must! Here you can visit some of the old homes built by Portuguese traders and merchants. Many of the families still speak the old tongue. Head to Chandor in South Goa and visit Braganza House. Also visit Quepem to visit Palácio do Deão.
Bakery hopping at the Latin Quarter, these melt in your mouth baked goods are worth a shout out.
Spice plantations for a traditional tour of the land that ends in scrumptious meal.
If you have some days to spare, then head inland from the coast and trek to Dudhsagar Falls.
Visit to the Butterfly Conservatory at Ponda, a blissful experience to learn more about these colorful creatures.
Go on a crab-catching excursion. One needs plenty of patience, but don’t worry the scenic views of the Goan backwaters and the seaside makes up for this time-consuming task.
If you extend your stay, then we highly recommend an island-hopping tour. Get on local ferries and visit small island with even smaller villages. You can spend the whole day cycling through lush paddy fields and gorging on baked goods from local bakeries.
Work an appetite kayaking through the blissful backwater channels crisscrossing Goan countryside.