Enjoy yoga on the beach as the sun sets on another fantastic day
Calangute holidays ooze a certain amount of laid back charm, a direct result from this peaceful resort being a hippy haven back in the 1960's. Although it has grown somewhat from its early days as a tranquil fishing port, no matter how many tourists pass through here, there is always an air of effortless relaxation, where the pace of life is almost horizontal.
Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly people you'll meet on holidays in Calangute and nothing ever needs doing in a hurry, the care free way of life here is infectious and it takes no time at all before you feel the stresses of everyday life slipping away and you fall under the spell of this serene and almost spiritual resort. That's not to say there's nothing going on around here though, as you'll find plenty to do, you'll just do it in a kind of chilled out way.
The main beach at Calangute can get quiet crowded, especially during the most popular months of November and December, so head just a little further south to Candolim for a bit more space and a change of scenery, or try vibrant Anjuna, beautiful Baga and the stunning Vagator Beaches. Water sports are hugely popular on Calangute holidays, with water skiing, surfing and parasailing all being favourites with young holidaymakers.
Scuba diving is certainly worth trying as the underwater world opens up in front of you, announcing a line up including sharks, barracuda and turtles, with the main attraction being the sunken Spanish galleons hiding many fascinating stories. It's very easy to spend your days lazing on fabulous beaches while on holidays in Calangute, but it would be a shame to miss some of the tremendous treats that this region has to offer.
Quick Tips for Calangute
The time difference between Goa and the UK is GMT + 5hours 30 mins
Flying time from the UK to Goa is approximately 9 hours 50 mins
The Indian Currency is the rupee
A visa is required to travel to India and must be applied for before travel-apply online at http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/
Calangute has a buzzing vibrant atmosphere
The road into town is awash with street vendors and stall holders selling local hand crafted goods which make ideal souvenirs and the obligatory haggling makes shopping here a lively and fun experience. The world famous flea market and moonlit parties on the beach at the hippy capital of Anjuna are an experience not to be missed, enjoy a yoga class on the beach, then relax as you watch the sun set on another fantastic day over the Arabian Sea.
The state capital of Panaji has a vibrant market full of colour and sound with the aromatic smell of spices drifting through the air. The magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfalls are a beautiful sight, as is the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary with its captivating elephants. The nightlife on Calangute holidays is as laid back as the days; rhythmic music fills the air as you sample the delicious cuisine, enjoy drinks with the locals and watch the mesmerising sunset - this is as lively as it gets.
The beach front road into Baga has some fantastic restaurants with menus that spoil you as they overflow with traditionally cooked meat, fresh fish and vegetarian dishes. If you head a little further south of the beach you will find a few bars that stay open later into the night and early into the next morning.
Many people choose to stay in luxury hotels with private pools and direct beach access while on holidays in Calangute, but many others prefer the freedom that the family friendly guest houses provide, giving the chance to sample everything this beautiful resort has to offer. Calangute holidays will suit anyone looking for a really relaxing break in true Indian style, so fish out those flares, re-instate flower power and book your holidays to Calangute at Late Deals now.
Top Places to Visit
Take a trip into Goa’s capital and enjoy a rickshaw ride around the city’s old quarters, stop for lunch and a spot of shopping at the modern ‘Calculo Mall' or the more traditional flea market.
A natural and utterly spectacular beauty spot, bathe in the holding pools at the foot of the falls and watch the inquisitive little monkeys play nearby.