Colva is a hamlet, recognised by one of the largest Goan beaches, that stretches over 25 kilometres. Located 6 kilometres from Margao (Madgaon), Colva lies in the southern region of Goa.
The destination is favoured by tourists as it hosts parties, carnivals and flea markets. Travellers of all segments have several activities at the destination located on the south of Bogmalo and Cabo de Rama to the north.
A retreat for the elite during the British Era, Colva is a one of the favoured holiday locations nearby Goa at present. It is one of the longest running beaches stretching 25 km along the coastline.
The white sandy beach stretch is outlined with coconut palms. The turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea along with this beach are a beautiful sight. To complement the retreating beach environment, there are colonial villas and fishing huts close to the beach.
A paradise for shell collectors, tourists can stroll along the coastline to find treasure of shells scattered all over. Besides, the ideal water currents and shallow waters make the coastline an ideal spot for swimming. The Arabian Sea has a moderate temperature of 27° Celsius throughout the year, which supports water activities.
Among other activities, watching the sun set from the beach is popular. Tourists can also engage in fishing and adventure activities like parasailing, jet skiing and boat rides.
Like rest of the state of Goa, Colva features churches of the colonial era. The hamlet houses the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, one of the ancient churches of Goa that was established in 1581.
Coffee is a famous refreshing drink of the coastal region, which is available in various forms. Other delicacies of Colva are seafood and bamboo shoot dishes.
The climatic conditions remain temperate throughout the year, except for the summer months from June to October. The ideal time to visit Colva is between the months of September and March.