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Palolem Beach

Fast-Facts
Location: At the center of coastal Canacona
Address: Kerala
Best time to visit: November to February
Beach Activities: Dolphin-spotting trips, swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing, beach-walking, nightlife
Attractions in and around: Pandava's Drum, Figueiredo House, Patnem-Colomb Beach, Rajbaga Beach, Galjibaga Beach
Hotels and Resorts: Palolem Beach Resort, Ciaran's Hotel, Hi-Tide Coco Huts, Cozy Nook, Bridge and Tunnel, Neptune Point
STD Code: 0832

Palolem Beach, GoaThe crescent-shaped Palolem, located in South Goa is one among the placid destinations in Goa. This tourist place is fringed with white sands and coconut palms and offers a warm area for dozing around. Tourist visit this beautiful beach so as to underwent the exciting Dolphin-spotting trips and snorkeling. The beach is blessed with such a scenic beauty that not only Indians but also foreigners get attracted towards it. The beach has been featured in Hollywood movie 'The Bourne Supremacy'(2004), where it is show cased as the Indian residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon).

BoatThings to do and see in Palolem Beach
Palolem is one of the safest beaches for swimming, where participants are provided lifeguards and taken care of during water-sports on the sea. The beach presents the adventure dolphin-spotting trip and snorkeling activity at no risk. The place also holds a massive rocks, which upon hitting by the stone, creates a musical sounds.

Pandava's Drum
The name of the Drum, itself, suggest its underlying legends. People visit here to throw stone hits at particular spot on the large cup-shaped rock so as to hear the resonant sound.

Figueiredo House
A little further down the way to Pandava Drum, is the Figueiredo House. The house was built in the early 20th century by the Figueiredo family and today, it has been renovated as a part of Neptune Point Hotel.

The Island
A walk towards the northern end of the Palolem beach offers you to flock into the shallow water connecting the island and the rocky bridge. The spot is ideal for snorkeling, where adventure-seekers can see mussels, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and many marine lives. An evening walk along the island offers the lovely sunset view.

Dolphin-spotting trips
The beach is best known for spotting Dolphins. A boat trip towards the North and up the tiny stream is a must-do-activity here. Butterfly beach is located in between Palolem and Agonda. It is less than 100 m across and can be easily reached by boat.

Patnem-Colomb Beach
Situated south of Palolem is the vaddo of Colomb which adjoins the fine Patnem beach. The beach is best for stayers, who desires to enjoy the nightlife at Palolem. Apart from offering the accommodations, adventure lovers can also enjoy canoe rides and dolphin-spotting cruises, organized by the local fishermen on the beach.

Rajbaga Beach
The virgin Rajbaga beach is situated south of Patnem and is all the way to the mouth of the Talpona River. The major portion of the beach is dominated by the Intercontinental Grand Resort.

BoatGetaway from Palolem Beach
Galjibaga Beach
The beach is the popular turtle nesting site. It is situated 17 kms from Palolem beach and is highly visited by the beach lovers. Travelers, in order to reach the beach can take the highway past Chaudi to Poinguinim. Besides, they can also plan for a stay at Brandon Restaurant, situated 500m of Galjibaga beach.

Place of accommodations in Palolem
A few numbers of hotels and resorts are developed in Palolem. Some popular one are Palolem Beach Resort, Ciaran's Hotel, Hi-Tide Coco Huts, Cozy Nook, Bridge and Tunnel and Neptune Point. Besides, a series of temporary palm-thatch and grass huts and tents are set up all along the shoreline, particularly during the peak visiting season. Visitors can also look for accommodation in the Sea View and Namaste Guest House in Patnem; Bhakti Kutir and Boom Shankar in Colomb and Intercontinental The Grand Goa Resort on Rajbaga Beach.

When to visit Palolem Beach
The best time to visit Palolem Beach is from November to February

How to reach Palolem
By Air:
Dabolim Airport, situated 67 km away is the nearest airport. The airport premises has a number of pre-paid taxis, which at reasonable tariff, helps visitors reach the beach-side.

By Rail:
Madgaon Station, located 43 kms away is the nearest train station. From here, visitors can catch frequent buses operating every hour from Margao to Palolem.

By Road:
NH17 connects Palolem with Margao, Cuncolim and Char Rasta. Palolem is just 2 km away from Char Rasta.



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