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Colva Beach

Location: 6 km west of Margao
Address: Goa
Best time to Visit: October to March
Beach Activities: Beach walking, boat trips, nightlife, holy church visit, dolphin and crocodile spotting
Attractions in and around: Colva Church, Sernabatim beach, Statue of Menino Jesus
Resorts and Hotels: Hotel Colmar, Hotel Lucky Star, Longuinhos Beach Resort, Colva Residency, Star Beach Resort, Sukhsagar Beach Resort
STD Code: 0832

Colva Beach, GoaThe 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 roundabout.

BoatThings 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.

Boat Trips
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.

Colva Church
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.

Sernabatim Beach
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 cuisines.

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
By Air
Dabolim Airport, located 26 km away is the nearest aerodrome to Colva. On reaching, tourist can hire pre-paid taxis and reach the beach.

By Rail
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

By Road
Travelers ca n drive down NH17 to Margao via Bambolim, Verna and Nuvem and explore the beach in Colva.

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