Thursday, February 18, 2010
Colva Beach, Goa.
The visit to Colva turned out to be a bad idea right from the start. Firstly, we reached there on a mid summer hot afternoon, with the Sun at its cruelest best. Even then to our surprise we found the beach choc-a-block filled with people. It being a sunday and with the Carnival to begin in a matter or coupla hours, this was already turning out to be a bad idea. With the Sun so hot and the beach so crowded, we walked straight towards one of the shacks on the beach. without even bothering to touch the water. After a good two hours of surf parasail watching we left, much to our own disappointment.
Benaulim. This beach is best avoided, if solitude is what you are looking for.
Getting-there: Colva is bang in the middle of Madgaon, around 6kms from the city central. You can hire a bike and move around. Ask the locals for direction.
Must-Do: Adventure sports, as they are cheaper here.
Ups: Cheaper adventure sports, one of the best white sandy beaches in Goa.
Downs: Too crowded.
My Rating: 5/10