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Calangute Beach, Goa
Calangute beach is bang in the centre of all the action. Nestled between Candolim and Baga, two of the most famous beaches of North Goa, its proximity and the places around it make it a tourist’s paradise.A huge parking lot serves Calangute dedicatedly which means ample pay and park and a hassle free afternoon. Get a bike or drive down in your own car, the parking lot is lined with shops selling affordable garments, accessories, footwear and Goa souvenirs.
Also, Calangute is famous for its dry fruit shops and vendors, make sure you pick up a pack of their famous cashew nuts which are served plain, roasted and salted.Calangute beach is also famous for its water sports. The moment you enter the beach, you can’t help but notice many touts and agents marketing banana rides, water bike rides, parasailing and boating. Parasailing is every bit worth the buck at Calangute. Once you’re airborne, you can see as far as Candolim in the south and Anjuna in the north
Souza Lobo is a joint on the beach which deserves special mention. Tourists from the world over swear by this place and the crab and lobster preparations are to die for. If you’re in the mood for a walk down the beach, one can choose to dine at Brittos, a huge shack on Baga Beach which is around 20 minutes on foot from Calangute beach.If you’re at Calangute, don’t miss out on visiting the Taj Vivanta property called the Village, close to Fort Aguada.
If one can afford putting up there, there’s nothing like it, but the resort offers an amazing view of all the beaches in the Calangute, Candolim, Baga stretch.Calangute beach is very centrally located and furthermore, very close to the bus depot. Getting a bus or a cab from Panjim and other popular tourist places is not an issue. One can also choose to drive down and ample boards prompt you right to the beach!