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Weather and climate

Temperature: The summer sees the mercury hovering in the low thirties (°C)

Best time to visit: Between October and March, the temperatures are high, but the humidity is pleasantly low. The monsoons arrive to relieve the heat from June to September, leaving behind fantastic mid to high 20s (°C) beach weather but, during these months the humidity levels can be high. Head for the beach, where the cool onshore breezes take the edge off the humidity. 

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Candolim is best for...

Adventurers: Unleash your inner Indiana Jones and explore the Goan jungle by jeep or head to the coast, where you can jump on a boat and sail off to look for dolphins. 

Beach fans: Enjoy the near-perfect weather on Goa’s beautiful white-sanded beaches, all swathed in tropical, palm-fringed scenery. 

Families: The beaches are always a hit with kids and, if you want an exciting, family day out, there’s no end of day trip opportunities with a jungle full of wildlife to see. 

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Candolim is Konkani, although India’s official languages, Hindi and English, are widely understood and spoken by many of the locals.

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your Sterling for Rupees, before zipping off on your holidays to Candolim.

Local time: Candolim is 5.5 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Dabolim Airport. It takes just over 1 hour to Candolim from the airport.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Candolim is 9.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Candolim tourist information can be found at www.goatourism.gov.in/

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Candolim.

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Getting around

By bus: Candolim runs a regular local bus service, ideal if you need to hop on and get to the beach or back to your hotel.

By taxi: You’ll find taxi ranks located at the big hotels, airports and main beaches. The prices are often fixed, so check before you go.

By bike: If you’re not travelling far, hiring a bike is a popular way to get around Candolim. It gets you from A to B and travelling in the open air is a lot of fun.

Events

Beach festival: Beachfest was launched in 2017 and was the world’s first beach festival for people with disabilities. Complete with wheelchair ramps, Candolim’s beach becomes entirely accessible for those with special needs, and there’s a host of activities, from wheelchair dancing and beach bowls to kite-flying and water sports; ideal for families with disabled friends and relatives.

The biggest party of the year: Goa is a fantastic place to celebrate Carnival! During the last week in February, Carnival erupts in a fantastic fusion of colourful costumes, fabulous floats, live music and more dancing in the streets than you could shake a Martha and the Vandellas record at! If you’re on your holidays to Candolim at this time, it’s an absolute must. In fact, given the way the locals throw themselves into the festivities, it’s practically impossible not to get involved!