Located about 4 kms south of Calangute, Candolim beach is one of the longest stretch of beach in North Goa which stretches from Sinquerim in the south to Baga in the north. Candolim beach was the venue for "Sunburn" the popular music festival organized in December till 2013. The festival has moved to Vagator for the year 2014.
Candolim Beach is located 14 kms north of Panaji. Candolim was once famous for the ship wreck of 'River Princess' which stayed off the coast of Candolim for almost 14 years! Thanks to the long stretch of beach a long walk is warranted during your stay at Candolim. You could try the walking to Siquerim and visit Aguada fort too from there. You could also walk to Calangute and do some shopping at Calangute!
Reis Magos Fort
The Reis Magos Fort listed under the Goa Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, is the oldest fort in Goa. Now the fort is rented out for weddings exhibitions etc.
Fort Aguada and Lighthouse
Located under 5 kms from Candolim, Aguada fort is a well-preserved seventeenth century fort. Aguada fort is divided in two segments, the upper part acted the watering station, while the lower part served as a safe dock for the ships. A freshwater spring within Aguada fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. On the fort stands the four-storey Aguada lighthouse, erected in 1864 which is the oldest of its kind in Asia.
Our Lady of Hope - Candolim
Candolim Church dedicated to the Lady of Hope is located at a distance of about 2 km from Candolim Beach. Located at the foot of the hills of Candolim the church faces the Nerul river. The original church was built in 1560 by Fr. Pedro de Belem.