The beaches of Baga and the surrounding area are the mainstay of Goa tourism. This highly developed area is hugely popular with Russian, Scandinavian and UK package tourists, but the backpacker set has found a new home in South Goa at Palolem.
We were there over New Year’s and the place was jam-packed with revelers and prices skyrocketed to five-times their normal rate.
Though it was crowded, it was still a fun place to usher in 2011 with many great restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood (sadly, no shrimp or lobster for me anymore due to my allergies!). We even found a place that had Mexican food on the menu!! I had a veggie Chimichonga three days in a row , and yes it was good. Indian food is great, but a taste of home is always welcome on a long trip and I eat a whole lot more Mexican in my civilian life than I do pizza.
Out at the end of the beach in Palolem is Neptune Point where I was able to capture some great tropical sunset images.