I hope everyone is doing good out there.
I realized that I never posted our pictures from our first Goa trip. We visited Goa together for the first time in 2013. We stayed at Cavelossim and did a one-day trip to Palolem beach. It turned out to be a very serene beach surrounded by the hippie vibe. This time, we stayed very close to Palolem beach. Little did I imagine how drastically Palolem would change. A big market grew up on the way to the beach, selling items from clothes to shoes, jewellery to bags and what not. The beach was too packed with tourists, as opposed to the few numbers we could count on our finger tips in 2013. Last time, there were just 2-3 food joints on the beach, this time there were shacks and shops till our eyes could see. Nothing bad with it, just that things change…places do too. However, I strongly believe that local authorities should introduce tougher curbs on construction sites to maintain the balance and not pave way to over-commercialization. I definitely do not want to see my still close-to-the-heart beach going down the same way as many other beaches at Goa have.
Situated at around 70 KMS away from the Dabolim airport, Palolem beach is the most popular beach in South Goa. There are several beach huts and resorts close to this beach if you intend to stay nearby. Food options are plenty and they won’t disappoint you. There are Boat rides available to Butterfly island, Palom etc. You can also take a boat ride to watch dolphins. If you are into kayaking, you can rent kayaks from Palolem beach. This is a safe beach as there are lifeguards patrolling the area to ensure safe swimming and keep the rowdy elements at bay.
For this post, I have picked up a few pictures I loved from the lazy afternoon at Palolem. We found ourselves a good spot at one of the shacks where we spend some really good time before heading back to our resort. Hope you like the pictures 🙂