Not much is documented regarding the Palolem Beach. This is one reason why it is still in a pristine condition up until today. The first resort was erected on this beach in 1989.
Picturesque Palolem Beach, enclosed by thick forest of coconut palms in South Goa is arguably the state’s most beautiful beach. The beach is spread over an area of 1’ 966 km. The once empty, palm- fringed sands of Palolem are now filled with fishing boats offering dolphin view. There are jet skies, banana rides and other activities taking place as well. Excellent seafood can be found everywhere and there are a lot of well- run beach hut resorts. Th beach huts range from very basic to somewhat luxurious with ensuite huts becoming more common every year. The main entrance of the beach is at the centre of Palolem beach and is very very busy and often overcrowded. But to the Northern and the Southern ends, one can find peace amd calm and some very beautiful beach hut resorts. The Northern end has a lovely tidal river, which joins the Arabian Sea on which one can enjoy charming bird – watching boat rides. On the other hand, Southern end of Palolem Beach ends in the famous Neptune’s Point, which is a rocky outcrop that forms a divider between Palolem Beach and Colomb Bay. The legendary silent party rages under the Starry sky at Neptune’s Point. This party has so many people dancing but actually only the regular partygoers hear the music. Once a participant enters, he is given wireless headphones with different channels to choose from. The tourists and party people dance the night away without anyone else hearing the bang of the drums. Alphan Bar, another late nightspot is there which has a weekly headphone party. A day in Palolem will never be enough.
Best time to Visit
Best time to visit the beach is during the festival months of November to March
How to Reach
Airways – The nearest and the only airbase is in the state of Goa named Dabolim which is connected with other states by regular flights. You can take direct flights to Goa from any part of the Country. Regular domestic flights from many domestic destinations fly regularly to Goa.
Railways – The nearest railway station is Canacona Railway junction located at a distance of 3 kms.
Roadways – Apart from flights and trains, people can also reach Palolem by buses from Margao and other nearby cities.