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Colva Beach

One of the famous beaches of Goa, this whitish-silver sands beach is a treat to those who want to have a lovely sunbathe and a peaceful relaxed moment. The waves of the Arabian sea, the marriage of freshwater streams in the sea, the long stretch of beach, the beautiful coconut palms swinging by the wind, etc. Colvá beach or Praia da Colvá that was located in Ilha de Salcete do Sul and belonged to the Portuguese appointed governing Roiz family for centuries. Along the beach, coastline lived only the people with their families who were appointed as fishermen. In the rest of the village lived toddy tappers, farmers, craftsmen, and other occupations.
Colva offers you something no other beach offers. Miles and miles of virgin territory comprising of white soft sands, shining sun and the music of waves playing by. Though commercialization is gradually taking roots in Colva, yet with its long stretch, it still seems and remains less crowded.

Activities:
Jet Skiing, Swimming, Dolphin Spotting Tours, Sightseeing and many more activities which will make your day in Goa. Laze, laze and laze. There is no end to that. Grab your favorite books, tie your swinging net between two coconut trees in a peaceful place and treat yourself through the day.

Safety:
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 into 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 Colva 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.

Distance:
35.7 km from Panaji – 54mins
21.3 km from Dabolim Airport – 34mins
8.1 km from Margao Railway Station – 16mins

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