The Candolim beach is regarded as one of the quieter and cleanest beach of Goa. The beach is part of Candolim village on the road to Calangute, its twin town. Better known for its water sports, shacks, and a nice place to hang out in the night, this beach is relatively less crowded. When at the beach, you can sit in the shack and actually feel the cool breeze and admire the beauty of the place.
Attractions near Candolim
The other prime attraction at the beach is the adjoining Fort Aguada at Sinquerim and its towering lighthouse which makes this place a landmark in itself. Most tourists prefer the Candolim beach since it is clean and serene where families can eat, shop, and have fun.
Where to Stay?
Also staying near to the beach allows visitors to enjoy at different times of the day as even children can play and enjoy nature at the beach and also watch the sunset and the waves. You can also walk up to the Sinquerim beach and come back to the main road from the Taj Fort Aguada lane.
Things to do at Candolim
What appeals to the visitors is a beautiful setting with good quality and space to swim. Tour operators also offer decent water sports as one can also plan an early morning boat ride into the sea to spot dolphins which is a major attraction. If you want to relax and spend a lazy day by the beach this is the place. Service is generally fine and prices are very affordable. Staying in a guest house is advisable as it’s just a short walk away from the beach and also helps to save money. Food quality on offer is also good as a variety of dishes ranging from traditional curries to English breakfasts are also available. Liquor is dirt cheap.
Water Sports at Candolim Beach
The price of watersports can be a touch higher but its better you negotiate and seek for extra time rather than bargaining on the prices. It will help to get something extra in terms of time rather than get into tangles of lowering the price. There is more to explore here as joining cooking or yoga classes could add to your repertoire, but need to look out for the right agency. Great place for beach chilling and photo-ops, just remember that “you” are in control when it comes to sellers so play a smart card and get the best deal.
Travelling to Candolim is something magical that forces you to return again and again. The beach has some wonderful beach Shacks and one recommended place is Bono’s, where the food and facilities are second to none with clean, toilets and showers.