Calangute Beach is a perfect tourist retreat, filled with souvenir stalls, shacks and other stalls selling everything from beer, trinkets to pawns. All these simply add to the popularity of beach, making it a must-visit place. Huge showrooms with exquisite handicrafts from Tibet, Kasmir, Rajasthan, Indonesia and other striking places, queue the main road running towards Anjuna. The beach showcases a distinctive Goan beach culture and assures a splendid time with loved ones. So, if you want an unstrained solitude, plan for Calangute beach holidays as it's a perfect destination for nature freaks and the glorious view of locales enfolding serene ambiance, mark the place as a dream destination for beach bums.

How to go..

This is queen of all beaches in Goa. Calangute is thronged by visitors. This beach is a 7 km long coastal stretch. Calangute is Goa at its best, you name it, it's there - the beach, nightspots, restaurants, night-markets, t'ai chi, yoga sessions and adventure sports. And the most unusual of them all are the village vaddos, or traditional village wards. Located at the centre of the Bardez coast, it is 16km from Panaji. Taxies are available. There is a bus service to Calangute.

You must see..

If you are driving down from Mapusa, the church of St. Alex is a good place to see. Particularly beautiful is the church white dome. Further down the beach is a market where you can find an array of shops, managing from designer boutiques and book shops to small shops selling trinkets. Tourists can opt for various sports like Para selling, water skiing and windsurfing, there are boat operators offering trips to the Island and expeditions to fish or spot dolphins and crocodiles.


There are plenty of options available, varying from cottages to different categories of hotels. Delicious Goan food in all its variety is available on the beach. Not to forget one thing that Calangute has some of the bet restaurants in Goa and that is the reason why many people flock to this beach.

Eat & Drinks..

There are many restaurants all over Calangute serving different foods like Cafe f Zone and Some of them begging the tourists to enter and try out their meals. The entire Calangute seashore is lined with shacks that provide a wide range of exotic mouth watering meals. The line of shacks begin in Baga and end all the way at Candolim. These are Cafe Celina Joe Mar and more.

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