Colva Beach was relatively unknown
till a few years ago. Today it is one of the most popular
beaches in Goa. Tourists from all over the world and
the rest of India flock here. About 40 km from Panaji
(Panjim) the charming capital of Goa, Colva
Beach can be easily accessed by road. It is
six km west of Margao, the rail head of Goa. Depite
the growing number of hotels for all budgets that have
developed near Colva Beach, life here
moves at a leisurely pace. A few days here will rejuvenate
the most jaded soul! New Age Tours can plan an exhilerating
holiday for you at this lovely South Goa beach.
Despite its increasing popularity and the number of
shacks, cafes and shops that have sprung up here, Colva
Beach has retained its original charm. The
20 km long pristine white beach is among the longest
in Goa. The sands are cool because of the shade provided
by innumerable coconut palms fringe the shores. They
sway in the gentle sea breeze that wafts along the coast
at all times. The shops offer a treasure trove of pretty
trinkets and the shacks and cafes will satiate you with
their fresh seafood. And other culinary delights.
Nestling against Colva Beach is its
secret suburb with an undiscovered beach, Sernbatim.
Bogmalo is another popular beach to the north of Colva
Beach and Cabo de Rama lies to its south. In
the days of the Portuguese rule of Goa, Colva
Beach was a popular retreat for Margao's high
society. The near by 17th Century Church of Our Lady
Of Mercy in Colva is well worth a visit. It is famous
for its miracle statue of Menino Jesus. Since the 17th
century the annual feast or religious event of Fama
of Menino Jesuse (Child Jesus) is celebrated by the
residents of Colva at the beautiful old church.
Book a vacation online with New Age Tours to be at
Colva Beach at the time of the feast.
It is an exciting opportunity to see Goa at its colorful
best and enjoy a stay at a hotel of your choice on the
charming Colva Beach.