One unusual custom that has evolved in this previously riotous youth beach destination is dance parties where no music is heard, except through headphones. Dancers either hire headphones – usually offered with at least two different genres of music, or bring their own. They then dance to their own drum, thus preserving local traquility but creating a quite bizarre sight, especially if they’re croaking along to their own songs. Currently Silent Discos happen three night a week from November until April.
The reason for this noise-crushing attitude is local laws ruling out noise after 10pm, which are rigourously enforced.
Party people who actually like feeling the rythm blasting their bones and dancing to the same beat as everyone else should head immediately for Anjuna Beach.
Palolem is relatively uncrowded and less developed than some of its neighbours but there’s still a mega InterContinental Hotel along the shore so the concrete is flowing here too. . .