Agonda is a long pristine stretch of beach in south Goa just north of Palolem. Most mobile phone connections do not work in Agonda but for Vodafone which is an added bonus for those looking forward to a quiet and relaxed holiday. Agonda beach stretches for around 3 kilometers and it's lined with simple beach shacks. Hawkers aren't allowed on the Agonda beach.
Agonda is a traditional fishing village and life here is quiet and peaceful. Agonda beach is not the ideal for swimming as the seas here can be quite rough. Agonda Beach basically has one long road parallel to the beach where most of the beach huts and cottages are located in Agonda. Agonda church is located almost at the centre of the 3 km road. Agonda beach is famous as a Ridley turtle nesting site.
Olive Ridley Nesting Site
Agondo beach is a nesting site of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles which is the reason why beach shades and even hawkers are not allowed on the Agonda beach.
Probably the quietest beach in the whole of Goa, Cola Beach is a remote, unspoilt beach about 10kms north of Agonda. Cola beach is comprised of three bays which are seperated by large rocks. The lagoon near Cola beach stretches on to the jungles of Canacona. Kayaking is possible in the lagoon and it is a good way to enjoy the beauty of Cola beach. Cola beach surroundings is also a nesting site of Olive Ridley turtles.
Butterfly beach is a small cove which lies just to the south of Agondo beach. There is no access to butterfly beach by road as the area is heavily forested. You can take a 2 hour trek through the forest or a short boat ride up from Agonda to reach here.