Sandy beaches, clear blue seas, tasty cuisine and year round warm temperatures are just some of the highlights of a holiday in Calangute. Handicraft stalls and eateries line the road down to the famous 7km stretch of Calangute Beach. The golden sands are a hive of activity during the daytime, with a great choice of watersports on offer for activity seekers. Mum and Dad can chill out and sunbathe, while the children will be happy to build sandcastles or paddle in the waves. Evenings are all about dining out on local cuisine in the beachside restaurants and watching the sun set over the water. Party animals head to the neighbouring resort of Baga beach with its bustling bars and nightspots. If you want to explore further afield, the capital of Panaji is just a 45 minute ride away. The hippy resort of Anjuna is well worth a visit too with its flea market and famous moon parties. Whether you choose to stay in a small and friendly apartment complex or pick a 5 star all inclusive hotel, you are assured of a warm welcome in Calangute. With so much to experience in one place, it is easy to see why Calangute is a popular choice for family holidays in Goa
You will be spoilt for choice of things to see and do on Calangute holidays. Join in water sports on the beach, with surfing, waterskiing and parasailing on the menu. Discover sharks, turtles, barracudas and ancient shipwrecks on a scuba diving trip in the waves off shore. Indulge in a bit of retail therapy amongst the stalls at the Saturday morning bazaar. Boat trips along the local rivers are a great way to get close to nature, keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles and dolphins! Culture fans will savour a visit to the nearby Church of Alex with its impressive dome and giant towers. The Dudhsagar Waterfalls and the elephants at Bondha Wildlife Sanctuary are must see sights too. The Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach and Vagator Beach are all great places to spend a few hours.
After dark, Calangute has a great selection of bars to choose from, with many open until midnight. Hotels and apartments often host their own in house entertainment programmes. The lively bars and nightspots of Baga Beach are not too far away, if you want to party to the early hours.
There are plenty of options to tempt your tastebuds in Calangute. The restaurants and cafes are grouped around the beach entrance and along the main Baga Road. Chinese, Indian, Italian and local Goan flavours are on the menu, with freshly caught seafood a tasty treat. You can even find a full English cooked breakfast too.