Goa’s international airport Dabolim is located midway of Goa’s North South divide. We have only visited South Goa at present, so the recommendations are only for the Southern region, though we will be updating the site once we have explored the northern region at a later date.
South Goa’s resorts are all similar, but with a different vibe at every one, and exploring and finding where’s right for you is down to personnel choice, but if you browse the different resorts we have listed, you should get a feel for each location, and what’s on offer. From Carmona, and further South to Agonda, you will find an area that suits you.
Taxi fares from the airport are fixed for destinations, and the present rates are around £14 to Palolem & Patnem, which are about one hour and thirty minutes from the airport. Do check with the accommodation you are booked into as they will possibly use a local taxi for your arrival and will arrange. If the price is more than this then you may as well take up the fixed price at the airport. For the return journey you may be able to barter from whichever region you leave from, and depending on the time of season, the balls in your court so use them bartering skills you would have picked up during your stay. Expect to pay £1-2 more if travelling to Galgiabag.
The other options of a Train to Margao, then buses are a cheaper option but if there are 2 of you, a taxi is your best option door to door if budget is no problem.
Feel free to browse the beach resorts we have visited and a few accommodation choices we have personally stayed at, and are not affiliated with in anyway, but are great options to book into until you arrive and check things out on the ground for yourself. There are still fairly decent beach shacks that can be had for £5 a night or less if that’s your budget, and these obviously increase in price around holiday periods of December into January, but always barter unless you’re happy with the deal offered