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Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach is the most scenic and beautiful beach in South Goa, the crescent shape  surrounded by the dense coconuts trees enhances the looks of this beach. We managed to reach this beach riding 80 km from Panaji on a rented old Scooty, though my wife got annoyed  several times sitting on the back seat  during my 2 hours ride. But the first look of the Palolem beach vanishes all our pains and brought a big smile to our face.

Palolem beach


Accommodation in Palolem beach

Palolem beach is not crowded like other beaches of North Goa, but like other beaches it is also occupied by a good numbers of foreign tourist. The best part of the beach is that sea facing rooms are available along the bank for accommodation, the rooms are made of woods with modern facilities like AC , LED TV and attached toilets.


The beach has larger shallow region idle for children and small kids. After booking a machan (first floor) room for ourselves we also ran into the water to cool our body from the scorching mid day heat.



There were plenty of colorful restaurants built along the curvy shape of sea shore, serving all kind of cuisines on there table nicely placed over beach sand. We also sat in one of the table and ordered our lunch.

Palolem beach restaurants
Palolem beach

Activities in Palolem Beach

We booked a boat for a trip into the sea, it was solely for me and my wife under my control for next one hour. It includes boat ride, Dolphin sight and Island trip. First few minutes we chased several dolphins and took photographs after that we moved towards the island, it was much better place to enjoy and do all kinds of water kidding.

boat at palolem

dolphin ride palolem

Evening and sunset at Palolem.

evening at palolem

Evening Market in Palolem Beach

We spent a wonderful evening in Palolem.  At first we went to see the evening market which consists of variety of shops ranging from spices, leather bags, shoes and garments to handlooms art & crafts and toys etc. My wife didn’t resists from shopping and purchases some good stuff to add to her attire. There were restaurants decorated with colored lights and artifacts, each one of them were keeping a tray at entrance filled with variety of sea fish for display to customer and choose. There were Veg restaurants too where we took our dinner.


After shopping and dinner it was late by ten, people were still walking by the sea shore few couple started sending flying candles in sky. We returned to our room and sat in the balcony, we saw many such candles flown in the sky leaving behind happiness love and peace. It was 12 mid night the frequent sounds of waves had overpowered the beach tranquility, we went inside the room to rest and sleep after eventful day at Palolem.

evening at palolem

Next day morning view of beach.


Other info of Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of south Goa. It is very far away from Airport (Dabolim) or  Railway station (Madgaon) therefore many Indian tourists either do not know about this or avoid due to far away distance. It is approx 80 km from Panjim therefore on full day is required for same day returning, however to completely enjoy the beauty of this beach it is advisable to spend one night near this beach. There are many types of accommodations available from Rs. 1000 to Rs.5000 depending upon condition and facilities.


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