Goa in December
When December comes, a peak tourist season starts in Goa. This period of the year is the best time for beach vocations, famous music festivals, Christmas and New Year holidays and tours.
In fact December is the first month of a real dry season. Rainfalls and precipitations are very rare during this period of the year, and the humidity and temperature are very much comfort. During the day the temperature is usually about 30-32°C, while at the night it can sometimes fall to 15-16°C. There is one interesting natural factor that Goa has: after the sunset there is no twilights – it is getting dark at once and the air temperature quickly subsides. Early in the morning it is also cold in Goa. This aspect should be taken into account before coming to Goa for holidays. Do not forget to take alongside with the beachwear and other beach stuff some warm clothes with you as well not to freeze during the cold evenings.
In December the beach and tourist infrastructure operates on a full scale. The beaches are clean and safe (the lifeguards are everywhere). You can spend the whole day on a beach as all Goa beaches during this period of the year have everything needed for nice and relaxing pastime: freshly cooked and tasty dishes and cold fresh drinks in numerous shakes, lounges, sports equipment and other types of different services.
The main reason why tourists choose Goa in December is the Christmas and New Year holidays. Many people prefer to spend these holidays in Goa because of the wish to have an exotic winter vocations and to change the snow and cold to the sun and sea. The celebration of Christmas and New Year in Goa usually turns into an unforgettable experience which people want to repeat again and again. Therefore, December in Goa is the busiest and the most active month of the year. The accommodation units are in scarce supply already, and the prices are respectively rising on everything. The more far-sighted tourists begin to organize their holidays and rent housing months before the departure. The package tours have the same situation: the tours are booked in advance, but often you can even count on some favorable hot package tours.
Young people also preferably choose December to have their holidays in exotic place and to relax on the shores of the Arabian Sea. At the end of December the major electronic music festivals Sunburn and Supersonic take place in Goa, and this attracts the attention of young people from all over the world. Night jumble markets (or as they are also cold the night markets) in Arpora and Baga also turn into some kind of a platform for musical performances and other cultural events. The special hippie atmosphere, food, vintage items, rare goods, original clothes, live concerts and crowds of tourists form a mixed picture of Goa night markets from which it is sometimes impossible to take your eyes off.
Everything mentioned above should not rip you off and make you think that in December Goa turns into some kind of a buzzing “beehive”. It is also possible to spend a quiet and measured rest away from the nosy tourist crowds. For this purpose all you need is to find a suitable place. Depending on your budget you can go to a prestigious resort in South Goa like, for example, Cavelossim which is mostly chosen for holidays by wealthy tourists from European countries, or you can also spend your vocations in one of quiet villages in North Goa like Arambol and Mandrem which both offer their guests comfortable conditions at affordable prices. At the same time, even the busiest resorts like Calangute, Baga, Candolim and Colva have some quiet areas where you can spend your holidays in an atmosphere of relaxation, calmness, quietness and privacy.