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Calangute Beach

Location: At the center of the Bardez Coast
Address: Goa
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Beach Activities: Parasailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, river cruises, night parties, Calangute village trip, Dolphin and Crocodile spotting trip, swimming, sun-bathing, beach walking
Attractions in and around: Azure sea, Calangute Church, Khobra Vaddo
Hotels and Resorts: Calangute Residency, Johnny's Hotel, Hotel Goan Heritage, Hotel Golden Eye, Villa Goesa Beach Resort
STD Code: 0832

Calangute Beach, GoaCalangute 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.

BoatThings 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 route.

Calangute Church
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.

Water Sports
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 guests.

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
By Air:
Dabolim Airport is located 48 km from the beach. Pre-paid taxis are available to aid travelers reach the destination.

By Rail:
The nearest Thivim Railway Station is 15 kms away from Calangute. Frequent buses ply over the beach from Panaji and Mapusa.

By Road:
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.

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