The Calangute beach is rightly described as “Queen” of all beaches in Goa and is 15km north of the capital city of Panjim. This place attracts both national and international tourists every year. Supposed to be one of the cleanest beaches around, it also features in the top 10 bathing beaches of the world.
Best Time to Visit Calangute
Thousands throng to this beach during season time to enjoy the food and drink served at shacks all the way along. However, the tourist influx is at its peak during the Christmas and New Year eve as travelers bask in the glory of nightlife enjoy beach life to the hilt through the summer.
Water Sports Activities in Calangute
The beach is quite big and also offers water sports such as boating, water skiing & parasailing to keep visitors hooked to the place. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is as the beach is always crowded. A lovely place to hang out, the ambiance is perfect for couples and friends. In fact, Calangute beach is the best place in north Goa where one can enjoy a banana ride go water biking as well.
List of Watersports in Calangute with Price (as on December 2023)
|Banana Ride||3-5 Minutes||499|
|Parasailing at Calangute||1 Minutes||899|
|Scuba Diving in Goa||7 Hrs||1999|
|Water Sports Package||1 Hr||1499|
|Flyboarding in Goa||10 Minutes||2499|
|Jet Ski in Goa||1 Minutes||499|
|Speed Boat Ride||5 Minutes||449|
|Kayaking Tour||2.5 Hrs||800|
|Cruise with Water Sports||4 Hr||2499|
|Bumper Boat Ride||1 Minutes||499|
Restaurants & Cafe in Calangute
If you want to dine at the beach do not miss out on visiting one of Goa’s oldest seafood restaurants – Souza Lobo. A well-laid and airy restaurant this place has an un-fussy rustic charm. It is operating since 1932 and known for its authentic seafood and live music. Elsewhere, there are numerous shacks that offer various cuisines and drinks, the prices are by and large same at the shack.
Other recommended restaurants, bars and café located in the vicinity of the beach are Redonda Restaurant, Cafe Lazy Days, Cafe Fiori, The Public Bar, and Owl-The Premium Night Club. There are numerous Indian restaurants that offer good breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well and the streets are filled with various shops and supermarts offering a wide range of products and services. Do not forget to visit Café Sussegado as well!
Nightlife at Calangute
As far as Goa’s nightlife is concerned, there are popular joints around the beach where you can spend the evening dining and listen to both English and Hindi music on karaoke. The Sportsman Bar is a bar that shows all the premiership footie games at the weekend and runs karaoke and quiz nights. Café Mambo is another joint that enthralls tourists with foot-tapping Bollywood music. Located perfectly at Tito’s lane near Baga beach, this place is a landmark in itself.
The Public Bar is another fabulous bar located nearby. It’s a no-food and just a drinking bar at a very reasonable price with great service where people are seated upstairs on the Calangute Beach Road. Kamaki and Club Ivy are also some of the other joints worth visiting.