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  • Royal beach guards!

    by vinodcia Updated May 21, 2004

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    Dogs

    These people are considered as guardians of any beaches.

    PROS: They help in keeping away Beggers, Peddlers and Oglers.

    CONS: Dogs, So called "Mans best friend" could become his "WORST ENEMY"

    BOTTOMLINE: Goan dogs are Always intoxicated and hence their moods cant be predicted

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  • Topless / Nude beaches !

    by vinodcia Updated Jun 19, 2004

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    Its really surprising to see that there are a few beaches in Goa that allow bathing in birthday suit. Go to Anjuna & Arambol if you want to have a glimpse of topless chicks & bottomless dicks.

    Bottomline: There are people who are desperate to have proper clothing and there are a few who are desperate to shed their clothes off. *IRONY*

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    palolem beach huts

    by kat-m Written Feb 15, 2009

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    view from our hut

    The idea for this trip came from a vt tip I read. I made enquiries with a travel agent in calangute and she advised us how to get there by bus. This was a great trip, the bus journey was an experience never to be forgotten. On arrival at palolem we found a beach hut to stay in and settled down to 2 days of heaven. Our hut was in a small wooded area at the south end of the beach, very quiet and with sea views. At about £5 per night and room service from the owners shack restuarant we were truly in paradise. Our hut had a toilet and shower attached, a not very comfy double bed with mosquito net and a nice little balcony to sit.

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    relax and enjoy the peace

    by goaaddict Updated Sep 25, 2004

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    This is one of our favourite beaches in Goa (Ashvem), it is about 45 mins by taxi or motorcycle from Calangute and you can rent coco huts on the beach at several differant sites from 200 to 350 Rupees per night. It is a differant Goa compared to the husstle and busstle of the main resorts of Baga and Calangute. The beach is clean and the shacks or (Restaurants) are set well back which means that you can walk without hassle. I shouldn`t be telling you this because if you all go then it won`t be quiet the same again. If you do go try the seaview and see either Patrick or Dennis and they will look after you.

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    Go Palolem

    by alycat Written May 5, 2003

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    Sunset view from a boat

    Its remote, little noticed and the tourism hordes are yet to reach here. But Palolem could just be the answer to the overcrowded and virtual concrete jungles of the Goa coast.
    Located in the south of Goa, about 55 to 60 kms from panaji, it is quiet destination favored by the more discerning foreign tourists for its peaceful ambienceb back-to-back nature image and coconut-tree packed sandy stretches.

    Unlike north goa, the south opened up to tourism only in the 1990s. Over the years the no. of tourists, both domestic and foreign, has been increasing steadily.

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    Shells

    by SirRichard Written Mar 26, 2003

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    Sea Stars at Candolim

    At the empty (in august) beaches of north Goa you could find thousands of seashells during one of those endless walks. But the most impressive were those beautiful SEA STARS all around the beach, there were so many covering all… I tried to take some of them home, but as I opened the can back in Spain, they were all dust (and that made me think of human destiny, BTW, LOL), but at least I kept this picture…

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  • THIS IS PARADISE!!

    by mimi2006 Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Take yourself away from your resort for a night or two and head for Mandrem!! Apparently during the high season Mandrem is a hot spot for ravers but during the sleepy months like in March when we went its my idea of paradise. Look up Dunes Beach huts for a great place to stay. We went for the "more expensive" (so cheap) beach hut on the water front with a private bathroom and were so happy to be there. We had a small veranda area where we watched kingfishers diving for their meals in the little stream right before us, and we could look out onto the sea just beyond the little picket bridge. A perfect place to kick back and watch the sunset. The huts are comfy and clean with running water,and you get a mossie net, which is a life saver!!Just ask your taxi driver to take you to Mandrem and collect you the next day.....its is really worth doing this!! Take a look at my pics for a better idea...

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    palolem beach

    by kat-m Written Feb 15, 2009

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    This was by far the most beautiful beach we visited in Goa. The beach is clean and seemed to be easier to swim as the breaking waves were not quite so powerful as on other beaches. I loved the palm trees which fringe the beach from one end to the other. Lovely white sand and lots of shacks to eat and drink from. The sellers were not quite as numerous and annoying also, however they are everywhere so frequent interruptions are inevitable.

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    behind coco beach

    by ssharonuk Updated Nov 19, 2005

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    whislt we were staying at coco beach for the night we went on a loverly walk and found a wonderfull village just 15 mins away. It was mid day and very hot what a great site to see in the middle of the village was a bar well 2 so we had a few drinks talked with the villagers shared photos and really enjoy our couple of hours there there life style is just amazing
    Set back one i needed the loo and was taken to a shed behind the bar with a hole in the floor as the toilet That wasnt as bad as the pigs scratching the door whilst i was trying to pee
    and my husband found it most amusing

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    Hanging huts in silent beach

    by benu.jb Written Aug 11, 2009

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    Hi Susan

    Palolem in South Extreme Goa is serene, blue water for a good relaxed sun-tanned life in the day. Assorted type of shacks all along the beach curve, serve the best of food and the accomodation is very simple - beach huts inbetween coconut groves with perfect tourist facility, at a good bargain.

    Cheers

    Benu

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    One last bit of paradise!

    by pineapple40 Written Mar 13, 2008

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    Turtle Beach or Galjabag as its locally known has got to be one of the last unspoilt beaches in South Goa. Absolutely stunning scenery. The beach is almost deserted but there are a couple of beach shacks, set well back, that can provide you drinks and eats for the day. We spent the day there and ate at one of the shacks. They had fresh mussells, locally caught from the wreck out at sea. Not usually a huge fan of mussells but they were fantastic! Done in a spicy coating and 60rps for 10! All home cooked too, Great! Lovely people, nothing too much bother for them. A lovely place to chill out and feel like you've got your own desert island!

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    Pigs

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 22, 2005

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    Pigs are kept for a couple of reasons as they are scavengers and have a very high tolerance to disease, they tend to eat anything left over or discarded including human waste, hope I haven’t put you of your Bacon sandwich

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  • EVEN ROCKS CANT RESIST !

    by vinodcia Written Oct 8, 2004

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    This Uniquely shaped rock is located at Arambol. This is what has happned to this rock by seeing topless females on the beach.

    So Dear Girlies, Apart from Humans, there are some other things also Ogling at you.... :P

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  • EVEN ROCKS CANT RESIST - PART2

    by vinodcia Updated Oct 9, 2004

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    ...... Apart from that big rock, even small rocks are not spared. You can clearly see this small black rock showing signs of erection....

    Thanks to the Topless Sunbathing Angles.

    BOTTOMLINE: GIRLIES ! TOUGH TIME AHEAD.

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  • Peace & Quiet

    by mimi2006 Written Apr 6, 2006

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    Peaceful beach^_^

    If you are looking to just escape the hussle and bussle of the markets and the noise of the more busy northern beaches find yourself in Morjim! Also called turtle beach, this is one of the last nesting places of the oliver ridley turtles so it is well preserved and very clean....We got our taxi driver to drop us of here in the morning and collect us later that day. So all that was left to do was to soak in the beauty of the landscape...without any interruptions!! Dont worry about taking water and food, there are a few scattered beach shacks that can provide all your feeding and watering requirements.

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