Calangute Beach In Goa

Located just out of Panjim, we can say that it used to be the summer resort of Goans in the past. It was a place where families used to stroll down in the evenings or come for a weekend picnic. But by the 1960s, it quickly changed to a beach area for western and other tourists to come in hoards and literally take over the place.

If you think the main beachfront is crowded and filled with onlookers, head a little further down the beach. Here you’ll be left with just a handful of swimmers, fisher folk or boat repairers. You can sunbathe or swim in peace.

There are buses and taxis to and from Mapusa and Panjim; Panjim is about 20km away. Most buses stop near the beach or the cluster of hotels and lodges for the convenience of the tourists. Thee village market is teeming with Gujarati and Kashmiri handicraft shops; be sure to bargain!

The most outstanding structure at Calangute is the Casa dos Proenca. This mansion was built in the 18th-century by a few wealthy families of the area. It stands north of the market. It’s famous for its good ventilation, something all the Portuguese houses and palaces of the time had. Another similar building is the Casa Braganza, built in the 19th-century.

There are two main markets that sell vegetables, fish and different types of meat. You could visit it just to get a look at how a noisy market functions! Across the street and the interiors are many churches and temples. You could also visit a couple of art galleries and museums in Calangute.

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Beaches In Goa

Nerul Beach | Miramar Beach | Candolim Beach | Sinquerim Beach | Baga Beach | Calangute Beach
Anjuna Beach | Vagator Beach | Morjim Beach | Arambol Beach | Dona Paula Beach | Asvem Beach
Mandrem Beach | Agonda Beach | Benaulim Beach | Betul Beach | Betalbatim Beach
Utorda Beach
| Velsao Beach