About Agonda

Agonda Beach

Agonda is a three-kilometer long, beautiful cove of white sand, secluded in the palms. Also known as the silent beach, Agonda is the undiscovered paradise of Goa. Agonda Beach is rated No 2 by Tripadvisor.

The Agonda village is surrounded by a lush green cover of about 120 acres of forest land. A sleepy, village life is easily tangible once you enter the Agonda village. The Agonda village lives it life at a much easier and sedate pace as compared to the other beach front villages nearby. Villagers working in the emerald green paddy fields, fishermen drying their catch and a passing whiff of the Goan 'Fenny', is what you feel and experience when in Agonda.

You can take a taxi from Margao/Madgaon railway station or the Airport. It is advisable that you negotiate before hiring the vehicle. From Chaudi, the nearest town, a taxi should cost you Rs. 150. Almost same price for a taxi from the Canacona railways station.

If you are already there in Palolem and would like to stay in Agonda, you can hire a bike, taxi or also use public transport to reach Agonda. Local buses run from Chaudi (Canacona) to Agonda throughout the day stopping at the T-junction near the church though some buses stop only at the bus stop on the road between Chaudi and the Cabo De Rama fort at the Agonda junction. A small walk of 1.5 kms by foot takes you to the Agonda beach.

Once you've landed on the beach the main thing is to find a proper accommodation providing all basic facilities in nominal rates. The rates of beach huts, cottages, resort, or road side lodges keeps on differing in accordance to the change in season. Visiting South Goa and staying at Agonda beach or Palolem beach is not at all a dilemma.

It's natural that tourists have their own class and preference in matter of staying in beach huts. You can easily segregate the classes of beach huts, cottages or beach resort according to your set budget. On may want to stay in classy beach cottage with all superb facilities and so one may will to stay in cheap beach huts with just basic facilities. Such type of accommodation becomes necessary if tourists are going to spend couple of month then it's quite a wise and feasible option. Following are some beach huts with different types of classes so that tourists need not to waste their precious time and money. One thing tourists should keep in mind while looking out for an accommodation on any beach is that price will differ in sea-view cottages and garden view cottages.

Palolem Beach

Palolem Beach, The beach with the longest history of tourism in south Goa, is the perfect Goa beach holiday destination for the tourist in search of a bit of action night life and for tourist with enormous variety of dining to choose from. Although it is no longer the quiet, picture-postcard Goa beach that it once was before it was "discovered", Palolem beach is still a beautiful half-moon bay with clear, calm waters and an abundance of excellent restaurants for the discerning traveller. The once empty, palm-fringed sands of Palolem are filled with fishing boats offering dolphin viewing and day trips, and other water activities, Excellent freshly cooked seafood is everywhere where you can enjoy glorious uninterrupted views of the bay.

Patnem Beach

Patnem Beach, is the quieter of the two more popular south Goa beaches, both virtually right next door to each other. Smaller and less busy than Palolem beach, it still has a lively atmosphere and is very much favoured by families travelling in Goa. The lovely curved bay makes for glorious bathing and although not quite as calm and protected as Palolem beach, it also doesn't get the swell that Agonda beach has. Some water sports are also available here. Yoga, Reiki and a number of other alternative therapies and healing sessions are available in Patnem beach during the seasonal months. Patnem beach definitely attracts a slightly more alternative traveller, and often more long-term visitors too.

Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary

The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Canacona Taluka, South Goa district, of Goa, India.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. The sanctuary is known for its dense forest of tall trees, some of which reach 30 metres in height. The forest supports moist deciduous trees, semi-evergreen trees, and evergreen trees. A special feature of the sanctuary is a treetop watchtower positioned 25 metres above a watering hole where animals go to drink. The best times to visit the watchtower are dawn and dusk when animals are most likely to be visiting. The 86 sq.km stretch of woodland boasts impressively tall trees which reach up to 30m and whose branches obscure the sun. So dense is this patch of woods that the sunlight is merely able to dapple the forest floor. Most of the vegetation in this area is of the moist-deciduous type, interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen patches.