10 Things to Do in Canacona That You Shouldn't Miss

August 9, 2017 Malia Yoakum

Canacona (Kannkonn, pronounced [kaːɳkɔɳ]) is a city and a municipal council in South Goa district in Goa, India. Canacona or Kankon Taluka includes places such as Patnem, Chaudi, Poinguinim, Loliye, Agonda and Gaumdongre. Chaudi is the taluka headquarters and the most developed town in this taluka. The famous Palolem Beach is located in Canacona.
Restaurants in Canacona

1. Goa Jungle Adventure

Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
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5 based on 348 reviews

Goa Jungle Adventure

Goa Jungle Adventure organizes canyoning (outdoor extreme sport, not a safari or sightseeing) tours in the jungle of Goa for both beginners and experts. Canyoning basically includes trekking, abseiling, cliff jumping, swimming and walking through river gorge. A minimum jumping ability (from cliff to deep natural pool) and good swimming skills is required. The trip starts in Palolem (South Goa - Margao 1 hour, Panjim 2 hours, Calangute/Baga 2 hours 30 by road). The participant has to be in good health (fit for outdoor sport activities and not overweight bmi <29 ).

Reviewed By happyhols2017 - Windsor, United Kingdom

This is an exciting activity in beautiful, isolated surroundings, run by a well trained & organised group. There are different grades for different levels of experience. Reasonable fitness is necessary, and confidence in water.
We followed the course of a young river down the rocks, sometimes wading, sometimes half swimming, sometimes abseiling, and sometimes jumping into the pools - maybe 3, 6 or more metre jumps (if you dipped out of a jump, there is assistance to help you down). Wetsuits, harnesses for abseiling, & hardhats provided.
Was a memorable day, with a small group of 7, and 3 leaders (I think 1 of these was training).

2. Cola Beach

Matimol, Canacona 403603, India +91 98221 54570
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4.5 based on 494 reviews

Cola Beach

Reviewed By CB1408 - London

I had heard about Cola beach over breakfast in my hotel. I decided to investigate it was a 500 r trip from Patnem in the tuk tuk for about 25 mins. The road to the beach is really rocky but sort of fun. Maybe not if you have terrible lower back pain. The tuk tuk drivers call it 'Massage Road'.
The beach itself is stunning and incredibly clean and easily mistaken for the Caribbean.
There is the issue of the 'private beach' thing mentioned in other reviews- for drinks and sunbeds- so if you are willing to use your towel and not eat a lunch here the atmosphere is worth giving up so called tourist comforts!
The sea is quite tricky to navigate so only swim between the flags. There is the fresh water lake as an option for swimming or kayaking too.
I don't know if its called Cola Beach because an aerial view shows dark and light sand like a coke in a glass or because its the local name. You decide

3. Swaastha Home Spa

Royal Cottage Patnem Beach | Near Hare Rama Restaurant, Patnem, Canacona 403702, India +91 90496 99388
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5 based on 50 reviews

Swaastha Home Spa

Welcome to a world of rejuvenation at Swaastha Homa Spa . Find yourself in the Hands of expert massures - all the way from KERALA.

Reviewed By Yael_Landau - Israel

I had a 90 minutes massage at Swaastha yesterday and it was fabulous! The therapist was a lady and very professional. The ambience is clean and pleasant. Quite music in the background and the oils they are using all have a good smell. I highly...MoreThank you so much for choosing Swaastha Home Spa and your nice review , hope you to see you again next season. Thanks and regards Team Swaastha

4. Agonda Beach

Agonda, India +91 96000 17031
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Agonda Beach

Reviewed By David B - San Francisco, California

The place is a bit tired ,broken sunloungers and curtains that dont fit,but most of all a restaurant with terrible service where,what should take 20 minutes can take 90 minutes and is then overcooked,and some how tepid at best at worst cold.The best ,was the lady receptionist who was super helpful and careing,the Manager struggled,but tried to run the place but overall the other staff were hopeless.

