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Candolim or calangute

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Candolim or calangute

We were hoping to go over new year but prices are quite high so we are waiting until end of January but can't decide between candolim and calangute . We are youngish 63 year olds so would a hotel walking distance of bars and restaurants

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1. Re: Candolim or calangute

Candolim is a better quality area. Calangute has become too commercialised and congested.

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We much prefer Calangute to Candolim but the Holiday Street area which is on the way out to Candolim. Its more central and great for restaurants and bars. The main part of Calangute is as Goaexotic says above but not the Holiday Street area.

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3. Re: Candolim or calangute

Candolim 100%

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4. Re: Candolim or calangute

Calangute for us every time. Stayed in Candolim a couple of times but really not keen.

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North Goa District, India
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5. Re: Candolim or calangute

Candolim then if you want more busy taxi or bus

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Candolim for us, always said if we'd gone to Calangute on our first visit probably have not gone to Goa again. Easy to get to Bags and Calangute by taxi if you want to visit.

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7. Re: Candolim or calangute

You won't be disappointed with either location.

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8. Re: Candolim or calangute

Candolim is more chilled, with mainly European tourists, while Calangute is busy working town, and gets a lot more Domestic tourists, especially at the weekends. So it's great if you like hustle and bustle, and people watching. If you are beach people, the Candolim beaches are better, cleaner, and less crowded.

As others have said, the two resorts are close, only 10p on the bus, so find a hotel you like, then visit both places

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9. Re: Candolim or calangute

That is not so at the Holiday Street area Ned, its mainly international tourists in that area and the beach is nice, good shacks. Calangute is not confined to the steps!

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10. Re: Candolim or calangute

Wouldn't do both now changed so much,stretch your legs abit and go north and south.

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