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Calangute Beach

Location

This beach is located at 15° 32' 40" N x 73° 45' 19" E (Latitude: 15.54469, Longitude: 73.75533). Calangute Beach is located in North Goa, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mapusa and 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Panaji, the state capital.

How to Reach

Buses run frequently to Calangute from Mapusa and Panaji. You can also hire taxis or motorcycles from Mapusa or Panaji to reach Calangute beach. The closest railway station is Thivim. Expect to pay around 300 rupees ($5) in a taxi from the railway station. Alternatively, Goa's Dabolim airport is located 50 kilometers (31 miles) away, and the fare in a pre-paid taxi is around 1500 rupees.

Highlights

Calangute is Goa's flagship beach and it plays an irreplaceable role in the state's tourism sweepstakes. Stretching over an expanse of seven kilometers, Calangute beach is known by the sobriquet the 'Queen of Beaches' for its pre-eminence among the scenic beaches that dot the Goan landscape. Due to its extreme popularity, Calangute beach beckons tourists and backpackers from all over the world. The beach itself isn't anything special, with steeply shelving sand; however its capacity is large enough to accommodate the huge number of high-season visitors.

The Calangute beach is usually crowded and the small resorts thrives in business during the holiday season. It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa with a host of facilities to cater to visitors, including Golden sand along the beach and water sports.

Calangute beach lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa. Calangute is the most popular holiday destination in Goa. Excellent accommodation facilities are available, particularly at the tourist resorts and cottages. It has also become a good investment plan to buy properties in Goa.

The beach in Calangute is also the perfect tourist haven, completed with shacks and stalls under the shade of palm trees selling everything from fried prawns and beer, to trinkets made of seashells. Its rainbow hued canvas has welcomed everyone to it always although it became popular across the globe only after the hippies discovered it in the 60's.

Calangute's nightlife is surprisingly tame and provides a nice break from the wild parties at Anjuna. All but a handful of the bars wind up by 10.00 pm. One notable exception is Tito's at the Baga end of the beach, which stays open until after midnight and into the small hours of the morning in late December and January.

Other Details

One of the places worth visiting nearby is the St. Alex Church. The Church of St Alex greets the visitors with its two towers and a magnificent dome gracing the façade. The inside of the church is a display of the line and beauty of its architectural style and attractive altars.

Hotels & Resorts in Calangute Beach, Goa are located Around Calangute Beach, Goa. Very few hotels offer beach side locations; however most are situated in walking distance from the Calangute Beach, Goa. Hotels & Resorts in in Calangute Beach range from budget Hotels in to 4 Star Hotels.

 

Link to other Main Beaches in Goa:

North Goa Beaches

South Goa Beaches

Miramar Beach

Grandmother's Hole Beach

Candolim Beach

Baina Beach

Baga Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Anjuna Beach

Majorda Beach

Vagator Beach

Colva Beach

Mandrem, Ashvem & Morgim Beach

Benaulim Beach

Arambol Beach

Varca, Cavelossim & Mobor Beach


Agonda Beach

 

Palolem Beach

 

Patnem Beach