Things To Do At The Cavelossim Beach In South Goa
Oozing a laid-back vibe is the beach of Cavelossim, characterised by white powdery sand, black lava rocks, glimmering blue waters, lazy hillocks surrounded by palms and casuarinas.
Where Is Cavelossim Beach?
Located at the confluence of River Sal and the Arabian Sea, at the tip of the Salcette beach stretch is reposed the Cavelossim beach. It is located in the sophisticated lands of South Goa. The best part about the beach? It is a classic Portuguese area with a village square, church and exotic beach resorts. What more? It offers the perfect blend of solitude, nightlife and adventurous activities.
How Do You Get To Cavelossim Beach?
Margaon is the closest railway station, which is located at a distance of 15 km and the closest airport is Dabolim International at a distance of 33 km. You can take a bus, cab or rickshaw from there or opt to rent a car or a bike.
What Can You Do?
Cavelossim Beach Water Sports
At the Cavelossim Beach, you can indulge in adventurous water sports activities like Kayaking, Catamaran Sailing, Wind Surfing, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Speed Boat Rides as well as Banana and Bump Rides. If this does not quench your appetite for adventure, simply hop on to the adjoining Mobor Beach for some more adventure.
Take a sunset cruise on the Sal River and keep an eye out for those friendly dolphins! It definitely tops the list of things to do around Cavelossim Beach. Keep your cameras handy to capture the rare encounters. There are other options like fishing expeditions and river bird watching, among many others.
South Goa is known to be the more serene part of Goa that is away from the noise and the bustle. It is also known for its therapeutic health centres. You will find that Cavelossim is dotted with health centres and resorts that offer exotic massage therapies. Go there for complete rejuvenation. You must try the ‘Berry Thai Spa’ in The Byke Old Anchor Resort.
Casinos, Lounges, Pubs, and the likes – the options are endless, truly! Some of them are even open until the wee hours of the morning. Sunset Discotheque, Aqua Swings, Yali Lounge, Titos, Liquid Lounge, Seagull, Double Vision, Sagres, and Tia Maria are some popular ones. If you are looking to gobble down some mouthwatering delicacies, head to The Byke Old Anchor, a crowd favourite.
Where Will You Go?
Cabo De Rama
It is one of the most popular places to visit near Cavelossim Beach. Driving through the lush foliage of palm trees is a complete delight. There is not much left of the fort today. However, in its times, it was used by the Portuguese as a prison. It also has tales associated with the great Hindu epic /Ramayana. Go there for the panoramic view and the epic history associated with it. A must if you are a fan of Hindu mythology. It is one of the oldest forts in Goa.
If one beach has failed to fill your appetite, you can hop on to Mobor. Located at a distance of 5 kilometres, a part of the south west coast stretch, located between the Arabian Sea and the Assolna River Estuary. Perhaps one of the cleanest beaches of south Goa. It has more tourists as compared to Cavelossim. Got there to watch the sunset. If you are lucky you might witness a ’pink’ sunset. It also offers adventure sports.
Shree Shanta Durga Temple
It looks nothing like the traditional Hindu Temple. While many may not think that temples and Goa go hand in hand, it does help broaden your experience of a place. The Shanta Durga Temple is a pure delight for the history buffs and the spiritual seekers. Dedicated to Goddess Shanta Durga, the original temple abode of the deity was destroyed by the Portuguese. The goddess was later re-established to its current place under the rule of Chhatrapati Shahu.
To reach the Betul Fort you will have to take a small walk through the small village of Betul, located at the mouth of the river Sal. It is perhaps the only one built by Shivaji in Goa and takes about half an hour to reach from Cavelossim. You get a panoramic view of River Sal from the Bastion. Read more the best places to visit in South Goa.
What To Keep In Mind?
What would be the ideal time to go to Cavelossim Beach? If you are keen on participating in the water sports activities, it is advisable to avoid going during the monsoons. November to March is the ideal time as winters offer a pleasant and soothing weather, whereas on the other hand it can get quite sultry during summers and sloppy during the rains.
Cavelossim is not the ideal shopping destination. Nevertheless, a heads up, to help you get smoothly around this small town. You can head to the Saga Store to pick up branded clothing, the D’mello SuperCenter for wine and groceries, the Dharamdas and Sons for ‘all things leather’, and the House of Diamonds for jewellery. Also, stop by the Holy Cross Church, which will take you 5 minutes from the beach.
If you are planning to stay close to the Cavelossim Beach, The Byke Old Anchor is a good idea. It is located at a distance of one minute from the beach. Built in Spanish architecture, it is one of the best Cavelossim Beach Resorts, which offers a taste of sublime in the party capital of the country.