Varca Beach Goa
Location of Beach
Varca Beach lies in the Salcete Taluka, close to Fatrade, Benaulim and
Cavelossim beaches. Benaulim is just 2 kms away from Varca and Margao is 5
kms away from Varca.
referred to as two beaches - Varca and Fatrade or Pedde - Varca is one of
longest stretches of beach in Salcete Taluka. Varca is also one of the
loneliest areas in Salcete taluka and is much cleaner and quieter than most
of the popular Goan beaches.
So, if you are looking for a place where you can just laze, laze and
laze..., then Varca beach come as a wonderful option for you. After a fun
filled day at Goa, you must visit the Varca beach if you are seeking
solitude. Also, situated amidst a pictursque surrounding, filled with clean
white sands and dotted with black lava rocks at certain places, Varca beach
offers a heaven like sight.
Varca has several beach shacks where you can taste a variety of Goan dishes
and seafood at very low prices. There are numerous eating joints around Dona
Sylvia, which offer entire package of good food, drink and excellent
services at quite reasonable rates.
Water Sports :
In Varca, water sports operators offer a
number of options for you. Here you can indulge yourself in fast water
sports like jet-ski and speedboat rides. Windsurfing, water-skiing, banana
rides, bump rides and parasailing are other water sports which you can try
at Varca. The Leela Palace Hotel at Mobor- Cavelossim Beach also has a water
sports set up, which will surely thrill you.
Varca Beach is generally considered safe for
swimming, but do not venture more than waist-deep into the sea unless you
are a strong swimmer.
Leisure Activities :
Dolphin watching trips, fishing trips
and river cruises are the popular leisure activities available at Varca
Beach. The leisure trips are offered by the beachside resorts and operators.
If you are lucky enough, in your dolphin watching trips you can even touch
If you want to warm up yourself, biking is a
perfect option for you. Hiring a bicycle and driving along the firm sand can
be a great fun for you. Biking is also the fastest way to travel on this
To enjoy the nightlife, visit the nearby
Mobor- Cavelossim beach. The Aqua resort at the beach offers an interesting
blend of an entertainment lounge, discotheque and slot machine casino. At
the Holiday Inn Resort, you will only find pure slot machine casino. There
are two famous nightspots which are open till the wee hours, especially on
The 'frosted-icing' 17 th century, Our lady of Glories Church announces
your arrival in Varca. Close to Varca beach, the Benaulim beach (2 kms) and
Margao (5 kms) are other major attractions. Benaulim is a calm and pretty
beach, just 2 kms north of Varca. Although Margao is not much ahead in
tourist attraction, but due to rich rail track and navigable communication,
the city has flourished as a centre of commerce.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Varca beach is between the months of November to
February. During these months, the climate of Goa remains pleasant and you
can enjoy a number of water sports and leisure activities. You should avoid
the time between June and October as the region observe heavy rainfall
during this period.
Where to Stay
Limited non-five-star accommodation are available along the beach. There is
just one mid-range beachside hotel. However, plenty of accommodation is
available in budget and economy class hotels situated away from the beach.
Cheap or expensive, you may choose any Varca hotel as per your budget and
needs. Some of the finest Varca hotels include the Club Mahindra Varca Beach
Resort, Colonial Jose Menino Resort, Mar Azul Beach Villas, Radisson White
Sands Resort, Ramada Caravela Beach Resort and Varca Palm Beach Resort.
How to Reach
Varca is 40 kms away from Goa's only airport, Dabolim airport. Flights of
Indian airlines and several private operators connect this airport with
Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. You can hire pre-paid and private taxis to
reach the Varca Beach. Margao Station (18 kms) is the nearest railhead from
Varca. Frequent buses leave from Margao's city bus stand to Varca. From
Margao, you can also take auto-rickshaws which are easily available. For
local movement, use the cycles and motorbikes, which are available on hire.
Varca Beach Tour Packages
Features : On third day of
Goa Tour in India you will visit South Goa. While visiting South Goa,
you have an opportunity to pay a visit to Varca Beach. A tranquil beach,
Varca provides you a wonderful chance to relax amidst the peaceful
natural surroundings. Apart from this, you can also indulge in a number
of leisure activities as well as exciting water sports in the sea.
Features : Day five of India
by Day and Night tour, is free for leisure at Varca Palm Beach Resort.
In the afternoon after lunch, this tour takes you to the nearby Varca
Beach. On India by Day and Night tour, visit the Varca Beach where you
can laze and also taste a variety of Goan delicacies as well as seafood
at a reasonable price. Apart from these, you can indulge yourself in a
variety of water sports, swimming or biking.
Features : One of the popular
beaches of Goa, Varca Beach can be visited on Rajasthan Heritage and
Goa. On this tour package, you may spend few memorable hours at this
beach. Far from the hustle and bustle of cities, Varca offers a perfect
ambeince to simply laze or to savour a range of delicious cuisine at
Features : Bestowed with
sparkling white sun-kissed beaches, Goa is the most sought after
destination, drawing almost a million people every year. The tour gives
you two days to explore the spectacular beaches of Goa. Anjuna,
Calangute and Baga are the most frequented beaches while other popular
beaches are Vagator, Varca, Candolim, Benaulim, Majorda, Dona Paula,
Bogmalo and Colva, which you may explore on this tour. The beaches offer
you opportunities to relax as well as become adventurous by taking up