Goa in the Monsoons

Created by Harsh Sonawala,

Last Updated on September 18, 2023

Due to its fame as a beach destination, most travellers think Goa in the monsoons is a wasted trip. However, this is a misconception. Goa during this time of year is very different from the peak seasons. Hence, going in with the right expectations is your best bet.

Monsoons in India

off-season months in goa

Off-season months in Goa are usually the months between May and September. May is likely to be very uncomfortable and unbearably hot for travellers. The monsoons usually hit Goa in the first half of June, which cools it down and turns the countryside to a lush shade of green.

Stunning beaches of Goa, Goa in Monsson Chill by the stunning blue sea (Photo Credit – Sarang Pande Unsplash)

what can I not do in Goa in the monsoon season?

With Goa in the monsoons, it can sometimes rain all day, and the power can go off in some hotels and houses. We recommend staying in a modern accommodation – it is the perfect season to spend some money on some luxury. However, if you are travelling on your own and are looking to meet other travellers, then Goa has plenty of hostels. Despite there being fewer parties, this guarantees you are unlikely to be alone and you’ll find exciting things to do nonetheless.

Beaches at this time of year are a no-go; waters will be choppy and not safe for swimming. Likewise, there are unlikely to be any water sports on offer.

best beaches to visit in Goa in the monsoon

We recommend choosing a beach in North Goa. Baga-Calangute is a good bet – they’re walking or a short-ride distance from shacks and restaurants that will still be open, as this beach tends to be open all season. For quieter travellers, staying around Anjuna or Vagator is a better choice. Although, most restaurants and shops will be shut. We suggest avoiding the very North of Goa, as there will be very little activity there. The beaches in South Goa during this time are likely to be pretty empty, but the resorts of North Goa are ideal. We can help you sort the confusion – just click Plan Your Trip.

Vagator Beach (Photo Credit – Dinesh Kumar)

nightlife in goa in the monsoon

The nightlife in Goa during monsoons is likely to be minimal. Most of the major clubs are closed during the off-season. We could still try finding party hotspots for you but give no guarantee of availability.

For more information about travelling to India in the monsoon season, visit our blog. Please feel free to contact us – we can help you plan the perfect Goa trip no matter what time of year.

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