Candolim Beach Tourism

Candolim Beach Tourism

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Candolim Beach Info

  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: North Goa
Candolim Beach is among the most visited beaches in Goa, located south of Calangute Beach. The beach coastline stretches 30 km, from the Aguada Fort up to the Chapora beach. This beach is located at a distance of about 15 km from Panjim and faces the Arabian Sea.

History of Candolim Beach

This beach is the birthplace of Fr. Abbe Faria, the father of Hypnotism. Aguada Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1612 and was used for a long time before it was abandoned. It was at this beach that the first revolt against the Portuguese was launched by the Goans. The revolt of the Pintos was led by Goan Catholic priests. Candolim Beach was the first area to have adopted Christianity under the Portuguese rule. 

Things to do in Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach has a mixed crowd of youngsters, monks, artists, seers, researchers and tourists. Residents here speak Marathi, Konkani, English and Hindi. As this place is frequently visited by people from all over the world, many other languages are spoken. Moreover, different forms of art are prevalent in the place, with Jazz being the soul. 

Tourists can indulge in a wide range of water sports that include parasailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, bump rides, banana rides, catamaran sailing and wind surfing. With considerable varieties of sea food, the different dishes cooked in Goan style are also popular. Tourists here usually shop for handicrafts, brass ware, terracotta, shell work and casual garments. 

Candolim has a constant climate all throughout the year, with the rainy season extending from June to October. However, the best time to visit Candolim Beach is from November through February.

Candolim Beach is the host of the Sunburn Festival, India’s biggest electronic music festival. It is attended by thousands of people not only from the country, but across the world. 

Travelling To Candolim Beach

Candolim Beach is situated very close to Aguada Fort and is well connected to Mapusa and Calangute by bus. The KTC bus station, which is an interstate bus station, is at Mapusa. The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport, in Panjim, the state capital. Karmali is the nearest railway station at a distance of 11 km away from Panaji.  

Travelling around Candolim Beach

Tourists can hire motor bikes to travel around the town which costs about Rs 400 per day. Taxi services are also available for tourists who not comfortable with two wheelers. Taxis cost about Rs 6 to Rs 11 per km.

Accommodation options in Candolim Beach 

Tourists in Candolim Beach can avail various accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. They can also opt for accommodations close to the Candolim Beach.

Candolim Beach is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mapusa and Panjim.

Best time to visit Candolim Beach in the next six months

  • September
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Candolim Beach Traveller Reviews

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  • Zarine
  • 2 Reviews
  •  61 readers

"Awesome and untouched feel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Most awesome and untouched beach in Goa.. Beautiful.. Scenic and just wonderful.. I think it's the best beach in Goa followed by the Anjuna beach!! It's the best beach to stay at as you can be relaxed and all to yourself!! So make sure to visit and enjoy... The walk to the beach too is awesome and adventurous!!
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Tushar Patoliya

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  • Tushar Patoliya
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 47 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  137 helpful votes
  •  21912 readers

"Candolim beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
One of the premium beach of Goa.

Calangute, Candolim and Baga, Anjuna are the beaches on the same seashore out of those Calangute and Candolim are the beaches where premium properties are developed.

Morning and evening walks are one of the best activity you can do.
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Jay Patel

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  • Jay Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  14281 readers

"Superb place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2017
I would rate it 5/7 everything is beautiful about this place except at the time of sunset no lights in the vicinity and local crowd there is totally not trustworthy, if only couple is visiting there then make sure you leave the place before sunset... Else nice place to visit.
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Abhinav paracer

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  • Abhinav paracer
  • 9 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  424 readers

"Beach for relaxation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2017
If you are looking for a beach to chill, this is the place. First thing that you notice is that it is very clean unlike other popular beaches like Calangute and Baga. There are shacks lining the beach with beach chairs. So if you want to swim in sea or sunbathe in peace this is a great place. Top it with beer and seafood at the shack. One end of the beach is the Taj Fort Aguada hotel and other end merges into Calangute. If you are looking for water sports, boat rides etc this is not the beach. Candolim had great night spots on the main road. Live music, different cuisines. Have your pick.
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Gauravkumar modi

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  • Gauravkumar modi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  422 readers

"Lovely beach but not more than colungute beach"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2017
Lovely beach but not more than colungute beach. We visit this beach in morning and awesome atmosphere at that time. This beach is clean and nice place for morning walk. This beach and hotel distance is just 1 km and this walking distance.
Awesome trip and I m enjoyed so much
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Pandit hitesh

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  • Pandit hitesh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  444 readers

"Location is good"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2017
I like a candolim beach because of its quite compare to another beaches and no distribnce personally I don't like crowd so I enjoyed a candolim beach, and all beach activities you can do here, perticular where I stay in restaurant owner was good he was serving a fresh food and I enjoyed a lot.
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Raghavesh K swamy

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  • Raghavesh K swamy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  1645 readers

"Clean and less crowded beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2016
We visited beach both in night and early morning. The experience was awesome both the times . . In day time we can expect when waves hit us and can be prepared, but in night, we can see the waves only when it come close to us. It was a different experience. You have very good hotels around the beach and not too crowded. Don't miss this beach
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Prashant Chinchapur

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  • Prashant Chinchapur
  • Lives in Gulbarga
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  472 readers

"Best beach .."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2016
One of the best in Goa. Great location and view. Near to agouda fort beach. I was thr with my friends and we had great time. Beer beaches was really nice to see if I can get the same time to go Goa. Boating was preety nice we taken 3 rides enjoyed a lot ...
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Vibha nijhawan

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  • Vibha nijhawan
  • 2 Reviews
  •  570 readers

"Beautiful beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 5, 2016
If you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful beach in Goa then candolim is the one where anyone can stay calmly for hours. I just loved the beach. In Goa there are many beaches but candolim is the beach where one can find water sports at the cheapest prices.
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  • Amar
  • 3 Reviews
  •  888 readers

"Awesome place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2016
Great fun even during monsoon season. We spent 2 days in Goa, it was although raining through the tour but we enjoyed a lot. We rented a bike and rimed around Goa beaches like Calangute, Baga. Calangute was the best as it was neat and clean and surrounded by tourists mostly Indian as it was off season in July.
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