Beach of the month! Palolem, GOA.

BEACH: Palolem, GOA

WHERE: Canacona, South Goa, India

WHY: Palolem is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Goa. It is a natural bay surrounded by lofty headlands on either sides, resulting in a calm, idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed which allows you to walk up to 100 m out from the beach. 

Palolem was featured as the Indian residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) in the film The Bourne Supremacy (2004). The initial footage in the movie gives a good idea of the natural beauty of the beach - the distinctive tree covered rocks at one end (known locally as Monkey Island - to which tours are run) and beach shacks.

And at the top of the island adjoining Palolem beach there is a stone sculpture created by an American Conceptual and Land art artist Jacek Tylicki called "Give if you can - Take if you have to" also called "the Money stone". People can leave or take money at will at the Money stone.

HOW: Closest airport is Dabolim Airport which is about 67 km away. Madgaon railway station is at a distance of 43 km.

SAND TONE: Seashell Beige

STAY: The Fern Gardenia Resort, Palolem-Agonda Road, Devabag (2 km from Palolem Beach), - advertising itself as eco-sensitive - Rs. 2,800-10,000.

WHEN: Now is a good time! Get your sarongs from and head out ...


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