For those who are looking for a soothing and quiet time during their Goan vacations, Candolim beach is the perfect place to be. You can take pleasure in boat tour in the Sea while spotting some of the Sea creatures living in the Arabian Sea. You can take boat trips with the fishing boats of the villagers when they go fishing also. This place is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa and it will charm you with its clean golden sand and its mesmerizing view of sunset. Candolim beach is one of the longest beaches in the state of Goa. Its shoreline starts from Aguada Fort and reaches Calangute beach at the other end. The road from Calangute to Candolim is filled with shops and stores offering all kinds of goods and services. But at the seashore of Candolim there are not many shacks and restaurant which makes it less crowded and peaceful. But you should remember that Candolim beach is not safe place for swimming, No matter how confident you are in your swimming skills. This beach is considered unsafe because of its unpredictable undertow.
Candolim is not only a tourist destination but also this beach has quite a historical value. Fr. Abbe Faria, the creator of the science of hypnotism was born in Candolim. Also the first protest against the Portuguese rule in Goa took place in Candolim.
Candolim is located in Bardez Taluka, southern end of Calangute Beach. This place is situated about 10 km away from Mapusa and about 13 km away from the Capital city of Goa, Panaji.
There are many fun and exciting activities that you can do in Candolim. Some of these activities are given below.
There are many water sports operators on Candolim beach. These operators provide their customers with training guides and the equipment necessary to enjoy these activities safely. Some of these Water adventure sports include parasailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, bump rides, wind surfing, speedboat rides.
There are quite a lot of Boat trip organizers offering boat trips to the tourists. On such boat trips you can spot many sea creatures such as different types of fish, dolphin and even crocodiles. Most of these boats are certified and have safety equipment onboard. They also provide insurance to the passenger.
At Candolim, the nightlife is not that exciting and thrilling. This Beach is more of peaceful place and mostly for those who want to have a relaxing time.