: Located 14 kms north of Panaji in the state of Goa.
Tourist Attractions : Fort Aguada, the nature around.
: Fishing, yoga & meditation, windsurfing, water skiing and strolling along the beach.
Amongst the most popular beaches in Goa is the Candolim Goa. The Candolim beach in Goa is located quiet close to the Aguada beach. Most of the tourists in Goa prefer going to the Candolim beach owing to its serene and tranquil environment.
Candolim beach in Goa offers some of thebest seafood in Goa. The long and straight Candolimbeach is also dotted with dunes that offer little shelter. For all those seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday in Goa heading towards the Candolim beach makes an excellent idea. Offering comfortable accommodation at the Candolim Goa are the many hotels and beach resorts.
The Aguda Fort
Immediately south of Candolim, a long peninsula extends into the sea, bringing the seven-kilometre white sandy beach to an abrupt end. Aguada Fort, which crowns the rocky flattened top of the headland, is the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa. Built in 1612 to protect the northern shores of the Mandovi estuary from Dutch and Maratha raiders, it is home to several natural springs, the first source of drinking water available to ships arriving in Goa after the long sea voyage from Lisbon.
Candolim's numerous beach cafes are a cut above your average seafood shacks, with pot plants, state-of-the-art sound systems and prices to match. Basically, the farther from the Taj Complex one ventures, the more realistic the prices become. The main road is also dotted with restaurants serving the usual selection of fresh fish dishes, with a handful of continental options thrown in.
How To Get There
Road : Candolim beach is connected well with the rest of the country by road. One can avail the services of bus and taxi or hire a bike. Buses stop every twenty minutes at the stand opposite the Casa sea shell. Buses from Panaji (Panjim) stop frequently in Candolim.
Candolim beach has many hotels and guest houses which offer luxurious stay. But it is better to stay near some other beaches, since they are too expensive.
Amongst the most frequented beach resorts at the Candolim beach in Goa are:
Whispering Palms Beach Resort, Goa,
Highland Beach Resort, Goa.