Palolem is a standout amongst the most wonderful beaches in Goa. The Palolem beach is generally unspoiled and is possessed by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the beach or in the main town itself. It is about one mile long and is crescent-shaped beach, one can see the entire vacation spot from either end. Both ends of the sunny shore comprise of rocks bulging out into the ocean. The depth of the ocean expands continuously, it being shallowest at the northern finishes of the beach, making it alright for normal swimmers, and currents are not fast.
The beach is a natural bay encompassed by grandiose headlands on either side. This effects in a smooth, pure ocean with a delicately inclining cot that permits you to stroll up to 100 m out from the beach.
Tourist Attractions – Places to See in Palolem Beach
- Sunset view from Palolem beach
- Cotigao wildlife sanctuary
- Day trip to Dudhsagar Falls (Sea of Milk) which are in the top 100 highest falls in the world.
- A visit to the spice farms.
Things to do at Palolem Beach
- Boat Ride on Palolem Beach
- Scuba diving ( near Palolem Guest house )
- Canyoning and trekking tour ( book at Casa Fiesta)
- Rent self-paddle sea kayak boat
- Take a boat trip to see Dolphins, best time is sunset and sunrise
- Take a fishing boat ride with local fishermen
- Spend a day in Agonda Beach which 20 km north of Palolem, very quiet beach
- Yoga Classes and Meditation
Location of Palolem Beach
Palolem Beach is situated 2 kilometres from the market town of Chaudi in the south Goan taluka of Canacona, which is about an hours drive from the beachfront town of Karwar in Karnataka and about 40 minutes from Margao (Main city in South Goa).
How to Reach Palolem Beach
The most straightforward approach to get to Palolem is to take the train or flight to Margao (locally known as Madgaon) and pay for a Government affirmed fixed-price taxi to Palolem. Fixed-price taxis are accessible from the train station and from Goa Dabolim Airport(GOI) at Vasco da Gama
Via train Canacona railway station is the closest to Palolem beach, approximately 5 minutes drive away. There is a State Transport bus service from Margao Bus Stand to Canacona or Palolem. It takes around 90 minutes.
Accommodation in Palolem Beach (Hotels and Resorts)
There are many budget and mid range resorts and hotels in Palolem beach. Palolem Guest House is a nice place to stay and if you beach shack concept then Neat & clean rooms are available in many hotels.
Palolem Beach Budget Hotels
- Virgin Beach resort
- Le-Grand residency
- Hotel Roundcube
- Luke’s Residence
- Neptune’s Point
- Ordo Sounsar
- Allegra Cheap rooms
- Om Sai guest house
- Sun Beach Residency
Palolem Beach Mid range Hotels (Deluxe and Semi Deluxe)
- Ciarans resort
- Bhakti Kutir
- The Fern Gardenia Resort
Accommodation in Palolem Beach Resorts
- Alessandra Resort
- Flavia’s Paradise
- Om Sai Guest House
- Palolem Beach Resort