Vacationing in Goa can be fun. The party land welcomes you to an amazing world of Sun, sand and Sea. From a thrilling nightlife to a romantic getaway, a stay in one of the private holiday villas, watersport fun, scrumptious cuisine, and sightseeing, Goa offers a lot to its visitors. However, most tourists tend to get swayed by the free atmosphere and invite unnecessary dangers.
Here are some tips to stay safe while enjoying a vacation in Goa:
It is easy to get dehydrated in the humid weather of Goa. Additionally, over indulgence in aerated drinks and alcohol can take a toll on your body’s hydration levels. So keep yourself hydrated with lemon water, plain water, coconut water, and other juices.
The Documents and Money
It is safe to carry cash and the important documents in plastic. Traveller’s cheques are also a good option. ATM cards are also a convenient source of carrying money.
Water Sport safety
Water sports in Goa are thrilling. However, these may also get dangerous before you know. So make sure you follow all safety precautions. Life jackets are important. Listen to the experts and lifeguards at beaches. You may ask questions about safety of the water sport.
Be careful about the level of current and waves when travelling in monsoon. Strictly avoid swimming in the absence of the life-guards.
NO Drugs & Smoking
If you think Goa is a land of breaking rules, you are wrong. In fact, doing so can make you fall into trouble. Use of certain drugs and intoxicants are banned in Goa. Using them will make you face rigorous punishment and fine too. Stay away from the illegal drugs. Also avoid smoking at public places. Party while abiding by legal conditions of Goa and stay safe.
Stay in a Group
Getting lost in crowd is common in Goa. Mingling with strangers or wandering all alone can be risky. You would come across different types of people at a beach party, a pub, or restaurants. Although friendly, only a few can be trusted. The best thing to do is to stick with your own group and have a safe holiday in Goa.
Take Care of Skin
This is important when you vacation near the beach. Make sure you carry sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses. These things will keep you from getting tanned or feel giddy. The temperature in summer and winter in Goa can be extreme. Hence, carrying a sunblock is important.
Travelling in Goa
If you have decided to use personal vehicle, you should have all of the required documentation in place. This will help you to avoid any unwanted persecutions from the local cops. ‘Drink and drive’ incidents are common in Goa. So, make sure you are sober enough to surpass embarrassing moments. You should follow all safety criterion of Goa.
Safety for Women
Goa is a paradise for travel enthusiasts. However, this picturesque tropical paradise can be unsafe for women travelling alone. Hence, it is advised that women must keep their purses diagonally across their bodies. This will safeguard them against pickpockets. Visits to isolated areas should be strictly avoided. Carrying mace for protection can help.
Be careful about booking a place of accommodation in Goa. Make sure the place is reputed and popular. Private holiday villas are safe option. Book one that offers easier and quicker access to major attractions of Goa. Booking villas in advance will ensure hassle free vacation.