Colva Travel Guide

Colva Overview

Colva Beach is located on the central coast of Goa, India.   It’s a somewhat commercial beach like Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, however still holds one to its fishing village roots as fishing boats line the beach.   Popular with Indian tourist, Colva offers several water sports such as parasailing, water skiing and jet skiing.


Colva has warm water with small waves that make it excellent for swimming.  Beach huts and restaurants line the back of the beach and offer up beach beds and umbrellas for reasonable prices.


Located only a few Km from the city of Margao, transportation in and out of Colva is easy.  Bus lines run from Arambol via Panjim in the north and Palolem in the south. 

Things to do in Colva

Colva Water Sports

From swimming to boating to jetskiing, the waters of Colva are prime for water sports.   Most water sport operators can be found on the beach.  Or, depending on your hotel, may be reserved through the front desk. 


Spas in Colva

There are a number of Spas in Colva if you are in need of pampering.  Try Taj Jiva for there holistic treatments or Rejuvenation at Soul Vacation.


Visit nearby beaches:


Goa Beaches North: Arambol, Mandrem, Aswem, Morjim, Vagator, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Sinquerim

Goa Beaches Central Coast: Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim

Goa Beaches South: Palolem, Colomb, Patnem.

Hotels in Colva

Colva Residency – Part of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation and located close to the water.  Tel: 0832 2788047

La Ben – Good bang for your buck at this budget hotel near Colva beach.  Tel: 0832 2788040

Longuinho”s Beach Resort – Upscale Colva beach resort.  Tel: 0832 2788068

Colva Weather

Colva Travel Resources


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This page was last created on 7 Feb 2011 by Matt