Colva Beach is a white sand beach in the South Goa district of Goa, India.
Colva Beach is one of the longest in the world (24 km). On the weekend, the crowd explodes with locals as well. The beach also gets particularly busy in October, when hoards of pilgrims come and visit Colva Church. The area is well developed with plenty of budget accommodations and condo rentals, beach vacation rentals, food stalls, and small restaurants and bars.
Though there are eating joints and lodging around Colva, the beach still manages to keep its serenity intact.
About 2 km away from Colva Beach is the Benaulim beach, which is more peaceful and serene.
Benaulim provides an escape to see nature in its full bounty with few tourists to disturb its peace. One can still see old Portuguese houses and stay in authentic Indian accommodations and vacation rentals.
Apart from the beach itself, the other main attraction for the locals is the "Menino Jesus" statue at the local church of Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Piedade ( Our Lady of Mercy) founded in 1630. The church lies in the village square.
Margao’s town square boasts of two gardens, the Municipal Garden and the Aga Khan Market
- the perfect place to enjoy peace and beauty. There are many local accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options in and around Margao. There are regular bus services from Margao and Vasco da Gama and they depart from the KTC bus stand, 3kms north of Margao city. There are regular buses to Colva, Majorda, Benaulim and other nearby villages leaving from here. The interstate buses also depart from the KTC bus stand at Margao.
Situated at a distance of around 10 km from Margao, Loutolim represents the village life of Goa as it was in the bygone era.
There are huge life size figures, stone sculpture and large foot print that serve as a dance floors. There is also a restaurant where you can get a taste of the exotic Goan cuisine.
Goan accommodations and vacation rentals range from luxurious to basic and lodging to suit all budgets.