About Palolem BeachAbout Palolem Beach, Canacona South Goa - a rough guide Palolem is located at 15°00'36"N 74°01'24"E, within 2.5 kilometres of the market town of Chaudi in South Goa, and about 40 minutes from Margao, the district headquarters. Palolem beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself. It is about one mile long and is crescent-shaped; one can view the entire beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea. The depth of the sea increases gradually, being shallowest at the northern end of the beach, making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast.
- Watch dolphins while eating breakfast. If you are lucky you can watch them from the beach but if not take a trip on a fishing boat, not expensive.
- Go exploring. At the far north of the beach is a small island that looks like a set from Jurassic park and is well worth exploring. It is possible to walk at low tide.
- Help the fishermen pull in the fishing nets and haul the boats on to the beach. When the locals are bringing in their catch, they're always grateful for a helping hand.
- Go for a shave. Indian barbers are highly skilled with a sharp knife and do a fantastic head massage too. Well worth it.
- Take a yoga lesson, begin Tai Chi, Chi Qong, Meditation or even Bollywood Dancing. Also comes highly recommended are the Ayurvedic massages.
- Dance to silent music parties take place at various locations throughout the week and are well worth a visit.
- Shopping. There are lots of souvenir shops selling all sorts of things, most notably some pretty cool t-shirts. Of course you can find all the traditional handicrafts from all over India as well.
- Go out fishing. Catch a fish and take it to a restaurant for it to be cooked for you, can anything be more satisfying?
- Charter a boat. You can charter a traditional fishing boat an sail up the spectacular coastline. Go fishing, drink beer or visit deserted beaches.