If you are a buget traveller -try staying with the locals or in hostels on arrival, instead of prebooking a hotel. -get a room as close to the beach as possible so you dont need to rent a bike -do not eat food from the shacks on the beach, buy or order it before getting to the beach. -carry a medical kit ALWAYS. It is difficult to find a doctor or clinic around the beach areas. -North Goa is for Partying with frnz and strangers.... South Goa is quiet and relaxing for family trips. -try to explore hidden beaches if you are in adventure mood, like butterfly beach, cola beach, sunset beach, benaulim beach etc.