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How To Spend A Day In Candolim With Only 1000 Bucks

How To Spend A Day In Candolim With Only 1000 Bucks

By Prachi Pansare

04 Jul, 2023

If the idea of soaking in the sun, beach bumming, and eating mind-blowing seafood excites you, Candolim Village in Goa is just the place for you!

With just 1000 bucks in your pocket, let’s see what Candolim has to offer!

Candolim is a melting pot of diverse cultures, with Portuguese and Indian influences interweaving seamlessly. The town's architecture is a testament to its colonial past, with the centuries-old Aguada Fort and the Church of Our Lady of Hope standing tall as iconic landmarks. There are several activities to indulge in as well, including water sports, hiking, and beach yoga. If you're looking for a more relaxed experience, simply lay back on the beach and take in the stunning views.

Coming to more important things.

How To Spend A Day In Candolim With Only 1000 Bucks?

How To Travel All Day In Candolim?

Renting a scooter is an affordable and convenient way to explore the town of Candolim. For only 300 bucks plus 150 bucks of fuel, you can have a mode of transportation for the entire day in Candolim, allowing you to easily move around the town and visit all the attractions on your list.

Begin Your Day In Candolim The Right Way

8:00 AM - Start your day at the stunning The Hosteller, near the Candolim beach situated just a stone's throw away from the pristine sands of Candolim Beach. This inviting hostel is a veritable oasis of beauty and enchantment, nestled in the heart of the lively Candolim district. Its design is a tribute to the sun-kissed beaches and sandy shores that lure travel lovers from all corners of the globe, making it the ideal place to start your day in Candolim.

Meditating morning in Goa Candolim

Travellers enjoying a meal and the ambience of the in-house cafe at The Hosteller Goa Candolim

9:00 AM - Café Chocolatti is a perfect place to kick-start your day in Candolim with a scrumptious breakfast in a serene atmosphere. The café is nestled in a cozy corner around The Hosteller Candolim, providing an ideal spot to soak in the breathtaking beauty of the coastline while enjoying a delicious meal. Here, you can enjoy smoothies at 220 bucks, an all-day breakfast starting at 300 bucks, and English breakfast items starting at 120 bucks.

Cafe Chocolatti, Goa

A cozy morning at The Cafe Chocolatti

10:30 AM - Visit the famous Aguada Fort, a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort that offers stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. This seventeenth-century Portuguese fort was built in 1612 to protect Goa from enemy attacks and is now a popular tourist destination. The fort offers stunning panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, making it a great spot for a photo op. You can also explore the interior of the fort, which includes a lighthouse, a chapel, and a prison.

Aguada Fort in Goa

Panoramic views of Arabian Sea from the Aguada fort

11:30 AM - After exploring the fort, head to the nearby Sinquerim Beach, where you can relax and enjoy the calm waters and sandy shores. You can take a dip in the sea or simply bask in the sun while sipping on coconut water.

Sinquerium Beach Goa

Sight of a breezy evening at the Sinquerim Beach

1:00 PM - Head to Newton’s Supermarket, situated near the stunning Candolim beach, which is the perfect place to grab some delicious snacks for lunch. This bustling supermarket offers a wide range of options such as fresh bread, delectable cheese, juicy fruits, and crispy chips, all of which you can purchase for an affordable price of around 200 bucks. Pick your favourite snacks and enjoy a scrumptious picnic on the beach or at one of the many picturesque parks in the area.

Newton's Supermarket Goa

Late evening vibes of Newton's Supermarket near Candolim Beach

2:30 PM - Visit Our Lady of Good Hope Church, located in Sangolda village near Candolim. The church dates back to the 16th century and is one of the oldest churches in Goa. It's a perfect spot for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts. The interiors of the church are breathtaking, featuring intricate artwork and beautiful stained-glass windows. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Good Hope, and visitors can also see the altar adorned with flowers and candles. There is no entry fee to visit the church, making it a budget-friendly activity in Candolim.

Our lady of good hope church, Goa

Stunning facade of Our Lady of Good Hope Church

5:00 PM - Take a stroll along Candolim Beach or enjoy a beverage at one of the many beach shacks on Candolim Beach as you soak in the sunset. You can also try some water sports activities if the budget permits or just go on and enjoy yourself with the refreshing waves.

Explore Candolim beach

Enjoying the gradient sunset at Candolim Beach

7:00 PM - Explore the Candolim Main Market which is hard to miss with the hustle and bustle as they explore the shacks, bars, and clubs. The market has various designer stores from where you can shop for clothes, art, and handicrafts. You can also grab some local snacks from the shops here.

Explore Candolim main market

Vibrant colors and vibes of Candolim Main Market

8:00 PM - Have dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants in Candolim. You can try some of the local delicacies such as prawn curry or fish fry. The average cost for dinner for one person is around 300 bucks.

Taste the authentic goan food of Goa

Table full of local seafood delicacies

9:00 PM - Head to the Bigg Mouth Bar & Restaurant to grab a couple of beers. Here, you can enjoy authentic Goan, Indian and South East Asian food along with organic cocktails and live music. You can also enjoy a friendly game of pool or billiards here.

Visit The Bigg Mouth Bar

Happening nights at The Bigg Mouth Bar & restaurant

11:30 PM - Head back to The Hosteller Goa, Candolim after a long day of exploring Candolim.

Spend good time with The Hosteller Goa, Candolim

Travellers enjoying the company & activities in the common area at The Hosteller Candolim

With this carefully curated itinerary, you can explore the top places to see, the best shops, best cafes, restaurants, & bars, and markets & other tourist attractions in Candolim on a budget of just 1000 bucks!


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