Colva is the closest beach from Margao, the first major beach south of Vasco da Gama. It is located between Bogmalo and Cabo de Rama alongside the coastline of south Goa. just 6 km away from the west of Margao, Colva beach is one of the largest and most striking beaches of South Goa famous for fine powdered white sand beautiful coconut trees and adventure water sports like parasailing . Colva beach is very beautiful and has a stream flowing through it.You have to cross a small bridge over this creek to reach the beach. There are other approaches too.
Colva beach is popular mostly with Indian tourists. There are many foreigners too, but they prefer to stay away from the Colva Beach Circle, and relax at the shacks in the north or south. There is water sports and scuba diving activities. There are many shops, restaurants, bike/car rentals, massage centers, and tattoo parlors on the approach road and close to the Circle. Fishermen can be seen drying their catch on the beach.
At the center there is the Colva Beach Circle,Most water sports activities at are colva beach are concentrated just left of the Circle area. You can choose from speed boat and banana boat rides, water scooter, and paragliding, snorkeling and scuba diving.
There is always a crowd in late afternoon and evening. If you prefer solitude, all you have to do is just walk to the south or north side of the beach . There will be very few people here.
Most of the visitors here are domestic tourists, it a beautiful beach equally good for families and couples and like all other beaches in goa its a safe place to be.
Tourists come here throughout the year. It is so close to Margao that it's easily accessible to everyone, you can drive down to the beach and spend time here. But most tourists from outside Goa come to Colva in between October to May when the temperature is lower, and it is more pleasant.Many shacks and restaurants, and also the water sports may not be working in the rainy season.
The weather in Colva can get very hot in the months of summer the daytime temperature can be anything between 32°and 36°C. The evenings are much more pleasant, as the cool wind blows in from the sea giving you chills . The monsoon months are wet and humid. There can be thundershower, and sometimes, it may rain for almost the entire day. The sea can be choppy with high waves in the monsoon. It is best to avoid swimming during the rains.
The winter is nice and never too cold. You won’t need warm clothes even during the night. There is very little rain, it is the prime time to visit , tourists from all over india visit so you can plan to spend an entire day on the beach, relaxing, and getting a sun bath. Or you can plant to hire a car or bike and visit some of the nearby attractions of Goa.
Buses are available through out day from margao and vasco to colva beach , taxi, rental service are also available.
Colva is not a hot party destination like north Goa. There are no big festivals or public events. Most parties here are private or in the few nightclubs.