The Candolim Beach is one of the most happening and frequented beaches in Goa that is also one of the longest beaches in the state. Nonetheless, the Candolim Beach is also famous for hosting India’s biggest electronic music dance festival, the Sunburn Festival, which is organized by Percept, an Entertainment, Media and Communications conglomerate. The Sunburn Festival is organized every year in the month of December.
Candolim Beach in Goa offers a peaceful environment but it also indulges tourists with many beaches and water sport activities like snorkeling, fishing, and diving. Moreover, there are many shaft bars that offer the local taste of Goa. Tourists can stop at a small taverna (bar) for a drink of feni - a locally brewed drink made from cashew or coconut.
The best time to plan your trip to Candolim is from November to March. The weather will be comfortable and cool. There is very little chance of rain this time of the year..
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Suggested duration: 2 to 3 hours
Open and Closing Time
All Days of the Week 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Near By Attraction
Chapel of St. Lawrence
Hotels available near Candolim Beach
Distance between Madgaon Railway Station and Candolim Beach is 45 kms or 28 miles or 24.3 nautical miles
Distance between Kadamba Bus Stand and Candolim Beach is 37.3 miles or 32.4 nautical miles
Candolim offers all kinds of water activities for adventure freaks. So, everyone should try your hand at jet-skiing, bump rides, banana rides, catamaran sailing, parasailing, water skiing, wind-surfing, and other water sports. You can also experience a thrilling adventure trip by taking a guided boat trip, where you can spot dolphins and crocodiles.
One of the most adventurous and daring sports is Diving, which is also popular in Candolim. It gives a spectacular view while going under water. You can view the marine life and beautiful scenery of underwater that includes sharks, turtles, and barracuda. One should try diving around sunken Spanish and Portuguese wrecks which offer everlasting experience.
It's one of the popular electronic dance festival held in Candolim Beach for three days every year. During this festival, one can enjoy shopping, music, food, and have lots of fun & entertainment. Hence interesting adventure sports, spellbinding scenery, and a unique festivity around the year make this place a worth stay during a holiday trip to Goa. Above all, sunbathing, shopping of handicraft items and eating are also interesting things to do, which should not be missed anyhow.