Betalbatim Beach is the beach directly north of Colva, an approximate 15 minutes walk. The beach here has several beach shacks, increasing as you get closer to Colva. This is still a relatively peaceful beach and is great for an afternoon stroll along the shore. Dolphins and birds of prey are often sighted here and everyone is friendly, that’s why it is so popular with our guests and people visit year in and year out.
There are a number of seaside activities like surf-boarding, bicycle rentals, parasailing, beach volleyball. The beach is just a short walk away from this gated community. Madgaon town [about a 10-15 minute drive] offers a variety of shopping, especially for local handicrafts. The best place in the south to make a family outing and picnics as the beach is very clean.
Always Swim between Red and Yellow Flags, as this area is safe and constantly watched by the Lifeguards as undercurrents are even though it is considered safe.
Red Flags means No Swimming, which means this beach is closed and dangerous.
Do not mix alcohol/Drugs with Swimming, as 80% of drowning victims are between the age of 20 to 40 and have consumed alcohol or drugs.
If in troubled not panic. Just raise one arm and wait for the lifeguard to rescue you.
Never Swim after Sunset.
Never Swim Alone.
Keep your cell phone in your language or hand out another person before going in the water.
In the case of crimes, victims are advised to report to the nearest Police Station.
How to Reach:
You can either hire yourself some transport or use public transport, there are lots of choices available. For taxis, motorbike taxis and autorickshaws you can nearly always find some available near and it’s best to negotiate the price before you get in. The nearest Train station is Margao Railway Station. To reach Betalbatim from Margao, you can either take a local bus or taxi. If you planning to just have a ride then either take a Taxi, Cab or rent a Bike. So you can view the rest all nearest beaches and other attractions.
33.9 km from Panaji – 59mins
19.5 km from Dabolim Airport – 31mins
9.5 km from Margao Railway Station – 18mins