At a distance of 60 km from the Dabolim airport lies these relatively untouched beaches of the most famous beach destination in India, Goa. If you are in Goa for the long haul, eventually you'll come in touch with the locals and start exploring places which are not really on the map of tourists but definitely on the map of locals. Since I was from outside Goa, every beach was special for me in its own ways. However by the end of 5 months I started feeling the monotony in visiting the same areas and my longing for better beaches and places to explore was becoming difficult to control. On one fine day me and a group of friends finally set out to explore the little known Palolem and Cola beach. At that time they were little known to us. Later we came to realize they are one of the best beaches which Goa has to offer.
We started our journey from near Dabolim airport and started heading towards Margao. From Margao, it's another 40 minutes drive to Cola beach. The drive was pretty good for the most part and we were traversing on the state highways. For the last part however, we had to off road for about 2 km to reach Cola beach. Cola beach is quite secluded and untouched. Only the locals know about this beach. The road leading to Cola is at some height and hence to reach the beach, 2 km off roading has to be done and it will lead you to Cola. Once there, you can see the local fishermen with their boats and the fishes/crabs which they have caught. It was a nice experience to see all those things firsthand. The locals are also extremely friendly and will offer you any and every kind of assistance or guidance which you require. One of the local fishermen explained us how he catches the fishes by using different types of nets.