Cansaulim is a small village situated in the taluka of Mormugao in Southern Goa District. This village is famous for the Cansaulim Beach which has numerous palm groves along its shore. It is located around 7 km from the main town of Mormugao and about 25 km from the main city of Margao. The state capital Panaji is just 18 km away from the village of Cansaulim.
This village is known for the Three Kings feast, which is organised every year on 6th January. On this day, three little boys from Cansaulim, Arossim and Cuelim are selected as the kings who bring the gifts of myrrh, gold and frankincense. This feast is celebrated every year in the form of an extensive fair on the hilltop. Tourists visiting the fair can buy furniture, clothes, sweetmeat, glass bangles, spices and various other things.
Cansaulim beach is one of the most secluded and clean beaches in Goa, which has many local restaurants and shacks. The beach is covered with golden sand and is considered to be the second largest beach stretch in India, as it also includes the nearby Arossim and Cuelim Beaches.
The beach is considered to be an extension of the Velsao beach, which is situated around 10 km from the main Vasco city. Tourists can also see the Zuari Industrial Estate from Cansaulim, which is located on the right side of the beach. Majorda and Colva are the prominent places near Cansaulim for accommodation.
Swimming, long walks and lazing around are few of the activities here. Between mid-October and February, numerous tourists travel to Cansaulim beach. However, the peak tourist season extends from April through May, when many domestic travellers throng the destination.