|When someone says that Goans love feasts, football and feni, it's probably Candolim which one refers to. At the bustling Candolim tintto (bazaar), the traditional taverna shows signs of modernity. Dhirios (bullfights) have made their exit but football still retains it feverish pitch at the Panchayat Grounds named after the late Dr Gustavo Monteiro, who is still remembered for his selfless social service. Being bang by the road, people gather here eagerly every evening to watch t heir favourites play.
Now tourism is the major money spinner. Candolim, which had just one building a few years ago, is teeming with buildings and hotels of every style and size besides shopping malls, travel agents, money-changers, et al.
The noteworthy houses in the village are those belonging to Dr Desiderio
Costa Frias, Dr Gustavo Monteiro and Pinto's house. Half
of the last named house has been converted into the Bosio
Hospital. Another major landmarkof is the Monterio Football Field
If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of crowds, holidays in Candolim are just the ticket. This calm little haven is packed full of beautiful sights, charming restaurants and long stretches of stunning coastline.
When it comes to stunning shores, Candolim is a beach lover's paradise. We're talking brilliant sands. Crystal clear waters. And palm trees as far as the eyes can see. It's a true slice of Goan paradise. Not only are there plenty of opportunities for sunbathing and watersports, you can sample fresh seafood at the cute beach restaurants that are scattered along the seafront.