Calangute
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Brief

Calangute is one of the important Census towns in Goa. It is well known for its beach which is the largest in North Goa which is frequented by thousands of Indian and international tourists throughout the year. However, the peak tourist season would have to be during the months of December and January. Calangute also offers a variety of water sporting activities like parasailing and water skiing, among a host of others.

 
Travel Tips

Ensure to avoid carrying valuables when travelling to the beach as it could easily get misplaced. Also, when engaging in water sports, ensure that safety gear is provided and fitted properly to avoid any mishaps as there are quite a few jet skis which operate independently near the beach.

Temperature

23C- 34C



When to visit

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sprinkles Hot
  • 36° Max
  • 32° Min
  • 3.4 mm
 
Things to do

One should not miss out on visiting the Art Chamber in Calangute

The Kekar Art Complex is also another place that one should visit in the area as it showcases some splendid collections of art

Relaxing at the beach is one of the main things tourists who visit Calangute do. It is commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of the Beaches’. There are quite a few sun beds available for sunbathing. One can find a massive amount of water sport opportunities towards the centre of the town. These activities are quite reasonable and fun. This part of the beach is devoid of beach shacks.

If you have had enough of Calangute, you can always hire a bike or a scooty and make your way to the other beaches in the vicinity including Baga, Anjuna or Candolim. A journey to Aguada Fort is also recommended.

Take the time to get some clothes tailored for cheap at one of the may tailoring shops near the beach. However, divide your time accordingly in order to get your clothes in time.

 
Getting Around

Calangute is a small area and so most tourists can enjoy walking through most of it. There are cars and two-wheelers which are available for hire throughout the area. Getting an auto rickshaw or a taxi is also quite easy; however, bargaining with the drivers can be quite a difficult task.

 
Places to Stay

High-end

2 BR Homestay. This boutique home has around 2 quaint bedrooms and a courtyard and is proximate to the beach. The home stay is located close to Saligao away from the busy tourist areas. It is located close to Anjuna and Vagator beaches. The homestay is also equipped with a kitchen and several eateries in the neighborhood. Rate: INR 3,400 per night

 Lotus Resort Goa, located near Beach Road Via Maria Hall, Vaswaddo, Benaulim, Salcete (close to Colva Beach).

Contact number: 0832-2771175

Price range: INR 3,000 a night

 

Mid-range

Hotel Seagull is located on Holiday Street and is a 3-star hotel very close to the beach. It has a lively restaurant with great music – a great highlight of the place.

Contact No: 91-832 –2275534

Price range: INR 1500-2000 a night

Ondas Do Mar Beach Resort

The hotel is located just a few minutes from the beach. It is equipped with two swimming pools and has two campuses. The restaurant provides great meals and there are other facilities like laundry service available.

Price range: up to INR 1800 a night

 

Low range hotels

Gabriels guest house: It is run by a family and is situated close to the beach with basic amenities and provision for food.

Contact: 0832 2279486

Price range: INR 400 a night

Strassh guest house, near Calangute beach,candolim (opp health centre)

The hotel provides 24/7security services and is proximate to the beach. It has AC/Non-AC rooms as well as television facilities, among others

Price range: INR 800 a night

 
How to Reach

  • The Dabolim International Airport is the closest airport to Calangute at a distance of around 16 kms. Therefore, this makes the place one of the most accessible beaches from the nearby airport.
  • The nearest railway station to Calangute is Thivim, with a taxi journey taking close to 20 minutes and costing around Rs.400-500. The other nearby railway stations are located close to Margao and Vasco da Gama.
  • By Bus There are quite a few frequent buses which travel from Calangute to other parts of Goa. However, to cover a longer distance, you would be required to change buses. It is necessary for travellers to change around three buses to get to Calangute. The normal bus fare would be around Rs 10-15 depending on the chosen route. by taxi There are prepaid taxis available outside the airport counter and would cost close to Rs 1000 to get to Calangute. Calangute is one of the important Census towns in Goa. It is well known for its beach which is the largest in North Goa which is frequented by thousands of Indian and international tourists throughout the year. However, the peak tourist season would have to be during the months of December and January. Calangute also offers a variety of water sporting activities like parasailing and water skiing, among a host of others.

 
Surrounding Attractions

The popular attractions close to Calangute beach in Goa include the following :-

Colva Beach is one of the oldest beaches of South Goa and known for its nightlife and shacks lined alongside beach. Tourists can get to taste some authentic Goan dishes near the beach.

Baga Beach is situated around 10 km West of Mapusa and is considered an extension of Calangute beach.

Kerkar Art Gallery is a popular tourist destination as it houses some beautiful sculptures and paintings of various new artists. It also hosts a night of Indian music and dance for visitors and other guests.

Church of St Alex should be visited mainly because it is considered an architectural marvel. The church comprises of two towers, a magnificent dome and beautiful altars.

Medicinal Springs - Medicinal springs is located close to the cashew-covered foothills and is among the best picnic spots in Goa.

 
Important Numbers

Police station:  +(91)-832-2278284, +(91)-7875756031