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About Candolim

Candolim promises to be a fun-filled sojourn on your visit to Goa. Located in Bardez Taluka of North Goa, which is a popular tourist attraction, Candolim is a one-stop shop for visitors due to the large number of clubs and parties held here. Besides the happening streets, Candolim also houses the largest beach in Goa, making it one of the most happening spots in Goa. 

The Candolim beach, which is a 5 km white sand jewel, offers numerous water adventure sports to adrenaline enthusiasts. Bask in the Sun or walk by the sea as the pristine waters at Candolim touch your feet. Candolim also offers visitors a chance to relish the exotic Goan cuisine by the beachside as the region is dotted with several multi cuisine food joints and shacks, offering you an opportunity to sip a drink while staring at the horizon.

Located near the popular beaches like Baga and Calangute, Candolim offers an ideal blend of privacy and frenzy in the beach city. The region is also dotted with several luxurious hotels and guesthouses, allowing you to choose your ideal accommodation. Immerse yourself in the views of the setting Sun and prepare yourself for a happening evening as Candolim promises to make your trip to Goa memorable. 

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Candolim FAQ's

Which are the best water sports in Candolim?

Candolim is one of the longest beaches in Goa and it offers a range of water sports and adventure activities for the adrenaline junkies. The following water sports are unmissable when you visit Candolim:

1. Diving: Candolim offers you an excellent opportunity to dive deep into the pristine blue waters of the sea and explore life under water. Swim alongside turtles, barracuda and even sharks as the exotic marine life enthrals you while you indulge in unparalleled adventure.

2. Jet skiing: Hope on to a jet ski and hit the Goan waters as cool wind brushes your face while you indulge in the adventurous ride. Cut through the waves at high speeds. The activity is easy to learn as you will be imparted training before you ride a jet ski.

3. Banana rides: This one’s specially designed for all those who are travelling in groups with friends and family. Ride together at high speeds into the waves as your banana dinghy trails a high-speed boat.

4. Parasailing: Witness a virgin bird’s eye view of the Goan Seas as the parachute lifts you in the air, enabling a breath-taking adventure. The activity is safe as you will be harnessed with proper life gear and jackets, which allows even beginners and non-swimmers to indulge in parasailing.

5. Wind surfing: Experience the dual joy of surfing and sailing by indulging in wind surfing at Candolim. Ride with the waters and the winds as you explore the coastline of Goa. Do not worry if you are a beginner as proper training is imparted to you so you can learn the basics of gripping the sail, standing up and manoeuvring the sail. Water skiing, surfing and catamaran sailing are amongst other water adventure sports you can experience at Candolim Beach.

Which are the best places to stay in Candolim?

Candolim is dotted with several hotels, resorts, guesthouses and homestays which offer a warm, comfortable and luxurious stay to visitors. Moreover, you will find options catering to budget travellers as well as the laidback traveller looking for an exuberant accommodation, allowing you to choose from a range of accommodation options in the heart of Goa.

1. Aldeia Santa Rita: Explore the Goan-Portugese culture by witnessing the spellbinding architecture of Aldeia Santa Rita, which is reminiscent of a Goan Portugese village. While the rooms are luxurious and offer a comfortable stay, the hotel is equipped with luxurious amenities like a swimming pool, manicured gardens, indoor restaurant, beauty parlour, pool deck and indoor lounge with pool table amongst others. The resort, offering standard and superior sets of rooms, also houses an auditorium for meetings, events and conferences.

Location: Dando, Candolim

2. 360 Degree Beach Retreat: Located at the tip of Candolim Beach, 360 Degree Beach Retreat is your ideal abode if you are looking for a highly private vacation by the beach. The secluded yet happening boutique resort offers amenities like a beachfront spa, swimming pool and rooftop dining. The resort is the ideal place to rejuvenate while relishing on exotic Goan delicacies and staring into the endlessness of the seas.

Location: Candolim Beach Road

3. Bougainvillea Guest House: If you are looking for a budget stay which offers modern amenities, Bougainvillea Guest House offers the ideal accommodation in Candolim. Nestled near the Candolim beach, the guesthouse offers facilities like free WiFi, in-house restaurant and airport transportation amongst others. The guesthouse also offers car and bike on rent in addition to sightseeing tours. The guesthouse is surrounded by lush tropical garden, offering a peaceful sojourn in the lap of nature.

Location: Sinquerim, Candolim

4. Alegria: The Goan Village: Explore a plethora of recreational activities and luxury at The Goan Village. With its Deluxe Rooms and Super Deluxe Rooms, the Alegria Goan Village Beach Resort offers a warm stay coupled with amenities without burning a hole in your pocket. The resort offers facilities like a multicuisine restaurant, bar, Ayurveda spa, fitness centre and a swimming pool amongst others. Munch on Goan delicacies at the interactive, live kitchen right near Candolim Beach. 

