Considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Goa, Cavelossim stretches between the Arabian Sea and the Sal River about 12 kms from Benaulim in South Goa. What set the beach apart are the dolphin trips and sunset cruises on the river, an experience enriched by a picture-perfect surrounding of lush paddy fields, azure waters, soft sands with intermittent black lava rocks at certain places. It is also quite cleaner than other Goa beaches and there are a number of beach shacks scattered all over the beach where one can get the best seafood at reasonable prices.
Getting There: Getting to Cavelossim Beach is easy as it is well connected by road. You can hire a taxi from Dabolim airport or Margao railway station.
Accommodation: There are a range of hotels scattered all over the beach which provide top-class facilities like the Dona Sa Maria, Flamingo Resort, Dona Sylvia, Luisa and Haathi Mahal. For the budget traveler, there are also many comfortable hotels you can stay in.
Attractions: Evening is the best time to visit the beach. During this time, the reddish-yellow rays of the sunset spread out like a curtain over the ocean conjuring a scene so powerful that it will take your breath away. However, fun begins even from the day, and many adventure freaks come for kayaking or catamaran sailing. But still the favorite activity among the visitors, other than the sunset cruises, is the dolphin trips and there are numbers of boats that can be arranged especially for this. Fun continues well into the night with people dancing to the blaring sounds of loud music everywhere.
If these activities have drained you out, then sunbathing on the soft powdered white sands under slow-dancing palm trees would be a good way to relax. Swimming is considered safe here but before taking the plunge it is advisable to check with the lifeguards first. Otherwise you can stroll at the beach and collect pretty shells that are washed ashore.
You will be surprised by the amazing ranges of curio and crafts found at the frequently held bazaars and beach shops. It is for this reason, Cavelossim is counted as one of the best places to shop. Exotic Goa cuisine and seafood and a pint of chilled beer are necessary to complete your Goan holiday. Fortunately, you can have all of these at the food joints and they are not expensive either. The restaurants around Dona Sylvia are considered the best.