Enjoy traditional Goan recipes and aromatic flea markets

Candolim holidays are a beach lover's paradise, the 7km stretch of powdery white sands with beach bars and shacks peaking out from amongst the dunes, crystal clear waters and swaying palm trees, create the ultimate in peace and tranquility.

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Candolim discover the ultimate in peace and tranquillity

Chilled out days are certainly on the agenda here as you feel the cares of the world just melt away in the glorious Indian sunshine. A favourite resort with the 1960’s hippy era, holidays in Candolim have never lost the carefree spirit of those days, and the laid back, friendly locals will welcome you with open arms.

As you would expect on such a fantastic beach, water sports are readily available; water skiing, windsurfing and parasailing are among the favourites, try your luck on a fishing expedition, or simply relax on deck as a guided tour takes you dolphin watching or crocodile hunting.

Scuba diving is fantastic on holidays in Candolim as you explore the calm clear waters of the Arabian Sea; you will share the home of barracudas, turtles and sharks, while investigating the sunken remains of Spanish and Portuguese shipwrecks as they rest in their watery graves. Just along the coast you’ll find the beautiful beaches of Anjuna, Baga and Calangute, all slightly livelier resorts with a vast array of restaurants and bars.

Currency: Indian Rupee

Language: English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani

Time Difference: GMT +5.5

Religion: Hinduism

Fine food and a friendly drink with the locals

All along this stretch of coast you’ll be offered fantastic menus at friendly restaurants with fresh sea food and steaks all cooked to traditional Goan recipes. A day trip to Anjuna is worth doing, especially on a Wednesday when you can visit the amazing flea market, full of noise, colour and the aromatic smell of Indian spices. Candolim holidays should also include a trip to the Portuguese Fort Aguada, built in 1612 and offering fantastic views of the River Mandori and Panjim City.

Nightlife on Candolim holidays is as laid back as the days with evenings spent enjoying fine food and a friendly drink with the locals. For a slightly livelier night out, head into nearby Baga where you can dance the night away. Accommodation ranges form luxury hotels that frame the beach to family friendly guest houses that offer the freedom to explore this resort to its fullest potential. Coupes will love the romantic free spirited atmosphere that Candolim holidays have to offer while families will adore the fantastic beach, friendly locals, and restful tranquillity. You can book cheap holidays to Candolim here at Late Deals now.

Places to Visit

Fort Aguada

– Fort Aguada is an old Portugese fort situated south of Candolim on the shore of the Mandovi River.Built in 1612 with a freshwater spring this amazing fort is testament to the Portugese influence in Goa.


– Take a trip into Goa’s capital and enjoy a rickshaw ride around the city’s old quarters, stop for lunch and a spot of shopping at the modern ‘Calculo Mall’ or the more traditional flea market.