Goa is popular for beaches and churches and many of them are nearby Aguada fort within the range of around 1km to 40km. Here we will discuss about some of them.
Sinquerim beach is a sea beach where tourists can enjoy various water sports like scuba diving, fishing, water skiing, etc. The beach is located nearby Aguada beach from where Aguada fort can be seen. There are many hotels and resorts nearby the beach where people can accommodate themselves. Sinquerim beach is 1.5km from Aguada fort.
Candolim beach is 2km away from Aguada fort and 15km away from Panjim. It is considered to be one of the longest beach and is very calm and peaceful. The beach has many shops and restaurants. The sand of this beach is white in colour and has scrubcovered dunes.
Shantadurga Temple is around 33km from Aguada fort where Goddess Shree Durga is worshipped. The goddess is considered as the kuldevi of Goud Saraswat Brahmi clan. The idol of the goddess is installed on a mud shrine which was converted into temple whose construction was started in 1730. According to Hindu mythology, Shantadurga mediated between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
The distance between Aguada Fort and Church of Lady Immaculate Conception is around 16km. Portuguese built this church in 1541 which was later replaced by colonial Portuguese with a larger church.
The church has beautiful interior and an altar here is dedicated to Mother Mary. There are two altars one on each side of the main altar. One alter has the statue of crucified Jesus Christ and other has the statue of Mother Mary.