Calangute Travel Guide



The coastline is nearly full of beach shacks that offer food as well. For better cuisine you can choose from numerous (tourist) restaurants that are found from the main roads. Food is somewhat expensive by Indian standards, but cheap by Western ones - an Indian curry with rice is around Rs.160 in most places and should be enough to feed most.




*  Relax at the beach. The beach reaches from Candolim to Baga. Known also as the Queen of Beaches, although is rather crowded nowadays. Unfortunately it has also been reported to be a place where women risk to be harrassed. The sand is quite full of beds for sunbathing. These are free at least if you buy something from the beach shack, but expect a lot of salesmen. Beggars are not common.

* If you go from the center of the town to the beach, you will find a massive amount of water sports operators; they are cheap and fun but their safety is very doubtful due to the large number of jetskis operating in the breaking waves. At this part of the beach there are no beach shacks.



Calangute is a town on the northern coast of Goa. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in Goa. Calangute is located 13 km from Panjim and 8 km from Mapusa.

Get there and around

Calangute is well connected to other parts of Goa by road, and the roads are in fairly good condition.

By train

The nearest railway station is at Thivim, and taxi from there takes about 20 minutes and costs around Rs.200. Other railway stations are at Margao and Vasco.

By bus

Frequent state buses go to and from other parts of Goa, but if you're traveling a longer distance, you need to change buses (for example, from the airport you should need three buses to get to Calangute). A bus from Panjim costs Rs.10-15 depending on the route the bus takes.

By taxi

Prepaid taxi from the outside counter on the airport costs Rs.650, while discussing the price directly with the driver should result into cheaper price.

Get around

Calangute is a quite small area, and you can easily walk your way through it. Two-wheelers and cars are naturally available for hire, and getting a taxi or an auto rickshaw is easy.