Stay in North Goa . Amazing crowd and cafe's near beaches. . You can stay in hostel( my suggestion -Rootsvilla near vagator beach). You can make friends in hostel easily and explore the place. post that you can plan south Goa for some days.
Hi...I ve been solo tripping in North Goa for 10 days now. I m staying at a homestay in a village in Siolim . For a short solo trip , I would suggest checking out hostels in Anjuna or vagato in north goa where you can have a shared community experience . The main touristy centers Baga/Calangate are rather noisy . If you are looking for a longer stay , you can look for homestays which provide facilities like wifi/kitchen Also the kind of experience that you want to have in goa depends a lot on your taste. If you are looking to visit the beaches in north , morjim and ashwem have been my favorite . If you are looking for lively cafe for the evening , there are some amazing ones in candolim like Fisherman's Cove, Cafe Jazz. Curly beach shack (Anjunna beach ) is one of the most popular shacks in the north . Please do visit Gurubar in Anjuna , I love it . Live music with a full view of the ocean . One of the oldest bars too . Vagator if famous for late night house/techno/edm parties which carry on till 5 in the morning , if you are into that. Going through some of the instagram pages do help me navigating my way . If you have some time at your disposal , I would suggest taking out 5-7 (atleast :) ) days for the trip
If you're on a budget then hostels would be best. You'll get for cheap if booked in advance. Even Airbnb/oyo. But check the reviews before booking.
Time will depend on what all you have in mind. Around 5-7 days would be ideal to cover both north and south.
Places would again depend on your interests. Beaches, islands, wildlife, waterfalls, clubs, museums there's a lot to do.
Goa is love all year round. If you wanna explore North Goa then stay near baga Beach... Fantasia inn, ronil resort and even lasolas is a good choice as it is located right at the centre and very convenient for solo travelers
North Goa is best for stay..u will find budget accommodation near arpora , anjuna.... don't do water sports at baga beach it will cost u more than going for combo of water sports at malvan beach or paradise beach ...