Calangute Travel Guide

Calangute Overview

The most commercial of the Goan beachs, Calangute Beach is a tourist Mecca for Indian and northern European travelers alike. Located in the north of Goa, just a few Km south of Baga Beach, CalanguteBeach is a destination for those seeking a busy beach with water activities and party scene. Discovered by the hippies in the 1960’s, Calangute has seen its fair share of changes. Once a destination for freaks seeking alternative open air music shows, now is as mainstream as they come.

 
Being one of the more popular beach resorts in India, beach beds and umbrellas dominate the beach, while boats pulling inflatable bananas race through the water. Throw in a bunch of jet-skis and paragliding and you have the essence of Calangute beach. Backing the beach you’ll find beach shack after beach shack serving up local food and drink. 
 
Calangute Transport
Public transport links can be found in Calangute with bus lines from Arambol, Mapusa and Panjim. Calangute is small enough to cover on foot but you may want to rent a car, motorcycle or scooter to get you from town to town. Rentals can be arranged by any of the beach huts lining the beach.  Visitors who like CalanguteBeach generally enjoy Colva Beach with its similar vibe. Colva Beach is located on the Central Coast of Goa.
 
Photos of Calangute can be seen on the Photos Tab of this Travel Guide.
 
Calangute Weather
The best time to visit Calangute is November through March. During this time of year expect sunshine everyday with an average temperature around 80F/26C. March thru May the temperature and humidity rise considerable, but it’s still not a bad time to visit. The monsoon is June thru September and generally everything in Calangate is shut down.

Things to do in Calangute

Calangute Beach

The big draw to Calangute is the beach. At  Calangute Beach you can enjoy a beach bed and umbrella and a long list of water activities at Calangute.
 
Water Sports Calangute Beach
Operators for water sports are all over Calangute beach. Kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, tubing, banana boats, sail boats, regular boats and paragliding are all readily available on Calangute beach.   
 
Shopping in Calangute – There’s lots of shopping going on in Calangute. You can find anything from arts, crafts, and fine jewelry to designer clothes and beachwear.
 
Restaurants in Calangute – Almost every beach hut in Calangutei is serving food as well as some nice restaurants in town.   On the beach check out Souza Lobo for some traditional Goan seafood. Off the beach check out the popular I-95 with outdoor restaurant and art gallery.
 
Day Tripper Tours – Excellent tour agency to get you out of the chaos of Calangute and into some cool locations nearby.
 
 
Calangute Nightlife - Most of the big clubs are located in neighboring Baga Beach, but if a pub is more your speed we recommend stopping in at Molly Malone’s for a pint of Guinness.

Hotels in Calangute

Calangute Beach Resort – Modest accommodation located close to the beach. Located Calanguate beach North.  No telephone available.

Calangute Residency – Located directly on the beach and offering clean rooms and cottages at an affordable price. Tel: 0832-2276024
Chalston Beach Resort – Beautiful family run hotel with direct access to the beach.   Tel: 0832-2276174

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