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.
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.