Patnem Beach, is the quietest of the two most popular south Goa beaches, smaller and less busy than Palolem beach, it still has a lively atmosphere and is very much favored by families travelling in Goa.
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.
Palolem beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself.
It is about one mile (approximately 1.61 kms) long and is crescent-shaped, one can view the entire beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea. The depth of the sea increases gradually, being shallowest at the northern end of the beach, making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast.
The city of Chaudi is the main city of the Canacona Taluka. It is also called Chauri. It is located just 2 kms away from Patnem Beach Park.
The town is also famous for its market, where you can buy different spices, vegetables, fruits, gifts, souvenirs and other necessary things. But still many tourists are coming to the market for not only shopping and some purchase making but also to communicate with people and get acquainted with flavors and colors of South Goa.
Rajbagh Beach, also known as Raj Baga or Rajbaga, is situated 2.5 kms south from Patnem Beach Park, in Canacona region (Canacona Taluka), South Goa.
The beach itself is very nice, beautiful and clean, the length of the Beach is about 1 km. The Rajbagh sea coastline is covered with high palm trees and heavy pine trees which are stretching from the cape.
Fort Cabo de Rama is the largest and one of the oldest forts of Goa. The fortress occupies an impressive area of nearly 180,000 square meters. Cabo de Rama is located 16 km north from Agonda Beach, on the same-named cape, which conventionally divides South Goa beaches into two groups.
The cape and the fort are named in honor of ancient Indian epic "Ramayana" hero. It is believed that this place became a home to Rama and his beloved wife Sita during their fourteen-year exile from Ayodhya.
This beach is just perfect if you are in search for some quiet moments to think about your life. The beach is hardly visited by any tourist and is located 10 kms north of Chaudi, the headquarters of Canacona taluka.
The beach is 3 kms long and is fortunately devoid of any grass huts. The villagers of Agonda are quiet opposed to any growth in tourism in this part, and probably this is the reason why there are only two accommodation facilities on this beach.