A Portuguese port that was very important back in the days is still magnificent to look at even now. Built around the 17th century, the fort has a beautiful panoramic Seaview witnessing the confluence of the Mandovi river and the Arabian Sea.
We reached Aguada Fort in the morning, it was quite hot and honestly the whole experience can be tiring if the weather is too hot. We were lucky that it was not very hot and we could manage walking around in the sun. There is an entrance fee that one has to pay while entering the premises, you can pan online as well. The fort is well maintained and lot of restoration has happened and is still happening which is a good sign.
The fort is clean, there are many places one can take photographs, the scenic view from the top of the fort is breathtaking.
The lighthouse is very unique and it was being restored when we had visited the Aguada Fort. The lighthouse is not functional though but it would be great to go inside it if at all they do open that for visitors in the future. The fort had a facility to store water, however this is not functioning anymore.
The fort timings are 9 AM to 6 PM. There are a few stalls near by selling hats, and some fresh juices to keep you hydrated. Advice you to put your sunscreens on ore carry an umbrella so you do not get burnt. The entire time to explore would be an hour as there is not much to see. Do take some nice photographs and enjoy the views of the Arabian Sea from the fort walls.
You can find Aguada Fort at Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515.
Here is a video of our visit to Aguada Fort.