Colva Travel Guide

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Location: South Goa, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Marago and 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Panaji. The closest railway station is Margao.


Colva 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 hotels, beach shacks, food stalls, and small restaurants and bars. However, the development hasn't been extended to nightlife, which is minimal apart from a few places. The beach is constantly monitored by the lifeguards and the swimming area is flagged with colored flags.