Colva beach, in south Goa, is a hit with tourists looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of other beaches. It remains quiet and uncluttered for most parts of the year. However, in October it gets overcrowded because of a mountain influx of pilgrims visiting Colva Church to pay obeisance to infant Jesus.

How to go..

Colva beach lies to the west of Margao, south of Betalbalim and north of Benaulim. You can take a taxi from Dabolim Airport (26km), Margao Station (8km) and Panaji(36km). you can get autos every 15 to 30 minutes from Margao.

You must see..

You can visit the church of our Lady of Mercy or the Colva Church. Dedicated to our Lady Mercy, the Colva Church was built in 1581 and, later, rebuilt in the 18th century. Menion (infant) Jesus statue, reportedly found by a Jesuit priest, was placed in the Colva Church. Apart from a visit to the church, you can go on a trip to spot dolphins.

Offers in Colva Beach..

The quality of accommodation is as varied as the price charged. However, one can hire houses for long stays and hotels for short vacations. There are plenty of beach shacks, serving Goan, Indian and international cuisine.It is a quiet nightlife, with not much to offer to the wild at heart.

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