Initially, Palolem village was mainly frequented by native fisherman, but now the people of the village are also included with profession which related to tourism. The main city of South Goa, Margao, is located about 36 km away from Margao and 71 km from Panaji or Panjim. Palolem Town is also close (around 32 km) to Karwar Town which is placed in Karnataka state.
Palolem is one of finest beaches in Goa located about 2 km away from Chaudi Market in Canacona Taluk of south Goa. It is a little suite beach have a coast line of 2 km (approx) long in on the bank of Arabian Sea. It is also called as a beach of Paradise due to its beauty and popularity by both the locals and foreigners. The beach is surrounded with lots of greenery coconut trees and the both ends of it consisting with rocks jutting.
Main attraction of the beach is a hilly island adjoining to the north of the Palolem Beach which is called as Monkey Island. The island is mainly covered with lots of small vegetations. The sand of the beach is white and slight heated by solar beam which is perfect for a barefoot walking across the beach. Swimming and water sports are also harmless at the beach due to the gradual increasing of sea depth and lesser waves during tourist season.
Night stay at the beach during full moonlight is so enjoyable which makes a feeling of heaven. There have lots of beach resort will be opened up to midnight (3:00 am) during season from November to February. You will discover lots of attractions in and around Palolim Beach like, the Dolphins convoys, charming sunset and sunrise, Church on the right side, Dudhsagar Waterfalls (highest falls in the world), Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Agonda Beach (19 km north).
Palolem Beach is quite narrow where several beach resorts placed adjacent to appearance end of high wave of the sea which makes sometimes difficulties to walk through the beach. It is best to walk across some rocks during low waves and reach to Monkey Island. New married couples can make their Honeymoon at the beach, as the beach is safety for night stay and you also get all the facilities as your require.
The climate of Palolem remains little hot and humid except in winter and it receives a heavy rainfalls due to the proximity of Arabian Sea. Best season is winter (November to mid-february) when temperature stay cool and pleasant.
Summer at Palolem: Usually, this season continues for a long times (March to June) at Palolem. Temperature may reach up to 35°C with a high humidity in May. Average temperature during this season is about 28°C.
Monsoon at Palolem: Usually, monsoon is continued from June to September at Palolem. Due to the proximity of Arabian Sea this city receive heavy rainfalls and some thunder storms during this season. Average annual rainfalls of Palolem are approximately 294 cm.
Winter at Palolem: Usually, winter season of Palolem Town persists for a short terms (mid-November to mid-February) with a pleasant temperature. Average temperature during this season varies from 16°C to 29°C.
There have lots of hotels, restaurants and beach resort around Palolem Beach. Maximum Hotels and Restaurants of Palolem located very close to the beach. Among these some important hotels and Restaurants details are given bellow.
|Drupadi Beach Restaurant
|Magic Italy Restaurant
|Yum Yum Tom Yum
|D'Costa Bar & Restaurant
|Euphoria Multicuise Veg Restaurant
Hotels and Accommodations at Palolem Beach
|Palolem Guest House
|Om Sai Guest House
|Sun Beach Residency
Palolem Patnem road, Canacona
296, Colomb, Palolem, Canacona
Phone: 0832-2643469 / 2645211
Middle of Palolem Beach
|The Fern Gardenia Resort
Palolem-Agonda Road, Devabag, Canacona
Phone: 0832-2645400 / 2645405.
|Palolem Beach Resort
|Nearest City||Canacona - 3 km; Panaji - 71 km|
|Palolem Postal Code||403708|
|Palolem STD Code||0832|
|Palolem ISD Code||+91|
|Time Zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest Railway Station||Margao, 42 km|
|Airport Distance||68 km (approx)|
|Best time to visit||November To mid-February is the best, but you can visit any time except monsoon (rainy session).|
|You will discover lots of attractions in and around Palolim Beach like, the Dolphins convoys, charming sunset and sunrise, Church on the right side, Dudhsagar Waterfalls (highest falls in the world), Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Agonda Beach (19 km north).|