Sunshine, white sandy beaches, watersports, delicious fish and seafood and a laid-back lifestyle are just some of the things to look forward to on a holiday in Candolim. Discover the quiet and charming village of Candolim at the southern end of the North Goan coastline, taking in the busier resorts of Calangute, Baja and Anjuna along the way. Boasting a 7km white sandy stretch of beach, backed by sand-dunes and washed by the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea - where better to sunbathe or join in the watersports.
Keep your eyes open for dolphins and crocodiles on a boat trip or get closer to the marine life and deserted ship wrecks on a diving trip. Don't miss a visit to the old Aquada Fort to the south of the village. When the sun goes down, enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants which line the streets leading down to the beach or just chill-out in a beach bar with a cocktail. For a livelier night-time scene the Calangute and Baja resorts are just a short drive away. If you're looking for a get-away-from-it-all beach break, why not discover all that a holiday in Candolim has to offer this year.
There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Candolim. The beach and watersports are the centre of daytime life in Candolim waterskiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, parasailing and fishing are just a few activities to have a go at. Take a guided boat trip and spot dolphins and crocodiles in the coastal waters. A visit to the bustling Anjuna Wednesday hippie market is a fun experience. Explore the churches in Candolim including Church of Mary Immaculate Conception, St Paul's Church and St Cajetan Church. A trip to the World Heritage site of Old Goa, home to the magical Basilica de Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral or the Goan capital of Panaji City on the banks for the River Mondovi are well worth it. Goa is the perfect place to learn yoga. Dudhsagar Falls, one of the top 100 highest waterfalls in the world, are an experience not to be missed.
Candolim boasts a laidback nightlife, with evenings spent at the beach bars, pubs and beach parties. For a livelier time, Calangute and Baja are just a short ride away.
There are plenty of restaurants and beach bars to tempt your tastebuds in Candolim. Try the local Goan cuisine, including freshly caught fish and seafood, or there's Tibetan, Thai, Chinese and European options to sample too. Sipping a cocktail with a sea view is a favourite choice.