Colva Beach-Goa

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With 20 km of virgin white sands, palm fringed, and sun drenched beaches, Colva is the most loved beach of Goans. Colva, unlike Anjuna or Calangute, gained popularity only lately. It was little disturbed and life moved on quietly. But those are the things of the past in Colva. Over the years, many hotels and buildings have sprung from nowhere in Colva. Development is surely at a good pace in Colva.

On The Colva Beach 
While taking a stroll on the Colva Beach, silver carpets of bangdde (mackerels) can be viewed shimmering on the golden sands for drying. Fishermen’s motor trawlers can be seen anchored in a line offshore.

Goa Colva Beach

Tourists—Indian and foreigners, as well as locals—can be seen in colorful dresses, coming either for a walk or ‘for a change of air’. Many tourists can be seen having a sunbath on the golden sands of Colva.

The trinket stalls and the drink stands on the golden sands under the moonlight make the evening on the Colva Beach utterly romantic.

Where is Goa Colva beach?
Colva beach is situated approximately 40 kms from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Colva beach is also at a distance of 2km from the Benaulim beach where tourists often go to have some quiet moments.

Climate of Goa Colva Beach 
Goa has a consistent climate through the year with just meager fluctuations in the temperature. December and January might require light woolens.

Goa Colva Beach

April and May are warm. The period from June to October brings heavy rain, almost up to 400 cm. The temperature during the summers ranges from 24°C to 32.7°C and during the winters it ranges from 21.3°C to 32.2°C.

Goa Colva Beach-Tourist Attractions 
The Nossa Senhora de Merces (Our Lady of Mercy) church in Colva is famous for its annual religious event—Fama of Menino Jesuse (Child Jesus)—since the 17th century. The predominantly Catholic community celebrates it on the third Monday of October every year. It is one of Goa’s most popular feasts and a big fair is held on the occasion at Colva.

Goa Colva Beach Paraglider

Goa Colva Beach-Shopping 
As far as big shopping complexes or markets are concerned, Colva Beach still has to develop.

Goa Colva Night Market

But there are a lot of trinket shops and drink stalls on the beach where one can buy artifacts, antiques and gifts for friends waiting back at home. Open-air eateries serving seafood and Portuguese dishes are in abundance on the shore.

Goa Colva Beach-Transportation
By Air:The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji and 15 km from Colva.

By Rail:The nearest railway station is at Madgaon or Margao, 5 km away from Colva.

By Road:There are frequent buses from Colva running to and from Margao (also Madgaon; 6 km away) from where one can take a bus to Panaji, which is 33 km further ahead.

2 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Thanks Angelo!!
    Correction done

    1. Goa Blog on September 19th, 2008 at 11:37 pm
  2. The information about the nearest Railway Station given is incorrect. Margao or Madgaon is a major railway station with most trains heading towards South India passing through.

    2. Angelo on September 19th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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