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Goa in July

Goa in July is in the middle of the monsoon season so you will get fewer tourists this time of the year. It will rain almost every day, the humidity and precipitation is higher, the wind speed has picked up, and the sea can be rough too. But there is a romance of the rains, particularly when you are in the seaside, and more so when you are in Goa! This is why Goa is now becoming very popular as a monsoon vacation destination. Every year, more and more visitors are coming to Goa when it rains.


The monsoon usually hits Goa in early June, so by July it is raining heavily. In fact, usually, July is the wettest month in Goa. It often rains every day, and sometimes, it can rain for several hours. On an average, it rains about 27 days in July. But you will still get dry and sunny breaks between those spells of rain and it is brilliant in those times, because it’s not as hot as the summer months. There will be a lot of clouds and the sea will be rough. The sea temperature will be warm. There can be riptides as well so be careful if you are planning to go swimming.

The precipitation increases slightly as the month progresses. On July 1 st, it is around 78%, but by the end of the month, the precipitation should be around 89%. The wind speed in July ranges between 2 m/s, which is light breeze and 6 m/s, which is moderate. It is rarely above 9 m/s.

The humidity can be high. Goa’s relative humidity varies between 70%, which is considered mildly humid and 95%, which is extremely humid. It is rarely less than 57%.

Climate in Goa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high, °C 31,6 31,5 32,0 33,0 33,0 30,3 28,9 28,8 29,5 31,6 32,8 32,4 31,3
Average low, °C 19,6 20,5 23,2 25,6 26,3 24,7 24,1 24,0 23,8 23,8 22,3 20,6 23,2
Average precipitation mm 0,2 0,1 1,2 11,8 112,7 868,2 994,8 512,7 251,9 124,8 30,9 16,7 2926

Pros and Cons of Monsoon

Pros Cons

Lower Prices – As there are fewer tourists, almost everything will cost less in July. This includes the room prices, transportation, cost of renting car/bike, food, and even the shops will charge less. Even flight tickets will be cheaper.

Power Outages – There can be power cuts when it rains. However, most of the big hotels, resorts and villas have power backup, so the power comes back quickly. You don’t have to stay in the dark.

Fewer People – There are a lot less tourists in July, so the beaches will be more pristine. In peak season, many of the beaches, particularly in the North, can get very crowded. You might have to rush for a lounger. In July, you can take long walks on the beach and enjoy the nature.

No Water Sports – Most of the water sports action will be closed in July. You can still go swimming in the sea, but the waves will be higher and there can be riptides too, so it’s best to avoid the water. There are lifeguards in many beaches, so check always if you must go swimming.

Greener and Cleaner Goa – With few people around, Goa will be much cleaner during the monsoon. Of course, all that rain will make Goa lush with greenery. Try the Spice Plantations, forests, and the waterfalls in July. They will be the most beautiful this time of the year.

Beach Shacks Are Closed – Many of the beach shacks, and also the restaurants and bars will be closed too. However, there are still many places to dine and drink in Goa that are open in July. Many of the major restaurants, particularly at the bigger beaches will still be open.

No Long Queues or Waiting – There is zero waiting time at the restaurants and bars. There are no queues at the many tourist attractions in Goa.

The Markets – The Anjuna Flea Market is closed in July. It opens on a small scale in September and picks up in November. The Mackie’s Night Bazaar will also be closed in July. But there are many shops that are still open in July.

Top 6 Things To Do In July

  1. Visit the Dudhsagar Waterfalls – Dudhsagar falls is going to look its mighty best during the monsoon. 47 kms from Margao by the MDR52, this is one of the most amazing sights in Goa. You will get completely drenched if you stand too close. You can trek to the falls from Castle Rock or take a car.
  2. The Spice Plantations – At their greenest best in July. There are many to choose from like Savoi, Sahakari Spice Farms, and the Tropical Spice Plantation. You will see many fruits, spice plants, exotic flowers and hundreds of orchids. There are wild birds, monkeys, and at Sahakari, you can take a bath with elephants too. Have an exotic lunch on banana leaves.
  3. The Wildlife Sanctuaries – Once again, many options. Choose from the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Mollem National Park, and the the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary.
  4. Other Attractions – The UNESCO World Heritage Site Basilica de Bom Jesus, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Se Cathedral, Church of St Cajetan, and the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
  5. The Forts – Chapora, Aguada, Betul. The sea looks lovely from up there in July.
  6. The Latin Quarter and Old Goa. There are many fantastic old Portuguese mansions to see here that you cannot miss.

Don’t worry if you cannot swim in the sea in July or enjoy water sports. A walk in the rain can be a lot of fun too. Just wear your waterproof clothing, and enjoy all the splatter. It can be very romantic with all the clouds, the waves lapping the shore, and very few people around.


Touxeachem Fest – This is held at the Church of St Anne, which is also called the Santana Church on July 29 th. The church is close to the Basilica de Bom Jesus. People from all over Goa visit Goa on this date, mostly newlyweds, to wish for happy marriage or a child. The event is also known as Cucumber Feast because people offer cucumbers to St Anne at the church.

Chikhal Kalo – A fun festival of mud fights, which has reportedly been held for more than 150 years. It is held next to the Devki-Balkrishna temple in Marcel. There are many types of mud games along with bells and drums playing in the background. All the participants are thoroughly bathed in mud. It is held at the end of July.

Goa July Checklist – Make sure to pack waterproof clothing that will keep you dry in July. Also carry an umbrella and good boots if you plan to visit the national parks and Dudhsagar Waterfalls and the plantations. Finally, don’t forget a torch.


Find a good place to stay in Goa for July. Most of the big hotels and resorts are still open, but there will be very few staff members, so the quality of service offered will be bad. Villas on rent in Goa offer the most privacy and luxurious living. The service quality on offer never goes down, so you can depend on them.

Also, there are plenty of amenities at the villas like large plasma televisions, DVD players, coffee machines, juicers, swimming pool, barbecue that you will find useful for those days when it rains a lot.

For July, it may be best to choose a villa close to the major beaches, like Baga, Candolim and Calangute in the North, or Colva and Cavelossim in the South because there will be very little activity, if any, at most of the other beaches. But you may choose the other villas as well if you want absolutely nobody, but your group, on the beach. The entire beach will be just for you. If you have a car or bike, you can still go to the shops, restaurants, massage parlors and tourist attractions from these places.

Villas for rent in July:

Luxury 3-bedroom villa with its own private pool. The villa has its own access to the Candolim beach (200 meters).

From 18 000 Rs. per night.

European style 3-bedroom villa in gated residential complex. Swimming pool. Cavelossim beach — 400 meters.

17 000 - 25 000 Rs. per night

Comfortable private villa class «Luxury» with direct access to the beach. Choice for families who value privacy and 5* star service.

From 40 000 Rs. per night

* Price depends on arrival dates and duration of stay.


In July, as well as during the whole monsoon season, the prices for accommodation units, tourism services, airline tickets and transportation are usually lower than in the peak season.


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