• About

    Calangute is Goa's most famous beach. A quaint little village by the coast that was famous for being the first hangout of the hippies, today Calangute is a vibrant destination known for its street markets, beach shacks and water sports. Calangute receives the most travellers in Goa, and is without doubt, Goa's busiest destination.

    Getting there

    Taking a bus from the Panaji Bus Stand takes you 45 minutes although the distance of Calangute from Panaji is only 13 kms. The journey is cheap and slow. A faster and more courageous way is to hire a motorcycle pilot (Goa's unique two wheeler taxis). Taxis and motorcycle pilots are available from the closest Railway Station at Tivim (18 kms away), and from the Dabolim Airport (42 kms away). Getting around Calangute is best done on foot.

    Quick Facts

    • Calangute Beach has water sports activities that range from parasailing to water skiing and banana boat rides. Closed during the monsoons, the water sports activities are a major draw in the months between October to May.
    • The St. Alex Church of Calangute was built in 1595 and still stands majestically over the green fields of the village, and every Sunday hordes of faithfuls make their way to the church to worship.
    • Calangute's restaurants and beach shacks offer a diverse variety of cuisines, but if you had to pick one, it would be Souza Lobo's where you can savour some fresh seafood over a glass of cold beer.
    • Calangute has the Kerkar Art Complex and the Art Chamber that are recommended for the art connoisseurs in you.
    • Cafe Literati is popular among Goa's book lovers, and serves as a great place to grab a book and brood over a cup of coffee sitting in the garden.