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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  • Very nice place in Kerala, India. A visit to the Lighthouse Beach and the ABC cafe is a must! Friendly people and good business.
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  • Very nice and relaxing beach with beautiful views. It was so good to see the fishermen in the morning time. Nice view of the sunset  more »
  • its full of locals and tourists alike but the beauty will astonish you. The sand is a mix of yellow/golden and black and when the water hits it and drags parts back you get a mesmerising marble effect...  more »

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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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