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Colva Beach

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Colva Beach, Goa Overview

The captivating Colva Beach, located in south Goa, 6 Km away from the city of Margao, is the most visited beach of Goa. Its 25 Km long coast, extending from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south, has the powdery white sand and is flanked by swaying coconut trees that add to its beauty. It looks more stunning with shacks, nightclubs and souvenir stalls all around. The beach area also suggests the luxurious lifestyle of the elite class who owns striking houses or villas that speck the village. With the nonchalant ambience, mesmerizing view of the endless beach and spirited people, Colva Beach is perfect to feel life in its true sense.

The engaging water sports like paragliding and banana boat rides will surely give you goosebumps. While the Colva Beach is serene for peace-lovers, it perks up at night for party-lovers. You should not miss out the dazzling nightlife of Colva. Hundreds of local people flock in the bars or pubs and celebrate. You cannot resist letting your hair down with the peppy music and appetizing seafood. The hustling and bustling local market is perfect for street shopping. Also, a stroll on the beach in the evening is so refreshing with the golden reflection of the setting sun in the pristine waters. The tranquillity along with vivacious atmosphere will compel you to strum your soul strings. If you are searching for a place where you can relax and rewind, Colva Beach is just for you.

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Colva Beach treats you with much exciting stuff. You can try out the following activities here-
1. Water Sports- Extremely thrilling water sports are available on Colva Beach. In paragliding, you soar high in the sky to get a scintillating view of life in Goa. The beach water is also safe for swimming. Red flags are posted to mark the safe territory for a swim. Other exciting water sports include jet-skiing, banana boat and motorboat rides.
2. Relax and rejuvenate- You can walk to the extreme northern or southern side of the beach which is comparatively less crowded. Enjoy the tranquillity and lose yourself amidst the scenic beauty of Goa. Walk on the beautiful golden sand and reminisce the moment. Kids can have even more fun by making sand palaces or other structures.
3. Shopping- Though there is not a proper market around Colva Beach, you can shop for souvenirs like colourful local dresses, jewellery, old books and jute items. Everything is available at reasonable prices and you can bargain also.

Colva beach is a very happening place as it is surrounded by many shacks and restaurants serving you lip-smacking vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food. It is entirely a paradise for a foodie. Be it street food or fine dining, Colva Beach has a variety of options to gorge on. You should also try out the delicious seafood available here. Some of the best shacks and restaurants are- Silver Spoon Beach Shack, Magzika Beach Shack, Sagar Kinara, Garden Restaurant and the Papillion.

The nightlife of Colva beach is quite vibrant and boisterous. The ambience is not dull at all and is perfect if you are a party person. Besides shacks and restaurants that remain open till wee hours, you will find nightclubs and bars too. Groove to the lively music while relishing delectable food. Some of the bars you can try are- Club Margarita, Leda Lounge, Club Sunshine, Boomerang Beach Bar. Colva Beach is flanked by many other places to hang out. All of them have live music, DJ, drinks and scrumptious food.

The most favourable time to visit Colva Beach is winter. Summers are too scorching as the mercury soars up to 40 degrees Celsius. In monsoons, heavy rains are observed. The beach can get precarious due to high waves and water sports are not safe. November to February is the best time to head out for Colva Beach. The temperature lingers between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild with balmy weather.

If you want peace, then the early morning is most suitable when the beach is almost empty. However, if you want to witness the actual life in Goa, late night is the best time when local people throng the pubs or bars and have whale of a time.

There are a plethora of hotels and villas around Colva Beach. From austere to opulent, you will find all types of lodgings. The price ranges between INR 1,000 to INR 5,000 per night. Hotels like Baywatch Beach Resort, Longuinhos Beach Resort, Colva Residency, Graciano Cottages will provide you with a comfortable stay. All of them are located within 1 to 5 km from Colva Beach.

1. Carry your swimwear, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses with you.
2. Make sure to stay away from water during monsoon season and follow all the given guidelines by the authority.
3. Do not miss the sun set that offers a splendid site for its visitors.

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.

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