Palolem Beach

"The Southern Gem of Goa"

Palolem beach, Goa Overview

A white sand paradise in South Goa, Palolem Beach is approximately 38 km from Madgaon in Cancona and is among the most favourite attractions for travellers visiting Goa. Palolem Beach is known for its calm and peaceful vibes, as opposed to some of the popular beaches of Goa. The highlight of Palolem Beach is the Dolphin spotting cruise.

Other main attractions at Palolem are the clean shoreline, beach shacks and a few souvenir shops. Cossetted within lofty highlands on either side, the Palolem Beach is adorned with tranquil surroundings. The entire stretch of the beach can be explored on foot in 15-20 minutes. Palolem Beach is also known for its silent noise parties.

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Nightlife at Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach is a perfect location for spending a night dancing to the tunes of music. It is not only a spectacle of colours and lights but also famous for its 'silent noise parties', wherein you can literally dance to your tunes with headphones around your ears. Relaxing vibes, the mesmerising night view of the beach and dancing people make night parties at Palolem Beach unforgettable. Head towards the Neptune Point at Palolem Beach and enjoy the silent party that takes place on every Saturday between 9:00 PM - 4:00 AM. The entry can cost you approximately INR 600 per head.

Activities at Palolem Beach

A hub of outdoor activities, Palolem is a fun-filled destination in Goa. Its location and the diversity of its marine life ensure that visitors have a great time exploring the beach as well as the activities around.

1. Swimming 
If you are looking for a good swim, the northern end of the beach is perfect. The surface is quite shallow and the current isn't too fast either, an average swimmer too can have fun exploring. However, don't swim out too far as the depth of the ocean floor gradually increases making way for strong currents and unsteady slopes. 

2. Scuba Diving
How wonderful would it be to find yourself right in the midst of the vibrant shades of blue? Palolem Beach is one of the few beaches in the country where this activity is enjoyable and fruitful. Try your chance and dive into the waters of Palolem as you visit the beach. 

3. Kayaking
As the beach finds itself in a cove, the waters here are quite peaceful hence you can have a great kayaking adventure. Moreover, it's always useful to explore the sea. A quick suggestion, hire a kayak during the morning time so that you get a chance to experience the tranquillity of sea in its best form. Usually, the cost of Kayaking is INR 300 per hour.

4. Dolphin Spotting
Try your luck, hire a boat and go for Dolphin spotting. An hour trip costs INR 800, so it would be feasible to tag along with a group. Again, visiting in the morning might bring you some fortune!

Shopping at Palolem Beach

Watch out as you hover around the beach, Tibetan jewellery and beachy clothes might be a threat to your pocket! The Palolem market undoubtedly deserves the words of appreciation. Comparatively bigger than that of at other beaches, the market here showcases Tibetan handicrafts, showpieces made of sea shells, and quite an excellent collection of cool clothes. The market is lively and attracts many tourists irrespective of the season. Furthermore, the music, spice, and garment shops here would surely give you some hippie feels.

How To Reach Palolem Beach

You can take a bus from Margao Bus Stand to Canacona or Palolem. This journey usually takes 90 minutes and costs Rs. 40. After reaching the Canacona bus station, you can take a taxi or an autorickshaw to reach Palolem Beach which is situated only at a distance of 3 km. 
If you want to make your journey more exciting you can hire bike or mopeds to move around through roads surrounded with lush green palm trees.

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Paras Mogha 2 years ago
Paradise of Goa, if you are in Goa this is the place where you should visit and I vet you will spend your whole day on this beach...
Avinash Chandsarkar 2 years ago
Its a paradise. Candle light dinner at night on beach is s awesome experience ,.cottages r nice.

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