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Varca

Varca is a small beach in South Goa. The beach has distinct red sand in some places, and is dotted by swaying palm and casuarinas trees. There are water sports, and you will also see wooden fishing boats, but Varca is still quiet and peaceful. It is clean as well. Many beach resorts, hotels and villas are located here, including some big names like Ramada, Club Mahindra, and Sterling. Varca is a good place to stay and visit some other major beaches of South Goa, which are close.

Dabolim Airport, the only one international airport of Goa, is located in about 30km from Varca Beach.

Varca Beach combines all advantages of South Goa beaches. It is exotic and beautiful, quiet and cozy, civilized and traditional. Away from the hustle and bustle of noisy resorts, Varca Beach meets its visitors and guests with warm tender sea waters, shiny and bright soft sand and nice service. If you like quiet and non-overcrowded places then Varca Beach resort is exactly what you need.

The resort has a well developed touristic infrastructure. Varca Beach suggests a great variety of accommodation, places to take a snack in, shops and shopping centers. The resort has a Currency Exchange Office. The transport interchange between Varca and other inhabited localities (towns, cities, villages) is established on a high level.

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Facts

Location: India, Goa State, South Goa district, Salcette region (Salcette taluk), Varca inhabited locality (town/city). Varca Beach is located on the Arabian Sea coastline, a little bit south from Benulim Beach resort and a little north from Carmona and Cavelossim Beaches. The distance between Varca Beach resort and: Dabolim International Airport — 30 km; the city of Panaji/Pangim (the capital of Goa) - about 41 km; the City of Margao — 10 km.

Geographical coordinates: Latitude: 15° 22' 0", Longitude: 73° 92' 0"

Beach features: about 10 km long, wide beach strip. The sand is pure, fine, smooth; has a white color. Palm and shrub vegetation sprouts alongside the beach. The swimming here is absolutely safe. The water is very warm; the sea bottom is shallow; sometimes water undercurrents are appearing. The beach has its own Baywatch and Rescue Tower. The places for swimming are marked so you won’t miss them at any case.

Benefits of the beach: calmness, quietness, peacefulness, purity, high level of security, romance. On the beach you will find lots of different shacks which offer tourists the great variety of tasty dishes and soft drinks, lounge chairs and umbrellas.

Infrastructure: Varca Village is located alongside the main costal road named Colva Road. There are not so many shops but still tourists can easily find many necessary things. The Beach has few very nice and comfortable restaurants where you can enjoy various delicious dishes. Varca resort has a Bank and a Currency Exchange Office. The accommodation is also various: here you can easily choose any place you would only like to stay in starting from Hatsus and finishing with luxury hotels.

Activities: Different water sport activities. Fishing. Boat cruises. Dolphin watching. Entertaining and informative tours and excursions around Goa. Yoga classes.

Beach

The beach strip of Varca resort is very beautiful due to its white-colored soft sand and crystal warm water. The swimming here is absolutely safe. Varca Beach has plenty of different shacks, restaurants, bars, cafes which offer their guests and visitors amazingly tasty dishes from Indian and International cuisine. Plus to this you will have no problems with asking for some deck chairs, umbrellas and other services.

Accomodation

Varca Beach is first of all a resort of a comfortable luxury accommodation and amazing comfy hotels. Here you won’t find a noisy nightlife entertainments neither on the territory of hotels nor outside of them. The most famous and popular hotels are

  • Ramada Caravela Beach Resort 5*
  • Renaissance Resort 5*
  • The Zuri White Sands Goa 5*
  • Best Western Peace Valley 4*
  • Country Inn 3*
  • Goa Beach House 2*
  • Varca Beach Resort 4*
  • Resorte De Goa
  • The Retreat by Zuri 3*
  • Varca Le Palms Beach Resort 2*

Restaurants

The most recommended shacks and restaurants are:

  • Sea Pearls,
  • Capricorn shack,
  • Sea Gull Inn,
  • Agnello's,
  • Garden Court,
  • Jolinn.

Sightseeing

Varca Beach is primarily famous for its great atmosphere of quietness and calmness, and most of tourists and resort guests prefer a passive recreation and holiday spending, sunbathing and relaxing under the rays of South Goa warm and tender sun.

The most popular entertainment among tourists here is dolphins watching. Tourists are offered to take some interesting boat-trips during which they can watch dolphins playing at a close distance and sometimes even touch these amazing and very clever mammals. There are also tours for sunset watching which would perfectly suit people of romantic nature. If you like river cruises then you would be pleased to know that at Varca resort there some cruises alongside the Sal River, which flows near the resort.

If you are a fan of some extreme water sports then you’ve better to address hotel complexes for such services taking. Many Varca resort hotels can suggest you water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, parasailing, jet skiing, boating, banana boating, diving, fishing and other interesting water entertainment. The swimming is allowed to a certain depth.

You can also go hiking or biking alongside neighboring beaches of Benaulim, Cavelossim and Mobor resorts. Such a small travel will give you a great chance to enjoy fantastical beauty of South Goa coastline, which is so much famous for its amazing beaches – the real and the main attraction of the region.

In Varca city you can visit the local Church with its fantastical design of pediment, dome and towers — really outstanding architecture masterpiece.

Nearby and most interesting sightseeing and attractions of Goa are: plantations of spices in the north, Cabo de Rama Fort in the south and Mollem National Park in the east.




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