The beauty of Goa is unbeatable when it comes to beaches for spending quality time with the beloved ones. One such beach is Candolim which offers unique destinations in Goa where you can try out a number of restaurants all with fabulous taste. Candolim isn’t as much as crowded as Calangute and Baga but this place is so beautiful and open-spaced that you will love spending time over here. The roads are open, the streets are wide and the crowd is genuine, you can also find people doing cycle party on roads during night time. On the other side, the main road named the Candolim Calangute road is fully packed with shops and restaurants. The beaches are less crowded and open space with a genuine crowd.
Things to do in Candolim Beach
Many people just wonder what special is there in Candolim, which draws a large number of tourists and the reason comes out of it is ‘blissful solitude’. This beach is the ideal haunt for all those who look for rejuvenation, fun, and serenity. Its quiet and tranquil atmosphere spellbinds many travelers. On top of it, Apart from witnessing the natural beauty of the beach, Candolim offers all kinds of water activities for adventure freaks. So, everyone should try your hand at jet-skiing, bump rides, banana rides, catamaran sailing, parasailing, water skiing, wind-surfing, and other water sports. You can also experience a thrilling adventure trip by taking a guided boat trip, where you can spot dolphins and crocodiles. fishing is also popular for the ones who want a peaceful environment.
However, one of the most adventurous and daring sports is Scuba Diving, which is also popular in Candolim. It gives a spectacular view while going underwater. You can view the marine life and beautiful scenery of underwater that includes sharks, turtles, and barracuda. One should try diving around sunken Spanish and Portuguese wrecks which offer everlasting experience.
In addition to water sports, meditation, yoga & massage has also gained huge popularity as visitors love to experience and enjoy such a pleasant atmosphere. With a huge variety of seafood, different cuisines cooked in Goan style to handicraft items and casual garments, everything you’ll get there what you seek.
Attractions AroundCandolim Beach
Candolim Beach is an enchanting beach that stretches from Aguada Fort to Chapora Beach. There are plenty of places to visit near and around the seashore. The diamond hazes of beach, picturesque view of churches and historical forts are ultimate spots in Goa.
Chapel of St. Lawrence
The well maintained Portuguese styled Chapel lies behind the famous Aguada. One can enjoy beauty especially in the month of August when a huge festival is celebrated here.
A Portuguese fort preserved from the seventeenth century is one of the biggest attractions for tourists. Known for its beauty and history, the fort is surrounded by Aguada Jail, church & lighthouse. Candolim and Calangute beach lies on the north side of the fort.
The church built using the Mannerist Neo-Roman style has stained glasswork. Also, the beautiful mansion Placio Aguada lies a few miles from the church.
Other nearby attractions include Anjuna Beach & market, Baga Beach, Ashanta Durga Mandir, Tony’s the Designer Jewellers, Calizz, Hem Travels Day Tours, St Anthonys Chapel, Calamari Beach, Kerkar Art Complex, Corjuem Fort, and many more.
Nightlife on Candolim Beach
Candolim Nightlife is something that you should not miss during your stay. It’s one of the interesting places to see after the sunset. The nightlife combines with gauzy surprise and entertainment. Discos and clubs like SinQ, Shiro Nightclubs, Club LPK– Love Passion Karma, Pharaos, are the main attractions in Candolim, where a large number of tourists flock this place to enjoy drinking, dance & music. These are the best place to listen to some hip hop and rock type DJ’s music. The party over here goes overnight ensuring perpetual fun and craziness. During your stay, you may try the Stone House on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday for cocktails & live music, raffles for the karaoke/Neil Diamond-sort of experience or if you wanna listen to Indian music, you may go ‘Over the Flames’ that is held on Monday & Thursday.
For tipplers, there are some popular pubs and bars in Candolim, which can make the nightlife even more interesting.
They are like:
* Bar-Be-Que & Grill
* Bar Eclipse
* Bar 1 The PUb
* Tina’s Resto And Pub
* Bar Latino
* Pharaoh’s Den
* Bar-Square Goa
* Jambalaya Restaurant & Bar
* Palm Shade Guest House Restaurant & Bar
* Bon Appetit Restaurant & Bar
* Buena Mesa
Accommodations Around Candolim Beach
There are many hotels, resorts and guest houses ranging from luxury, deluxe to standard, which offer comfort and exuberant stay for travelers. They offer all kinds of recreational facilities such as swimming-pool and private beach access, etc. Some of the popular Candolim beach accommodations in Candolim include:
* Aldeia Santa Rita
* 360 Degree Beach Retreat
* Aguada Anchorage
* Acacia Goa
* Bougainvillea Guest House
* Alegria – The Goan Village
* Banyan Tree Courtyard
* Alor Grande Holiday Resort
* Carmo Lobo Beach Apartment Reso
* Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Goa Candolim
* Celestial Boutique Hotel
* Deltin Suites
* D’Souza’s Holiday Homes
* Fortune Select Regina
* Ginger Tree Beach Resort
* De Alturas Resort
* Ginger Tree Village Resort
* Godwin Hotel
How to Reach
By Air- Dabolim is the nearest airport to reach Candolim, which is at a distance of 46 km. From the airport, you can hire a car or taxi to reach the beach.
By Rail- The nearest railway station is located at Thivim (Thivim Railway Station), which is approx.21 km away. It takes around 30 minutes to reach Candolim Beach. Other railheads are Karmali (approx.21 km), Margao (44 km) and Vasco da Gama (approx.37 km).
By Bus- Candolim Beach is well connected to the Panaji Bus Station, which is at a distance of 12 km. There are many KTC (Kadamba Transport Corporation) and private bus operators from the Panaji bus stop to Candolim. You can also take a bus from Mapusa to reach Candolim in a maximum of 15 minutes.
Best time to visit – November to April
If you are bored with your daily busy life and want a holiday break from your schedule, then Candolim Beach would be the perfect choice for you. This is one of the best destinations in Goa outing for honeymoon-couples, friends or families. All can have a great time to spend together with their loved ones. So, don’t waste your time, choose the best package from Goa Planners and enjoy the exciting beach holiday trip to Candolim with your loved ones.
Further Read: BEST WATER SPORTS IN GOA