Popular Activities in Colva Beach - South Goa

About Colva beach

Colva is the closest beach from Margao, the first major beach south of Vasco da Gama. It is located between Bogmalo and Cabo de Rama alongside the coastline of south Goa. just 6 km away from the west of Margao, Colva beach is one of the largest and most striking beaches of South Goa famous for fine powdered white sand beautiful coconut trees and adventure water sports like parasailing . Colva beach is very beautiful and has a stream flowing through it.You have to cross a small bridge over this creek to reach the beach. There are other approaches too.

Colva beach is popular mostly with Indian tourists. There are many foreigners too, but they prefer to stay away from the Colva Beach Circle, and relax at the shacks in the north or south. There is water sports and scuba diving activities. There are many shops, restaurants, bike/car rentals, massage centers, and tattoo parlors on the approach road and close to the Circle. Fishermen can be seen drying their catch on the beach.

At the center there is the Colva Beach Circle,Most water sports activities at are colva beach are concentrated just left of the Circle area. You can choose from speed boat and banana boat rides, water scooter, and paragliding, snorkeling and scuba diving.

There is always a crowd in late afternoon and evening. If you prefer solitude, all you have to do is just walk to the south or north side of the beach . There will be very few people here.

  • Relax at the beach or enjoy adventure sports. Lay down in your sun deck with a drink and doze off. Enjoy the food. Visit one of the night clubs. Do a little bit of sightseeing in Colva.
  • Parasailing at colva beach is famous, a must try
  • The beach. The area around the Colva Circle is crowded. If you like fewer people, then just go a bit north or south. Choose a sun deck, sit back, and relax. Order your drink and food. Get a maalish (massage).
  • Water sports and swimming – You can select from speed boats, banana and bumper boats, jet skiing, parasailing, and more. Quality of water sports activities is best in south goa beaches.
  • There are many shacks here to relax
  • Visit the shops and supermarkets. There are clothing stores, tattoo parlors, massage centers, souvenir shops, and book stores. Many big and small street side stalls.
  • A day-trip to Margao to see the many attractions there.
  • Colva beach in south goa fame is equal to calangute beach in north goa
  • Colva as a beatiful land scape and is quiet than the beaches of North Goa.
  • Its central location means you can visit both the north and south from here.
  • Is a great choice if you want to live close to Margao and Vasco da Gama.
  • Closest airport – Dabolim – 20.5 kms
  • Closest railway station – Margao – 9.1 kms
  • Great quality water sports activities compared to north
  • Developed infrastructure. There are many shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, banks, ATMs, tattoo parlors, and massage centers.
  • There is a lot to see in Margao, which is the cultural and commercial capital of Goa
  • Our Lady of Mercy Church – Between Colva and Margao, this church known as the Nossa Senhora de Merces. See the statue of the infant Jesus.
  • Burnzam Ghor – Constructed in 1790, which makes it a 200-year old Portuguese mansion. It is also known as the House of seven gables.
  • Plenty of water sports activities to choose from – parasailing, speed boat, bumper boats, water scooter, jet skiing.

Most of the visitors here are domestic tourists, it a beautiful beach equally good for families and couples and like all other beaches in goa its a safe place to be.

Tourists come here throughout the year. It is so close to Margao that it's easily accessible to everyone, you can drive down to the beach and spend time here. But most tourists from outside Goa come to Colva in between October to May when the temperature is lower, and it is more pleasant.Many shacks and restaurants, and also the water sports may not be working in the rainy season.

The weather in Colva can get very hot in the months of summer the daytime temperature can be anything between 32°and 36°C. The evenings are much more pleasant, as the cool wind blows in from the sea giving you chills . The monsoon months are wet and humid. There can be thundershower, and sometimes, it may rain for almost the entire day. The sea can be choppy with high waves in the monsoon. It is best to avoid swimming during the rains.

The winter is nice and never too cold. You won’t need warm clothes even during the night. There is very little rain, it is the prime time to visit , tourists from all over india visit so you can plan to spend an entire day on the beach, relaxing, and getting a sun bath. Or you can plant to hire a car or bike and visit some of the nearby attractions of Goa.

  • By Air — The Dabolim airport is 20.5 kms from Colva
  • By Rail — The Margao railway station is 9.1 kms from Colva.
  • By Road — The Margao city center is 8.9 kms away.

Buses are available through out day from margao and vasco to colva beach , taxi, rental service are also available.

Colva is not a hot party destination like north Goa. There are no big festivals or public events. Most parties here are private or in the few nightclubs.