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You're Going to Love Calangute

If Goa is the land of glorious sunsets, magnificent sandy beaches, and colorful markets, then Calangute is the jewel in its crown. Friendly locals, a beach to surpass all others, and a host of activities and attractions for all ages: Calangute is one of those unforgettable places you'll want to revisit again and again.

Although it's on the beach party circuit, there's more to Calangute than the occasional moonlight rave. The bars and clubs of Tito's Lane at the Baga end of the beach are open late, and many venues present local and international musicians and DJs on a regular basis. If you're a gourmandizer rather than a clubber, the town's eclectic range of restaurants serve up some of the tastiest food in northern Goa.

Once part of the hippie trail, Calangute exudes an air of freedom and creativity. Its stylish galleries offer temporary and permanent exhibitions throughout the year, while its famous markets are an essential stop for both locals and visitors.

And let's not forget the beach. An exquisite swathe of soft, shimmering sand fringed with beach shacks and vibrant bars against a lush tropical backdrop - it's one of the very best reasons to add Calangute to your list of must-see destinations.

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When to Visit Calangute

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Thanks to its southern hemisphere location, summer runs from November until February in Calangute. It's also considered the best period for vacations with guaranteed sunshine and average temperatures of 81°F. Although daily rainfall is a feature of the monsoon seasons from October to January and February until May, downpours tend to be short and heavy, and you'll enjoy less crowded streets and beaches and lower hotel and restaurant prices.

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How to Get to Calangute

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Where to Stay in Calangute

There are almost 3,000 hotels to choose from in and around Calangute, so you're certain of finding one that fits your requirements and budget. Inexpensive basic rooms can be found at the Ave Maria Beach Resort, Rivasa Resort, and Hotel Orchid De Goa, while mid-range hotels like ibis Styles Goa Calangute and Calangute Grande are ideal for families. For those looking for somewhere that combines a great location with a little luxury, try Novotel Goa Shrem, Novotel Goa Resort And Spa, or the Villa Calangute. The best areas to stay include the Baga end of Calangute beach if you want to be close to the bustling clubs and bars of Tito's Lane or the southern part of the beach if you prefer things a little quieter.

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Shopping

Go to Baga Road for food, clothes, and electronics, or visit one of the local flea markets for bargains of every description. The Calangute Bazaar offers arts and crafts and products from Tibet and Kashmir.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

Street markets are the ideal way to shop for fruit, meat, and fresh vegetables. You can also pick up basics from local supermarkets like Newton's Supermarket and Modern Supermarket. Prices are low; 12 eggs should cost just Rs. 64.44 and a bottle of local beer about Rs. 60.

Where to Eat in Calangute

You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating in Calangute. Planning a romantic meal? Pousada by the Beach is a stylish boutique hotel and the popular restaurant serves fresh fish and seafood dishes with a Portuguese slant. Visit Chef Soumyen's Kitchen or Le Jardin for contemporary European cuisine in a friendly al fresco setting. Or, spend the evening at Curlies Beach Shack where you can sip cocktails and sample Goan dishes like cafrael before dancing the night away to live music. Expect to pay Rs. 180 for a quick beach shack lunch or upwards of Rs. 2,500 for dinner and wine for two in an upmarket restaurant.

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