Me and my sister have booked a trip to India and will be stopping off in Goa for three nights in January 2013. As it will be our first time here, I was after some advice in staying in Candolim if anyone can help.
I was thinking of staying in Candolim as we are looking for somewhere where there is a good selection of bars, restaurants and some evening entertainment. We are not looking into doing any sightseeing but would most likely venture out to markets etc if there are any nearby. I have looked at Calangute and Baga beach resorts but they seem like they could be a bit too lively for our liking as we would want to experience at least a little bit of 'real' Goa during our short stay. We are not after complete relaxation mode so have opted to stay in the North.
So a few questions :)
Would anyone recommend this area for first timers?
Am I right in thinking Candolim is slightly less busier than Calangute and Baga with fewer 'package holiday' tourists?
Can anybody recommend any hotels in the area?
Please correct me if any of my assumptions above of Candolim are incorrect and any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you! :)