Location of Calangute Beach: - Located in the north part of Goa is the famous beach of calangute. The calangut beach is just 11 kms from the state capital Panaji while the international airport Dabolim is situated around 40 kms from calangute. There are multiple modes of travel to calangute, you can catch direct buses from important cities of Goa to the calangute, You can hire a taxi or can hire a two wheeler to reach the beach. There is a huge parking lot as you approach the beach.
Calangute Beach Features – Calangute is often called as the Queen of beaches in Goa. In fact calangute is much more than a beach in Goa it’s a complete package comprising of street shopping, delicious food, adventure activity and off course the festive spirit of Calangute. Calangute is the most famous beach of north Goa so accordingly it’s the most crowded one too, the long stretch of sand going straight becomes Baga to the north while to the south it becomes candolim.
Shopping at Calangute - There is a string of shops associated with the calangute beach you can indulge in street shopping which is sure an intricate part of a visit to the calangute beach, at the night time these shops are very well lit and they easily entice the travelers. You can enjoy street food like Vada Pao or can Buy Indian and foreign wines from the Poonam wine store or you can get a tattoo designed at the Tattoo parlours, sure this market has a lot to be explored. The golden sand is neat and clean and the straight stretch has shacks with lots of beach beds and recliners in front of each of the beach shack. If you are their customer then enjoy basking in the sun without any extra cost or else pay them 100 Rs/ hour for a beach bed. Most of these beach shacks have the dance floors and the area becomes a party place as the night draws, the charges start from 200 per person to enter the dance floor. Planet Goa, Tio titlly’s bar, Red fun pub, Carvalho’s, souza lobo, Chelsea beach shack, Fisherman’s wharf, are some of the famous shacks at Calangute beach. You can enjoy their music, food and beverages. These shacks also serve the famous Goa sea food.
Adventure activities at Calangute - As you will approach the beach you will come across people trying to sell you the water sports activities, the best is to contact their counter which is to the north of the entrance. The calangute is the most economical when it comes to the adventure activities prices. The entire package comprising of Para sailing, Jet ski, Banana ride, Bumper ride, Speed boat ride will cost just 1300 per person the prevailing rates separately for these rides are as follows;- Para sailing- 600 per person, Jet boat-300, Banana ride- 200 per person (1000 for 5). Bumper boat 200 per person, Speed boat -1000, Dolphin ride-500 per person.
Places to stay near Calangute: - The calangute beach has a long list of accommodation available to the tourists, there are beach properties, there are resorts, there are five star properties, there are simple cost effective guest houses, these are some of them around calangute
1. Citrus Goa, 2. Alor Holiday resort, 3. Mayflower beach resort 4. Ocean palms Goa, 5. Resort terra paraiso, 6. Villa Goesa beach resort, 7. Chalston beach resort, 8. Resort village royals, 9. Shranam green resort, 10. Peninsula beach resort