Candolim Beach Goa is a peaceful beach existing as a part of the long extension of beach coastline along the Arabian sea. Located within a radius of 15 kms from the capital city Panjim, the Candolim beach is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. What makes this beach different from the other popular beaches like Calangute and Anjuna that also run along the Arabian coastline? Well, the answer lies in the physiography of this North Goan beach. The scrub covered dunes at the back of the beach and the ship River Princess which is stuck at its shore since draws a lot of attention of the tourists. Besides these, the Candolim beach is famed for its peaceful and serene environment.
Calm and quiet are the best words to describe it, but if you have an appetite for adventure, Candolim will not let you down. Water sports activities, right from water skiing to parasailing and windsurfing and more, are all part of the Candolim attractions. Far from the hustle of the other popular beaches, Candolim beach is perfectly suited for fishing as well. Besides, the tranquility of the beach also serves as a fodder for yoga and meditation. To enjoy the beautiful sunset, special boat excursions can also be arranged on the beach.
Goa rejuvenates itself between the months of October and March and as a result major chunk of the tourist population visits its beaches during that time. Therefore, one must visit the beautiful and serene Candolim beach in those months.
Candolim is the first beach that can be approached from the city of Panaji. But most part of it is acquired by the Fort Aguada beach resort and other package tourist companies. Though it is difficult to find individual accommodation here, there are a few hotels with restaurants attached. The nearest place to find tourist information and travel agencies or other facilities, is Calangute. One highlight of Candolim is the Parasailing and Water skiing facility, besides other sports available here.
Places to Stay :
The accommodation has never been a problem in the state of Goa. Resorts and restaurants are available in abundance nearby the popular beaches. Owing to this, Candolim beach has many options like Vivanta, Lemon Tree Amarante Beach Resort, Phoenix Park, Sonesta Inns and Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort.
Eating options near the Candolim beach in Goa are Ritz Classic, Brittos, Curlies Restaurant & Bar, Republic of Noodles and Jamie’s Baga.
How to get there:
- This popular beach in Goa is well connected to the capital city of Panjim via road. The nearest bus stand to Candolim is at Mapusa.