Goa, being one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, entertains hundreds of thousands of tourists from all around the world who book tickets to this beach destination.
Here you can enjoy at various lovely beaches, party to your heart’s content, indulge in water-sporting activities, visit historical attractions, explore jungles, and do a lot more. Also you can choose to stay either in North or South Goa; both are unique in their own ways. Have a look at three of the top beaches in South Goa.
One of the most popular beaches located in South Goa is the Palolem Beach. The palm trees and hillocks that surround the crescent-shaped beach not only make for a stunning view of the sea, but also act as a natural bay surrounded by tall headlands on both the sides. Due to its shape, the whole beach is visible from any point. The beach is about 1.6 kilometres long and features a wide range of water-based sports and activities including snorkelling, fishing, parasailing, dolphin-watching and windsurfing among others. If you are an amateur swimmer, it is advisable to swim on the northern part of the beach as it is shallower. This beach was featured in the Hollywood film Bourne Supremacy as Jason Bourne’s (Matt Damon) residence.
Colva is the largest, oldest and perhaps the most beautiful beach in South Goa. The sands of the beach are white and fringed with coconut palms. The beach extends to Cabo De Rama in the south. During the colonial period, Colva Beach was restricted to a privileged few, but today it is a public venue for fun, adventure water-sports, parties and nightlife. One of the most important highlights of Colva beach is the church of Our Lady of Mercy. This church is famous for the statue of ‘Menino Jesus’. The best time to visit the beach is from October to May when the season is favourable.
One of the most unique things about Cavelossim Beach is that it lies between the River Sal and Arabian Sea. It is another gem from the garland of beaches along the coast of Goa, with lush green vegetation, including casuarinas, palm trees and paddy fields. The beach attracts a large number of tourists who indulge in various recreational activities such as dolphin watching, sun bathing, sunset cruises and shopping, to name a few. Before catching a flight back, remember to visit the colourful native bazaars that surround the beach. Cavelossim is also one of the best places to get pocket-friendly and comfortable accommodation for singles, couples as well as families.