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  • Vahid Rashedi
    Tehran, Iran135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discovering a Hidden Paradise
    Cola Beach beckons with its pristine golden sands, adorned by imposing volcanic boulders, all set against the enchanting backdrop of lush, towering forested hills. A visit to this hidden gem is an absolute must. As you stroll along Cola Beach, you'll find yourself drawn to a unique spot where a tranquil river gracefully meets the sea. This serene location is known as the Blue Lagoon, also referred to as the Emerald Lagoon, and it's the perfect place for a serene kayak adventure.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Departure27743120368
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tough roads lead to best destination
    Amazing beauty. You have lagoons Boulders and clean sandy beach along with shacks. Must visit place but yes reaching here is a bit tought due to bad roads andit includes quite a bit of stairs to clinb down. Not for aged.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • David H
    Louth, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cola beach 'marvellous '
    The beach , the best I can describe. It's the postcard pic of paradise you saw as a kid and thought wow!. I hired a scooter for the time I was here and tbh, u really do need transport. The road to the steps is bumpy and dusty but also fun. The steps down to the beach are steep and quite a few. Coming back up was OK but if you have physical setbacks then it may be a bit tough. We walked passed the kayaks and onto a quite quiet beautiful beach. Monkeys milling about in the coconut trees added to what we thought was a simply mesmerising beach. I recommend but you need to investigate the steps down before wasting your time!.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
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Rachelle R
Wirral, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fabulous secluded beach very clean
There is a bar / restaurant where you can eat and drink
There is also some stalls at the top of the hill before you go to steps which lead to the beach where you can buy drinks snacks and local crafts
Written 24 March 2024
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Kundan Singh
Mumbai, India70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
You can say that this is the gem of South Goa. It is a peaceful beach with rock patches here and there and a lagoon separated from the sea by a Sand Patch. The lagoon has still water makes it the best for Kayaking. If you’re at this place you cannot miss kayaking. The water is hardly 4/5 Ft deep and hence you don’t even require a life jacket. To reach the beach you have to climb down more than 100 high riser stairs from the parking area. The parking area is after a patch of off-roading kind of tracks from the main road. When you start entering the off-roading track many people on scooties would start tailing you and ask whether you want to do Kayaking, just say no to them and take the kayaks on the spot. This would save atleast Rs 100/Half an hour/Kayak.
Never go on an extended weekend as the poor lagoon would be full of tourists especially from nearby Karnataka and Telangana state. It’s not there’s something bad about the people, but there would be just too many of them, and they would take the peace of kayaking away. No one falls from the Kayaks in water, it is totally safe and it is also a good workout.
There’s a secluded beach (a very beautiful one), separated from the Main Cola beach by a rock patch. Going there is prohibited, but if you’ve confidence and can cross that rocky patch preventing the attention of the life guard, that secluded beach is nothing less than Phuket, bali, maldives, lakshyadeep beaches. You can see that beach from above before climbing down to the main cola beach. There are only a few shacks on the beach but the ambience and the food is good.
There is a drawback that there’s no public toilet on the beach, one of the shacks allows using their washroom on a paid basis. Going back to the parking space is a challenge as you would have to climb the stairs from where you descended, that will certainly take your breath away (like literally). So don’t drink much on the beach, however it may tempt, as you would face trouble climbing back and there’s no other option. Thankfully there are vendors in the parking selling lime and coconut water, which will relax you a bit. Go to the beach in the evening time, as the kayaking and climbing up will totally exhaust you, post you can rest in your hotel after that as you won’t feel like going to any other beach then.
Written 9 February 2024
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David H
Louth, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The beach , the best I can describe. It's the postcard pic of paradise you saw as a kid and thought wow!. I hired a scooter for the time I was here and tbh, u really do need transport. The road to the steps is bumpy and dusty but also fun. The steps down to the beach are steep and quite a few. Coming back up was OK but if you have physical setbacks then it may be a bit tough. We walked passed the kayaks and onto a quite quiet beautiful beach. Monkeys milling about in the coconut trees added to what we thought was a simply mesmerising beach. I recommend but you need to investigate the steps down before wasting your time!.
Written 29 December 2023
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Nicola L
Bristol, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It’s beautiful but be careful
On the bumpy road
It’s v dangerous on a scooter
I wish I’d have listened to the reviews. If you’re going here better to leave your bike at the top and walk the 2k down
Written 5 December 2023
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Juliet D
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This place needs a lot of work. The steps leading down to the shacks are dangerous and there is little sign this is going to change. The steps into the beach are now mended but still precarious. There is no hot water for guests which was disappointing after yoga sessions. Guys mend the stairs, make your guests and staff safe and above all allow your guests the joy of a hot shower.

That said. The staff are so sweet, kind and gentle. The food is so delicious and simple but the drinks are limited. Just water or tea or coffee. No sodas and no beer wine or spirits. I missed cold sodas alcohol I didn’t mind about. Some may.

The yoga platform was gorgeous as was Fenella Lindsell’s classes @yoga forever. The mats, bricks and bolsters were okish perhaps take your own.

The sea is like swimming in salty warm chocolate and it was so lovely to be next to and under the palm trees with the crows and nature in general. Bugs were present but manageable.

Yoga with the owner Pardeishi was amazing and authentic.

Massage with Ram was the most amazing experience. Ram cares and wants you to have the best Ayurvedic experience with beautiful healing oils he goes in deep working hard to heal your muscles and joints.

This is a great authentic wonderful place to stay with fee people to share the beach with however work needs to be done on the stairs leading down the hill and steps leading to the beach and to making sure guests have hot water.

But food, service, yoga, beach and massage are first class. With those small tweaks this place could be the paradise we all are searching for.



Written 26 November 2023
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Veerbhan T
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Not recommend if you are going with small kids as you have to take steps to reach beach and those steps are not smooth.

You can not go inside beach to enjoy, only enjoy its beauty and take pics. If you are a beach smimmer then go inside the beach.

There is a small lagoon where you can swim and do kayaking. We paid 500/- for a kayaking for 50mins.
Written 21 November 2023
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Departure27743120368
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing beauty. You have lagoons Boulders and clean sandy beach along with shacks. Must visit place but yes reaching here is a bit tought due to bad roads andit includes quite a bit of stairs to clinb down. Not for aged.
Written 29 October 2023
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Kaushal Kayal
Bengaluru, India149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A beautiful, scenic beach with a rocky shore & high waves so not that great for swimming but excellent for photographers.

The approach to the beach (at least the one we took) was not navigable by car. You have to get down at the top & then take a shared van down a very bumpy stretch. Once you get there, for one there is the fun kayak rides next to a shack & then of course there is the beach littered with rocks & boulders.

Worth the visit - if you are in South Goa & / are coming down for the kayaking.
Written 26 October 2023
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Vahid Rashedi
Tehran, Iran135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Cola Beach beckons with its pristine golden sands, adorned by imposing volcanic boulders, all set against the enchanting backdrop of lush, towering forested hills. A visit to this hidden gem is an absolute must. As you stroll along Cola Beach, you'll find yourself drawn to a unique spot where a tranquil river gracefully meets the sea. This serene location is known as the Blue Lagoon, also referred to as the Emerald Lagoon, and it's the perfect place for a serene kayak adventure.
Written 8 October 2023
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HimalyanTrekker
Dalhousie, India64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We have visited here in Off season may be and due to the same there was no one around. But we enjoyed our day. Must visit and peaceful area.
Written 5 August 2023
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