Margao, about 7 km inside of the coast, is the famous town in South Goa. There you can explore lively market, and it's worth traveling for its shopping corners, but only if you are here for hanging out with friends for fun; there's no reason to stay here. There are some good places to visit like, make Colva or Benaulim your base, and here you can take benefit of beach side relaxing and the night out after your day out. Its outer boundaries include the villages of Loutolim and Chandor, which have attractive ancestral dwellings, some of which date from the early 1600s. The beaches of the south are far much better and relaxing than those of the north; people here are lack of partying mood, although there is added shack life in the south now than there used to be. While on your trip to South Goa you will find good number of resorts and hotels.