Butterfly Beach, Goa

Butterfly beach is a tiny beach cove that lies just to the north of Palolem beach at a distance of about 37 km from Margao. The sands here are perfectly white and the water translucent. There is no access to the beach by road since the area is heavily forested. One can take a 2 hour trek through the forest. Vehicles, not even bikes can make the trip through the forest since the road takes one through brooks, steep climbs, fields and forested areas. Usually tourists take a short boat ride up from Palolem beach to reach here. Since there is no access by road, not many people visit this beach and visitors who make it here can enjoy the beach all by themselves. Behind the beach are hills full of dense vegetation. There are no buses that travel to this beach.

Location: South Goa

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Goa has always been a favorite destination of many. Especially for those who love sea, sand and sun. Goa has a wide variety of beaches and coastlines to lure visitors from different parts of the world. Goa is famous for its pristine beaches, never ending coastlines, food, wine, culture and last but not the least its friendly and fun loving people. Goa is a place where various cultures have blended perfectly to give a harmonious feeling. Vacationing in Goa can be an amazing lifetime experience for the tourists if they hit the right spots. There are many beaches in Goa and most of them remain quite crowded throughout the year. But if you are looking for a peaceful off the track destination while you are vacationing, Butterfly beach is the spot for you.

Butterfly Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches among all the beaches of Goa. It is serene, peaceful and mesmerizing. As it is not known to many, the Butterfly beach has managed to maintain its tranquil and calm environment. People who are looking for a perfect relaxing holiday should not miss Butterfly beach. This beach would be the best place to unwind and relax. The location of Butterfly beach has facilitated to its serenity and tranquil environment. The beach is located on the Butterfly Island, Goa.


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The Butterfly Island is located in the southern part of Goa. It is very near to the city of Palolem. If you wish to reach Butterfly beach, you may hire a cab or take a bus up to the Palolem beach. From the Palolem beach, you would need to take a short boat ride to the Butterfly Island.

The boat ride needs a special mention. It is quite a thrilling journey although it takes a little time to reach the Butterfly beach. The butterfly island is only 37 kilometers from Margao. There are road ways to reach the island as it is covered with dense forest. If you are one of those adventurous kinds, you may take a two hours trek through these forests, fields, innumerable brooks and steep climbs.

Butterfly beach can easily be described as a piece of heaven on earth. It is one of the most photogenic beach paradises in the world. Tourists from every corner of the world come to this beach every year to enjoy the white sand and translucent water.

The Butterfly beach was named by earlier tourists who used to visit the place and saw millions of butterflies flying on the blossoms on the hillside. There are many Butterfly beach hotels to cater to the varied needs of the guests. And these hotels and resorts are at par with the other major hotels of Goa.

Q How far is Butterfly Beach?

From Margao - 57 km (1 hr 8 min)
From Panjim - 70.0 km (1 hr 50 min)

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