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Colva Beach, Goa

Colva BeachThe Colva Beach is famous for lazily swaying palm trees and glittering silvery white sand. Located 6 km from Margao city in South Goa, it is described as the pride of the state. It is second only to Calangute in popularity. This Goa's longest beach has 20 km of virgin white sands, palm fringed and sun drenched. Unique to this beach is that sand, sea and sky blend in enchanting natural harmony is unspoilt by man. The best time to visit this place is from December To February. Colva Beach can easily be described as a jewel in Goa's crown of beaches. Only a few can rival its scenic splendour. Many quality restaurants here in Colva serve a range of exotic cuisine and quality accommodation is easily available nearby. It's very safe to swim at this beach and visitors can really have a gala time at this beautiful place.

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Tourist Attractions at/around Colva Beach

Benaulim Beach is just 2 km away from Colva. It's recognized as a very peaceful and serene place. Interestingly Benaulim is still rather undiscovered by domestic tourists even if it's a fishing beach. Colva beach, Goa, is fairly crowded in evenings and on weekends. It gets fairly crowded with local visitors getting off the buses 1 km away and pouring onto the beach.

St John Church Baptist, situated on a hill beyond the village, is worth visiting. When the monsoon arrives, Feast of St John the Baptist (Sao Joao) is celebrated here as a thanksgiving. Young men wearing crowns of leaves and fruits tour the area singing for gifts. Goans commemorate the movement of St John in his mother's womb when he was in his mother's womb and visited by Mary, the mother of Jesus, the young men of this village jump in the wells.

There's yet another famous church at Colva - Nossa Senhora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) church. The church also gives you an opportunity to participate in the Fama of Menino Jesuse (Child Jesus), which the Catholic community has been celebrating since 17th century.

There are a number of trinket stalls and drink stands on the Colva beach in Goa. The arrangement of these stalls adds much to the beauty of the Colva Beach.

Eating Out/ Restaurants at Colva Beach, Goa

A number of restaurants are located in and around Colva serving variety of food to suit every taste and budget. Hotels ranging from standard to budget cater to a wide range of tourists. The star-category hotels also feature popular restaurants in Colva. How To Reach Colva Beach (Rail/Road)

Regular bus services are available from Margao (also Madgaon, 6 km from Colva) and Vasco da Gama. These buses depart from KTC bus stand, located 3 km north of Margao city. Some regular buses also ply from here to Colva, Majorda, Benaulim and other nearby villages. You may also get Interstate bus services from KTC bus stand. Tourists may also ply from nearest railway station of Karmali, which is at a distance of 11 km from Panaji and at 39 km from Colva.

Hotel near Colva BeachColva Beach Hotels/Resorts Information

Colva is studded with a large number of high-class hotels and guesthouses. A real good traffic of tourists comes in to visit this place. Resultantly plenty of hotels are coming up here. During your trip to Colva, you can choose to stay at one of these beach resorts.
» Renaissance Goa Resort (5 Star)
» Silver Sands Beach Resort (3 Star)
» Longuinhos Beach Resort (3 Star)
» Vista De Colva, Goa (3 Star)



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