Colva Beach Goa
Colva Beach is the longest beach of South Goa which stretches 20 km along the Arabian Sea. It is 40 km away from Panaji and 6 km west of business city Margao. This beach is the proud of South Goa. Though commercialization has increased the
crowd much in the beach front but part of its long territory still seems and remains uncrowded which attracts the people seeking solitude. The coast line is yet to be packed by shacks.
If you look beyond the coast, the beach resorts and villas will make you decide to pass some days in Colva. Outlined with coconut palms throughout, Colva has Bogmalo in north and Cabo de Rama in south. The attractions of Colva Beach are its white soft sands, the sea shells, the shining sun and the prawn curries of Goa in the shacks. Colva BeachColva is safe for swimming and snorkeling, and water sports. There are few hotels where you can catch up night parties. Beach parties are occasional in Colva. Where to Stay – Skylark Resort, William’s Beach Resort**, Baywatch Resort****, Colmar Beach Resort**, Colva Beach Resort*, Colva
Condos*, Graciano Cottages*, Longuinhos Beach Resort, La Ben Resort*, Sea Queen Resort*, Star Beach Resort*, Souls Vacation**. Tourist Office: Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. GTDCL www.goa-tourism.com State Tourism Office Trionora Apt. Dr. Alvares Costa Road Panaji 0832 2427972, 0832 2436666 Safety Note: Colva is fairly safe for swimming and all sort of watering activities. There are no lifeguards. Always stay close to the shore during swimming. Where it is: Colva is located southern Goa. It is 6 km west of Margao and 36 km away of state capital Panaji. Journey Route: It is 15 minutes drive from Margao and 1 hr drive from Panaji. Margao is the nearest railhead. Dabolim is the nearest airport. Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Colva Residency, Hotel Colmar, Longuinhos Beach Resort, Bay Watch Resort, Star Beach Resort, Lucky Star, Quinsan Cottages.
Taj Exotica,O Palmar, Failaka, Rosario Inn and Carina Beach Resort on Banaulim Beach. Eatery: Pasta Hut, Micky’s, Kentuckee, Boomerang, Pirate’s Cabin, Johnny Cools. Dominics Bar, Johncy's, Pedro's, Goan Hideout on Benaulim Beach. Beach Activities: Swimming, Sunbath, Water Sports, Lazing. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Colva Church, Sernabatim Beach,Benaulim Beach, St. John Baptist Church.
Palolem is the south most crescent shape, white sandy beach of South Goa. The swaying palms and the blue hue of the sea between two rocky headlands of the Western Ghat range offers a picturesque view which is much expected to the
travelers. This beach has moderate crowds and water activities. There are few beach resorts, beach huts, beach shacks and bars in Palolem Beach. If you stay in the beach huts you will feel that you are just living in the atmosphere of a
fishing village on the edge of the sea. Hear the sound of the sea while you are in the bed. Try the sea foods in the beach shacks. Despite of the amenities required for tourism this beach still has a village like charm. It is safe to swim in Palolem Beach, but be careful to follow the swimming guideline.
While in Palolem, you can make an excursion to Patnem-Colomb Beach which is few minutes walk from Palolem. There is tiny cove at Colomb and Patnem has a secluded, virgin beach. Going there with drinks and food, staying whole day over there and back to Palolem in the afternoon may be a good travel option. Dolphin
spotting trip and snorkeling are also good watering activities in Palolem. Tourist Office: Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. GTDCL www.goa-tourism.com State Tourism Office Trionora Apt. Dr. Alvares Costa Road Panaji. 0832 2427972, 0832 2436666 Safety Note: Palolem is fairly safe for swimming but it is better to avoid swimming at Colomb. Always stay close to the
shore. There are lifeguards on the beach. Where it is: Palolem is located in the southern most part of Goa. It is 43 km south of Margao and 76 km south of state capital Panaji. Journey Route: If you travel by bus, Palolem is 1 hr drive from
Margao and 2 hrs drive from Panaji. Canacona is the nearest railhead. Dabolim is the nearest airport.
Tourist Season: From November to February Accommodations: Intercontinental The Grand Goa Resort, Palolem Beach Resort, Sea View, Namaste Guest House, Oceanic, olitude, Hi Tide Coco Huts, Boom Shankar, Bridge and Tunnel, Ciaran's, Solitude. Eatery: Draupadi, Sea Shore, Sea Land, Fern's Bar and Restaurant, Magic Italy, Dylan's Bar, Sun n Moon, La Allegro, Brown Bread. Beach Activities:
Swimming, Sunbath, Lazing, Water Sports. Attractions and Sight Seeing : Rajbaga Beach, Patnem Colomb Beach, Butterfly Beach, Pandava's Drum, Figueiredo House.