Calangute is the most popular beach with thousands thronging it in either the summit and off-season. The waves rise above as you wash off your city blues, even though swimmer have to be a trifle cautious because of the sudden drop and the rising waves. Parasailing at calangute beach is an experience to cherish.Swimmers that are experienced will, however, revel in the seas here.
The shore is fringed with hot restaurants and resorts, including the Calangute Residency run by GTDC. This lengthy, seven-km sweep of sand situated 15 kms from Panaji, is an experience worth the name the’Queen of Beaches’ given to Calangute Beach.
Years of tourism has caused a shift in the situation. Hotels and guesthouses extend uninterrupted from Calangute to Baga. The village of Calangute has all basic amenities such as post office, banks, foreign exchange offices, resort businesses, all sort of pubs and restaurants, other medical centers. The number of internet cafes in Calangute may even surpass that of the whole town of Panaji. Each of the travel agencies and tour operators have a foundation here from where reservations are done for most of the beaches.