Sunbathe on the Sand or Take a Boat Tour
Discover a plethora of things to see and do in Candolim, from swimming and sunning on the area's local beaches to exploring centuries-old Aguada Fort, when you make the Country Inn & Suites your home base in Goa. Baga Beach and Calangute Beach are both within six kilometres with opportunities to parasail, boat and snorkel. You can also head into Panjim City to shop, wine, dine and admire Portuguese architecture, or visit Dona Paula along the rocky coastline, where you can capture some amazing photographs of the area's beautiful seascapes. For a great day trip, travel just 35 kilometres to Ponda Spice Plantations to learn about how the region's spices are grown, including cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg.
Put these Goa sights on your must-see list:
- Aguada Fort (5 km)
Built in the early 1600s, this Portuguese fort served as a defence structure against the Dutch and as a water station for passing ships. During your visit, check out the enormous water cistern and four-storey lighthouse.
- Baga Beach and Calangute Beach (6 km)
Pack your beach bag for a day at one of Goa’s internationally famous beaches, where you can swim, parasail, go boating, snorkel or simply relax under the Indian sun with your toes in the sand.
- Dona Paula (17 km)
Extraordinary seaside views, a rocky coastline and a whitewashed statue that is perched on the rocks overlooking the jetty have made this area a popular tourist destination. Dona Paula is also home to the National Institute of Oceanography.
- Panjim City (15 km)
Spend a day in Panjim City to glimpse the beautiful Portuguese architecture among the churches and temples. You can also shop, dine or attend a festival.
- Ponda Spice Plantations (35 km)
Find out how cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, vanilla and nutmeg are grown when you tour this spice plantation.