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Candolim - Goa's Own Paradise!


Candolim Beach is very close to all the action, is very conveniently located and still maintains a certain calm that can’t be found in the neighbouring beaches of Calangute and Baga.

The first thing one notices about Candolim Beach is the fact that it has no defined beach centre. There are very few shacks and rather few restaurants close to the beach. This in no way is to mislead you, since Candolim Beach offers an unparalleled experience in terms of the sheer size of the beach, cleanliness and water sports.

A little inland from the shore and one can find a host of budget restaurants and hotels and its one of the best places to put up while in Goa. Candolim Beach has also been home to the stranded ship, the River Princess for the last 12 years.

Out of sheer inactivity and the absence of shacks and other commercial activity on the beach, Candolim has a beautiful pattern of dunes which is immediately visible the moment you step onto the beach.

Candolim Beach is very close to the bus stand at Bardez. One can also manage a cab from Panjim; its 15 km from the city centre.

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How to Reach Candolim

  • By Road
    Goa can be accessed from Mumbai via the famous Mumbai � Goa highway or National Highway 17 which links Mumbai straight to Goa. Off late though, this route has fallen into disrepute on accord of there just being 2 lanes all along, one up and one down which not only is a little dangerous but also makes for a longer journey. The more convenient route is to head to Pune from Mumbai via the 8 lane expressway and then connect up to the Satara highway right till one gets to Sawantwadi on the far end of Maharashtra. Goa is just another few minutes from there. From Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, numerous bus services are available to Goa and very comfortable ones at that. The recommended kind to take is any service operating a low floor Volvo semi sleeper.
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  • By Train
    Goa is well connected to North, South and Central India by trains. Many travellers opt for the very convenient train plying between Mumbai and Goa with convenient departure and arrival times. What�s better, the journey is an overnight one and one barely feels it.
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport in South Goa is well connected to metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available. Dabolim isn�t an international or customs airport, so travellers coming in from outside India will have to transit via one of the international airports like Mumbai or Delhi.
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