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Information About Calangute Beach Goa

Dubbed the Queen of Beaches, Calangute Beach is unarguably one of the most popular beaches in Goa. It is also the busiest beach in North Goa with restaurants, shacks, and clubs fringing it. Calangute is also quite popular amongst adventurers as it has a number of watersports available like parasailing, water surfing, banana ride and jet-skiing. The nightlife of Calangute Beach is the best with crazy parties and live music for the nightlife lover.

Encircled by palm and coconut trees, the beach is spread four miles along the Arabian Sea and nine miles from the Panaji. Accompanied by Candolim village that wings it towards south and crossroads of Baga towards north, Calangute Beach forges the real attraction of Goa tourism. 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 in Goa. 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.

Top Things to Do in and around Calangute Beach

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  • Watersports : Calangute Beach offer a variety of water activities like parasailing, kayaking, windsurfing, water snorkelling, and water-skiing apart from other water rides.
  • Shopping : At Calangute, showrooms selling from Kashmir, Tibet, Indonesia, Rajasthan, and many other places can be bought by the shopaholics. The market is situated on the road towards Anjuna Beach.
  • Dolphin Sighting : Off the shore, dolphins can be sighted in a large number by the tourists. Boats are available from Calangute Beach which offer rides along the playfully swimming dolphins.

Nightlife on Calangute Beach

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Calangute is one of the most happening beaches in Goa. It is one of the best nightlife hubs in the state with great clubs and bars like Tio Tilly's Bar and Kitchen, Carvalho's, Spice It, Cantare, Hipster, Souza Lobo, Tonic - Hard Rock Hotel, IVY, Moon Pub and Clove, and more. These places offer great music, food, and ambiance.

Popular Bars, Night Clubs & Restuarants around Calangute Beach

  • Raylo's Taverna
  • The Red Lion Pub
  • The Log Cabin
  • Sportsman's Bar
  • Pete's Bar
  • Dinky's
  • Delseys Bar
  • Bistroy Bar & Restaurant
  • Cool Cat

Accommodation Options in Calangute Beach

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Owing to Calangute Beach’s popularity, there are a number of hotels & resorts around it. The accommodation options near Calangute Beach vary from budget to luxury stay. One can also find a number of hostels, homestays, and service apartments in the area for staying.

Popular Hotels & Resorts in Calangute Beach

  • Citrus Goa
  • Alor Holiday
  • Hotel Calangute Towers
  • La Calypso Hotel
  • Neelam The Grand
  • Lazy Lagoon Sarovar Portico Suites
  • Colonia Santa Maria
  • Mayflower Beach Resort
  • Ocean Palms Goa
  • The Park Calangute
  • Sharanam Green Resort Goa
  • Keys Resort - Ronil, Goa
  • Resort Terra Paraiso
  • Hotel Goan Heritage
  • Resort Village Royale
  • Vila Goesa Beach Resort
  • Peninsula Beach Resort
  • Chalston Beach Resort

Other Important Travel Information About Calangute Beach

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Best Time to Visit Calangute Beach

Christmas and New Year time considered the best to visit Calangute Beach, since the beach is renowned for its parties. The period between October and March is also considered the best time to visit Calangute Beach as the weather remains pleasant.

How to Reach Calangute Beach?

Calangute Beach is at a distance of 16 km from Panjim. Auto-rickshaws and taxis are easily available from Panjim to Calangute Beach.

Tourist Attractions to See in and around Calangute Beach

  • Candolim Beach
  • Baga Beach
  • St. Alex Church
  • Anjuna Beach

Frequently Asked Questions

Calangute brings lots of beach activities ranging from water sports, sightseeing to other shopping activities. So, go and experience all the activities and make your day wonderful. If you haven't visited Calangute beach, there is no way you can imagine the very charm, which it always holds. It's not about the beaches and the hippies that make Calangute what it is, but it has lots of things to do.

  • Water Sports : Undoubtedly, Calangute is a perfect place for adventure and water sports like kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing, water snorkeling, water-skiing, fishing, etc. These are main activities which seek the attention of globetrotters. These adventures turn out into the best-ever experience for visitors. Visit just two months prior to the winter season and enjoy your great time in the beach waters to the level best.
  • Parasailing : Parasailing on Calangute Beach offers an unbelievable experience as you soar up high in the air and undergo the wind on your face, that exhilaration truly kicks in. It's an interesting sport activity that becomes unforgettable for the one who experiences it.
  • Sandy Pleasures : Tourist can enjoy leisure moments relaxing under the bright sun. Idle on the sands and relax yourself under the shade of umbrella whilst having the exotic flavor of drinks. Enjoy sunbathing under the sun and regenerate your body.
  • Shopping : Head towards the beach from the city and you'll find handicraft boutiques, jewelry shops and Tibetan shopkeepers. For shopaholics, it's a good place to shop different types of clothing in different fabrics like Rajasthani, Karnatakan and Gujarati. You can't miss the chance of buying anything there as the products are quite appealing. Visiting Dev's Art Gallery at Calangute during the shopping, is also a great choice to buy few paintings. For other accessories like handbags, trinkets, etc., you can head towards the street shops at Calangute.

Apart from the above activities, beach lovers must also visit some major attractions around Calangute beach, if they visit for a pleasant holiday trip in this coastal haven.

  • Kerkar Art Gallery : This Art Gallery seeks the attention of nature freaks as one can easily witness painting exhibitions and sculpture of popular artists. Also, it hosts the Indian music and dance night every week.
  • Colva Beach : Positioned in the southern Goa, Colva beach is one of the oldest yet enchanting beach, whose nightlife is simply superb and worth for long time memory. The huge availability of numerous shacks spread on this beach is one of the best options for fooding.
  • Baga Beach : This beach is one of the most famous attractions in Goa that's located 10 km away from West of Mapusa. It's an extension of Calangute beach as it's very confusing to say from where Baga Beach starts and Calangute beach ends. This beach is sandwiched between two famous beaches, one is Anjuna and Calangute.
  • Church of St Alex : The architectural beauty of the church is quite appealing and this keeps it apart from others. It is popular due to its towers and striking altars beside the marvelous dome inside the church premises.
  • Medicinal Springs : The beautiful location of Medicinal Springs and cashew-covered foothills look too good. That's why the place is popular as Goan picnic spot.
  • Baga Retreat House : Turned up at the Baga hilltop, Baga Retreat House is at a distance with buzzing appearance beside Arabian Sea. Dedicated to the Saint Francis Xavier, this house always remains a famous tourist spot.
  • By Air : The nearest airport is Dabolim (39.2 km), which is well connected to major Indian cities and other abroad countries. Flights are easily available from Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
  • By Rail : The nearest railhead is Karmali, which is only 25 km away from Calangute in Goa. Trains coming from Ernakulum, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad and Bengaluru also stop at the railway station.
  • By Road : Buses from Pune, Ahmedabad, and Bengaluru are always available to reach Calangute. Taxis or cabs are also available from Madgaon and Panaji.

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