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 Cavelossim (Goa)

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. 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. The Leela Beach Resort is located here. Cabo da Rama ("Cape Rama") the promontory just south of Betul, is named after Rama, hero of the Ramayana, who supposedly hid here during his 14 year exile. It has the ruins of a Hindu fortress that fell to the Portuguese in 1763.

Cavelossim Quick facts

  • Cavelossim Geography and Climate

    Geography: Cavelossim is a beautiful beach in South Goa with an enchanting 2 km stretch of sand. It lies between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River.

    Climate: Throughout the year the climate is very pleasant.

  • Best time to visit Cavelossim

    The best time to visit the amazing Cavelossim beach comprises the months of November to March.

  • Cavelossim Orientation

    Goa Cavelossim beach are filled with soft white sands and dotted with black lava rocks at certain places. These beaches being much cleaner and quieter than most of the famous beaches of Goa, manage to attract many tourists. Cavelossim Beach is ideal for shell collecting, strolling, or indulging in more active pursuits like renting a kayak or catamaran. 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.

  • Cavelossim Near Getaways

    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.

  • Cavelossim Distance(s)

    One of the most popular beaches of Goa, the Cavelossim Beach lies at a distance of approximately 12 km from Benaulim.

  • How to reach Cavelossim by Road

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

  • How to reach Cavelossim by Rail

    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.

  • How to reach Cavelossim by Air

    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.

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    Cavelossim Festivals and culture

  • Cavelossim Festivals

    Christmas and New Year are the most important festivals which are celebrated with full swing through the Goa.

  • Cavelossim Culture

    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.

  • Cavelossim Religious Places

    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.

  • Cavelossim Monuments

    Goa Cabo De Rama: 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.

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    Cavelossim Entertainment and Night Life

  • Cavelossim Adventure

    The entertainment and water sports are almost similar to that of the Varca beach.

  • Cavelossim Nightlife

    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.

  • Kidding around Cavelossim

    Dolphin watching: There are facilities for Dolphin watching at Betty's Place as well as boat trips for Dolphin watching up river Sal.

  • Cavelossim Shopping

    Cavelossim Beach is also like a paradise for shopping lovers. You can easily find a rich collection of Indian crafts at the shops lining it.

  • Famous To Eat at Cavelossim

    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.

  • Cavelossim Museum and Hill Stations

    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.

  • Gardens and Parks at Cavelossim

    Dolphin watching: There are facilities for Dolphin watching at Betty's Place as well as boat trips for Dolphin watching up river Sal.

    Cottigao Wildlife Sanctuary: The Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Canacona taluka (or South Goa district) of Goa, in India. The sanctuary supports three forest types namely Moist Deciduous Forests - the prevalent forest type, Semi-Evergreen Forests and Evergreen Forests. The sanctuary supports diverse life forms. It is noted for its animal and plant biodiversity.

  • Lake at Cavelossim

    Cavelossim is a beautiful beach in South Goa with an enchanting 2 km stretch of sand. It lies between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River. Cavelossim is a perfect place for sun bathing and sea viewing. The beach also offers good shopping opportunities. There are shops which sell items of daily needs and some objects of Indian crafts and gifts.

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    Cavelossim Tips

  • Cavelossim Travel Tips

    Carry sun-glasses, sun-lotions, beach wear etc. Carry all your documents along with photocopies in case of loss or theft.

  • Cavelossim Tourist Offices

    Government of India, Tourist Office,
    Communidade Building,
    Church-square Panaji - 403001.
    Tel : 43412

    Tourist Information Counter,
    Tourist Hostel,
    Vasco-da-Gama Tourist Information Counter,
    Dibolim Airport.

  • Must do at Cavelossim

    Enjoy the water sports facility. Don't miss it!

  • Not to do at Cavelossim

    Consult a tourist guide/office before you take a swim in any of the beaches to find out the depth of the waters.

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