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Visit Duration: 24 Hours

Timings: Everyday Open 24 Hours

Entry type: Free

Entry Details: Free

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Lying on the shores of a quaint coastal village in Goa, Colva beach is a truly magnificent vacation spot for all tourists. It stretches for an impressive 2.4 km and features striking white sand, turquoise waves, and towering coconut palms. Tourists from around the world frequent Colva beach for sights of stunning sunsets and remarkable blue waves. 

As you tread the beach, you will witness quirky huts and hotels all along the shores. The Portuguese influence on this area has been significant since the 1600s when the wealthy British and Portuguese considered Colva Beach as a prime vacation spot. You will also find numerous beach shacks, hotels, and small shops on the beach along with several ruins of ancient Portuguese villas and houses. You can take on a host of water and beach sports on the Colva beach while basking under the sun and enjoying the pleasant sea breeze. The Colva Church, also called Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Mercês, lends religious significance to the beach.

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Points Of Interest for Colva Beach

  1. Nightlife at Colva Beach

    1. Club Margarita-A trendy nightclub located just a little away from Colva Beach, Margarita features terrific music, a lively ambiance, and a large variety of drinks and cocktails.

      Boomerang Bar-The boomerang Beach Bar is a quirky beachside pub and bar known for its vibrant atmosphere and amazing cocktails. Have a little taste of their trademark drinks for an excellent experience.

      Club Sunshine-Widely is used as a wedding venue, club Sunshine is one of the most favored beachside hangout spots of Colva. Try their mini appetizers if you wish to enjoy Goa's nightlife at its finest.

      Wendy’s Fire-Wendy's Fire is a trendy restaurant and bar located near Colva Beach. Here, you can enjoy both unique and generic drinks and some continental dishes as well.

    2. Places to Eat at Colva Beach

      Leda – Lounge and Resort -Named after one of Jupiter's moons, the Leda restaurant will treat you to fantastic seafood and some genuinely unique finger food items. While there, definitely try the prawn cocktail and the pineapple salsa.

      The Madras Café-Located very near to Our Lady of Mercy Church, this place has several European dishes you can try. They also offer fantastic cocktails that will give you an authentic taste of Goa.

      The Garden Restaurant - Hosting Chinese, Indian, and Goan cuisine primarily, the Garden restaurant is the perfect party for your taste birds. Visit this place to have the choicest dishes of primary international cuisines.

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Colva Beach Overview

Lying on the shores of a quaint coastal village in Goa, Colva beach is a truly magnificent vacation spot for all tourists. It stretches for an impressive 2.4 km and features striking white sand, turquoise waves, and towering coconut palms. Tourists from around the world frequent Colva beach for sights of stunning sunsets and remarkable blue waves. 

As you tread the beach, you will witness quirky huts and hotels all along the shores. The Portuguese influence on this area has been significant since the 1600s when the wealthy British and Portuguese considered Colva Beach as a prime vacation spot. You will also find numerous beach shacks, hotels, and small shops on the beach along with several ruins of ancient Portuguese villas and houses. You can take on a host of water and beach sports on the Colva beach while basking under the sun and enjoying the pleasant sea breeze. The Colva Church, also called Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Mercês, lends religious significance to the beach.

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Points Of Interest for Colva Beach

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Shopping at Colva Beach

With the best of the sun, the waters, and the sand, Goa does not lack in shopping delights either. Colva’s beach and street markets are a shopper’s paradise with their amazing cashew nuts, spices, cashew feni, handicrafts, musical instruments, and hand-painted sculptures.

While you will not encounter big malls in the area, many designer shops and boutiques are available for you to shop for beachwear and swimwear. Do try the flea markets and night markets around Colva Beach to land maximally profitable deals.

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How To Reach Colva Beach

From Panjim

Colva Beach lies about 27 kilometers from Panjim. You can either drive or take a taxi to reach Colva beach from Panji. The approximate driving time between the two places is around 40 minutes, and it is the most convenient way to travel between Panaji and Colva.

From Goa International Airport

To reach Colva Beach from the Goa International airport, you can either take a taxi or Towncar or drive a car rental. The approximate distance and driving time are 23 km and 30 minutes, respectively. Traffic conditions can extend your driving duration.

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