Getting to Goa. For international flights access to Goa is restricted to charter flights which arrive at the airport at Dabolim on certain days of the week. An increasing number of tour operators from UK as well as a few from Finland, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Russia, offer good value package holidays between October and April. It is also possible to get to Goa easily by flying in to Mumbai (Bombay) which is served by airlines from many countries around the world.
Discounts: package holiday prices are highest between mid-December and mid-January and again over Easter. There are good bargains early and late in the season. Airlines offer significant discounts on their scheduled flight fares to Mumbai, especially outside European holiday times, most notably from London.
Travel tip. From Dabolim airport it is possible to wind down quite narrow village roads to all of the main resorts in Salcete. For the Mormugao beaches which are no more than 20 mins to half an hour's drive from the airport it is quickest to take the shortest route down off the plateau to Velsao and Cansaulim. For Colva and the resort hotels further south, it can be quicker to join the National Highway and go to Margao before heading for the coast road.