Vacation Guide for South Goa

Travel to a quite place in Goa

South Goa has some of the most pristine beaches in the state. Palolem Beach is a crescent-shaped paradise in South Goa, known for its crystal-clear waters and picturesque surroundings. Take a boat trip to spot dolphins, enjoy a yoga session on the shore, or explore the nearby Butterfly Beach, accessible by boat. Generally, North Goa is considered more expensive than South Goa. Within North Goa, areas such as Baga, Calangute, and Candolim are popular tourist hotspots and are more expensive compared to other areas. These areas have a high concentration of restaurants, bars, and shops, and are also closer to the popular beaches. Certain areas in South Goa, such as Colva, Palolem, and Varca, have luxury resorts and upscale accommodations that can be more costly compared to other parts of Goa.
Vacation Guide for South Goa
How to reach South Goa
The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport if you wan to go to South Goa which is 60 km away from it. If you want to North Goa then nearest airport is Manohar International Airport, which is 32 kms from it.

Madgaon railway station is Goa’s biggest and busiest as it is a railway junction positioned at the intersection of the Konkan Railway and the South Western Railway. All trains stop at Margao. Hence it is used more commonly as a transit stop rather than a tourist destination by many people who either head off down south to Palolem (38 km) or to Benaulim and Colva which are about six kilometers away and are popular tourist destinations.

Goa is connected by road to other cities like Mangalore, Udupi, Bhatkal, Kumta, Karwar, Ratnagiri, and Mumbai through the National Highway 66 (NH66). Also, there is road which connects Margão to Ponda and other towns of Goa state. Palolem Beach, nestled in South Goa, is renowned for its pristine white sands and tranquil atmosphere.
Vacation Guide for South Goa
Places to stay in Goa
If you want to experience the extravagant nightlife and busy beaches, then North Goa, especially Baga and Calangute are ideal. South Goa is renowned for its calm and sparsely populated climate, which provides a serene respite from the bustle of the capital. South Goa is the best place to go if you want a relaxing vacation with quiet beaches. Every beach is surrounded by numerous hotels and homestays. I don't think you will face in any challenge . We stayed in Crystal goa Palolem, a homestay to stay, very near to Palolem beach and quite ok place to stay. In North Goa we stayed in Silver Sands Hideaway near Candolim beach
Vacation Guide for South Goa
Places and Beaches to visit
In South Goa, the beautiful, cleanest and peaceful beach is Palolem beach. It is situated in Canacona in southern Goa, India. The other places which you can visit from this beach are as follows
  • Cancona Island
  • Shark Rock Point
  • Polelem Rocks Sunset Point
  • Butterfly Beach
  • Turtle Rock
  • Agonda Beach
  • Cola Beach
Vacation Guide for South Goa
Crowd in South Goa - Less crowded: Compared to North Goa, the beaches in South Goa are generally less crowded.
Best time to visit Goa is from November to February. The temperature is between 21 °C and 27 °C. 
Vacation Guide for South Goa
Places to eat
  • Dropadi Bar and Restaurant - On the beach, little bit costly but tasty food
  • Baba's Litle Italy Bar and Restaurant - Near the beach, Price is Ok, ok food
  • Bella Kitchen and Bar - Ok food but on the beach
  • The CasaNova Family Bar and restaurant - Near the beach
  • Harman Chhawala - for morning tea and snacks
  • THE SINGH FAMILY RESTAURANT & BAR PALOLEM GOA - for parotta lovers, on the main road
  • Club India Restaurant & Bar - on the main road, Goa Thali lovers should visit
  • Siona Bar & Restaurant - - on the main road, nice place
  • Shiv Sai thali house palolem beach - on the main road, Goa Thali lovers should visit, nice prawn and fish thali
  • SABINA'S COASTAL DELIGHTS - on the main road, Goa Thali lovers should visit

Vacation Guide for South Goa
Things to buy and do
Palolem Market - Great place to buy funky jewellery, get tattooed, snail items.

Sureshot Things to Carry While Travelling to Goa
  • Swimwear
  • The Right Footwear
  • Shorts and Pieces of Cottonwear
  • Sunscreen is a Must Have
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottles
  • Hats/Caps
  • First Aid Kit for Safety
Vacation Guide for South Goa
Vacation Guide for South Goa
Vacation Guide for South Goa