Friday, 26 July 2013

Cavelossim Beach Goa

Cavelossim is a census town in South Goa district in the state of Goa, India.
The town hosts a well known beach at the southernmost tip of the Salcete beach stretch that starts from Majorda in the north to Cavelossim in the south. The Sal river flows into the Arabian Sea at the south of this town.
This town was the original above of goddess Shri Shantadurga located at Kawlem, which is one of the largest temples in the state. The idol was taken from Cavelossim to Kawlem in Ponda taluka(Antruz Mhal) during the Portuguese inquisition of Goa. Chattrapati Shahu donated money to rebuild the temple at Kawlem, as a part of donations to rebuild various temples to deities that were moved during the inquisition.Nestled between Arabian Sea and River Sal, Cavelossim Beach is one of the topmost visited beaches in Goa. It is, in fact, the most beautiful as well. Cavelossim Beach along with Varca Beach is situated south of Benaulim. The beach is, indeed, the last settlement in Salceta (southwest).Beach features: Long and wide strip. The sand is very light, almost white. It is also very soft and fine. Here and there you can find sticky black lava rocks. From the East side the beach is surrounded by beautiful palm trees and casuarinas vegetation. The water here is warm and very clean. Pitfalls on the sea floor are rare. Christmas and New Year are the most important festivals which are celebrated with full swing through the Goa.


 Location: India, Goa state, South Goa, Salcette district, Cavelossim locality. The Cavelossim Beach is situated on the original peculiar peninsula formed by the passage of the River Sal, which flows into the Arabian Sea, between Varca Beach (7 km) in the north and Mobor Beach (3 km) in the south. The distance between the beach and Goa capital Panaji (or Panjim) is 50 km.Cavelossim one of the last major settlements in southwest Salcete is situated 11 km south of Colva.
Goa Cavelossim beach is filled with soft white sands and doted with black lava rocks at certain places. This beach is much bigger and cleaner and quieter than most of the famous beaches in Goa because of which it manages to attract many tourists, There are several beach shacks offering a variety of Goan dishes and seafood at reasonable price.



About The Beach 


Cavelossim Beach is situated between Sal river and Arabian Sea. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in GoaCavelossim Beach Goa offers pristine beauty to its visitors. Incredible weather and magnificent views coupled with traditional Goan delicacies are sure to make your trip to Goa a memorable one.Throughout the year the climate is very pleasant.The best time to visit the amazing Cavelossim beach comprises the months of November to March.
 It is surrounded by black lava rocks, which are the major attractions of the area. Moreover, the beach is the quietest of all. Thereby, honeymooners and other travelers would love to explore the sights of this beach in its serenity.The tourists can enjoy sun bathing on the beach. Dolphon trips and sunset cruises are among the other attractions at the Cavelossim Beach of Goa.

   Cavelossim Beach is ideal for shell collecting, strolling, or indulging in more active pursuits like renting a kayak or catamaran.Several activities are also part of traveling to this Cavelossim Beach in Goa. Tourists can enjoy Dolphin trips, sun bathing and sunset cruises on this beach. One can also enjoy viewing the paddy fields and spectacular views of River Sal. Also,. 
This beach is perfect for both intrepid explorer and casual traveler. Ideal for a romantic getaway, the place is also noted for its wonderful nightlife. Goans enjoy going out and it is not unusual to find families out for a night of merriment. In certain areas, almost every third house has a bar-cum-restaurant. The nightlife of Goa is an essential part of an average Goan's life.

Things To Do

Nature Seeing
Cavelossim Beach in Goa presents a kaleidoscopic view  of the river Sal, the paddy fields and soft sandy beach. The beach seems to be the best destination for enjoying the serenity of nature.Near the mouth of the river Sal one can see a lot of men collecting oysters, mussels and clams from the river silt during the low tide.
Water Sports and Other Activities
Different types of water sports. Fishing. Boat cruises. Watching dolphins.  Entertainment and informative tours and excursions around Goa. Some places offer water sports on the Sal River as well as a fishing trip in the sea, dolphin viewing or bird-watching.One can also try go karting near the seashore. Swimming zones are marked and are carefully supervised by lifeguards. There are facilities for Dolphin watching at Betty's Place as well as boat trips for Dolphin watching up river Sal
 Besides, the beach offers attractive shopping opportunities for the tourists. Shopping in Cavelossim Beach includes a wide array of Indian crafts and gift items. Tourists coming to the beach carry the crafts as souvenirs to their native land.  It is a great destination for shoppers. You can buy a wide variety of Indian handicrafts, local gifts items and artifacts from local shops. You can gift these as souvenirs to your relatives and friends.
Night Life
Goan night life is much better than the nightlife of any other big metro city of India. The nightlife here was started by the hippies who came here during the 70's. Since then, the nightlife in Goa has steadily increased and has gained much fame now.