Location: Near Health Centre, Candolim

Which are the best places to party in Candolim?

Candolim is one of the longest beaches in Goa, and it is dotted with several party places and shacks which promise a happening evening by the seaside. Coupled with exquisite wine and dine, live the essence of Goa with your friends and loved ones by partying at these places, which are popular for hosting the best parties in Candolim:

1. SinQ: Housing a poolside deck, a lounge, a nightclub and a Goan tavern, SinQ is arguably one of the best nightclubs in Goa. Enjoy finger-licking delicacies by the poolside or simply laze around as revellers set the mood for the evening.

2. Shiro Nightclubs: Located in Marquis Beach Resort, Shiro Nightclubs offers the perks of a lounge bar with a panoramic sea view. Relish the pan-Asian cuisine at the nightclub while immersing yourself in the music at the discotheque.

3. Club LPK- Love Passion Karma: This one is for all the die-hard party enthusiasts out there! If you are looking to vibe all night, Club LPK will enthrall you with its happening music and ambience. Grab a drink or two and hit the dance floor as the trance music promises to take you on a trip.

4. Stone House: Spend a memorable evening at the Stone House listening to live music. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the staffers as they serve you the wine for the evening while you savour the precious moments along with your friends and loved ones. 

Is Cadolim in North or South Goa?

Candolim is a touristy town in the Bardez taluka of North Goa. While it houses the famous Candolim beach, it is also close to other popular beaches in North Goa like Baga and Calangute. 

How far is Calangute from Candolim?

The distance between Calangute and Candolim is 2.8 km, which can be travelled in approximately 10 minutes using public transportation like buses and taxis.

How long is Candolim Beach?

Candolim Beach is popular as one of the longest beaches in Goa. Measuring up to a whopping 5 km, the length of the beach allows you to enjoy serenity even during increased influx of visitors.

How do you get to Candolim Beach?

Candolim Beach is a popular tourist spot in Bardez taluka of North Goa.

By Air: Goa International Airport in Dabolim, located at a distance of 36 km, is the nearest airport from Candolim Beach. You can hire a private taxi from the airport to reach Candolim, which will cost you between Rs 800 and Rs 1200, depending on the season you are travelling in.

By Train: If you are travelling by railways, you need to get down at Thivim Station, which is located at a distance of approximately 21 km from the beach. Frequent buses and taxis operate from the station which will take you to Candolim. Other nearest railway stations in Goa include Karmali (22 km), Vasco da Gama (36 km) and Margao (44 km).

By Road: You can reach Panjim KTC Bus Station, located in Patto at a distance of 11 km as frequent buses ply from the bus stand to the beach. Mapusa, another major bus stand, is located at a distance of 12 km from the beach, which runs several KTC and private buses to the beach via Calangute-Mapusa road.

How far is Candolim from Goa airport?

Candolim, located in Bardez taluka of North Goa, is located at a distance of 36 km from Goa International Airport, located in Dabolim. Under normal traffic, it will take you approximately one hour to travel the distance via National Highway 66. 

Candolim Reviews

Chandramauli Iyer
Reviewed: 12 Aug 2021
Looking forward to more such awesome trips. I would highly recommend booking a trip to Goa through thrillophilia. Clean accommodations, with comfortable transport and hassle free itinerary. Absolutely loved the trip.
Shruti Bisht
Reviewed: 23 Jul 2021
Even though the Riva Gold Coast Resort is near the beach, it is still so quiet and serene. From my hotel room, I could clearly see the views of lush greenery and the beach and sea. The place was fully operational even during covid, and the staff were quick to take care of all precautions regarding s... Read More
Kamlesh Roy
Reviewed: 01 Aug 2021
Our driver was a friendly guy and made sure we had hassle free transportation. Overall this trip was absolutely amazing. Thrillophilia’s travel itinerary helped me a lot in planning out this entire trip to Goa.
Swati Verma
Reviewed: 11 Jul 2021
Located just on the Vagator Beach. You get excellent views of Vagator from the resort. The rooms were opulent and extremely comfortable. The restaurants were marvelous as well.
Priyanka Venkat
Reviewed: 18 Jul 2021
As a solo traveler, thrillohpilla made sure I had safe and secure places of accomodation with the best transport facilities. Extremely happy with how this trip came out to be.
Bhanu Priya
Reviewed: 13 Mar 2021
I booked Riva Gold Coast Resort as we were in Goa for our wedding anniversary. The resort and Thrillophilia people make all arrangements as per my request to make our celebration memorable.

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