the side of the Arabian sea, Colva is one of the most popular beaches of
Goa. Spreading over a distance of 20 kms, Colva is Goa's longest beach. The
virgin white powder sands coupled with tall palm trees makes Colva one of
the most picturesque beaches of Goa. Located on the southern coastline of
Goa, the beach is only about 40 kms away from Panaji, Goa's capital city.
The consistent weather conditions of Goa makes her beaches full of tourists
the entire year.
Accommodation and Connectivity
The airport nearest to Colva in Goa is at Dabolim, some 68 kms away from
Colva. If travelling by rail, then the traveller would have to disembark at
Karmali railway station near Panaji. From Panaji by road, the distance upto
Colva is 40 kms.
A plenty of accommodation awaits tourists in Colva. Apart from the cosy
beach resorts, good value guest houses are also available. Most of the top
and mid range facilities are near the main beach road.
Swimming and Sunbath
A beach where the undercurrents are not strong and jelly fishes absent,
swimming has gained tremendous popularity. If swimming is popular, how can
one leave behind sunbathing. So many tourists, specially the ones from
foreign soil, lay down on the sparkling white sand under the Colva sky and
just relax .
The Colva Nightlife
all the Goa beaches, the nightlife of Colva is the most livelier. Infact,
most young couples opt for Colva package tours. The most happening night
spots of Colva remain open till late at night. Eating, drinking and dancing,
those who come to the places really party very hard.
The Beach Restaurants
The gorgeous interiors consisting generally of small tables, matching
table-clothes, candles and smooth music, the various Colva restaurants lined
all along the beach offer tasty seafood and other delicacies to the tourist.
A place with a bustling nightlife, candle light dinners are very popular
here. If that isn't interesting, opting for dinner under the moonlight would
definitely have a cheering effect.
Attractions near the Beach
Although not exactly on the beach, yet very near to the beach is Nossa
Senhora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) Church. This church is famous for Fama
of Menino Jesuse-the annual religious festival of the Catholic community. On
the occasion, one of Goa's most popular community feasts is held. An annual
bullfighting event held in an empty paddy field near to the beach also draws
large number of tourists.
Colva is a beach very popular among young couples. But it should not be
mistaken as the exclusive domain of young ones. Vacationing with the family
is also very popular here.