Calangute Beach

Considered by Indians and International tourists as the Queen of all the beaches of Goa, the beautiful golden sands of Calangute beach is just at a distance of 2 kms from Saint Alex Church, Calangute. One of the busiest and most visited beach of North Goa. Millions of Indians visit this beach at least once in their lifetime. Those who know about Goa, know about Calangute. The village was originally named Kolongutt, and currently its name has deviated to Calangute. Calangute probably gets its name from, Kalyan-Gutti, which means a village of art, a beautiful village.  Around 1.6 Million tourists visiting Goa every year make it an annual affair to pay a visit to this world famous beach. The Calangute beach is mainly famous because it’s Main Street leading from the main Hindu Calangute Temple from the Fish Market towards the beach which is full of shopping opportunities. From home products to handicrafts, from antiques to duplicates, from ethnic to foreign from traditional wear to modern outfits, from Indian food to International delights, for gifts from Kanyakumari to Kashmir or Rings n Things. The holiday street of Goa is heading out from the entrance of Calangute beach is a shopper’s delight. Lots of water sports opportunities on Calangute beach. Such as para sailing, banana boat rides, dugout canoe boat rides, dolphin sightseeing, deep sea fishing and Jet Boat rides.

Kerkar art gallery.

Kerkar Art Gallery is one of the most celebrated art galleries around Calangute beach. This art gallery showcases the sculptures and paintings of upcoming artist of Goa, Subodh Kerkar.  Weekly the gallery hosts a night of Indian dance and music. Kerkar Art Gallery is to be found within Kerkar Art Complex. This Calangute art gallery also features the sculptures and paintings of some of the distinguished artists of Goa. Mainly this art gallery features and exhibits the paintings and sculptures of Subodh Kerkar, an artist who gave up his career in medicine so that he could contemplate on art.

Church of Saint Alex. 

Church of St Alexis an architectural marvel. There are two towers, beautiful altars and a outstanding dome with the church’s premises. Calangute church in white dome cannot be missed on your entrance at Calangute. The Church of St Alex holds a pulpit that originally belonged to the church 400 years ago. In the churchyard, there is a cavern of our Lady of Lourdes. The Church of St. Alex was first built by the villagers in 1595 and is one of the oldest in existence churches in Goa.

Mottant medicinal springs.

The thin road leading past the Bom Viagem Convent along the cashew-covered foothills, leads to the springs at Mottant. This is an idyllic spot for picnics and bathing, as the water is supposed to be therapeutic. It is one of the popular picnic spots in Calangute, Goa. Mottant Springs is a local area of Calangute.

Baga retreat house.

Baga Retreat House is to be found at Baga hilltop. Overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Baga village, the retreat house is dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier. It was known as the Casa de Retiros. Baga Retreat House is in Baga village.

Baga river.

Baga River has its source at the dense mixed jungles of Assagao and Bardez. This 10 km long river system, rich in marine class, is a haunt for the fishermen. At Baga, there is a brand new bridge that crosses over the river. This river separates the lush paddy fields on the south from the settlements on the north. The river flows along the sides of Baga Beach and finally falls into the Arabian Sea at Baga. At the convergence of the river and the sea, there is a group of black rocks making an captivating view of the nature.

Club Tito

Tito’s, the discotheque and Night Club along the coast of Baga in the beautiful state of Goa, India was established in 1971. Tito's, today offers one of the best equipped, acoustically designed discotheque and caters to the tourist, both; international and domestic, flocking Goa. The Entertainment is offered all round the year. So much is the name Titos, synchronous in tourist minds visiting Goa, that it is often said "A trip to Goa without a visit to Tito's is incomplete". Club Tito is located in Baga. You can party hard and late in the night and come back and rest in clean and decent rooms provided by La Marine.

Cafe Mambo

The famous Mambos gives an authentic feeling of Goan Culture with a Coffee and Bakery counter, a bar and open dancing making you tap your feet and enjoy dancing in a unique atmosphere. CAFÉ MAMBO is open from 8 p.m. (IST) onwards. In House and renowned International DJ’s rock the house with all sorts of music. Party code word… “Let’s MAMBO!”

Clive’s Saturday Night Market 

There is more diversity in the shops, good superior items, food stands but also frequently more packed. Many foreigners are running business in this market (didgeridoo player selling didgeridoos, to travellers doing some business to travel more, Tibetan cooking Tibetan food to raise money for Tibetan refugees, etc.). It's on the way to Arpora from Anjuna. 


Arambol Sweet Water Lake

Nature’s blessing and a natural revelation to see a sweet water lake so close to the salty sea water of the Arabian Sea. Our guests can have a swim in the sea and then just walk towards a natural fresh water lake of Arambol located bank on the Arambol beach. Here, the landscape is wonderful; a fresh water pond rests at the base of the hillside 50 yards from the crashing surf below, and the ocean froths around dark rocks rising offshore. Walk past the pond and you'll find quietertide-dependent inlets and rock ledges to find out on your own.

Boat Rides over Nerul River

Nerul Beach is also popularly known among locals as Coco Beach. The beach position is close to the Mandovi River’s estuary and because of this the water is highly saline and filled with sand. There are boating facilities near the estuary as well as at therestaurants exactly below the Nerul Bridge. Adventure activities are in plenty at Nerul such as crocodile spotting, dolphin spotting, angling, boat fishing, backwater cruising and bird watching.

Aguada Fort & Lighthouse

Very close to Sinquerim beach lies the world famous Aguada fort and Aguada Lighthouse. Constructed by the Portuguese way back in 1612 to guard against the naval forces of the foreign Dutch and the local Marathas. Initially the fort and lighthouse were used as a reference point for shipping vessels approaching from Europe at that time.  In Portuguese language Aguada means water and there was a freshwater spring that existed within the fort premises, thus providing ample supply of fresh water to passing by ships. Hence the place and fort got the name Aguada. Over here stands the highest lighthouse of Goa which stands proudly four storeys high built in 1864 and presently stands tall as the oldest lighthouse of Asia. Built at the mouth of River Mandovi, onegets panoramic views of the surroundings.

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