Last Updated on February 18, 2021 by Augustin Fernandes
If you’ve ever wanted to plan a trip to Goa, and were wondering which place is the most suitable for a relaxing time on the sandy shores, then Palolem beach is just the place for you.
Located in the south of Goa in a village district known as Canacona, Palolem beach stretches about 2 km forming a beautiful crescent shape, and making it the most attractive beach in Goa.
Things to do at Palolem Beach
Sunbathing and Relaxing
Being the most relaxing of beaches in Goa, Palolem beach invites in a lot of foreigners who spend their days sunbathing and going for long walks along the beach shore.
The beach is also used to play football by a lot of the local folks residing along with the village areas at Palolem.
Besides sunbathing tourists also enjoy the company of the numerous fisherman who comes daily to the beach to catch a healthy supply of fresh fish, while kids enjoy the moist sand area as they make sandcastles of different shapes and sizes
Palolem Beach Nightlife
The nightlife at Palolem is unique to that of the other Goan beaches down North of Goa. It’s famous for ‘Neptune point’ a night club at Palolem known as the silent night club, in which one has to wear headphones while dancing to the beats of music.
The theme of this nightclub is to party hard without disturbing the people around at the beach who prefer a quiet moonlit night.
Thrill with Water-Sport
In addition to the sunbathing, castle making, and beach walks, Palolem also offers a few water sporting activities.
Kayaking is one of the more popular water sports available here from the others; which include a ride out into the ocean to see the dolphins; going parasailing and paddling in the shallow parts of the sea.
Shops around the Palolem Beach
One can also do a bit of shopping at the beach, as there are a number of shops around the beach selling jewellery, handicrafts, scarves, ornaments, and souvenirs.
Besides these, there are a number of bookstores and reading areas for tourists to spend time reading their favourite books.
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5 Star Hotels near Palolem Beach
1. The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa
4 km from Palolem Beach
Raj Baga, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702
2. The Cape Goa
22 km from Palolem Beach
Cabo De Rama, Canacona, Goa 403702
3. The Leela Goa, Luxury Beach and Riverside Resort
35 km from Palolem Beach
Mobor Beach, Cavelossim, Goa 403731
4. Redisson Blue Resort Goa
33 km from Palolem Beach
Cavelossim Beach, Goa 403001
Beach Huts at Palolem Beach
1. Royal Touch Beach Huts & Restaurant
3 Star Hotel offering a beach restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese, Local and Continental delights.
- Standard Non-AC Rooms: Standard huts come with double, twin sharing beds and attached balcony with the perfect view of the beach.
- Deluxe Rooms: Deluxe Rooms are honeymoon special huts where sea breeze and air touches you directly.
The Property provide you with a balcony and a seating area. Featuring
24-hour front desk, a garden and a bar.
A shower with private bathroom and free toiletries.
2. Cuba Premium Bungalows
2 Star Hobtel located on Palolem beach is around 50 meter from seashore.
Speciality: Balconi with Sea views, hot and cold shower and Free private parking.
Restaurants at Palolem Beach
- Little World
- Café Inn
- Ourem 88
Place to visit near Palolem Beach
Although Palolem has everything one needs for a perfect relaxing vacation, one may like to be a bit more adventurous and check out the other interesting places in and around the area.
1. Conco Island (Monkey Island)
Monkey Island a gorgeous destination with a photographic scene, is just a walk away from Palolem.
Conco Island is located in Canacona. The Conco Island is a wooded island, which is situated close to the bay of Palolem.
Conco Island is quite a popular destination in South Goa for island hopping. Interestingly, the island is also called “the Monkey Island” as it was inhabited by monkeys that lived in the surrounding forests.
Some of the best attractions nearby the beach for tourists to visit during their stay, include; Saint Teresa Of Jesus, Shree Dutta Guru Mandir, Pantem – Colomb beach, Pandava’s Drum, and Bumipurush Temple.
All these attractions are all nearby to the beach and add to the wonder of an enchanting visit to Palolem.
Beaches near Palolem beach
1. Butterfly Beach
Another major tourist attraction is the hidden beach shore, called the butterfly beach.
This beach requires tourists to catch a boat from Palolem which will take you through a scenic route to butterfly beach and is worth visiting during the sunset time.
Butterfly beach also famously known as Honeymoon Beach, is in the form of small cove or crescent and is surrounded by dense trees and rock.
2. Agonda Beach
Agonda Beach is also another beautiful beach and popular amongst the foreigners that travel to the south of Goa.
Agonda Beach Lies between the other two popular beaches of Goa, Cola beach and Palolem beach. The entire beach of Agonda stretches for about 2 kilometres in width.
Best time to visit Palolem Beach
The beach is best visited during the non-monsoon months from November to April.
How to get to Palolem
The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport which is approximate 67 km away.
The nearest railway station is at Canaconna, which can be reached from Madgao railway station, in just 30 mins.
There are bus services every half an hour between Palolem and the main Bus Depot at Margao. Prepaid taxis from the Airport or the Rails can take you to the beach as well.
Frequently Asked Questions on Palolem Bach
How do you get to Palolem beach in Goa?
The nearest railway station is at Canaconna, which can be reached from Madgao railway station, in just 30 mins. There are bus services every half an hour between Palolem beach and the Margao Bus Depot.
How long is Palolem Beach?
Palolem beach stretches about 2 km forming a beautiful crescent shape, and making it the most attractive beach in Goa.
Where is the Palolem beach located?
Beach is located in the south of Goa in a district known as Canacona,
How far is Palolem beach from Calangute?
Palolem Beach tCalangute Beach is 83 km
The beach is the calmest beach in Goa, has a number of shacks where tourists can spend the weekends or a number of days at. There are also a lot of hotels and guest homes around the beach. The beach area also offers a lot of restaurants with a variety of Goan specialties. One can roam around the beach on a Kayak or by foot, spend time nestled on the shores and enjoy the sunsets at South Goa over here.