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Boasting white sands and tropical scenery, it’s no wonder that Calangute is known as the ‘Queen of the beaches’.

This beautiful paradise in the Indian state of Goa could easily be the eighth wonder of the world. With a wealth of exquisite blue seas and tourist attractions, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Especially when you consider all the beach-front properties FlipKey has to offer.

Whether you’re searching for a relaxing break or an adventure of a lifetime – there’s plenty to see and do here!

About Calangute

Calangute is rich in history and culture. In the early 1600s, the town was under Portuguese rule and you still see the walls of Aguada Fort that were built during this time.

The fusion of Portuguese architecture and Indian temples makes the area one of the most unique in the country. In the mid to late 90s, the area became popular with European travelers, as it is today.

Peak tourist season is October to January so you may find beaches are very crowded during this time, but there’s still plenty to see and do. A bustling nightlife, vibrant markets and sightseeing tours makes Calangute one of the most tourist friendly places on earth – you couldn’t ask for more!

The hot Asian climate brings very warm temperatures all year round, but the local beaches are ideal for cooling down. April to June sees rainfall which feels refreshing in the heat. However, if you want to avoid rain, November is the wettest month of the year.

What to do in Calangute

Bars and restaurants are dotted along the sandy beaches, so you’ll never have to travel far to enjoy a taste of traditional Indian cuisine. Seafood is also a popular dish but there are many vegan options available for those who require it.

Pousada by the Beach is one of the best beach restaurants in town – grab a spot in the garden and unwind as you dine on fine fresh food and refreshing beverages.

Beach attractions are a popular pastime in Calangute. On Calangute and Baga beaches, you’ll find something to keep the whole family entertained. From parasailing to jet skiing, water sports are the perfect opportunity to have some fun!

If you fancy something a little more cultural, head to the Museum of Goa and embrace the cultural artworks and workshops.

The Church of St Alex is also worth a marvel. Built in 1741, the elegant architecture is a captivating sight.

Top Calangute travel tips

For those visiting Calangute, there are 5 nearby airports. Chances are you'll fly in via Goa Airport and take a taxi or bus to the town. Travel can be expensive so it may be more cost effective to hire a car instead.

Whether you want to unwind under a palm tree, learn to surf, explore the nightlife or grab a bite to eat in one of the many impressive cafes or restaurants, Calangute is a dream vacation destination and FlipKey has the property for you.