Colva Beach

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Goa

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The gorgeous 105-km  long coastline of Goa, occasionally interrupted by tree-covered cliffs attracts thousands of tourists every year. The place lives up to its ‘party capital’ tag but at the same time offers scenic beauty that is unmatched and unparalleled to any other beach destination. The beaches of Goa vary and seem to reach out to kiss the sea. Colva, 6 km from Margao is a quaint town, peppered with chic stores, restaurants, and hotels. Colva Beach is the best beach for water sports. Its 20-km long exotic scenic beauty with white, sandy coastline will leave you speechless. A perfect place for people looking for some peace and solitude, Colva Beach is a must-visit beach when visiting Goa. It is an amazing retreat for nature-lovers who would love to take a leisurely stroll by the beach while enjoying stunning sunsets in the backdrop. Charming Portuguese quarters, roadside eateries serving delectable Goan cuisines, rich history, and picturesque views, all make a visit to Colva Beach a memorable experience. 

Best Time to Visit Colva Beach

The best time to visit Colva Beach is from October to March. During these months, the weather is delightful, making it perfect for exploring the stunning outdoors. Visit the beach early in the morning or during dusk time and engage in enthralling water sports. Azure blue waters, cerulean sky, exciting water sports, architectural marvels, and party spots will keep you busy. 

History of Colva Beach

There was a time when Colva used to be a vast expanse of barren land. The place enjoyed magnificent and picturesque views of the mighty Arabian Sea. The Mughals and the people from Adil Shahi Dynasty preferred the hilly northern region of Goa. Thus, Northern Goa is peppered with a lot of forts and defenses. Between 1510 and 1961, Portuguests took this area under their control. The place was considered the village of the Portuguese Roiz Village which was the descendant of Dr. Diogo Rodrigues and was considered the Lord of Colva. He was the first one to build a residence in a unique Portuguese architectural style in 1551. The beach also belonged to him. 

Top Attractions in and around Colva Beach

It is not tough to figure out why Goa tops the list of some of the most exotic destinations in Goa. The land of sun, sand, sea, and shakes is party people’s paradise. The unique confluence of scenic beauty and fun makes it the best holiday Destination in the country. Vibrant nightlife and scenic beaches are the delights of every traveler. Have a look at the major attractions in and around Colva Beach and enjoy a memorable trip when visiting Goa.

1. Water Sports

Some really exhilarating water sports can be experienced here at Colva Beach. The waters of this beach are safe for swimming. When you visit the beach, you’d find red flags covering an area, marking the safe region to swim in the sea. Many other sports can be enjoyed here as well such as a banana boat or motorboat rides.

2. Powdery White Sand

One can enjoy the powdery white sand, lined with coconut trees. Yes, in fact, this sand only adds to the overall charm of this place and hence becomes a reason to explore it even more with a fresh perspective. The striking houses along with the villas are some other reasons to discover Colva beach. 

3. Benaulim Village and Beach

Located 2km in the south direction, this place is quite frequented by tourists and locals alike. It is really an ideal location to have some real fun with your loved ones. 

4. Shopping

One of the best things which you can do here is to shop around for some of the most colorful dresses, jewelry, and jute items in the local market.

5. Colva Beach Shacks and Restaurants

This place has a lot of restaurant options where you can dine. These restaurants offer you some really lip-smacking vegetarian, non-vegetarian food. 

6. Colva Beach Nightlife

The nightlife of Goa is just astoundingly amazing. People can entertain themselves in nightclubs and bars. Witness the dazzling and vibrant side of Goa in this area. The place is peppered with some of the most well-known bars, pubs, and restaurants which remains open till the wee hours, allowing people to have fun.

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How To Reach Colva Beach

Stretching to an incredible 2.4 km long coastline, the Colva Beach in Goa is one of the most scenic beaches in Goa. This busy beach attracts crowds who love engaging in adrenaline-pumping water sports. You will also find people enjoying the scenic views and getting sun tanned. The beauty of this beach attracts a lot of visitors. Being in Goa, the place is easy to access for the tourists. 

  • Nearest Major City. Panjim
  • Nearest Airport. Panjim Airport 
  • Nearest Railway Station. Madgaon Station
  • Distance from Panjim. 35 km

By Air. The nearest airport to reach Colva Beach is Panjim Airport or Goa International Airport. It serves the destination and nearby areas. The airport offers several flight options, making it convenient for visitors. After deboarding the flight, visitors can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Colva Beach. They can also arrive at the beach by private and state-run buses. 

  • Distance from Panjim Airport. 24 km

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By Train. There is good connectivity of train routes from Madgaon Railway Station to all parts of the country. From the Railway Station, tourists can take a cab or just a walk to the center of the town. State-run and private buses are also available to help passengers reach Colva Beach from Madgaon Railway Station. 

  • Distance from Madgaon Railway Station. 5.5 km

By Road. Depending on your geographical location, you can consider traveling to Colva Beach by road as well. The overall road network which includes national highways is well-maintained and easily accessible. As per your convenience, you can choose to travel by state-run buses, cabs, or by your personal vehicles as well. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Colva Beach

Ques 1. What makes Colva Beach famous?

Ans 1. Colva, 6 km from Margao is a quaint town, peppered with chic stores, restaurants, and hotels. Colva Beach is the best beach for water sports. Its 20-km long exotic scenic beauty with white, sandy coastline will leave you speechless. 

Ques 2. What is the best time to visit Colva Beach?

Ans 2. The best time to visit Colva Beach is from October to March. During these months, the weather is delightful, making it perfect for exploring the stunning outdoors. Visit the beach early in the morning or during dusk time and engage in enthralling water sports.

Ques 3. Which is the closest airport to Colva Beach?

Ans 3. The closest airport to reach Colva Beach is Panjim Airport. The airport is just 24 kilometers away from the beach. 

Ques 4. Why are the major activities to enjoy at Colva Beach?

Ans 4. Some really exhilarating water sports can be experienced here at Colva Beach. The waters of this beach are safe for swimming. When you visit the beach, you’d find red flags covering an area, marking the safe region to swim in the sea. Many other sports can be enjoyed here as well such as a banana boat or motorboat rides.

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