Cocoa Beach In Goa
The Cocoa Beach is a beautiful and serene beach in North Goa located at the mouth of the Nerul River on the Mandovi Estuary, directly opposite Panaji. There are a number of restaurants here and the 10 or so restaurants are popular in the afternoon, but quiet at night. Further down the estuary there the two small beaches of Quedevelim and the Reis Magos Fort and Reis Magos Church (this impressive Portugese Fort was a prison for some years and is no longer open to the public). When you are at Candolim, you can visit Coco Beach and Nerul, which are just 5km away from the beach. You can enjoy a bite and a drink at St. Francis Shack here or also you can just enjoy boat rides up the Mandovi River.
You can also visit the Quincy corner which is a nice place in Candolim, where you can listen to ambient music in a delightful decor of palm trees and coconuts, very away from the people and road. There are a number of beautiful shacks in Candolim from Bistro sun and sea-side to Pete’s cafe. Also, the Oceanic, Sea-side mama Cecilia are nice and away from the crowd. If you want to hear to some reggae music try Pedro shack’s, just down the Goan heritage hotel.
Accommodation in Cocoa Beach
Accommodation around Cocoa beach in Goa has huge variety of hotels and resorts that become a perfect retreat for visitors. Whether your requirement is of budget hotels or luxury suites.
How to reach Cocoa Beach
A short distance away from the beach one can find many tour boats anchored in the bay at the mouth of the Nerul river. These are used by operators to take tourists on dolphin sighting tours. The tour route stretches from the bay right up to the base of the Aguada fort and offers a great view of Aguada fort, Aguada prison, and the lighthouse. Cocoa Beach in North Goa can reached from Mapusa and Panaji by taking a bus to Nerul. However, the frequency of buses is low.
Water Sports in Cocoa Beach
Scuba Diving in Goa
Cocoa Beach Nightlife
The nightlife of Baga Beach is every party-animals thing, it is immensely happening as it’s popular due to famous nightclubs like Mambo’s, Tito’s, and Cavala. The restaurants and pubs are the main attractions of Goa where you can feature its real nightlife. You’ll get different theme parties that have the relevant kind of music, which you will definitely enjoy listening to it. If you are with your partner, you must enjoy a candlelit dinner at night or go for a perfect Goan meal in any seaside shacks. For more fun and enjoyment, head towards hip Cocktails and Dreams & try an excellent variety of cocktails and shooters.
Best Time to visit Cocoa Beach
The time period from the month of November to February is the best time to visit Cocoa. Because of its pleasant and cool climate, Cocoa Beach can be visited at any time of the year. However, tourists should beware the heavy rainfall between June and October.
Places to visit near Cocoa Beach
Sinquerim Beach, Baga Beach, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chapora Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Calangute Beach, and Aguada Fort.