Situated 3 km south of Benaulim, Varca is one of the longest beaches is south Goa with miles long stretch of clean and unpolluted sand. Varca is a traditional fishing village as is evident by the fishing boats lying on the sands and thatched houses of the fishermen with palm tree shades, all of which add to the charm of the place. The Fadrade beach, located a stone’s throw away from Varca is considered to be one of the most secluded regions in Goa.
Where to Stay in Varca
Varca houses a few excellent hotels and resorts, which offer quality accommodation facilities at affordable prices. The hotel rooms offer facilities such as double beds, satellite TV, air conditioner and private balconies. It is also possible to rent rooms in family houses, which is also an excellent opportunity to observe local culture from close quarters.
Tourist Attractions in Varca
The most sought after attraction at Varca beach is the dolphin spotting tour, which lets the tourists a rare opportunity of having a close look at these fascinating creatures. You can also choose from other water sports or gorge on a sumptuous sea food meal from the beach side snack shacks.
A few kilometers away from the beach, the Marmagao Fort is an important landmark famous for its intricate architecture and rare artifacts on display.
How to reach Varca Beach
Dabolim airport is situated at a distance of 45 km from Varca. Taxis and buses are easily available at the airport for further travel.
Madgao is the nearest city, situated 18 km from the beach. Taxis and buses are easily available for Varca from Madgao as well as other neighboring cities. Bicycles or motorcycles can be hired for local transport.