Varca Beach – Goa
Popular for possessing beautiful “beach resorts” is a beach located in South Goa called “Varca Beach”. This beach is a pristine beach comprising of beautiful white sand and black lava rocks. In addition, to its picturesque beauty this beach is surrounded by beautiful palm trees and other vegetation. In addition, this beautiful beach is also home to the local fishing community.
How to Reach Varca Beach?
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Margao. The Margao Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.
- By Road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting point would be Margao located at a distance of 29 km. There are three routes from Margao available to this beach. They are as follows:
- Via Varca-Margao Road
This route includes Swami Chinmayanand Road, Margao-Quepem Road, Varca-Margao Road, Colva/Varca-Fatrade Beach Road to finally the Varca Beach.
2. Via Joaquim Road and Varca-Margao Road
This route includesSwami Chinmayanand Road, St Joaquim Road, Pajifond, RuaCustodio de Pinho, BharatkaHegde Desai Road, Varca-Margao Road, and finally the Varca Beach.
3. Via Varca-Margao Road and Colva Road/Varca-Fatrade Beach
This route includes Swami Chinmayanand Road, Martin Dias Road, Varca-Margao Road, Colva Road/Varca-Fatrade Beach Road to finally Varca.
- By air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Dabolim. The Dabolim International Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to major international destination.
Climate and the best time to visit Varca Beach
The ideal time to visit this beach is during the “pleasant” winter which arrives in December and departs in February with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 28 degree Celsius to a minimum of 21 degree Celsius. The summer months which begins in March and ends in May is “hot and humid” with the mercury rising to about 35 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoons from June to September is heavy.
Things/activities to do
The Varca Beach apart from its picturesque beauty and pristine environment is renowned for a number of beautiful beach resorts that provide for all modern facilities as well as for Ayurvedic massage services. These resorts include
- Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resorts
- Colonis Jose Menino Beach Resort
- Zuri White Sands
- Bissmark Hotel
- Resort De Goa
Now apart from some beautiful beach resorts there are also a number of things/activities available at this beach that are worth exploring. They are as follows
- Water Sports
This beach provides for a large number of exiting water sporting activities such as water-skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, boating, diving, and banana boating. Furthermore, activity such as fishing is also available at this beach.
2. Shacks and restaurants
There are several shacks and restaurants located in this beach that provide for delicious Goan food as well as drinks.
3. Other activities
This beautiful beach is also renowned for other activities such as dolphin watching, boat trips, sunset watching etc.
Also Read: Few Essential Facts about Goa Beaches