1. Variety of beaches, beach shacks and other attractionsThere are so many beautiful beaches in this state which make the state so much attractive for the both Indian and non Indian tourist. Lots of people treat Goan beach as a place of relaxing, socializing and doing activities. You can come for a long walk at the sunset or even sunrise, do sports like jogging, riding a bike along the long shore which seem to never end, swim, dive or do water sport. The list is so long. Moreover, every beach seems to have a bit different ambiance, some beaches are extremely peaceful and quiet, others are more vivid and entertaining. It depends on you where you would like to spend your holidays or live.
In Goa you can feel that the time slows down and stops for a while just to speed up just for a while to slow down again. Nobody cares about deadlines, schedule because life is quite lazy and nobody rushes anywhere and anyone. You can fully relax and forget about worries of the city life. In Goa I discovered that I had wasted so much time living in Delhi or previously in Poznan commuting, getting stuck in jams just to do simple activities.
You don't need as many things as you need to live in the city, for instance you don't need to buy so many clothes because the weather is quite the same and predictable and you need just a good pair of flip flops, comfortable dress, a top or a pair of shorts. Forget about all these shoe models which you need for 4 season weather, forget about socks, jackets, sweaters and coats.
You don't need make up because firstly, it is too hot for that and secondly, you get a nice suntan which makes you look much better as long as you sunbathe reasonably:). Humid climate is a blessing to your skin which is always moisturized. You can go for a massage at the beach shack whenever you like without making an appointment.
You don't need a fancy mean of transport because a motor scooter or a small car is just perfect for the Goan roads. Besides, you can always use public transport like tuk-tuk or take a taxi.
5. Friendly atmosphere and people
Wherever you go you meet nice and friendly people who would like to chat with you and strike up a small talk. The energy of the place is absolutely positive and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. There are some people who want to sell you something but it doesn't stop them from being friendly and helpful. You can always refuse to buy something or eat in some place. Nobody hassles you to do so. People simply smile at you and it is normal here!
In Goa there are lots of places of entertainment such as karaoke bars, live music bars, night clubs and casinos. If you are a party goer or a trance music lover you should choose the north for instance, Baga or Calangute beach if you like more peaceful atmosphere you should visit the south for example, Colva beach or Palolem beach. Alcohol is Goa is affordable that's why this place attracts so many Indian tourist who can finally enjoy themselves fully especially if they come from the places where parting is really expensive (Delhi , Mumbai) or alcohol is prohibited (Gujarat). In Goa there are both night clubs with affordable prices as well as exclusive clubs which can burn a hole in your pocket.
Although Goa is considered to be a hot and very humid place its climate is rather friendly for the tourists. You can see lots of elder people residing here who are used to the Goan climate. If you wish to avoid really hot weather you can always find a cool hideout in the beach shacks or sit in the shade. On the beach there is almost always nice breeze from the sea which makes the climate really cool and not so hot. Everyone has here AC or fans installed on the ceiling which gives you some relief during the day if you stay in. Lots of people are used to going out in the evening to see the sunset and eat dinner out because shops, bars and restaurants stay open till late.
The pre-monsoon period, from March to May, is the hottest of
the year, and the temperature can reach 35/36 °C (95/97 °F), but it does not get as hot as in other parts of India. This partly happens also in the period following the monsoon, in October and November, when the temperature rises again and can reach 34/35 °C (93/95 °F). In winter, from December to February, the weather is normally hot and sunny. Besides, in Goa we have a monsoon season which starts in the mid of June and finishes in October. Some days especially in July are really rainy and it is hard to go out but on the other hand nature blooms beautifully and you can rest from the tourist season waiting patiently for the rain to stop.
In summary, life in Goa is very pleasant despite the mentioned disadvantages, which for some of you can be a big obstacle. However, the standard of living in Goa is improving every year and I think it will be much higher in the future, which is also affecting the increasing number of residents coming here. So if you're thinking about living in Goa and have some source of income to get by, you can say to Goa definitely YES.
Goa in May, during lockdown 2020