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.
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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'.
Known as the 'Queen of Beaches', this is regarded as the most popular tourist destination of Goa. The beach is located at about 15 kilometres from the capital city of Panjim and is in the northern part of Goa. There are also a number of very good holiday resorts out here and this makes the place even more popular. Besides, the Calangute Beach has to offer to its guests and visitors the golden sands, opportunities for water sports, awesome Goan cuisine and some lovely views too. The beach is steep and is thus not very apt for swimming but it can be done still if you do not go far off.
Regarding the Aguada fort, it was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. It was initially tasked with defense of shipping and the nearby Bardez sub district. The sea view form the fort is worthy. Dil Chahta Hai movie is shot in this Fort.
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.
Whispering Palms Beach Resort
Very close to the Candolim Beach, this is a beautiful holiday resort. Not a sprawling, posh property like the Vivanta but its location is very good as well. It is about only 200 metres from the main Candolim beach and thus preferred even more by tourists. The servoces provided to the guests are all pretty standard including the fooding, rooms and also the parking space. There are however spaces of improvement but one thing can be assured and that is a complete value for money.
Vivanta By Taj Fort Aguada
Right on the shores of the Sinquerim Beach which is an extension of the Candolim Beach, this is a sprawling resort by the Taj Group of Hotels. A 5- star hotel, everything about this place is really good. The staff and management here make sure that every penny you spend during your stay out here is worthed. The location is firstly applaudable and is very close to the Aguada Fort, which is a historic location too. The interiors of this property are very well done and each room is spacious and has awesome views. There is a pool, a restaurant and a bar too. Food served here is great and the service of each one who is a part of this project is equally helpful and courteous.
Goa is at it's best in all seasons. Every season has its on glory. We went to Goa in the month of September and stayed in log house ( Hotel Lemon Mint) which itself was an amazing experience. If you want to enjoy night life then Baga Beach is the best place..Apart from its churches and beaches if you want to experience some adventure then do visit Dudh Sagar waterfall which is around 100 kms from Goa and is situated in the border of Goa and Karnataka. As it was monsoon so, after a point we had to hire chauffer driven bikes to reach the waterfall. The distance to waterfall from the place where he had hired the bikes was approximately 14-15 km. The bikers were  professional riders and to me the trip was once in a life time experience. It was a pure raw adventure the first 4 kms stretch is alongside a railway track with unused rail tracks, concrete pillars, huge logs of wood and not to mention some decent size stones. After that, the remaining stretch is a rocky, bumpy ride through the roads made of murrum filling in the middle of the jungle. You need to be cautious at every point do not forget the basic rule of pillion riding – a) Put your feet on the foot pegs and don’t ever put them down b) try and have complete faith in the driver and c) don’t panic…You might be asked to get down and pass a couple of water streams on foot…the water current is generally strong, but the bike riders help you in crossing it.If you are in Goa then Palolem beach in South Goa is a must visit. It is around 83Kms from the Goa town..and is a great beach to visit as it's less crowded and is very picturesque. You will also get mouth-watering Konkani food here which you can enjoy sitting in the cabanas beside the beach. You get best quality spices in Goa but buy them from govt. shops only. Goa is a must visit be it a person of any age as it has something or the other for everyone.