Cola beach is a remote beach present in cancona village of Goa which gives you a treat to your eyes that is beyond words. This place not only exhibit a Aqua Blue serene beach with coconut tress on its coast but also a green lagoon where you can enjoy swimming!!
Cola beach is not a easy place to reach and so has preserved its natural beauty in these many years. You need to trek about 4km to reach this beauty. And if have good driving skills, you can even drive a scooter to this place. It is steep descend with no paved path full of mud. We visited this place during raining season and found quite risky to drive then. The path was little slippery, and so we decided to trek half way to beach.
If you happen to trek to the beach, you will witness few hidden gems on the way which is usually missed when on bike . On the way to the beach we encountered a small part of lagoon some one km just before it meets the ocean. The place is scheduled with no tourist or locals near it. You can hear the flow of water and rustling of leaves very clearly here I Weescended near the shallow water body and enjoyed there for almost an hour in the fresh clean water. There was one beach hut on the opposite end of the lagoon where we saw a foreigner meditating with OM mantra in background.
About 20 min walk from this place we reached cola beach which withholds one of the most beautiful beach South Goa has to offer you. One end of this beach offers you a endless view of the sea blue coast with no sign of human intervention in between and the other end gives you a glimpse of lagoon made of green water. This perfect blend of salt and sweet water is a perfect dream destination you could ever image. The lagoon of green water is encircled with lush green palm trees behind it which darkens with the depth of jungle.
Where to stay :
1) Blue lagoon Resort is one of the best budget options to stay here. They have both beach facing cottages and lagoon facing huts and I can't score anyone of them with more points. Both of them have their own beauty.
Estimated cost : Rs 1500-3000
2) Other option is to stay in Dwarka Eco Beach Resort which has equally good and sea view cottages.
Estimated cost : Rs 7000-10000
The restaurant on the beach is also owned by Blue Lagoon Resort where you can try some sea food and drinks .