With sparkling blue waters, mesmerising sunsets, and stunning natural beauty, Goa is all about enjoying laid-back beach times with your loved ones. Although Goa’s popular scenic beaches and sightseeing destinations are always brimming with a flock of tourists, Goa holds some best-kept secrets in its treasure trove! One such hidden gem in Goa is Cola Village, accommodating the serene Cola beach. Also known as ‘Khola’ beach, Cola beach is undoubtedly one of South Goa’s hidden treasures.
Situated in the Canacona region, the golden sand beach remains sprinkled with volcanic boulders. However, the beach does not get numerous sightseers as it is off the beaten track, secreted by densely overgrown hills, with a decent spread of a rather rocky landscape to be travelled before arriving at this natural paradise. Thus if you wish to add a bohemian touch to your Goa trip, admiring the rustic natural beauty, rent a car in Goa and embark on a peaceful journey to Cola village.
Cola Beach – Goa’s hidden gem
Cola Beach is among the most spectacular beaches in Goa, unquestionably fascinating and stunning. Moreover, the best part about this beach is since it is not yet a commercial hit, you will not find too many tourists lurking around the Cola village. This village, located in the southern part of the state, is more than 60 kms away from the capital city and 30 kms away from Margao. Also, a lack of commercialization and proper road connectivity makes it a perfect spot for travellers searching for peace and solitude.
The peaceful Cola beach in the village remains split into North Cola and South Cola, with a small ridge dividing the two. However, a calm river, Blue Lagoon or Emerald Lagoon, joins both north and south Cola beach. The tranquil water here is ideal for swimming, and this beach also presents dreamy sunsets as the landscape of the beach reflects the setting sun rays beautifully. Encompassed by hills from three sides, it is one of the most exquisite and pristine beaches in Goa, and it might not be wrong to call Cola village a paradise.
Activities to do at Cola Beach
One of the fascinating activities to indulge in Cola Beach is to swim in the blue water lagoon, and why not? Its sparkling water is extremely soothing, and tourists can even try boating and kayaking here in the lagoon. In addition, when at Cola Beach, you also get ample opportunity to witness the gorgeous sunset that will delight your senses with the magnificence of rustic natural beauty.
How can you reach Cola Village?
No public transportation is accessible to reach the beach directly to the Cola Village. So to reach this beach, you can book private Mumbai to Goa cabs from reliable platforms as you will need expert drivers who are proficient in driving on rocky paths. On the other hand, if you wish to reach Cola village via a rented two-wheeler, drive on the MDR49 towards Agonda, and take the right turn after the Parvem bus stop. An easier route to reach the village can be on NH66, which is more extended but has cues that point in the known direction of Cola beach as you travel from north to south Goa. Keep following this route until you reach Cola beach.
Excited about experiencing this spectacular hidden gem in Goa? Why wait? Pack your bags, book a car rental and get going.