Palolem Beach Goa

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Information About Palolem Beach Goa

The most popular beach of South Goa, Palolem is also one of the most picturesque beaches in the state. Enclosed by a thick forest of coconut palms, Palolem is popular amongst family vacationers as well as backpackers and young crowds. The beach is as perfect for a quiet laid-back holiday as for partying.

The north side of the beach is where one can find family vacationers enjoying their quiet and relaxing holiday. In the centre and south of Palolem Beach, backpackers and young crowd can be seen hanging out at the beach shacks or enjoying watersports.

Top Things to Do in and around Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach
  • Dolphin Sighting : Boats can be hired from Palolem Beach for enjoying a great session of dolphin sighting. It is a great experience to sight a pod of dolphins or a single dolphin swimming along your boat.
  • Fishing : One can hire a boat to go on a fishing trip from Palolem Beach. An inexpensive trip along the backwater canals during the high tide can be enjoyed.
  • Kayaking : Kayaking is possible along the backwater canals near Palolem Beach. It is in fact, a great way to explore the area.
  • Hike to Butterfly Beach : During the low tide, one can even attempt to hike to the Butterfly Beach. It is the perfect place to catch the view of the beautiful sunset.
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary : A day trip from Palolem can be made to Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, where the rich wildlife of Goa can be witnessed.
  • Shopping : Palolem has a strip of shops just behind the beach where one can buy a number of items including souvenirs and Bohomenian jewellery and clothing.
  • Learn Cooking : Learn making North Indian and Goan cuisine at Chef Rahul’s cooking classes at his kitchen on Palolem's main road, behind Cuba beach bungalow.
  • Wellness Treatment : One can avail a mixture of Ayurvedic massages, reflexology, Reiki and energy healing at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio. Learning/practising Yoga is also a possibility at Cozy Nook, Anand Yoga Village, Bhakti Kutir, Ruban Yoga and Ayurveda Village, Earth Yoga Village, and Dreamcatcher.

Nightlife on Palolem Beach

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Palolem Beach doesn’t have much options for nightlife except for its unique Silent Noise Party at its southern end. Cafe Del Mar and Silver Star - Cocktails & Dreams are also where you can go for some good time at night. Sometimes, full moon parties are also hosted on Palolem Beach. If you want to enjoy dancing, visit Leopard Valley on the Palolem-Agonda Road which is South Goa's biggest outdoor dance club.

Popular Bars, Nightclubs and Restaurant in & around Palolem Beach

  • Cafe Del Mar
  • Cocktails & Dreams
  • Aqua -The disco below the lobby at The Leela
  • Mobor–Cavelossim
  • GATSBY'S – Colva
  • Taj Exotica-Benaulim
  • Ziggy's-Colva Beach
  • Alvoc-Colva Beach
  • Johnny Cool's-Colva Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort-Goa
  • Gravity Pool -Inside Radisson White Sands Resort, Varca
  • Euphoria Multicuise Veg Restaurant & Juice/Cocktail Bar

Accommodation Options in Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach Goa

Palolem has a wide range of accommodation available in different categories. There beach huts for staying at Palolem Beach that range from budget to luxury categories. Hostels for backpackers are available and even heritage villa stay is also a possibility at Palolem Beach.

Popular Hotels & Resorts in and around Palolem Beach

  • Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
  • InterContinental The Grand Resort
  • The Kenilworth Beach Resort
  • Majorda Beach Resort
  • Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Resort
  • The Leela Palace
  • Taj Exotica
  • Radisson White Sand Resort
  • Dona Sylvia Resort
  • Haathi Mahal Resorts
  • Cavelossim, Salcete
  • Coconut Grove Resort
  • Nanu Resort
  • Old Anchor Dalmia Resorts

Other Important Travel Information About Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach Goa

Best Time to Visit Palolem Beach

The best time to Visit Palolem Beach is between October and March when the beach shacks are open and the weather is also quite pleasant.

How to Reach Palolem Beach?

Palolem Beach is situated at a distance of about 10 minutes from its nearest railway station at Canacona. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for Palolem from Canacona Railway Station.

Tourist Attractions to See in and around Palolem Beach

  • Butterfly Beach
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

Frequently Asked Questions

Palolem is a beautiful beach and if you happen to be there on a full moon night, it's quite great experience taking pleasure of several activities like water sports, dolphin trip, yoga classes, Ayurvedic massage, and many more.

The best time to enjoy water sports in Goa is between the months of October and May when the wind and water currents are calmer. It is advisable to avoid water sports when the water is rough and tides are high.

Some of the popular activities to do in Palolem beach are :

  • Scuba diving
  • Canyoning and trekking tour
  • Arabian night on Palolem beach
  • Boat trip to see Dolphins
  • Day trip to Dudhsagar Falls
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Take a fishing boat ride with local fishermen
  • Yoga class
  • Ayurvedic massage therapy

Palolem Beach is encircled by several tourist attractions that are finely located in and around the beach. Being the most ideal beaches in the western state of Goa, it attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. The beach offers the perfect balance of privacy, peace of mind, and nightlife with lots of rejuvenation.

  • Sunset at Palolem Beach : The sunset at Palolem beach has its own beauty that is mesmerized by everyone. The picturesque view of its scenic beauty simply has no words to express.
  • Sunset at Agonda : Long walk on Agonda Beach during sunset gives a perfect view from a distance. It gives a great relief and relaxation while sitting there and viewing the sunset of the beach.
  • Cabo De Rama : On the way to Palolen, one can visit Cabo De Rama Fort, the most popular tourist attraction located nearby beach. It is one of the oldest forts, made during the era of Lord Rama of Ramayana. Many tourists come with their family members or friends, to unfold the history of this fort.
  • Dudhsagar Waterfall : It's a very enchanting spot that should be visited if you are in Palolem. One who likes to embark on in their life, this might be one of the best ever spot where you can have lots of fun and enjoy trekking, camp fire and the charming view of waterfall.
  • St. Anne's Church : Located in Agonda, you'll find this church while entering Agonda road way. This place is known for its serenity and architectural beauty. Spending a few minutes at this place gives great relief and peace of mind.
  • Turtle Beach : This beach is another main attraction of Palolem Beach where the famous Olive Ridley turtles lay their eggs. Locals and foreigners visit here as there are lots of opportunities for fervent bird watchers.
  • Monkey Island : The Island is one of the main attractions of Palolem Beach. Towering in the background, it's a beautiful paradise that draws a large number of travelers from all across the globe. Located on the northern side, one can walk through the shallow water in low tide and during high tide, one should experience boat ride.
  • By Air : The nearest way to reach Palolem Beach by flight is Dabolim Airport, which is 67 km away.
  • By Rail : Madgaon (43 km) and Canacona (2.1 km) are the nearest railway stations to reach Palolem, which is 43 km away.
  • By Road : If you are by bus or rental car, use NH178 and NH66 Highways as both of them pass through the city of Margao.

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