Top 8 Places to visit in Candolim

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Best things to do in Candolim and sightseeing in Candolim

This is a village in the northern part of Goa and is on the southern side of the very popular Calangute Beach here. This is an extremely popular tourist attraction and witnesses a large number of tourists throughout the year. There are a number of restaurants and shopping options around. This is however a little more expensive for the backpackers but is an ideal location for those who love to eat out and shop. Apart from eating and shopping, the main attraction here is the pristine Candolim Beach. This beach is a little narrow at some parts which is because of continuous erosion. Also on the Sinquerin side you will find options for several water activities such as para sailing, dolphin boating and others. There are also a number of shacks here which sell authentic Goan cuisine which includes seafood mostly. The tiger prawns here are absolutely delicious. There are stalls which sell cheap clothes as well.

Aguada Fort Area - Candolim

Aguada means water and this was the most precious and prized fort of the Portuguese. It is so huge that it covers almost the full southern portion of the peninsula of Bardez. It is on the Sinquerim Beach and on the banks of the Mandovi River. The fort was built in the 17th Century and is still very well preserved, except the fact that it has long been abandoned from the time when the Portuguese left Goa. A holiday Resort owned by the Tatas is also a part of this fort complex. The might of the fort walls is still well visible. It was made so strong to make it safe against the Maratha and the Dutch rulers and it was successfull enough in its initiative.
mohit sharma

66 Followers, 14 Reviews


Aswathy Nair

190 Followers, 45 Reviews


This is one of the sightseeing places in Goa. There is the lighthouse on this fort. Many bollywood movies are shot here. Whilst going to this place, you will come across Dolphin ride too. On my first trip to Goa, we had taken the dolphin ride and we didn't spot a single dolphin. We had paid 300rs just for 30mins boat ride. So this time I was sure that I am skipping the dolphin ride and so did my group fellows too. We visited this place in scorching midnoon heat so we visited the place, clicked pictures as fast as we could and left early as the heat was unbearable. I am sure the evening time would be better as the view of vast ocean from this place is incredible too.
Tanvi S

223 Followers, 59 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Fort Aguada - Candolim

This is a very well preserved fort which was built in the 17th Century by the Portuguese. The fort was made as the most important building of the Portuguese colonials and they always wanted to save it against the Dutch and the Maratha rulers. It is in the Candolin area on the Sinquerim Beach. The location of the fort on the banks of the Mandovi River makes it look even more beautiful. The fort covers a large area and almost covers the whole tip land of the Bardez Peninsula. At present there is also a holiday resort built here by the tatas and is a beautiful place to stay for a peaceful vacation. It is also close to the Candolim Beach and the shopping and eating areas around. This was at one time the most important port where most of the ferries and boats landed and left from and thus the name Aguada meaning 'water'.
It's a seventeenth century Portugeuse Fort on Sinquerim Beach. It was built for clean water storage so that big ships could fill clean drinking water. That's why the fort is named Fort Aguada, 'Aguada' meaning water.
Nancy Nance

686 Followers, 187 Reviews


After exploring the calmness of South Goa, I went ahead to witness the madness of North Goa. My first spot Fort Aguada is possibly the largest and the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa. A very interesting thing about the fort is a 13 metre high lighthouse, which looks down over the vast expanse of sea, sand and palm tress. It’s definitely worth visiting!
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 558 Reviews


A much welcome change from the flurry of beaches in Goa, Aguada fort still has a lingering presence in it back from the days when it used to serve as a prison. Tour of the entire place takes less than 2 hours and overlooking the Arabian sea is a pleasant experience.
Deepak

216 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Sinquerim Beach - Candolim

The main Candolim Beach goes along and then takes a turn to form the smaller beach known as the Sinquerim Beach. This is just adjacent to the Taj Vivanta Hotel and Inn which is also the nearest attraction from the Aguada Fort here. One of the most beautiful beaches here, the two main reasons for this being so are that it is not very crowded and secondly the crowd is good here. This is because this beach almost seems to be a private property of the Taj Hotel and so most of the people here are guests at the hotel. There are also massuers who will try to convince you to take their service but you have to keep them away with your own skills. There are food shacks also over here.
This is a cheaper option for a homestay compared to the much hyped,expensive and touristy options at Calangute Beach, and it is not very far from Calangute.
Samantha Mascarenhas

