Colva Beach Tour
Where is Colva?
The Colva beach (40 km from Panaji) is located in the state of Goa in India. Spreading out to 20 km, the beach is just 2 km away from the Benaulim beach.
How will you gain access?
The closest airport is at Dabolim which is 68 km away from Colva. Karmali, 11 km from Panaji, is the nearest railway station. There are regular bus services available from Colva to the other key destinations of the state of Goa. Taxis can also be hired.
What magnetizes people?
Our Lady of Mercy Church
The church is the major attraction at Colva. On the third Monday of every October is held an annual festival in honor of the Baby Jesus. Mainly the Catholic population of the village holds the feast that begins at 8:00 am and lasts for around 13 to 14 hours. Locals queue up to kiss the image of the Baby Jesus. The history of the festivals dates back to the 16th century.
Souvenir Stalls and Food Stands
There are a number of souvenir stalls all over the beach. One can choose from an interesting collection of souvenirs. The food stands offer fresh seafood and special Portuguese cuisine. No wonder, Colva has earned a reputation as one of the most romantic beaches of Goa.
Bullfights can be enjoyed from October until the month of May. These bullfights are organized at nearby Benaulim, with the clash beginning from about 4 pm onwards. What is most interesting about the fight is that there are no fences around. Besides the Konkani music adds utmost charm to the event.
The nightlife at Colva is very lively. The hottest hang-out zones lie to the south of the beachfront area. Splash boasts of a big MTV screen and paralleled music. The place bursts up with entertainment at around 10 p.m, and the whole area comes alive at the very instant. Honey-mooners, merrymakers, and vacationers can be observed all over the place.
What are the beach sports in the store?
The Colva beach offers a number of beach sports for the adventure lovers and visitors. Dolphin watching, fishing, and walking along the beach are some of the indulging options here. Scuba diving is another option for those who wish to explore and enjoy the underwater world. Snorkeling is the other popular water sports of the place.
Which are the nearby hotels?
A new hotel seems to be popping up each week. One can find both resorts and low-budget hotels around Colva. For longer stays, there are houses to be rented. Colmar Beach Resort (20 km from airport) and Vista De Colva (20 km from airport) are popular 2-stars hotels in Colva. William’s Beach Resort (20 km from airport) is another 2-star offering money exchange, doctor on call, travel assistance, safe deposit, balcony, multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, room service, laundry, swimming pool, etc.
What is the best time?
November to February is the ideal time to visit the Colva. During summer the maximum temperature records 32 degrees while the minimum temperature during winter is 21 degrees centigrade.