Chavara is situated on the shores of the Arabian sea and the major freshwater lake in Kerala, Ashtamudi flows through chavara. Chavara is a place blessed with lakes and laggoons like Sasthamkota lake.Popular tourist destinations are St Andrew's Church, Kovilthottam, Kovilthottam beach and lighthouse and area around Ashtamudi lake.
The village has a high supply of mineral sand, mainly titanium in its beaches. For the processing of titanium , India's first titanium sponge plant (TSP) was developed by KMML ( Kerala Minerals and metals Ltd) here, inaugurated in 2011 by the then Defence Minister of India, AK Antony . IRE (Indian Rare Earths Ltd)is an another public sector unit located in Chavara.