Best known as the Queen of the Beaches, Calangute Beach is perhaps, the busiest beach in Goa, highly commercialized with the countless vendors, accommodation establishments, bars and restaurants that can be seen across the beach. The beach is popular as a tourist favorite. Calangute is situated nine miles from the Goan capital, Panaji, stretching four miles across the Goan coastline. To the south is the village of Candolim while to the north, there lies the hamlet of Baga.
Calangute Beach became famous because it was a favorite hideout for the Hippies during the 1960s. The beach attracted more and more Hippies as years passed, and later in the 1970s, saw a flock of European tourists who wanted to experience the beauty of this [Read more…]