Cavelossim is a beautiful town in South Goa. It is known for the Cavelossim beach that extends from the southern tip of the Salcette beach. The town is flanked by Sal River which meets the Arabian Sea towards the south. It is home to some of the best hotels, restaurants and spas in Goa. The Cavelossim beach features among the best beaches in South Goa.
Things to do in Cavelossim
Cavelossim is the perfect place to unwind with beautiful beaches, water sports, and some of the best spas in Goa. Do not miss out on the following activities when in Cavelossim.
1. Unwind at the Cavelossim beach
The Cavelossim beach is long and wide with white sparkling sand. It treats you to a majestic view of the Sal River, meeting the Arabian Sea. Palm trees and Casuarina line the beach. The water is clean and warm as compared to other beaches in Goa. Also, the smooth seafloor makes it easier to play in the water. Christmas and New Year are celebrated with much zeal here.
2. Try your hand at collecting oysters and mussels
You can see men collecting oysters, mussels and clams at the river mouth of the Sal during low tide. You can watch them as they expertly pick them. They can even teach you how to choose the best amongst them.
3. Indulge in water sports
The beach offers you the option of indulging in water and adventure sports. You can choose among fishing, boat cruises, and dolphin watching. There are options of go-karting by the beach, guided boat tours and marked swimming zones with lifeguards.
4. Get a relaxing massage
You can put your feet up and relax at the many spas in Cavelossim. ‘The Spa’ at The Leela Goa deserves a special mention here. It is counted amongst the best spas in Goa and offers a range of Ayurvedic and holistic treatments.
5. Go shopping
You can shop for local souvenirs and handicrafts at the various stalls and small shops that line the beach.
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Cavelossim is from March to November. December and January witness huge crowds.
Notable places to visit:
The famous sites worth a visit around Cavelossim are the Church of Cavelossim, Mobor, Goa Cabo de Rama, Margao and the Naval Aviation Museum.
What to eat:
Cavelossim is known for its local seafood. You can get local preparations of Crab, fish and prawns at the restaurants. The seafood is fresh and prepared in a Goan traditional way. There are enough options for vegetarians too.
How to reach there:
You can catch a flight from any metro station for Goa. The nearest airport is Dabolim. You can then book a cab from Cavelossim or have your hotel pick you up from the airport.
The new coastal Konkan railway route has made Goa all the more accessible. As convenient, the journey is, it is also scenic with mountains, greenery and river along the way. The nearest station is the Margao railway station.
Several tour operators cater to the public wanting to go to Goa from the metro cities. The local buses are operated by the Kadamba transport corporation and other private operators.
Where to stay
The best place to stay at Cavelossim is The Leela Goa, a prime 5-star property located on the Cavelossim beach. It is located right at the confluence of the Sal River and the Arabian Sea. A state of the art resort, it is blessed with magnificent vistas from all its rooms, direct access to the beach, and luxurious and lavish amenities. The Beachside Susegado and the Jamavar are signature restaurants that the hotel is known for. The Spa in The Leela Goa is a worthy contender of the best Spa in Goa.