South Goa features a lot of beaches and is known for the famous Colva beach, but little ones like Varca beach aren’t a tad bit less of a spectacle than the bigger ones. Nestled in South Goa, this palm lined beach with white sand is a perfect place to kick back and enjoy the afternoon heat, perhaps work a tan while sipping on some amazingly priced cocktails and feasting on authentic Goan sausages.
Varca beach is located close to Varca Village, a fishing village, and one can find tonnes of fishermen with their wooden dhows on the beach. Apart from being a photographer’s paradise, these fishermen are extremely friendly and just might end up giving you a good deal on some fresh catch!
The annual Fama festival celebrated in the nearby Colva area carries its festivities to Varca beach as well. Once a year, villagers from the neighbourhood flock to seek the blessings of a statue of Menino Jesus that has been replicated at Colva. Varca is beautiful during this time of the year, and one must not miss it. Benaulim beach, another clean white sanded beach is a walk from Varca.
Varca is down the road from Colva in South Goa. One can opt to hail a cab from any one of the townships or Panjim. Alternatively, one can get there directly from the airport, which should only take a few minutes. Varca is closer to Vasco Da Gama as against Panjim. It is also served by several railway stations in the locality.Image Credits: Varca Beach, by Lovell D'souza