Despite being one of the most sought after tourist destinations and the fact that the state is located along the coast, barring a recently developed facility, there is not single water-park in Goa. While Goa boasts of numerous adventure sports operators all along the coast, most of them deal with the adventure segment of sports - they are not exactly fun zones which function in a controlled aquatic environment. Goa, as a prime, world renowned tourism destination also lacks in theme and amusement parks in the conventional sense. But there are other very interesting unique options, which are really worth the time and money. Goa’s only blue-blooded water park is incidentally called the Blue Whale Water Park (BWWP), which is located along the amazingly picturesque Baga river that later empties into the sea at Baga beach. The BWWP promises a great family outing for all age groups. It has six different types of water slides, four swimming pools of varying sizes. But the fun does not end here. Blaster boats, gigantic inflatable slides, an exciting Finding Nemo jumping castle etc. BWWP which is set amidst a grove of coconuts also has its own poolside bar, where you can lounge about as you sip your drink.
The next best thing to a water park in Goa is the West Zone Beach Resort located next to Colva, which is arguably one of the longest beaches in South Goa. The West Zone beach resort promises a mini water park in their own large spread. The water park is armed with numerous fun games and slides, but the most popular and thrilling moment would have to be the mind-boggling ride at a height of 40 feett, which runs all the way up to 120 feett. The park however is open primarily to the resort’s guests. Amusement and fun is the key mantra which drives the Saturday Night Market, which is held in Arpora every year. Organized by a German businessman, the night market which has been running in Goa for nearly a decade now has host of jugglers, fire eaters, acrobats doing their stuff in the area, which is nothing short of an entertainment festival. Musicians jamming live on stage, a blaze of flame here, African acrobats jumping through hoops of fire – all this makes for one amazing spectacle, one that you simply should not be missing out on. Around 25 kms from Panaji on a hill slope near a village called Nuvem is a Go-Karting Race-Track of international specifications, which has virtually put Goa on the world Go-Karting map. This splendid facility is one of the hottest fun spots in Goa, with hundreds of tourists and locals lining up for a shot at the fast cars day in and day out. The track is almost half a kilometer long, but do heed the warning which stares at you as you enter. The caution in large bold letters reads ‘You break, you pay’. Once you've had your fill of sun, sand and lazy times, check out these unique amusement options in Goa.