Beaches in India

Colva Beach Goa

Located 6 km away from the west of Margao, Colva beach is one of the largest and striking beaches of South Goa that has fine powdered white sand and bounded by coconut palms that elongate from Bogmalo to Cabo de Rama alongside the coastline of south Goa. The Colva beach is very beautiful and has a stream flowing through it. Speckled with colonial style villas and broken-down fishing huts, the beach looks more stunning with a wide collection of concrete hotels, souvenir stalls and snack bars all around it.

During day time, many tourists in colorful attires throng at this place and some are also seen sunbathing in the bright sun. On the other side, drink stands and jewelry stalls on the golden sands make a moony evening on the Beach of Colva very romantic for honeymoon couples. There are lots of shacks available for lunch and a cold beer or two. For adventure freaks, various kinds of water activities are also available on the beach. While taking a long walk on the Colva Beach, silver carpets of mackerels can be viewed dazzling on the golden sands. This beach has lot to offer foreigners and Indian tourists compared to other beaches of Goa. In brief, it's a romantic gateway for beach lovers in India that offers an opportunity to relish the fascinating sightseeing, Goan nightlife, exalting water sports, and even more or less trinket shopping.

Things to Do on Colva Beach

Right from sunbathing, water sports to other leisure activities, Colva beach brings plenty of activities for adventure freaks. With a long seashore and sand, the beach is ideal place to enjoy several adventure sports and other leisure activities.

Here are some of the recommended things, which one should try during their visit:

Adventure Water Sports- Beach lovers can try their hand on water scooter rides, jet skiing, speed boat rides, snorkeling, swimming, banana boat rides, motorboat rides, etc. Apart from these, parasailing is also one of the favorite beach activities for travelers. So, if you want a wonderful experience of water sports in Goa, then Colva Beach would be the must visit place.

Leisure Activities- Colva is a perfect place for the one who want to indulge themselves in leisure activities like jogging, sightseeing, shopping, eating, etc. If you are a keen reader, you can tie your swinging net between two coconut trees and enjoy reading your favorite books in a serene place. Also, you can enjoy an island tours along with dolphin-spotting as there are many boatmen on the beach who will take to the trip.

If you are already done with all such activities, then go for trinket shopping as the main road that leads to Colva is a famous shopping destination where you can get some colorful clothes, jewelry and other fashion accessories. After shopping, a delicious and mouth watering food is must for you. There are plenty of sea-facing shacks lined up along the beach where you can get delicious Goan cuisine with feni and stuffed papad. Just enjoy the real taste of sea food with splendid seaside view.

Places to Visit In and Around Colva

Colva is a pristine beach in Goa, which is surrounded with several hidden gems. There are several tourist attractions that make the trip a memorable one for lifetime. Here come some of the recommended places to visit in and around the Colva:

Dudhsagar Waterfalls - It's one of the famous waterfalls that is also named as Sea of Milk. It's a four tiered waterfall is finely situated on the Mandovi River in Sanguem taluka (South Goa). The falls are a part of Mollem National Park. It's a must visit place in Goa as it has picturesque view that offers tremendous photo options along with thrilling experience of trekking.

Agonda Beach- One of the most enchanting beaches of South Goa is Agonda beach, which is mostly famous due to its serenity and peace.

Our Lady of Mercy Church- One of the main attractions of Colva is the statue of 'Menino Jesus', which is at the local church namely 'Our Lady of Mercy'. It's a holy place that is known for its religious event-'Fama of Menino Jesuse'. The Catholic community celebrates every year on the third Monday of October month. It's one of the popular feasts, where a big fair is organized on the occasion at Colva.

Bull Fight- It's one of the interesting bull fights held every year between October and May. Generally, it is held in the rice field with the beats of Konkani music, which gives lots of fun and exhilaration.

Apart from all the above attractions, you can also go and unfold the treasure of Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, and Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. Also, you should not forget to visit pristine Benaulim and Sernabatim Beaches. All these place offer friendly environment and relaxing gateway as well.

Accommodations in Colva

Accommodation in Colva is generally preferred by travelers, as it is a well-located gateway to many of the calm and enchanting beaches of South Goa. So make you beach holiday memorable by getting luxury stay at this place. Choose from luxury, deluxe to standard hotels and guesthouses, where you can get all kinds of modern facilities in economical prices. All these offer enjoyable stay for the beach lovers. Among all, some of the major resorts and hotels are mentioned as below:

  • Aakriti Guest House
  • Acacia Palms Resort
  • Amigo Plaza
  • Baywatch Resort
  • Costa del Sol
  • Hotel Colva Kinara
  • The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa, Colva
  • Hotel Lucky Star
  • Jymi's Cottages
  • La Ben Resort
  • Longuinhos Beach Resort
  • Silver Sands Beach Resort

Nightlife in Colva Beach

The nightlife in Colva beach is very lively and vibrant compared to other beaches in Goa. It is exotic and dazzling, which one should not miss out during their visit. It will simply tempt you to enjoy whole night. On the other side, the beach shacks and restaurants remain open till the wee hours of the dawn. The most popular and happening night spots are late bar and discos that perk up and rock the crowd to enjoy whole night.

Besides, there are plenty of bars and restaurants that make a perfect day out for the family, friends or honeymoon couples. It makes a enjoyable day with full pleasure for young and old alike.

Here are some of the recommended bars and restaurants that mostly invigorate after sunset:

  • Pinacolada Beach Shack
  • Margarita Pub
  • 49ers Restaurant And Bar
  • Leda Lounge Restaurant
  • Gatsby Pub
  • Outback Bar
  • Sunshine Disco
  • Coco Del Mar
  • Viva Goa Bar And Restaurant
  • Lucky Star Bar And Restaurant
  • Little Goa Bar And Restaurant
  • Casa La Bar
  • Caji Bar And Restaurant
  • Cross Road Bar And Restaurant

How to Reach

Colva Beach is well connected by air, rail and road.

By Air - Dabolim is the nearest Airport to reach Colva, which is at the distance of 68 km from Colva. From the airport, you may take car or taxi to reach there.

By Rail- Karmali Railway Station is the nearest railhead that is approx 30 km away from Colva and well connected to other major cities in and around the Goa.

By Road- Bus services are always available from Margao bus station and Vasco da Gama to reach Colva Beach. The buses depart from the KTC bus stand that is 3 km away from the Margao city. Buses are also available from other major cities of the India like Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.

Best Time to Visit- October to March

So, what are you waiting for? Come and enjoy the serenity of Colva where nature breaks its best talent. Whether you wish to rave up in rocking night parties, or want a peaceful seclusion, Colva beach is the perfect destination for you. So, book your best holiday packages through Tour My India and unfold its charm while being in the arm of nature.