5. Rahul's Cookery Classes

Palolem Main Street | House No. 209, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India +91 78759 90647
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5 based on 214 reviews

Rahul's Cookery Classes

lean to make authentic vegetarian and non vegetarian Indian food with chef rahul in Palolem south goa indian

Reviewed By Alexander W

We had a great time and enjoyed the great ambiance which Rahul has created in his cooking school. We got very helpful tips and input for our future self cooking at home

The kitchen is very tidy and well organized and Rahul knows very well how to conduct such an evening
Very recommendable while you stay in Palolem.

6. Palolem Beach

within 2.5 kilometres of the market town of Chaudi, Canacona, India +91 88944 04523
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Palolem Beach

One of the area's most picturesque Beaches.

Reviewed By SaidahJules - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you are staying in South Goa and near Palolem beach then it’s worth visiting. There are many restaurants on the beach, It’s very lively in comparison to other Beaches. Lots of indian and foreign tourists.
If you want something more peaceful then go to Patnem (next one. Walking distance). But Palolem is nice to visit, go for a walk there or to have dinner on the beach during sunset.

7. Galgibaga Beach

Agonda 403702, India +91 96000 17031
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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Galgibaga Beach

Reviewed By skinnygirldiariez - Bengaluru, India

The Beaches in Goa are really crowded and not worth the effort to spend a lazy afternoon. The Turtle Beach also known as Galgibaga Beach is one of those exquisite gems that is now getting noticed.
This was my second visit from last year. Santosh Beach Shack is the best one to dine in. The sea food especially Crabs are a must have. If you can do let them know you are arriving and how many people are there. The crabs get over in a giffy.
The beach is quaint and clean. The waves are just perfect if you want to just float around and enjoy the peace and quiet.
As its a nature conservation site, the beach is pretty restricted. The highlight are the turtles lay their eggs on the shore, which are clearly marked.
The highway is being constructed and I do hope it won't destroy the habitat for these gorgeous creatures that thrive.

8. Brothers Yoga Retreat

House no. 180 Patnem, Patnem, Canacona 403702, India +91 77981 85178
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Brothers Yoga Retreat

Our centre is a unique place where you can experience the best of ancient Indian traditions - Yoga, meditation, yoga therapy and Ayurveda - in an amazing location on the Patnem beach side. We invite you to come and experience, rejuvenate, heal and transform your body and mind with Yoga (Harmony of Body Mind & Soul) and Ayurveda (The science of life)

Reviewed By Beat U - Arosa, Switzerland

Wonderfull surrounding and treatments. The Ayurveda Brothers take care of their clients with much love and humour. Good and healthy indian food (kerala style) is provided.
The pancha karma treatment helped me so much. The 14 days was a lifechanging event for me.
Highly recommendet for people who suffer from stress, addictions or other „western diseases“.

9. Samson's Kiosk

Palolem, Canacona 403702, India +91 78758 76383
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Samson's Kiosk

Samson's Kiosk rents: -- Kayaks (single and double seater, with waterproof bag and life jacket) -- Surf boards.. -- Body boards.. -- Skim boards.. -- (Sup)stand up paddle board.. -- Fishing rod and equipments..... Samson's Kiosk sells: -- Cigarettes and tobacco products, -- Soft drinks, snack food and sweets, -- Alcoholic beverages, --Energy drinks, -- Sunscreen lotions and sun oils, -- Toiletries and other hygiene products, -- Swimming rings and mattresses.. --Ultimate Frisbee 175g, -- Waterproof dry bags (5 to 10 litres) -- Fireworks, -- etc......

Reviewed By Saravanan S

Which sea stand name is for fight i never stand trye tried tried a lot fell into seaaa im waiting ill come again ill fight and i will won till end of sand

10. Yoga Cooking Classes

House No. 163/A | Near The Home Resort, Patnem, Canacona 403702, India +91 70001 03186
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Yoga Cooking Classes

Traditional Indian dishes include a wide range of tastes and offers more healthy food. In addition, traditional Indian cuisine is called for fresh food items with minimum preservatives, compared to typical American fare, it can be very healthy because your body comes in contact with less additive for ingredients.

Reviewed By Bertl_663 - Munich, Germany

So interesting, so tasty! All recepies are very easy to cook at home.. no fancy ingredients but full taste. The best was, that you learn a lot about cooking-techniques that give your homecooked meal that indian flavour. Recommend!Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to review us, Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Ashish

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