Calangute Beach | Where to Stay & How to Reach Calangute Beach

Certainly, Calangute Beach Goa is the “Queen of Beaches” in Goa. Generally, all kinds of travelers,  from nature lovers to adventure junkies and party freaks, love to come here. Basically, this beach is a heaven for nature lovers. Undoubtedly, Calangute Beach Goa is the biggest and most popular beach in North Goa.

The tourists can see the uniqueness of the Real culture of Goa. Additionally, this beach is beautiful and offers the most scenic views of the surrounding landscape. If you want the get relief from the hustle and bustle of city life, this beach is the perfect place for you.

Undoubtedly, there are a lot of palm and coconut trees on the beachside. The tourists often come here and soak in the mesmerizing scenes of sunrises and sunsets here. I’d say these are the special feature of Calangute beach. Moreover, you will get that most tranquil and idyllic experience, which you cannot get anywhere else.

When to Visit Calangute Beach

Undoubtedly, to visit Calangute Beach, the best time is from late October to February, in other words, the winter season. Though you can choose the summer season to visit the beach, the winter season is perfect.

Basically, the summers are extremely hot and humid there and the monsoon is extremely rainy. Hence these two seasons are not favorable. Heavy rain in Goa will add to your problems and difficulties only. So you should choose the winter season.

Never Miss at Calangute Beach Goa

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Our Lady of Piety

Our Lady of Piety is one of the most popular churches in Calangute. By the way, it lies on the top of a hill from where you can get picturesque views of the ocean.

St. Alex Church

St. Alex Church has really magnificent architecture. The exterior is white with dome-like towers and rococo pulpit motifs and scrollwork. By the way, it is a Catholic Church that is extremely tranquil and has a soothing atmosphere.

Kerkar Art Gallery

Certainly, Kerkar Art Gallery is one of the many popular galleries in North Goa. There are paintings, sculptures, and collections made of terracotta and there are in an elliptical shape. Subodh Kerkar made them.

Baga Beach

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As I have told you in my earlier post about Baga Beach. You can read there. By the way, it is less crowded and calmer than Calangute beach. Even Baga Beach is more developed. Baga Beach is also famous for its nightlife.

Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort lies in the middle of the sea. There is a dark bricked road, that leads to the fort. Basically, it looks like a picture taken out of a movie. Its architecture is that of Portuguese. You will get amazing scenic views from here.

Water Sports on Calangute Beach

Banana Ride at Calangute Beach goa

Parasailing at Calangute Beach

Almost all the beaches offer parasail, so you will also get it on Calangute Beach Goa. Just soar high in the air and fell the cool wind while floating. The adventurer in you will awake surely. Undoubtedly, it is full of a thrill as well as excitement.

Jet Ski at Calangute Beach

Like Parasailing, Jet Ski is also a water sport that is found almost on every beach. So you will get a chance to enjoy it on Calangute Beach in Goa. Just enjoy this activity on the Calangute Beach of Goa.

Banana Ride at Calangute Beach

You can also enjoy Banana Ride at Calangute Beach of Goa. Generally, this ride is done in a banana-shaped boat on the cold seawater. You will have adventurous memories and take them back to your home.

Bumper ride at Calangute Beach

Even you can enjoy a Bumper ride on The Calangute Beach of Goa. In this ride, a bumper is attached to a speed boat. Just try to hang on to a bumper for as long as you want.

Nightlife at Calangute Beach

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Tio Tilly’s Bar and Kitchen at Calangute Beach

Tio Tilly’s Bar and Kitchen lies on Calangute Beach of Goa and offers you live amusement, sports screenings, and board games for visitors. Even you can enjoy live music and delicious food here.

The Red Lion Pub at Calangute Beach

The Red Lion Pub lies close to the Calangute beach of Goa. Basically, it is a full bar where you can enjoy outdoor seating. Even the staff is extremely friendly and responsive. You will get Delicious multi-cuisine food here.


Carvalho’s offers a soothing and amazing atmosphere. Even you will get live music, continental, North Indian, Chinese, and traditional Goan food.

Sportsman’s Bar

Sportsman’s Bar is undoubtedly best and offers you International food, like Churros or Fish and chips. You also can have cocktails as well as mocktails there.

Spice It

Spice It offers you great and tasty drinks. Even your night will be rocking here. Even Spice It has a buffet service.

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Where to Eat at Calangute Beach 

Souza Lobo

Souza Lobo provides authentic Goan food, the food is really delicious. Undoubtedly, the atmosphere is cozy here. Basically, you will get old-world charm, live music, and a limitless list of wine, whiskey, and other alcohol.

