This is the most developed of the southern beaches and has a wide variety of choices. Away from the sea front there are many cottages and rooms in local houses. Clustered around the car-park at the sea front are numerous resorts of all qualities including The Colva BR, The Penthouse, Sea View Cottages, William’s BR, and the new Palm Crest Resort. On the road toward Betalbatim there is Longuinho’s BR. and The Sea Queen Resort. The strange, modern buildings beside the car park is the Tourist Complex.
Again the choice is wide, and there are restaurants to suit all appetites and pockets. A new place in the Tourist Complex and the Pasta Hut (beside the Hotel Colmar) have part European management. To the right of the car park are numerous purpose-built kiosks with small restaurants. Apart from the beach shacks there are also many stalls selling snacks, fruit, ices and coconut milk. Most of the bigger resorts and hotels have their own restaurants.
Our Lady of Mercy Church, bull-fighting each weekend in a field on the road to Benaulim (1km).
There are regular buses from the car park to Margao, which is the transport hub of the area. At the triangle, just before the village, there are a few buses to Benaulim and the south. After 8pm only taxis are available. When the Konkan Railway starts services, there will be easy access to north and south Goa via the stations at Margao and Seraulim. The best method of transport here is the bicycle, as the beach is long, flat and uninterrupted for 23 km. Motor vehicles are banned on all the beaches of Goa.
Margao 6km, Benaulim 3km,
Betalbatim 3km.