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Calangute Beach

Extremely popular and undeniably beautiful, this bustling beach has plenty of affordable food and drink options, as well as watersports and shopping.

The tourist-oriented Calangute Beach is packed with practical amenities and is full of life and excitement. All tastes and budgets are catered to here, whether you want to laze away an afternoon in the sun, sample the wonderful local cuisine or take part in waterspouts out on the water.

Like the neighboring beaches of Baga and Anjuna, Calangute was a choice destination for the Western bohemian set in the 1960s and ’70s. These days, the beach is no longer a magnet for the free-wheeling crowd and instead attracts international and domestic sunseekers. Stake out a spot on this long, tourist-friendly stretch and enjoy an array of beach activities.

With so much to see, do and experience on the beach, it’s easy to spend a few days here. The most popular thing to do here, of course, is sunbathing. Rent a sun lounge for extra comfort or look for empty spaces among the crowds to lay out a towel. Though the beach gets busy and can be loud, the crowd is generally good-natured and happy, and the atmosphere lively and enjoyable.

If you’re keen to try watersports, shop around the nearby shacks for the best price. Many vendors will offer discounted rates for bulk packages. Hop aboard a dolphin-spotting tour in the morning, then follow it up with an afternoon bout of windsurfing, which will have you soaring above the waves.

Snack and dining options at Calangute are plentiful so it’s worth staying on the beach for lunch or dinner. Choose from the affordable shacks at the north end of the beach or venture further south for fancier dining options. With candle-lit table settings, sea views and fresh seafood dishes, these restaurants have a relaxed and romantic vibe. Food is relatively cheap here so you can afford to splash out on several courses.

Calangute’s nightlife is fairly tame, so if you’re looking for late-night fun, head north to Baga instead. This is a popular nightlife hub for fun-loving 20-somethings.

Calangute Beach is located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Panaji. There are frequent buses to and from the capital. Rent a bike for the day and explore the neighboring beaches of Anjuna and Baga, which extend north of Calangute.


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Albenjoh Guesthouse

Albenjoh Guesthouse

Umtavaddo Baga Rd, Calangute
3.1
of 5, from 9 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Calangute, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Calangute Market and Calangute Beach. St. Alex Church and Baga Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£69
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort

Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort

Khobra Vaddo, Baga Calangute, Calangute
3.1
of 5, from 308 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Calangute resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Calangute Market and Baga Beach. Calangute Beach and Candolim Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£60
ibis Styles Goa Calangute - An AccorHotels Brand

ibis Styles Goa Calangute - An AccorHotels Brand

Survey 166 7, Calangute
3.9
of 5, from 32 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Poriat Football Ground and Calangute Beach. Baga Beach and Candolim Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£17
Romaldo Guest House

Romaldo Guest House

H.No. C5-27, Maddo vaddo, Calangute
4.1
of 5, from 18 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Poriat Football Ground and Calangute Beach. Baga Beach is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

£77
Hyatt Place Goa Candolim

Hyatt Place Goa Candolim

Anna Waddo Main Candolim Road, Candolim
4.1
of 5, from 103 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from St. Anthony's Chapel and within 3 miles (5 km) of Calangute Beach and Baga Beach. Fort Aguada and Sinquerim Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£73
Novotel Goa Shrem

Novotel Goa Shrem

Anna Waddo, Main Candolim Road, Bardez, Candolim
4.1
of 5, from 162 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Candolim hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Anthony's Chapel, St. Alex Church and Poriat Football Ground. Calangute Beach and Fort Aguada are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£55
Keys Select Ronil Resort, Goa

Keys Select Ronil Resort, Goa

Baga, Baga
3.6
of 5, from 148 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Calangute Market and Baga Beach. Calangute Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

Paradise Village Beach Resort

Paradise Village Beach Resort

Tivai Vado, Calangute
3.1
of 5, from 90 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Calangute, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Poriat Football Ground and Calangute Beach. Baga Beach is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.