goa trip – day 9 : agonda beach , bats , blue planet veggie , silent noise headphones party

goa trip – day 9

went to agonda today , wow such a nice beach , unpoilt by mass tourism .

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took 11 mins on a bike from palolem just going slow . 1 road takes you all the way pretty much . v v quiet roads too , very simple . we arrived at north end of bay and as you leave the road you cross a small narrow bridge

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over a river inlet

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we made a beeline for paradise huts/restaurant . most of the huts on agonda beach where pretty decent looking

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had great poppadom massala , veggie pakora was tasty , strawberry and apple lassie , ginger and honey tea –  about 350 i think .

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has a simple view of the beach , sea , lifeguards that you find on all beaches ,

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and a few fishing boats ….its so easy to chill out !

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theres some neat little huts up on the cliff face overlooking the north end of the bay , they look tidy and must have ace views .

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paradise didnt have any beds out so went a few doors up to sea view and used their beds and drank there . lots of teas from 15 rps . heres a super widescreen 180* view up near paradise huts and shack , north end of agonda beach [click image]

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the waters clean , and the sea more gentle than other bays

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while on the beach we where offered 90min boat trips up the river for 300rps each [didnt go tho] . also a bloke and his kid came along the beach with a bucket . in it he offered us honey from a mango tree . it was whole chunks of honeycombe and lots of liquid honey in the bottom . he filled an empty water bottle with a kilo weight of honey liquid from the bottom of the bucket – talk about fresh !! mrs robster was chuffed . gonna store it in a cool dark place for the next few weeks .

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400rps was touted but after talking he gave it for 200 which we thought was fair enough . he was so genuine we where happy with price .and we even tipped the kid a 50 .

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was such a perfect day on beach , only 2 or 3 sellers for boat trips  a few odd dogs , a cow , few fishermen , handfull of tourists , one hell of a beach . compared to north goa it was calm waters again like palolem . the bay is bigger than i thought . best beach so far … for us anyway .

heres a feel of the beach from north end of agonda from the sea , shows the huts too

and if you want to get the flavour of the beach looking out ….

up the far north end its pretty neat

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there lots of wildlife

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its where the river inlet comes in , and the current is fast at times . [the one shown on above pics that the tiny brigde goes over] .

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the fishermen keep there nets and boats here too tucked away out of sight from the shore here

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they where just finishing off several new huts at the very end .

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as usual in goa the women do the graft ! they carry the tiles on there heads while the blokes watch . hmmmm . i dont know what these huts will be known as , they wherent finished yet .

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as we left about 4.30 we heard a right commotion in the trees . looked up and was very suprised to see hundreds and hundreds of bats hanging in the trees and flying round making crazy noises . these are massive bats . ive never seen them so big and during the day too , usually its just little things swooping round street lights etc . amazing . ill put more pics and videos up in my next trip report here in a few of days time [see that particular page if you want to know more] .

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there is even a tiny hut [behind seaview shack] called ‘bat palece’ [not a spelling mistake]. they must always be there then i presume . never read anyone mentioning them . worth checking out .

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a lot of people have asked where the bats are , how to find them , and one person for example said in 15 years visiting had never heard of this , so it mustnt be that well known . so the bats are north end of beach . from north entrance if you went over the very narrow river bridge from main rd they are in the trees on the left as you join the path alongside shacks a few shacks down on right  . if from beach entrance then go behind ‘paradise’ huts/shack [which had tasty food] . if from south end then once tamac ends continue along the red gavelly path and towards the river end and look for yellow sign on right saying “bat palece” [not a sp mistake!] on right . its one of the last things you see before hitting the tiny narrow bridge over river . youll hear them chattering away in trees ! see my report in a day or 2 for laods of pics & info

as we left we tracked down ‘blue planet’ veggie . we had read a small mention about it online so it was a must visit for us .

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it was between agonda and palolem road , much closer to agonda and is a nice looking place , really clean . the lady who runs it told us you basically eat what tehy make and eat themselves . its open daytime and evening . this is a seeeerious rival for bean me up’ in anjuna/vagator !!

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how to find : locate the church in middle of agonda beach rd , with this behind you take road in front of you t junction . travel several bends to next t juntion . turn right and its on the right a few mins along rd and on right [look for big blue sign] turn off main road and follow the gravel patch for a couple of hundred metres . youll see the odd ‘bp’ arrow along the path . its a big building . special organic natural clean quality food .

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they dont have all the menu – but do have most things each day . the veggie and vegan food on offer is sublime .

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the salads are absolutely HUGE bowls of freshness , and the health and booster juice and shakes [abc bbc] etc where baaad boyz !!! mmmm . worth the 2 mins drive from agonda for sure if your serious about your food . or takes 8 mins on bike from palolem on basically 1 road which leaves south of village .

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later i got a pizza from magic pizza on palolem beach rd . got the tip of TripAadvisor , they aint wrong . italians are running this gaff , and thin crust salami was perfect . genuine pizza . 370rps . menu said they only use meats imported from italy . really good pizza this is . i later went back and had more food a few days later and equally as good .

finished the day off partying at ‘silent noise’ headphones party aka the silent disco in palolem [each saturday 600rps incl headphones!] ,

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its a big place in southern end of palolem beach , it was pretty busy when we where there mid dec . you have 3 channels on your loaned headphones : funk & hip hop, techy house , house classics . plus there is music ticking over not too loud at the bar area where a lot partied too .  i was sceptical on how good it would be using headphones , but the headphones are colour coded active led’s depending on channel ,

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and your red blue or green light will correspond to one of the 3 dj’s coloured lights that are spinning .

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plus you can tell who is listening to what channel cos of the big light on your headphones . the dj can interact with his fans too by easily identifying them depending on coloured light ! they have usual traveller side attractions of fire eaters/dancers etc ,

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various podiums , a couple of bars , huge led screens like at festivals  , decent snack food , and the drinks where not too bad considering at 80 for a small kingfisher and 100 for a brandy and coke . everyone was dancing , it was a big crowd that was here to party hard .

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entry was 600rps . left at 4am closing very drunk . such a great party . it was busy straight away when it opened , but by 11pm it was really busy right thru till end on the dancefloor area

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and in the bar area .

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it was one of our best clubbing nights we had in the entire month . music was good too , something for everyone and it wasnt chart music nonsense like akon or kesha lol . the pics arent great as i only had my smartphone . but what a top laugh !

LETS ROCK MR DEEJAY !!!!

amazing day – AGAIN !

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