When we were choosing the destination in South Goa everyone were telling us how wonderful Palolem is. So that’s where we went, we hopped into a taxi, left Ashwem and headed to the South.
I had booked a cottage from Ourem Palace which is situated on the cliffs next to the beach . I thought it would be nice to try something different and stay in a cottage on the rocks, but once we got there my first impression was quite awkward. First of all the rocky hills lacked colors. After our beautiful lush garden cottage from the previous days the contrast was drastic. Also the hills were home for ravens that were croaking from the coconut trees and it felt more like a Hitchcock movie than Eat Pray Love. And once inside our cottage I discovered that we had a wonderful view on old abandoned toilet seats that were actually quite far from us but because of the altitude we could see all that beauty from our room. So now you must wonder why the title of this blog is “Feeling good in Palolem”, well it happens the first impression doesn’t always count! We actually loved Palolem and the neighboring town Patnem!
Palolem had a nice mix of foreign and Indian vacationers enjoying the beautiful beach and laid back atmosphere. People there were less party oriented and more into wellbeing. I loved the fact that a guy next to us in a raw food cafe just casually meditated at his seat while waiting for his breakfast or that we could just hop into an Ayurvedic center and get massages on our way to the beach. We stayed two nights and saw two beautiful sunsets, one of them from the warm Arabian Sea where we swam when the sun went down. And I had the best sleep in our Ourem Palace cottage! FYI I couldn’t see any abandoned toilet seats from the bed.