Calangute Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Goa. A hotspot for hippies once upon a time, it is now crowded with visitors who are from all parts of the world and from all kins of social backgrounds and leanings.
As with popular beaches entrepreneurs have made sure that almost all your whims and fancies are taken care of. This implies that you get good accommodation, good food, cheap sand colourful stuff to buy, do small things like get a tattoo etc etc.
Travel to Calangute beach evokes several images... crystal clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea, swaying palm trees, etc. Aptly called the "Queen of Beaches", Calangute Beach is the most crowded in the western state of Goa. Though the busiest beach, this beach in North Goa is still very beautiful and offers the tourists an increasing mix of the sights and sounds of Goa, adventure activities and the sea.
No visit to Goa is complete without soaking in the sun at Calangute Beach. The palm and coconut tress multiply the beauty of the beach and an eternal peace is felt through its surrounding environs. The beach offers various activities to all the visitors going there to relax and spend the leisure.
A trip to this largest beach in north Goa beach should be included in your Goa itinerary. Put simply, the beach is a spectacular destination for tourists of all stripes.
Located close to the Baga beach, Calangute beach is a paradise for lovers of adventure and water sports –be it parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, idyllic boating, kayaking or fishing. Dolphin sight seeing trips are also organized. All these activities make Calangute a world-class destination. But be careful in going in the water because swimming is not safe due to the strong undercurrents of the sea.
There are plenty of exciting activities that one can be part of during your visit to Calangute beach. A drive into the forests of Goa reveals a colourful landscape brimming with birds and animals.
Calangute has a large collection of restaurants and bars. Some of the well known resorts at Calangute Beach are Captain Lobo's Beach Resort, Alor Beach Resort, Hotel Delta Residency, Casa De Goa, Dolphin Bay Resort, Mapple Viva, Kamat Holiday Home, Neelam The Grand, Paradise Village Resort, Silla Goa, Peninsula Resort and Sunkissed Resort.
Calangute beach is 9 kilometers from Mapusa and 16 kilometers from Panaji, the capital of Goa. Mapusa is known for its Friday Market where shoppers participate with fervor in this well-known fair with their products and exhibits.
Calangute is easily accessible. The nearest railway station is Thivim. Dabolim is the nearest airport.