Kovalam Beach, Kovalam

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Kovalam Beach represents a crescent-shaped shoreline that has attracted Europeans since the 1930s. A rocky promontory has created a secluded bay, famous for its calm sea and water sports. Swim, sunbathe, or treat your body to an herbal massage. Many facilities like swimming pools, shopping zones, and yoga centers surround the beach. If you want to learn something about the native culture, visit the local museum, art gallery, or temple. Wear sufficient sunscreen, because the sun can be intense here. Plan to visit Kovalam Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kovalam attractions using our Kovalam day trip tool .
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  • I have been to Goa all beaches... but this one here is heaven. Nice surroundings. Pleasant weather, view is breathtaking. A must go for people visiting Trivandrum and Kerala.  more »
  • Very much crowded....I enjoyed a lot.We can take some nice clicks.There are a lot of street shops.It was a nice evening.  more »
  • Lovely in the early morning and evening. There is a long walk on the sand from The Lighthouse to end of the cove. The walkway offers lots of Curio's shops, and beer bars, restaurant.  more »

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Where to stay in Kovalam

A popular tourist spot since the 1960s, Kovalam offers a range of places to stay, from low-budget guesthouses on the beachfront to five-star hotels with private beaches. Kovalam and the area around it feature a large number of beach resorts, as well as an ever-growing number of ayurvedic and health resorts. Several upmarket resorts can be found about 2 km (1.2 mi) north of the town, while beachside hotels and resorts sit toward the southern part of Kovalam. Some mid-range establishments also offer views over the Arabian Sea.
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