268 Followers, 36 Reviews


The Sinquerim Beach is stunningly beautiful and quieter than the other beaches of Goa. The soft sand of the beach makes it the best site for evening walks. Tourists here get to enjoy the magical of the Arabian Sea. The beach is marked by a number of wooden boats, belonging to the fishermen of Goa. Fort Aguada is very closely located to Sinquerim beach.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 558 Reviews


One of Goa’s newest destinations is SinQ Beach Club, which made its presence felt on the circuit hosting 2012’s Afterburn events, the post-parties to Asia’s largest electronic dance music festival Sunburn Goa. With four bars, a pool-side lounge area and a private balcony apart from its restaurant-lounge and dance floor, SinQ isn’t what you’d call ‘small’! Located in Sinquerim, the place also hosts brunches and retro music in its special Irish-pub-meets-Goa ‘Taverne’.
Mukesh Rawat

137 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
beaches
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Sinquerium Beach - Candolim

The smaller beach situated where the Candolim Beach ends by taking a turn is known as the Sinquerium Beach. This is also the location of the famous Aguada Fort and also the TAJ Vivanta Hotel. The location on the banks of the River Mandovi makes it even more scenic. People who are staying at this hotel find this an all- time favourite and the crowd here mostly include the guests of the TAJ Hotel.
less crowded than Baga, Calangute. There is Sinquerim Fort on this beach which has splendid ocean view! Vivanta by Taj is on this beach! oh boy, the sunset we experienced here was one of the best in Goa. The breeze, the ocean, the perfect-painting-like-sunset..You can also do the watersports here.This is must must must visit super night club if you are in GOA! Stags are strictly NOT allowed and if you, a boy, befriend a chic for an entry to the club , make sure you know her name and number saved on your phone cos the security might just ask you her name and also cross call to verify! Couple entry is allowed and GIRLS entry are FREE. YAY! The landscape and architecture of this club is too good. Though the dance floor is small. DJ plays EDM, Trance and Bollywood too!One of the another must visit clubs in Goa. Stags not allowed. Paid Couple Entry and FREE girls entry (yay!) This club is situated on the hill and has their own vehicle to take you to the premise! Security is strict. The club is divided in 4 levels. One level has the swimming pool and another level has the dance floor. Their fireworks is not the one to miss for! The party starts after 9.30. We started by 12am and by 3.30am, the club was closed. Though if you are drunk, they let you sleep in their gazebo and let you walk out in early morning. The view of whole Goa from here is breathtaking! Too many firang crowd here as it is ran by German Immigrant. So DJ is plays only EDM and Trance. NO Bollywood (why o why!)
Tanvi S

223 Followers, 59 Reviews


Beautiful views forts, beaches,resturents, adventure sports
Sumit Singh

407 Followers, 8 Reviews


best place for water sports in north goa!
Mrunal Jani

158 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
beaches
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Candolim Beach - Candolim

This beach is calm, peaceful and less commercialized as compared to Baga and Calangute.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Nice clam quite beach when compared to its sister beaches Baga & Calangute. Lovely water sports like para sailing, Jet ski, and other activites
Vishal Tangirala

110 Followers, 16 Reviews


Aguada Fort - Candolim

Scenes from Dil Chahta Hai were shot here
Mahima Kohli

117 Followers, 3 Reviews


Fort Aguada Road - Candolim

The Fort Aguada is the prime attraction of the village of Candolim apart from the two beaches here. The road on the banks of the River Mandovi and on the shores of the Sinquerim beach is known as the Aguada Fort Road. This is a 17th Century fort which was built by the Portuguese to strengthen their hold on this place and also to keep themselves away from the Dutch and the Marathas. This was also at one time the most important port of the state and the Portuguese were thus commercially stronger than many others.
Tourist Attraction
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

478 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
history tours
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Sinquerim River - Candolim

Also known as the Nerul River, this is a part of the Mandovi River and drains into the Arabian Sea. This flows along the region which forms the foothills of the Aguada Fort and is an important port. For nice speed boat and dolphin boat tours, this is absolutely where you are supposed to come. Fish caught fresh from this river is also cooked and sold in the shacks around the beach and these taste delicious. Since the Candolim beach has almost no options for water sports and activities, guests mostly prefer to come to this beach and river for all the leftover fun.
Sinquerim Jetty near Fort Aguada from where we started sailing for Island Trip
Shazy Buoy's Travel Diaries

478 Followers, 70 Reviews


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Things to do
water activities, photography
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