#7 of 85 Places to Visit in Panjim
Distance (From Panjim (Goa)): 33 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Place Location: South Goa
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Rental Bike
Travel Tips: Following places can be visited from Colva Beach:
Betalbatim Beach (4.6 kms), Sernabatim Beach (4.2 kms), Benaulim Beach (4.4 kms), Majorda Beach (6.4 kms), Our Lady of Merces Church (1.6 kms), Varca Beach (10 kms), Utorda Beach (7 kms), Arossim Beach (9.7 kms), Cansaulim Beach (10 kms), Mobor Beach (17.5 kms), Velsao Beach (11.6 kms)
At a distance of 33 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, 8 km from Margao Railway Station and 25 km from Vasco Railway Station, Colva Beach is located in South Goa. It is one of the prime Places to visit in Goa state and among the best beaches in Goa.
Colva Beach is the oldest, largest and the most spectacular beaches of South Goa. The beach consists of about 25 km of the fine powdered white sand and is bounded along its coast by coconut palms that stretch from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south along south Goa's coastline. Colva is one of the top beaches in Goa.
In the colonial days it used to be the retreat for Margao's high society. Today the area that is reminiscent of the luxurious lifestyle of the aristocratic class has the beautiful houses and villas that dot the village.
The main beach area can get quite crowded especially on weekends. This is less packed than Anjuna and Calanguate Beach. Colva is South Goa's most happening beach especially for shopping and nightlife. The beach is full of shacks and restaurants. This beach is constantly monitored by lifeguards and the swimming areas are flagged for warnings. Water sports on Colva Beach comprises mainly of jet skiing and speed boat rides.
Apart from the beach itself the other main attraction for the tourists are the 'Menino Jesus' statue at the church of Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Our Lady of Mercy) founded in 1630. The church lies in the village square.
Although the Colva Beach has never been a hilarious destination for rave parties, Colva's nightlife is livelier and vibrant.
Best Time to Visit: November to March.