Calangute beach in North Goa is probably the most popular beach especially with Indian tourists visiting Goa. With numerous shops selling cheap cloths jewellery and various curios Calangute is also the shopping hub in North Goa. Calangute is on the same stretch which starts from Sinquerim in the south which extends onto Baga in the north via Calangute.
Calangute beach a hippie haven for a long time is today the most visited beach especially by domestic travellers. Calangute very easily finds itself ranked at the top when it comes to accessibility of restaurants and other water activities. Tourists even if are staying at a different beach find themselves at Calangute to do their holiday shopping for souvenirs, cheap cloths and other knick knacks!
Kerkar Art Complex
Kerkar art gallery showcases paintings, photographs and sculptures of local artist Dr Subodh Kerkar. The complex also offers open-air dance recitals every Tuesday night.
Coastline near Calangute
The long stretch of beach which starts near Fort Aguada at Sinquerim extends till Baga creek via Calangute. After the Baga creek a rocky hillock seperates Baga from Anjuna. You can walk along the cliffs over the hills from Baga to the southern end of Anjuna. Though the walk is quite tiring it affords some wonderful views of the sea. The path from Anjuna to Baga is a quite narrow and you have to be sure footed to walk over the rocks
Church of St. Alex - Calangute
Church of St. Alex was originally founded in 1595, which makes it one of the oldest surviving churches in Goa. In the church yard there is a Grotto of Our lady of Lourdes which was the first grotto dedicated to the Our Lady erected in entire Goa.