Colva Beach is broad and beautiful, and has a stream coursing through it.
Colva is the oldest and largest of South Goa's resorts. Its leafy outlying
'Vaddos', or wards are pleasant enough, dotted with colonial style villas
and ramshackle fishing huts. The beach front is a collection of concrete
hotels, souvenir stalls and fly blown snack bars strewn around a central
to do and see in Colva Beach
A walk on the beaches is full of delights. Fishermen's motor trawlers lie
anchored in a line offshore. Tourists in colorful dresses throng about and
several of them can be seen sunbathing in the glorious sun.
Colva can be a pleasant and convenient place to stay for a while. Swimming
is relatively safe while the sand, at least away from the beach front, is
spotless and scattered with beautiful shells.
One best activity on Colva beach is dolphin-spotting and
crocodile-spotting. Many boatmen on the beach offer this fun-filled trip
into the nearby islands. Besides, enthusiasts can also the adventure of
canoe rides, water-skiing, wind-surfing etc here.
It is one among the historic churches in Goa. The holy center is dedicated
to Our Lady of Merces, which was built in the 18th century. The Church is
highly visited by thousand of believers, particularly during the Fama
Festival, organized every year on the Second Monday of October.
The quiet Sernabatim beach is a center of peace and admiration. It is
situated 1 km away from Colva and visitors can easily plan a day trip here.
Also, the seaside has a number of accommodation option, which ensures a
soothing stay to the holidaymakers.
Nightlife in Colva
Although never an established rave venue, Colva's nightlife is livelier
than anywhere else in south Goa, thanks to its ever-growing contingent of
young package tourists. Trinket stalls and drink stands on the golden sands
make a moonlit evening on the Colva Beach utterly romantic. The Gatsby Pub
and Outback Bar & Restaurant remains open till the wee hours.
Eating at Colva Beach
When the season is in full swing, Colva's beach front sprouts a row of
large seafood restaurants on stilts, some of them very ritzy indeed, with
tablecloths, candles and smooth music. The Boomerang Beach House, located on
the right of the beach is popular for its pasta and steak. Other eating
joints on the Colva beach are Kentuckee, Pasta Hut, Pirate's Cabin Micky's
and Johnny Cool's. They offer both continental food and delicious Goan
Place of accommodation in Colva Beach
There are a range of budget and mid-range hotels and resorts on Colva
beach. Longuinhos Beach Resort, Colva Residency, Hotel Colmar, Lucky Star,
Star Beach Resort and Sukhsagar Beach Resort are a few to name. The staying
options offer Ayurvedic massage, a dance floor, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi
and many other facilities, which suits the dream desire of the
holidaymakers. Visitors can also find
How to reach Colva Beach
Dabolim Airport, located 26 km away is the nearest aerodrome to Colva. On
reaching, tourist can hire pre-paid taxis and reach the beach.
The nearest train station is at Madgaon(8 km). Beside the pre-paid taxis,
bus and auto-rickshaws are also available to from the nearby Margao to reach
the Colva beach
Travelers ca n drive down NH17 to Margao via Bambolim, Verna and Nuvem and
explore the beach in Colva.