Palolem Beach

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Goa is without doubt the most popular destination in India for beach holidays with its lively beach scene. Palolem Beach is a naturally beautiful spot in the south of the state with a long crescent of sand and blue waters. This is a place to relax on the beach or take a dip in the Arabian Sea.

When you arrive in this tropical paradise, you will be greeted by a vista of white sandy beach with patches of coconut palms and bamboo beach huts all around. There are a number of rock formations which jut out into the water, and the sapphire blue water is inviting. The locals swim fully clothed, and you can, too. There are often waves if you want to surf or bodyboard, and you will see cows down by the waterfront.

You will find yoga classes on the beach, and you might even see dolphins out in the waters. There are restaurants nearby purveying authentic Indian cuisine. Monkey Island (or Canacona to give it it’s official name) is at the north end of the beach, and at low tide you can cross over to this little nature reserve. The reason for its name will be quite obvious when you do!

Palolem Beach is a clean and beautiful spot, and you will find many things to entertain you. If you are looking for a beautiful place to enjoy the scenery and experience India, this is a great location.

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