Chelsea Beach Shack

People know Chelsa Beach Shack for its flavored, fresh and delicious seafood. Generally, it is the best place for delicious meals with the best drinks.

The Fisherman’s Wharf

The Fisherman’s Wharf is a multi-cuisine restaurant. Generally, you will get a delicious feast trip, live music, fresh seafood, and a wide range of meat specialties. Even you will get a chance to taste drinks.

Desi Kitchen

Desi Kitchen can provide you the best food from every part of India. You will get delicious dishes like chaats, momos, South Indian and North Indian. Even you will get excellent continental and traditional Goan delicious food.

Chilladaa Bar & Kitchen

Chilladaa Bar and Kitchen is one of the best European, Goan and Chinese dishes on Calangute Beach in Goa. You must go there and taste their delicious food items.

Where to Shop at Calangute Beach

Saturday Bazar

Saturday Bazar lies beside the Post Office on Calangute beach in Goa. Generally, you can buy the items that are necessary for day-to-day life like groceries, meat, vegetables, and fish. Even you can shop Pottery and textiles here.

Tibetan Market

Actually, Tibetan Market lies between Calangute Beach and Baga Beach. The products showing Tibetan lifestyle and culture are sold here. You can buy products like incense sticks, blankets statues, prayer flags, and singing bowls, etc.

The Fish Market

The Fish Market is famous as Calangute Naikwadi Fish Market. Certainly, this market is the biggest market all over Goa. You can get authentic Goan seafood as well as a big variety of fish here. You will get fish like king prawns, mackerel and fresh crabs.

Where to Stay near Calangute Beach

Citrus Goa

Citrus Goa lies around 0.5 km from Calangute Beach. Undoubtedly, it is a beautiful resort and its interiors are amazing. The atmosphere and facilities are mind-blowing. The resort has 85 big, lavish rooms. The rooms are beautiful.

Alor Holiday Resort

Alor Holiday Resort lies near the beach. Generally, it has 66 spacious rooms. Your experience of staying here will be great. Even it is a budget-friendly resort. You can enjoy your holidays here.

Mayflower Beach Resort

Mayflower Beach Resort lies near all the main attractions on Calangute Beach in Goa. Basically, it a Portuguese style of architecture. Undoubtedly, the rooms here are spacious and the restaurant is in-house and an open-air bar.

Ocean Palms Goa

Ocean Palms Goa lies a few minute’s distance from Calangute Beach Goa. Generally, you will get old-world charm here due to its design, structure, and rooms.

Sharanam Green Resort Goa

Sharanam Green Resort Goa is a 3-star boutique Goan resort. It lies just a few hundred meters from Calangute Beach. It has 32 rooms. Undoubtedly, the rooms are well furnished with necessary items. The atmosphere here is as you want for a great stay and holiday.

Resort Terra Paraiso

If you want to experience a blend of the Goan and Portuguese life-style, then Resort Terra Paraiso is best for you. It lies at a little distance from the main area of the beach. Certainly, its 64 rooms are well-appointed and opening up to pool area. Basically, it can be called the best resort in Calangute.

Resort Village Royale

There are dense palm trees all around the Resort Village Royale. Generally, like all other resorts, it is also handy to the beach. There are 160 rooms in the resort. The resort is a budget one and your stay will be great here.

Vila Goesa Beach Resort

Vila Goesa Beach Resort lies amid nature and greenery. This resort also lies at a short walking distance from the beach as well as all other famous restaurants and bars near the beach. You will surely feel a luxurious and comfortable stay here.

Peninsula Beach Resort

Peninsula Beach resort is elegantly designed and it lies at a short distance from the beach. The people staying here will get a view of the sea. There are 45 rooms as well as hillside cottages which are well-furnished with the basic atmosphere.

Chalston Beach Resort

Overlooking the outstanding Arabian Sea, Chalston Beach Resort lies on the Calangute Beach in Goa. There are 60 rooms and cottages that are extravagant and vibrant. They are surrounded by greenery. And you can have a beautiful view of the sea.

How to Reach Calangute Beach

From Panaji

The distance between Panaji and Calangute Beach is around 11 km. Generally, you can take private or public bus services from Panaji. By the way, it is the best way. You can also hire a private car or vehicle, it might take 30 to 40 minutes to cover that distance. It all depends on the traffic on the road.

From Goa International Airport

The distance between the Goa International Airport and Calangute Beach is around 40 km. To reach the beach you can take a bus or hire a taxi as well. By the way, a taxi is more convenient from the airport. It’ll take around 40 minutes to be at the beach.

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Ritesh Gautam
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