South Goa’s pretty paradise beach
Pretty Patnem as it’s affectionately known by visitors, is one of South Goa’s most picturesque beaches. I’ve been told many regular visitors that come here that unlike its larger cousin, bustling Palolem, Patnem doesn’t really change,
A small crescent shaped beach, Patnem has a certain magic to it - the views are intoxicating beach dogs roam, sea eagles soar and if you’re lucky, wise-eyed sacred cows will also cross your path.
Keep fit while taking in the views
If you’re into running, visit the beach just after dawn to watch the businesses wake and individuals perform yoga asanas to welcome in the day. If early morning starts aren't your thing, the egg yolk sunsets are extraordinary, too. To get the best views, take a hike up the small hilltop in the adjacent Colomb Bay to enjoy the setting sun in its full technicolour glory.
For yoga enthusiasts, there are at least 20 different shalas peppering the beach, offering drop in classes from as little at 300 Rupees (roughly £3.50)*.
Eating options in Patnem
Along the beach one will find an array of about 20 fine eateries, shacks and cafes all offering the usual beach snacks, European favourites and Indian classics.
We've also rounded up the best places to find some of our favourite foods:
Learn to cook
If you fancy learning to cook healthy Indian food, then ensure you visit Yoga Cooking Classes to try your hand at making fresh and delicious Indian cuisine.
Staying in Patnem
If you're planning on staying overnight in Patnem, don’t book your accommodation until you arrive. Beach huts and rooms vary tremendously in quality and condition and there are plenty to choose from to suit all budgets (typically ranging between 1000 – 2000 Rupees or £12 - £24 per night*.
*Prices accurate at time of writing
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