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.

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Best time to visit Candolim Beach in the next six months

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Candolim Beach Traveller Reviews

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Jay Patel

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  • Jay Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  14048 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
  • 13 Reviews
  •  291 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
  •  289 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
  •  311 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
  • 6 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1453 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
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  353 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
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"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
  •  769 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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Debraj  Dutta

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  • Debraj Dutta
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  6133 readers

"Candolim beach - Absolute bliss."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2016
I have been to Goa several times. One beach that I like the most is Candolim. If you want to away from much noisy crowd in Goa then candolim is the ideal beach. Most of the foreigners like to visit this beach. There are plenty of hotels and home stay around this area. The complete stretch of candolim beach roads will attract you for shopping. Lot of eateries both side of the road which serves Indian, Chinese, continental and grant food. You must visit to Fisherman's cove. Lovely ambience with music with great food.
Candolim beach is one of the cleanest beaches in Goa. You can spend whole day in the beach. Plenty of shacks available in the beach. They serve you food, drinks and cot to relax in the beach. In the evening the atmosphere gets amazing. You can book a table with candle light lit and spend good time. The ambience is amazing.
Best way to roam in Goa by bike. You can easily get one near every hotels. They charge Rs. 250 to 300 per day. Other side if the candolim beach road goes to Sinqurim beach. It's a nice beach for water ports. One side of the beach is surrounded by Aguada Fort. You can click some nice snaps here. Taj vivanta and kingfisher villa are located close to the beach.
There are many resorts and home stays available here in a walkable distance from the beach. April to October is the best time to be in Goa. Goa is well connected from all major Indian cities by Air, rail and road.
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Hitesh kewlani

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  • Hitesh kewlani
  • 2 Reviews
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"Calm and enjoyable"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 30, 2016
Among all beaches in Goa this one is less crowded and you will find the peace. Moreover vivanta and Kingfisher are adjoined Resorts, so even you will find foreigners. Just take your drink & you can spend good time to relax. People for massage also would be there which will make you more relaxed.
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