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Colva Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches located in South Goa. What's likeable about this beach is the fact that it is not very crowded as compared to the beaches situated in North Goa and is also comparatively quieter. The fact that it is one of the oldest and also the largest beaches in Goa makes it worth giving a shot. People who are looking for peace should definitely visit this place. White sands along with long coconut palms can totally sway you away. It is an amazing travel retreat for people living there to be able to take a walk by the beach as sunsets in the backdrop.

Its popularity and natural beauty are the two major reasons to plan a trip to Goa and visit Colva Beach. The nearby food shops, Portuguese quarters with immense history and urban beauty will make your visit all the more interesting. 

So, if you are looking for some really interesting travel destinations where you could explore the serenity of nature along with satisfying your culinary desires then Colva Beach is a great option to discover. It is a place which speaks for itself when it comes to history, cultural elegance and architecture. All of this makes Colva Beach a place worth exploring and discovering around. 

September to March is the best time to visit Colva Beach; the overall weather remains comfortable during this time of the year. The summer season is blazing hot and the monsoon is also not that great for planning a trip to this place.

History of Colva Beach 

Initially, Colva used to be a very vast and barren land. From here, one could see the scenic views of the Arabian sea. The Mughals and the people from the Adil Shahi Dynasty preferred the northern and hilly regions of Goa. And this was where they built their forts and defences as well. 

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However, from 1510 and till 1961 this place was under the control of Portuguese. It was considered as the village of the Portuguese Roiz family who were further the descendants of Dr. Diogo Rodrigues. He was considered as the Lord of Colva. He was the first man who built the first Portuguese architectural residential house in 1551. Even this entire beach which was known as Praia da Colva belonged to him.

Major Attractions in and Around Colva Beach

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 some of the most colourful dresses, jewellery, 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. 

How to Reach Colva Beach 

By Air. Dabolim is the nearest airport from Goa. It connects several flights from many domestic Indian cities. After getting off from the airport you will have to take a cab or some other means of transportation to reach the beach. 

By Road. Travelling to Goa via car with your loved ones is an experience worth cherishing. You can easily travel from Indian cities as the roads here are smooth and are well-connected too. You can consider taking NH 48, 50, and 52. 

By Train. Karmali railway station is the nearest railway station. Travelling via train from some of the major Indian cities won’t be a problem.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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