Sight Seeing

Church of Cavelossim: The Church of Cavelossim dedicated to The Santa Cruz or Holy Cross, is not too complicated in its design, yet has a charm surrounding it. It has a simple and clean facade, and is almost a mixture of its parent church designs.
Margao: Margao, nestled on the banks of the River Sal, is considered the commercial and cultural capital of the state. It is the second largest city in Goa and the administrative headquarters of South Goa. Being amongst the oldest recorded towns in Goa, it gives an opportunity to peep into the history of the state. It has some of the most famous churches and is renowned for the huge Portuguese style mansions.
Mobor, 5 km (3 miles) south of Colva, is an idyllic spot, with its backdrop of hills and the pretty fishing village of Betul nestling near the Sal River. 
Goa Cabo De Rama:The Leela Beach Resort is located here. Cabo da Rama ("Cape Rama") the promontory just south of Betul,  Not far from Agonda beach is Cabo de Rama, untouched by most of the visitors in this region. The atmosphere of the fort creates a sense of history and drama that very few would fail to appreciate. The fort is named after Rama, hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana. According to the local legends, Rama stayed here with his wife Sita during the period of 12 year exile.. It has the ruins of a Hindu fortress that fell to the Portuguese in 1763.

Naval Aviation Museum, Dabolim: The Naval Aviation Museum showcases the history of Indian Naval Aviation, various aircrafts, weapons, sensors, safety equipment, rare photographs depicting Goa's liberation and artifacts. A multimedia games section is an added attraction. The museum is situated in the picturesque backdrop of the Bogmalo beach.

What to Eat and Drink 

There are numerous beach shacks offering a variety of Goan dishes and seafood at reasonable prices. There are several food joints around Dona Sylvia where you can get entire package of good food, good drink, and a pleasant service at quite reasonable rates
There are a number of multicuisine restaurants that specialize in seafood, Goan cuisine and grill vegetarian dishes. There are also many places to shop for books, trendy clothes and other souvenirs. They are offered by Shacks which are placed all alongside the beach. Deck-chairs and umbrellas are free. The food is tasty, delicious, varied and not so expensive. Fresh cool drinks are also offered here everywhere.

How to reach

Tourists willing to come to Cavelossim Beach can take a flight to Dabolim airport and thereafter take other road transports to reach the beach. People willing to come to beach by railways can reach Cavelossim through Margao Railway Station.


By Bus

Buses in Goa are operated by the Kadamba Transport Corporation and also by other Private Operators at regular intervals, connecting all places in Goa.

 By Train

The new coastal Konkan Railway route makes Goa more easily and quickly accessible from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Cochin & Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest railway station is Margao Railway Station.

By Bus
Goa is connected with Mumbai, Bangalore, Kochi, Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by Indian Airlines and other private airlines. The nearest airport is Dabolim International Airport.

Where To Stay

  Travelers are free to travel to Cavelossim Beach of Goa throughout the year. However, the time between November and March is the best time of the year. You would get a number of top accommodations near the Cavelossim Beach. There are beach resorts, luxury hotels as well as economic hotels. Some of these include Holiday Inn Resort, Resort Dona, Sylvia, Leela Palace and Royal Resorts haathi Mahal. Even transportation would be comfortable as the beach is connected to all major places in the city.

Moreover, the beach possesses a number of luxury hotels and beach resorts. The tourists coming to the Cavelossim Beach at Goa can find accommodations in these hotels and resorts and make their stay at the beach  a memorable experience. Besides the luxury hotels, the beach also possesses a number of budget hotels. Furthermore, the beach is well connected with all the major locations.                             

 A favourite with Indian celebrities, Cavelossim has an enchanting 2 km (1.3 mile) stretch of sand. It also has a golf course, luxury resorts and excellent seafood restaurants, such as the Seaways Bar. The ornate Church of the Holy Cross, is situated in a pretty square.


  1. Great blog! Goa has a lot more to offer than just natural attraction of the scenic beaches and the traditional churches to the throngs of people visiting every year. For a traveler who is seeking offbeat and interesting places to visit in Goa, there are many options available. Tourist across the seas comes here to visit the amazing location and prefer Budget Hotels in Goa.