Category Natural / Scenic beauty

Colva Beach is in the southern part of Goa, which is a state on the west coast of India. Administratively it lies within the Colva Village in the Salcete taluka of South Goa district at approximately 6kms from Margao, the commercial and cultural hub of South Goa.

The beach is in proximity to other popular tourist destinations including Panaji, Old Goa, and Calangute Beach. The beach stretches for about 2.4 Km along the Arabian Sea and is a part of the Konkan coast. It is known for its pristine white sand and water sports activities. Betalbatim Beach lies to the north of Colva Beach, and the Benaulim Beach in the south.

Colva is the most popular beach in Goa, with pristine white sand, palm-lined, sun-drenched beaches. Colva, is well-known because of its night life culture, food, market & Indo-Portuguese Architecture. Colva, only 39 kilometres from Panaji-the state’s capital, is a well-known vacation spot loved for its beach. The tourism sector has grown significantly, with a huge number of low-cost hotels, guest homes, beach shacks, food stands, small restaurants, pubs, and bars.

Things To Do In Colva
Water Sports activities at the beach
Relax at a beach shack
Visit restaurants and pubs in and around Colva

Top 3 Places To Visit
Colva Beach
Our Lady of Merces Church
Goa Chitra Museum

Where To Stay
Colva has a variety of accomdations from 3 to 5 star resorts, hotels, beach cottages and guesthouses. GTDC’s Colva Residency sits at the entrance to Colva Beach in a quiet oasis away from the noise of the city life and is perfect for family holidays.

Swadesh Darshan 2.0
Colva has been selected as one of 2 tourist destinations in Goa under the Central Ministry scheme – Swadesh Darshan 2.0. With the mantra of ‘vocal for local’, the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 seeks to attain “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” by realizing India’s full potential as a tourism destination. The scheme is a holistic mission to develop sustainable and responsible tourism destinations covering tourism and allied infrastructure, tourism services, human capital development, destination management and promotion backed by policy and institutional reforms.

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How to Reach:

By Air

Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 21 kms, Mopa Airport (GOX) - 63.3 kms

By Train

Madgoan Junction railway station - 7.6 kms

By Road

Buses are available from Colva beach to Margao. Taxis, autos and motorcycle pilots are also available. Rental bikes and cars are easily available at the beach.