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Colva Beach

Distance from Airport: 27 Km
Distance from Railway Station: 7 Km
Best time to visit: October to March
Activities: Swimming Watersport Shopping Golf Sightseeing
Beach Information

Located around 6 kms from Margao City, it is situated at a distance of 40 kms from the capital city of Goa, Panaji or Panjim. The distance between the Colva beach and another popular beach, Benaulim beach is just 2 kms. One of the most explored beaches of the southern part of Goa, Colva beach is an extremely beautiful one, however, it with less of tourist activity. If you love enjoying in seclusion, away from regular hustle-bustle Goan beaches, this is just the right option for you.

With shining whitish-silver sands, blue sky, chirping birds, fluttering coconut palm trees, fresh water streams and the tranquility of this beach, makes it a famous one. During the rule of Portuguese rule, the beach was called Praia da Colvá and was the property of Roiz family. The beach is dotted with a number of restaurants and eating joints, serving sumptuous Goan delicacies. There is no dearth of accommodation.


While at Colva beach, one can indulge in a number of water sports activities. You can try your hands at speed boat rides and jet skiing. You can also partake in activities like sailing, beach volleyball, fishing and snorkeling. Another interesting activity is a bicycle ride in the area surrounding the beach. If you do not want to do any of these things, you can simply take a walk along the beach’s extended coastline or simply relax and gorge on culinary delights served at the nearby shacks or eating joints.  Visit the nearby local market for getting your hands on interesting knick-knacks.


There is something for every kind of a traveler who comes to visit the Colva Beach and visit its popular tourist attractions, located nearby.

Church of Lady of Mercy- One can visit The Church of Lady of Mercy, housing a fantastic statue of Menino Jesuse. The church was erected during the 17th century and plays host to ‘Fama of Menino Jesuse’, the annual religious festival.

Colva Village- If you want then you can also explore the nearby Colva village, which is a fishermen’s village.  

The Church of St John the Baptist- Located just 2 kms away from the beach; it was founded by the Jesuits in Colva in the year 1581.

Bull fight- A major attraction, bull fight takes 4 PM onwards in the rice fields between the months of October and May. The Konkani music makes the atmosphere even livelier.

Benaulim beach- Do not miss, visiting the pure Benaulim beach, near Colva beach.

Some of the other attractions include Cabo de Rama and Buddhist caves or Rivona. There other buildings of religious importance are Shree Damodar Temple, Shree Chandranath Temple, and more.