Aguada Fort Area

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Candolim Beach - Fort Aguada which includes shopping

Enjoy a relaxing day out on this calm, well-maintained beach and admire views of the Arabian Ocean from the old colonial fort.

Candolim Beach is a narrow, curving stretch of sand lined by typical Goan beach shacks. More laid-back and low-key than many neighboring beaches, this sandy stretch is popular among families and couples. Rent a beach chair, try some watersports and then trek to the nearby Fort Aguada and lighthouse to see incredible sunset vistas.

Like many of the other beaches in North Goa, Candolim became popular among foreign visitors to the country in the 1960s and ’70s. Between 2007 and 2012, it was the site of a major electronic dance music festival called Sunburn, but the event was later moved to Vagator Beach further north. Today, Candolim is a well-established beach resort and the many rustic shacks here cater to beach visitors, offering snacks, drinks and watersports.

Arrive early and settle in for a relaxing day out at the beach. Although its soft pinkish sands and the warm Arabian waters attract its fair share of visitors, it’s mellower than some of the other beaches in the region.

Unwind with an Indian head massage or check out the beach huts that fringe the sand’s edge to find out about watersports options. Compare prices at several outlets to ensure you get the best rate. Food is also served from these shacks, so be sure to try one of the well-balanced seafood curries.

As sunset approaches, swap your sandals for walking shoes and follow the trail south from the beach toward Fort Aguada. Constructed in the 17th century, this imposing fort and lighthouse was built to protect the Portuguese territory from other European invaders. Take a moment to admire the views from the fort, which looks out over Candolim Beach and onto the crashing Arabian waves below.

Candolim Beach is about a 30-minute drive from the regional capital of Panaji. Regular bus services run to and from Panaji or or you can travel by taxi.

Bougainvillea Guest House
Bougainvillea Guest House
3.5 out of 5
The price is £24 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Sinquerim Beach and Fort Aguada. Aguada Lighthouse and Candolim Beach are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
"My daughter and I spent 5 days at Bougainvillea Guest House and it was a great experience. The room was a one bedroom suite with separate living area. The bathroom was modern and very clean. The living area had a balcony looking out onto the tropical garden. We had a wonderful breakfast prepared ..."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2020

Bougainvillea Guest House
Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is £164 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Offering direct access to the beach, this Candolim resort is in the entertainment district, steps away from Sinquerim Beach and Candolim Beach. Fort Aguada and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (216 reviews)
"The staff was friendly and proactive."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2021

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa
5 out of 5
The price is £169 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in Candolim, this beachfront hotel is connected to the convention centre, just steps away from Candolim Beach and Sinquerim Beach. Aguada Lighthouse ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (307 reviews)
"Awesome !! Location, service, food .. everything was great about this location .."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2021

Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
A's Holiday Beach Resort
A's Holiday Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Sunset Beach, Ranvaddo, Betalbatim, Goa
The price is £34 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Sunset Beach, Majorda Beach and Colva Beach. Arossim Beach is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
4.2/5Very Good! (35 reviews)
Nice visit
"Trip was great...Nice and calm place."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2018

A's Holiday Beach Resort
V Resorts Aguada Villa 31 Goa
V Resorts Aguada Villa 31 Goa
3 out of 5
Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Sinquerim Beach and Fort Aguada. Candolim Beach and Calangute Beach are also within 3 miles ...
V Resorts Aguada Villa 31 Goa
Seashell Suites and Villas
Seashell Suites and Villas
5 out of 5
Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach and St. Anthony's Chapel. Fort Aguada and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"The property was beautiful, the staff very helpful and the location was perfect."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Seashell Suites and Villas
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