South Goa is less developed than North Goa. It has some of the finest beaches. Often the first beach people visit in South Goa is Colva, the most developed of all the beaches. Colva is in the middle of a 25km stretch of white-sand beaches fringed with palm trees. Colva is popular with package tour groups. Longer-staying budget travelers usually head to Benaulim.
Further south is Palolem, 2km west of the town of Chaudi. This place is frequented by long-staying budget travelers.