beach is one of the Goa's busiest and most commercialized beaches. This
peaceful fishing village was a favorite hideout of the hippies in the 70's
and 80's. Today, Calangute beach symbolize Goa's reputation as a haven for
beach and coastal splendor. The beach itself is nothing special, with
steeply shelving sand, but is more than large enough to accommodate the huge
numbers of high-season visitors.
to do and See in Calangute
The beach in Calangute offers many things to do. It is safe for swimming and
splashing water by means of a number of water-sports. Part hoppers can check
out some entertainments in the night, while religious minded group can
receive enlightenment with stepping towards the holy church, situated en
While driving down from Mapusa to Calangute, visitors can go for an holy
visit to the beautiful Calangute Church. It was constructed in 1741 and
holds a pulpit that to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Old Goa.
Calangute also makes a perfect beach site if you want to indulge in some
water sports activities. Parasailing, water skiing and wind surfing, that
starts in the afternoon when the wind blows to the right direction. A number
of boat operators also offers dolphin and crocodile spotting trips to the
enthusiasts. They also provide the joy of island trips, fishing expedition
and river cruises.
Calangute's nightlife is surprisingly tamed and provide a nice break from
the wild parties at Anjuna. All but a handful of the bars wind up by 10.00
pm. Restaurants like Souza Lobo, Lloyd's etc arranges live music for their
Eating at Calangute
Calangute's bars and restaurants are mainly grouped around the entrance to
the beach and along the Baga road. As with most Goan resorts, the accent is
firmly on tempting seafood, though many places also serve vegetarian dishes.
Some popular eating joints are at Souzo Lobo, Kerkar Retreat, Emma's
Kitchen. Eclectic foods are also available at Reverie, After Eghite and
Utopia, all situated on the beach.
Place of accommodation in Calangute Beach
A good number of beach hotels and resorts are set up on the beach and also
on the coastal road. Staying options like Hotel Goan Heitage, Calangute
Residency, Johnny's Hotel, Colonia Santa Maria, Dona Cristalina, Hotel
Golden Eye, Villa Goesa Beach Resort, Estrela do Mar etc offers clean
affordable rooms and elite facilities, which comfort the visitors, during
their holiday here.
When to visit Calangute Beach
The best time to visit Calangute beach is from October to March
How to reach Calangute Beach
Dabolim Airport is located 48 km from the beach. Pre-paid taxis are
available to aid travelers reach the destination.
The nearest Thivim Railway Station is 15 kms away from Calangute. Frequent
buses ply over the beach from Panaji and Mapusa.
Traveling to Calangute by road is comfortable. The CHOGM Road heading the
Mandovi Bridge passes down to Calangute. Travelers can also continue to
Mapusa and turn left to Calangute.