Candolim and Sinquerim beaches occupy the more S reaches of a magnificent, long, broad stretch of white sand beginning at Baga, 4 miles north. Most visitors have to make a short but hot slog on foot to get to the beaches, which are backed by dunes and scrub and lined with sun loungers and a good supply of beach-hut-style bars/snack bars. The sea is often rough, with a powerful undertow.
For shoppers there is enough to keep the average holidaymaker amused. There are some small shops and stalls lining the main Fort Aguada road, plus a number of beach vendors; these tend to sell local (or otherwise) handiwork, including beachwear and clothes (including sarongs). There is also one large jewellery shop.
There are few sights, and even less nightlife, but both only a cheap taxi ride away at Calangute or a longer trip to the vivid scene at Baga. Many of the hotels offer a variety of evening entertainment (including live music and dancing) during peak season, October-April.
For food the opportunities are limited and well scattered. It is mostly Goan cuisine, but also there is Indian, Continental, Chinese, Thai and Italian fare. There is also abundant fresh seafood caught locally.
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