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Popular Beach Vacations at Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach, Goa
Candolim Beach, Goa

Candolim Beach, located south of Calangute Beach is among the most visited beaches in Goa, the coastline of this popular beach stretches 30 km, from the Aguada Fort up to the Chapora beach. This beach is located in Bardez taluka, situated at a distance of about 15 km from Panjim and is lined with shacks and bars. The scrub-covered dunes of this beach draw a lot of tourists.

A visit to the Candolim Beach is very relaxing and one can easily practice Yoga & Meditation, as it is less crowded and quite peaceful. Marathi, Konkani, English and Hindi are the languages spoken and different forms of art are prevalent in the place, with Jazz being the soul. Senquirim, Calangute and Baga are the other beaches that are nearest to Candolim Beach. The beach offers activities such as sightseeing, nightlife and visiting forts and historic churches.

Things to Do and See on Candolim Beach

  • Candolim Church: Dedicated to Our Lady of Hope, the Candolim church was build in 1560. The sheer white church is personified with stained glass panels and its surrounding is enhanced by the rich paddy fields, which stretch all the way across the Nerul River. The beautiful Candolim Church makes worth a visit.
  • Aguada Fort: Built in 1612 by the Portuguese, the Aguada Fort served for a long time before being abandoned. Aguada Fort is a popular location for shooting of Indian movies and is also the most visited tourist places here.
  • Quincy Corner: Quincy corner is renowned for its musical ambience reminiscent of the Caribbean islands. This is a hot spot near Candolim beach with lots of beach shacks serving a wide range of snacks and liquor.
  • Nightlife: 10 Downing Street and Geoffery's pub, situated near the Taj Holiday Village are few exotic locations to enjoy night parties with drinks and eatables till the wee hours near Candolim beach.
  • Candolim Beach Shopping: Rust, a lifestyle store near the beach is the best suitable place for the shopaholics. This commercial complex offer colorful studio pottery, furniture's and antique pieces, which appeals visitors at affordable prices.

Other popular attractions around Candolim beach are Coco Beach and Nerul and Reis Magos and Queg de Velim.

Best time to Visit: October to March

Accommodation: Aldeia Santa Rita, Victor Exotica, Phoenix Park Inn, Lemon Tree Amarante, Alor Grande, Highland Beach Resort and Whispering Palms are some famous accommodations at Candolim beach.

How to Reach:

  • Nearest airport: Dabolim – 45 kms from the Beach
  • Nearest Railhead: Margao – 19 kms from Candolim
  • KTC buses from Mapusa and buses from Panjim ply to Candolim frequently