Location of Palolem Beach: - This south Goa beach lies in the canacona area of south Goa. The margao city is just 40 kms from this beach while the international airport at Dabolim is 67 kms for this peaceful beach. The capital of Goa Panjim is around 80 kms from the Palolem beach. The NH 66 provides easy access to reach the palolem beach from the cities like margao, panaji or the north Goa.
By Train: - The nearest train station is at canacona while the nearest major Indian railways junction is at madgaon, at a distance of 40 kms.
By Air: - The nearest international airport is at Dabolim which is also located in south Goa just an hour drive from the palolem beach.
Features of Palolem Beach: - The palolem beach is a nice and peaceful beach it is not very much crowded and is a first choice of those travelers who seek peace and solitude. The clean and tidy palolem beach entices the tourist visiting Goa. The palolem beach is a crescent shaped beach which is around 1.5 kms (One mile in length) the silver colored sand area of the beach is quite wide and the sea shore tapers gently to the sea specially on the northern side, this gentle taper results in a very silent and safe sea shore on the northern side of palolem beach. The southern side of palolem in comparison is rough and good for adventure seekers.
The unending row of coconut trees in the back grand and the row of beach shacks lend a unique taste to the palolem beach. The silent party at one of the beach shack has also made headlines recently. The south side has rocky protrusions rending a unique appearance to the palolem beach. There are accommodations available right at the palolem beach, so literally you can sort of stay right at the palolem beach if you hire a room at one of the resorts at palolem beach.
Adventure activities at Palolem Kayaking:-The silent waves at Palolem make kayaking quite enjoyable, you can hire the kayaks at a very reasonable price of 200 Rs per hour.
Jet Ski: - The Palolem beach has the Jet Ski available for hire, you can enjoy these powerful machines and make fun at the palolem beach.
Dolphin Ride: - The area around palolem is known for sighting of the dolphins so certainly dolphin ride can be successfully under taken at the palolem beach.
Para Sailing: - This adventure activity in which you are tied up with a parachute and a boat tugs you up to a decent height, the view from the top is phenomenal and sure you will remember the same for a long time. The parasailing is quite in vogue at the palolem beach Goa.
Banana Ride/ Boat Ride: - The banana ride is actually a peculiar boat shaped like a banana, a total of five people can ride the banana, the thrill you enjoy while riding the banana makes the tourists enjoy. Boat ride is also available at the Palolem which is also a fishing hamlet.
Beach Shacks at Palolem: - Palolem is also famous for its beach shacks some of them are owned by foreign nationals, these beach shacks dole out delicious food and beverages right at the beach. If you are their customer then you can enjoy the free service of beach beds and recliners at the palolem beach. Neptune point a beach shack at palolem is known for its silent beach parties held every Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am. The vibes at palolem after the sunset are great and party lovers throng the beach shacks of palolem beach- Dun hill, The nest, Dropadi, Om shanty, Saxony, casa beach hut, rama resort, Neptune point are some very famous beach shacks.
Best Time to visit Palolem: - Best time to visit the Palolem beach is either right at the sunrise or the sunset,Sunset specially is wonderful at the Palolem beach .Goa is best during the winter season from October every year to March end then it becomes quite hot, in the monsoon it rains heavily in Goa.