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Candolim Beach

Candolim beach is very near Aquada beach and therefore very near the Aquada fort. It is a popular beach full of life and yet it is not over crowded. Fishing and boating are part of the itenerary here.

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Candolim Beach

Stunning tropical setting, swaying palm trees are nature's contributions to the charms of the Candolim Beach which is a perfect beach where tourists can unwind and relax. Located 14 kms north of Panaji, the capital of the western state of Goa, the Candolim Beach, with soft powdery white sands, is widely known for being the base to explore the 17th century Aguada fort used by the Portuguese to protect themselves from foreign invasions.

Candolim's other claim to fame is being the birthplace of Abba Faria, who fought for the freedom of Goa which became part of India in 1961. Abba Faria is also known as the father of hypnotism.

Candolim beach is a favourite haunt for adventure and watersports enthusiasts. Several adventure and watersports activities that can be enjoyed when you make a trip to this beach are wind and kite surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, boating, fishing or kayaking. Those in love of yoga and meditation are in the right place when they happen to be at the Candolim beach. The beach also offers pristine beauty in the form of breathtaking view and sunset.

If you are looking for the delicious recipes to satisfy your taste buds, you can find them at makeshift bars and restaurants that line the beachside.

The nearest railhead is at Thivim. Other prominent railway stations are at Margao and Vasco da Gama. The Dabolim airport at Vasco is the closest airport.