Tourism in Candolim
Candolim is just north of the Mandovi river and is home to Goa's most popular and well known resort and holiday village. As such, it's not a typical backpackers destination. The Candolim beach itself does not have much to offer when compared to its livelier neighbor, Calangute. However, if sunbathing and take the occasional dip is your thing then Candolim will offer you the perfect experience. One of the more interesting sights from Candolim beach is the bulk carrier "River Princess" which ran aground 100 meters offshore. While at the Candolim beach do not miss out the Aguada Fort. The fort was built by the Portuguese way back in 1912 for defense against the Dutch and the Maratha invaders. Candolim is also a very popular evening destination as it has a number of very good restaurants and night clubs.
Apart from sunbathing, shopping for trinkets and eating there is not much else to do in Candolim, which makes for a relaxing holiday.
Candolim beach is another relatively busy soft sandy beach that due to erosion can be narrow in some places. Hawkers selling mostly cheap clothes and along with masseurs offering massages makes the beach a lively spot. There are a variety of beach shacks providing plenty of food and cold drink choices along with rickety sun beds and "loo". Towards the Sinquerim end of the beach you can get most forms of water sport activities including para sailing and "See the dolphin boat trips".
Places to Visit in CandolimOne being the Chapora Beach. Chapora has a fishing beach where there are fantastic houses made of old boats with palm thatch for roofs! Further on, there's sand and rock, no buildings, just a beautiful little Hindu temple with soothing, chanting music, for a perfect moment of prayer or meditation.And for those who are sea food lovers this is a best place to be. You can get wonderful sea food through the year and at a good price too!
Boat tours can be arranged on request. The famous being the John's Boat Tours, you really will enjoy a day trip, see wonderful wildlife and birds and countryside. You can can have a wonderful lunch ordered there and the crew will keep you entertained all day.
The Viceroy's Arch is another place of historical value. When Fransisco D'Almeida stepped onto Goan shores in 1509, it marked a historic moment in Indo - European relations - the first time such a person has come directly into India to RULE & STAY. This subsequently lead to many things, both positive and negative. The viceroy's arch quietly marks this event and from that angle is very significant indeed. Worth visiting for people who come to see old Goa.
Shopping in CandolimLots of place for shopping and partying. The place is fully crowded with pubs, bars and party's all through the year. The SinQ is an ideal location to relax unwind and let the world slip by... the DJ does a fantastic job. The music and crowd gets in your veins by midnight. That's when the party really start. Makes sense going there as against busy Baga.
Few of the places that we can go for fun shopping are
Private Collection Boutique
Address: 1255 Annavado, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India.
Address: Shop no 8 p1 at quinta costa frias, Candolim, Bardez, India
Address: 283, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Bardez 403 515, India
There are many a tourist spots and programs that are made by the Goan government and many others. Few of them are listed below for an added reference.
Goa Tourism Development Corporation India
Address:Pujnee Residency, 7th Floor, Near Old Secretariat, Panaji, Goa, 403001
Ph.no:0832 222 3396
Goa Tourisum Dev Corporation Limited
Address: Trionora Apartment, Municipal Market, Dr Alvares Costa Road, Panaji, Goa, GA
Ph.no: 0832 220 1437