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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
from Palolem 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
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
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.
Madgaon Station, located 43 kms away is the nearest train station. From
here, visitors can catch frequent buses operating every hour from Margao to
NH17 connects Palolem with Margao, Cuncolim and Char Rasta. Palolem is just
2 km away from Char Rasta.