Located 14 kilometers north of Panaji, Candolim Beach is a perfect getaway for people searching for serene spot in a beach simply to unwind or de-stress. It starts at the Fort Aguada and ends in Chapora Beach, lying close to Sinquerim Beach. While not as jam-packed like Anjuna or Calangute, it is still fairly crowded with people doing yoga, enjoying water sports or just lazing under the sun. In addition, the beach is easily accessible and one can hire a taxi or rent a car to get there.
Before being turned into a touristy beach, Candolim was once the birthplace of the father of hypnotism, Fr. Abbe Faria. The small town was also the place where the first uprising against Portuguese came out. [Read more…]