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Calangute Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

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.

Top Trending Hotels Near Calangute Beach

Zac Beach Resort
Zac Beach Resort
3 out of 5
The price is Rs2,199 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Calangute Beach and Calangute Market. Baga Beach and Candolim Beach are also within 2 miles ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Very good

"Very good location, was here from 3-8 Jan 20. Njoyed the stay. Pros: On Beach, you can visit room multiple times in a day while njoying the beach. Food is good at reasonable price. hot water 24x7. Rooms are just good, can be better but as in Goa you stay out whole day. WiFi, polite staff. No beef ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Zac Beach Resort
Baga Hideout Premiere
Baga Hideout Premiere
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs3,999 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated in Baga, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Titos Lane and Baga Beach. Calangute Beach and Calangute Market are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Baga Hideout Premiere
ibis Styles Goa Calangute Hotel
ibis Styles Goa Calangute Hotel
3 out of 5
Survey 166 7, Naikawaddo, Calangute, Goa
The price is Rs4,859 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

This family-friendly Calangute resort is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Poriat Football Ground and Calangute Beach. Candolim Beach and Baga Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (145 reviews)

"Property is not that beautiful as it looks in the photo, however its a good stay for family. They have a kids pool and play area as well."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2020

ibis Styles Goa Calangute Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Zac Beach Resort
Zac Beach Resort
3 out of 5
The price is Rs2,199 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Zac Beach Resort
Baga Hideout Premiere
Baga Hideout Premiere
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs3,999 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Baga Hideout Premiere
ibis Styles Goa Calangute Hotel
ibis Styles Goa Calangute Hotel
3 out of 5
Survey 166 7, Naikawaddo, Calangute, Goa
The price is Rs4,859 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
ibis Styles Goa Calangute Hotel
Kyriad Prestige Calangute Goa
Kyriad Prestige Calangute Goa
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs4,000 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
Kyriad Prestige Calangute Goa
Sairaj Beach Resort
Sairaj Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs3,825 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
Sairaj Beach Resort
Romaldo Guest House
Romaldo Guest House
2.5 out of 5
Romaldo Guest House
Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages
Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages
2.5 out of 5
The price is Rs3,870 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages
Paradise Village Beach Resort
Paradise Village Beach Resort
3 out of 5
The price is Rs2,800 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
Paradise Village Beach Resort
OYO 11525 Queen Of Queens Standard
OYO 11525 Queen Of Queens Standard
2.5 out of 5
73A, Beside Glens Corner , Calangute beach, Calangute
OYO 11525 Queen Of Queens Standard
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.