Goa is the most famous beachside location in India. Formerly a Portuguese colony, this green area of India retains a lot of the cultural influence that the Portuguese brought with them, and this is notorious both in the looks and traditions of the place.
Goa is one of the most touristic areas of this huge country. This touristic hot spot can be divided mainly into North Goa and South Goa -- these areas are considerably different when it comes to both landscapes and vibes. North Goa is famous for the crowds, rave parties, full beaches, and water sports. South Goa, on the contrary, stands out for its tranquil beaches, calm evenings when you can dine at the beach in candlelight and, perhaps a slightly older crowd.
Rather than hostels in Goa, the prime accommodations, especially for budget travelers, are beach huts. Groups of beach huts are very often called "resorts," but don't expect the comfort that a regular resort hotel would normally offer. Depending on the budget, you can find very simple beach huts (with a bed and not much more) or include some other luxuries as hot water showers, more furniture, and other amenities. In North Goa, beach huts would normally be behind the first line at the beach; that is, right after the main restaurants and shops that keep tourists busy during the day. If you'd prefer to have a view of the beach right from your hut, staying in South Goa might be a better option, as huts right on the beach are more common there. No matter if in the North or South, beautiful beaches, warm sun, spicy food, friendly locals, tons of tourists, and great fun are always guaranteed in Goa!
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