Colva beach stretches for around 2.4 km, part of a beach consisting of about 25 km of powder white sand, lined along its shore by coconut palms, and extending as far as Bogmalo Beach to the north and Cabo de rama Beach to the South Goa’s coastline. Colva is now a famous tourist destination, enjoyed for its beach. The tourist industry is well developed with many budget hotels, guest houses, beach shacks, food stalls, small restaurants and pubs and bars, although these developments haven’t extended in any large degree to the nightlife. The beaches are constantly monitored by lifeguards and the swimming areas flagged with coloured flags accordingly. Being one of the famous beaches of Goa, this beach is highly crowded most of the time of the year. With a majority of its visitors being domestic Indian visitors this beach is mostly neglected by foreigners.
Colva beach has gained popularity with the surge in tourism in Goa. Few years back in Goa, Colva was a simple village housing the fishing community. The tourist who poured in, enchanted by the beauty of Colva beach, made their own arrangements of stay.
Our Lady Of Mercy church is on the way to Colva. It is a simple church but it has an interesting history attached to it. This magnificent church was built in 1630 and erected into parochial church by Bishop Governor. Child Jesus or Infant Jesus (Menino Jesus) is venerated in this church with special devotion.
Colva Beach is also a popular destination in south Goa and the beach is surely a jewel in Goa’s crown of beaches. Few can rival its scenic splendour. There are also good restaurants with a range of exotic cuisine and quality accommodation available close by. Colva is quite a crowded beach. And, to ones surprise a majority of the crowd consists of locals. Though scenically this isn’t one the best beaches although it does have a lot of good restaurants.
Though there are eating joints and hotels around Colva, the Colva beach in Goa still manages to keep its serenity in tact. Unlike Anjuna or Calangute, Colva beach in Goa gained popularity only lately. Over the years, many hotels and buildings have sprung from nowhere in and around these beaches in Goa. Colva beach in Goa is one of those beaches in this small Indian state of Goa that is developing at a very good pace.
How To Reach Colva Beach
Colva Beach is in South Goa and is six km away from the city of Margao which is the closest major city from the beach. The best way to commute within Goa is through a rental vehicle such as a scooter or motorcycles. You can also travel by local transportation such as taxi or auto-rickshaw. On reaching the destination, exploration on foot is the best option.