Goa caters to every age unlike the notion that its only for the partygoers. The easiest way to reach is via flight but if you stay nearby the bus connectivity is also quite nice. if flight is out of your budget then the trains are the second best option. If planning a visit in december and january it is best to make your reservations in advance as the prices go pretty high during Christmas and new years and also you might run out on good places to stay. The best time to visit Goa is from the month of october to january end. The months from april to august are a big no no due to monsoons. Goa looks prettiest in monsoons but there is not much to do. In september the place starts picking up.
Goa offers some really comfortable home stays, the resorts are great too(though a little pricey during peak season), if you plan to stay for a longer duration i.e 2 months and above its best to rent a fully furnished apartment which are in abundance there.
Goa is always beautiful thanks to the the greenery and Portuguese/indian influence to houses and buildings. The houses are beautiful with such vibrant hues. Almost every house has a pillared porch and wrought iron balcony. Goan food is famous for its Indo-portugese influence. The food might come across as heavily spiced for the once who go easy on spices but still pork vindaloo, rawa fish fry, Goan prawn/fish curry are some delicacies that are worth a try!
For adventure lovers the place has a lot to offer. There are trekking camps held every now and then. There are paragliding sessions too and a lot of motor sports. If you want to witness Goa's culture all at once then there is no better option than the Goan carnival that takes place in the month of february. The night life of Goa is pretty amazing and puts every other city in India to shame.
Beach lovers-Though most of the beaches are overcrowded you can head out to Morjim beach if you are looking for some peace and quite. every beach has so many shacks that you need not worry about food or for that matter a place to stay. Further up heading towards south Goa you can find some really quite beaches. For all you daily needs head to Newtons or Delfino in Candolim.
On you way back if you are taking a flight ,do stop at Sheila Bar for lunch or dinner and you won't regret it.This place has a lot to offer ,at times more than you can handle.So if you are planning a trip to Goa, make reservations in advance for a smooth and peaceful stay.
Bon voyage peeps!