Location: Canacona district in south Goa
Highlights: Dolphin trips, fishing trips and swimming
How to Reach: Palolem beach can be reached very easily from
anywhere in south Goa by hiring local transport and it is just 3
kilometers from Konkan railway station.
The Palolem beach is the most popular beach in south Goa. In fact, one
can reach Palolem beach even from Karnataka in India, since it flanks
Goa towards the south. The Palolem beach is considered to be the most
photogenic beach in Goa since it has a crescent shaped coastline and
fine white sand. The coast is lined with swaying coconut trees that form
the most picturesque beach when seen in totality with the white sand and
the blue sea.
Many tourists frequent the Palolem beach yet it looks tidy and well
maintained. One of the major attractions at the beach is the ferry rides
that are provided for tourists to ride over the seas and spot dolphins.
Don't be surprised to find dolphins cruising along suddenly with your
ferry and if you are lucky they might come close enough for you to touch
them. It is the perfect beach to relax and unwind with nature in its
The Palolem beach was discovered by tourists long back but it was
developed in the recent past. Now, you can find seaside shacks and local
stalls here that offer anything and everything that Goa is famous for
like sea food, curios, souvenirs, beachwear, etc. The Palolem beach is
usually filled with tourists and locals during the weekends, so if you
are looking forward to calm down and loosen up go to the beach on a
weekday. You will find few guesthouses and shacks here that offer
accommodation, so it is better you come here to spend some time rather
than come here to stay. Make it a point to visit the Palolem beach in
Goa for an unforgettable experience.