Top things to do in Palolem

Top Choice Italian in Palolem

Magic Italy

On the main beach road, Magic Italy has been around since 1999 and the quality of its pizza and pasta remains high, with imported Italian ingredients like ham, salami, cheese and olive oil, imaginative 13-inch wood-…
Top Choice European in Palolem

Ourem 88

British-run Ourem 88 is a gastronomic sensation and has just a handful of tables and a small but masterful menu, with changing specials chalked up on the blackboard. Try baked brie, tender calamari stuffed with Goan…
Nature Reserve in Palolem

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

About 9km southeast of Palolem, and a good day trip, is the beautiful, remote-feeling Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa’s second-largest sanctuary and easily its most accessible if you have your own transport. Don’t e…
Cafe in Palolem

Space Goa

On the Agonda road, The Space Goa combines an excellent organic whole-food cafe with a gourmet deli, craft shop and a wellness centre offering meditation, acupuncture and other healing treatments. The food is fresh …
Club in Palolem

Leopard Valley

South Goa’s biggest outdoor dance club is a sight (and sound) to behold, with 3D laser light shows, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art sound systems blasting local and international DJs on Friday nights. It’s in an i…
Goan in Palolem

Fern’s By Kate’s

On the road running behind the southern beach entrance, this solid timber family-run place serves up excellent authentic Goan food such as local sausages, fish curry rice and shark amok tik, along with a wide range …
Cafe in Palolem

Café Inn

If you’re craving a strong latte or a rum-infused slushie, Café Inn, which grinds its own blend of coffee beans, is one of Palolem’s more popular hang-outs off the beach. Breakfasts are filling, and comfort-food bur…
Bakery in Palolem

German Bakery

Tasty baked treats are the stars at the established Nepali-run German Bakery, but there is also an excellent range of set breakfasts and yummy stuff like yak-cheese croissants, along with Israeli, Chinese, Italian a…
Indian in Palolem

Dropadi

Ask locals for their favourite beach restaurant and many will say Dropadi, an ordinary looking place at the main beach entrance. The speciality here is fresh seafood, Goan and pan-Indian cuisine. It’s been around lo…
Beach in Palolem

Butterfly Beach

Hire a local boatman from Palolem Beach to ferry you up to Butterfly Beach and back (₹2000 for the boat), relishing the views of untouched coastline along the way. The beach can also be reached by road from Agonda a…