We hope to share our love of India and particularly Goa with you. Inside you will find information, maps and insights relating to our own travels in Goa and across India. We haven't been everywhere in India (who has?), but are gradually working our way round
This site is intended to showcase GOA and in particular the beautiful beaches of North GOA, but with a country as big as India around it, we hope we can lure you off the beach and help you to plan your holiday, and arrange excursions to suit you.
We will list Rental accommodation in Goa and particularly Candolim to help you in finding comfortable places to stay.
Colin & Shaila
is just north of the Mandovi river, on the strip of beach in the Bardez
district home to Goa's most popular and well known resorts. Not as
lively as close by beaches such as Anjuna and Baga.
Candolim caters mainly to Europeans on package tours that arrive
at Dabolim airport from October to April. However, Candolim in the off
season reverts to a sleepy fishing village and has numerous charms not
always evident during the peak season.
fishing village, Candolim is now one of
the longest beaches
of Goa. It starts at Fort Aguada and merges with Calangute beach at its
other end. Candolim Beach
extends from the Taj Hotels to Escrivao Vaddo, on the main
Candolim-Calangute road. The main road and its by-lanes are dotted with
plenty of shops, restaurants, but the Candolim beachfront is less
crowded and more peaceful than nearby Calangute Beach and the perfect
place for everybody's favourite Goan pastime - watching the sunset.
Apart from a place of tourist interest,
Candolim has historic
significance as well. Candolim is the birthplace of Fr. Abbe Faria, the
founder of the science of hypnotism. In addition to this, Candolim is
also the place where the first revolt against Portuguese was launched
by the Goans and the revolt of the Pintos was led by Goan Catholic
terms of religion Candolim is predominantly Catholic in nature, but all
religions are catered for. Numerous celebrations and festivals take
place during the year, and the Hindu Divali (October/November) and Holi (March) festivals are
well worth experiencing.
Excursions from Candolim
Being in the middle of North Goa, there are numerous excursions available from Candolim. Some of these are detailed in our Goa
page. We don't claim to have travelled all over Goa but some of our
favourite day trips are included. Just about anywhere in Goa is
accessible within a day, and for the more adventurous there are
overnight trips to places such as Hampi or Karnataka.
Dabolim airport is well served by airlines and you can organise flights to just about any Indian city
Food Drink & Entertainment
Candolim has a wide choice of places to eat and drink, with plenty of shacks on the beach, and many restaurants on the main road and side roads leading to the beach. Food and drink tend to be cheap (compared to Europe at least), and restaurants cater for most tastes (Continental, Italian, English, Indian, Chinese, Mexican amongst others) along with numerous bars, some of which show live English football. It may seem unreal to be watching a live game from England starting at 1.30 in the morning!!
do not claim to have the same tastes as everyone else but these are
some of our personal favourites. If your tastes differ you may not
enjoy it as much, but Hey-Ho there are plenty of others around so you
won't go short of food or drinks for long.
we like include
21 (Good food, reasonably
*** If going by
bus to Panaji get off the bus at the ferry point in Betim and catch the
free ferry across to the City centre. It's quicker, cheaper and quite
fun. The bus station in the city is some way from the shopping area
Other Areas & States
Delhi Area (Golden Triangle)
North Goa Vacation Rentals