Fifteen kilometers from Panjim, the Goan capital, is Candolim beach in north Goa. Beginning at Fort Aguada and merging with Calangute beach towards the end, it is one of the longest beaches in the state and is located in the Bardez taluka. The beach in itself is very calm and peaceful. The main Candolim Calangute road is packed with shops and restaurants, but the beach front is rather free of any commercial activity apart from some water activities.
The famous hotels in the area include Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort, Radisson Goa, Country Inn and Suites by Carlson and Novotel Goa.