Walk with us – We take you on a virtual tour to – Sinquerim & Candolim
This is one of the first beaches among the many pleasant beaches of North Goa to have been developed and visited more often. Yes, the Sinquerim beach is located 13 Km from Panjim. Candolim and Sinquerim Beaches is in North Goa’s Bardez taluka. Once humble fishing villages.
Have you heard of the very famous Aguada Fort? The beach is located close enough to this prominent fort.
Tourists or for that matter, locals, often complain about bustling and crowded beaches – no calm and tranquillity for long beach walks and so on. So, here’s the place – Sinquerim Beach – one can take long relaxing walks and enjoy the cool breeze blowing along the beach. This beach is also considered an ideal and suitable place for swimming.
Along the curve of this beach stands another eye captivating water body – the Candolim beach – packed with slow-basting package tourists from the UK, Russia and of course the domestics. It’s fringed with a line of beach shacks, all offering sunbeds and shade in exchange for your custom.
If you are a fan of water sports, Sinquerim or Candolim Beach should be listed first on your to-visit list! Water sports like Banana Rides, Bumper Rides, Water Scooters, Snorkelling, Jet Skiing, and Parasailing are offered here at much discounted rates.
Another striking attraction is the Dolphin Spotting Trip. You sure do not want to miss this one! 😉
Back from the beaches and running parallel to them, is the road full-of-life, Fort Aguada Rd, complete lane with different shops and services, a home to dozens of restaurants and bars that awaken each evening. You are sure to feel alive after dusk J
Commuting to Sinquerim is rarely a problem as there are easily available modes of transport that can get you to the beach. As far as your stay is concerned, Sinquerim offers many restaurants with excellent hospitality and delicious food.
Where would you go sight-seeing?
- Fort Aguada: Standing stick tall is the Fort Aguada, occupying a splendid position. This fort was built during the Portugal Rule in 1612. A highly popular spot to watch the sunset with your loved ones.
- Fort Aguada Jail
Goa’s largest prison – Fort Aguada jail. The road leading to the jail is both wonderful and weird. Wondering why? Your visit to this place shall answer you.
- Casa dos Monteiros
Do not miss Candolim’s architectural splendour – Casa dos Monteiros. The Monteiros, are the ones who built this place. It has the pretty 1780 Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (Our Lady of Miracles) chapel standing opposite the entrance to the house. Still occupied by descendants of the Monteiros, the house is not open to visitors but is worth a look from the outside.
The list could go on…. But I guess discovering places is much better than knowing them beforehand *wink*.
Planning a visit soon?