Colva Beach is on the southern end of Goa's long, continuous strip of coastline. It is located just 6 km away from the city of Margao. It's broad and beautiful, has a stream coursing through it and is backed by palms.

The frilly movements of the sea appear as if the sea is lazily enjoying the tickling sensations spread by the waves riding over it. This is how you can describe the sea at the Colva beach. You go to the Colva Beach just to laze, laze and laze. Many choose to go to the Colva beach just to experience a change from the crowded Anjuna beach or the Calangute beach.

Sadly, the beauty of the Colva beach has been its downfall as the vicinity has been densely populated by off-beach shops and restaurants which make the area brightly lit and crowded. Consequently giving it the feel of a funfair rather than a serene, unwinding beach. This is essentially our domestic tourist's paddling beach. Swimming is pretty safe at this beach and visitors can really have a gala of a time at this beautiful place.

Colva beach has gained popularity with the surge in tourism in Goa. Few years back in Goa, Colva was a simple village housing the fishing community. The tourist who poured in, enchanted by the beauty of Colva beach, made their own arrangements of stay.

Our Lady Of Mercy church is on the way to Colva. It is a simple church but it has an interesting history attached to it. This magnificent church was built in 1630 and erected into parochial church by Bishop Governor. Child Jesus or Infant Jesus (Menino Jesus) is venerated in this church with special devotion.

Colva Beach is also a popular destination in south Goa and the beach is surely a jewel in Goa's crown of beaches. Few can rival its scenic splendour. There are also good restaurants with a range of exotic cuisine and quality accommodation available close by. Colva is quite a crowded beach. And, to ones surprise a majority of the crowd consists of locals. Though scenically this isn't one the best beaches although it does have a lot of good restaurants.

Though there are eating joints and hotels around Colva, the Colva beach in Goa still manages to keep its serenity in tact. Unlike Anjuna or Calangute, Colva beach in Goa gained popularity only lately. Over the years, many hotels and buildings have sprung from nowhere in and around these beaches in Goa. Colva beach in Goa is one of those beaches in this small Indian state of Goa that is developing at a very good pace.

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