This place gives you a pleasant Goa vibe and is one of the most affordable places in the area. It is located in the heart of the bustling Calangute beach. They have some lovely Goa dishes, and also serve North Indian and Italian food on side with some bottled beers. For the ones on a tight budget, this is one place that won't disappoint.
Shopping in Calangute Beach:
The Saturday Bazaar
This is the most anticipated shopping bazaar in North Goa. Just like the Anjuna night market, this one has everything to offer. From pocket friendly clothes to footwear to cute artsy home décor, fresh handpicked fruits to groceries, fish and vegetables, this market has it all. It is located near the post office in Calangute. Some stalls here also sell pottery and textiles. Occasionally you may find a tarot card reader sitting amidst the crowd.
This isn't exactly on Calangute beach. It is located between Calangute and Bada beach. This market is known for selling things mirroring the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. You can buy flavorful incense sticks, aroma diffusers, candles, statues, prayer flags and so much more.
Other Activities in Calangute Beach:
Fly high up in the air with the vastness of waters underneath. Parasailing is one of the most common activities on this beach. This could be something to try if you are the adventure seeker.
Jet Ski is another water activity easily available on the beach alongside banana rides. If you are the thrill seeker or want to explore the waters in Goa, these activities are a must-do on your Goa list.
Dolphin Sighting was recently started in this part of Goa. There are many tours that take off from Calangute beach. Check with the helpdesk at your hotel to get the information.
Things to keep in mind:
When you visit a beach this famous, understand that it is going to be crowded, especially in the evenings. It is best suggested to carry as little cash as possible, and understand, lesser the belongings, easier the handling.
In case you end up doing the water activities, carry an extra pair of clothes, some sunscreen and a towel. If you are staying in one of the beach properties, you can ask your hotel for some spares.
Avoid indulging with strangers. Goa is a tourist attraction. there are people here, from around the world. Avoid taking or buying anything from strangers. It may get you in trouble. If you are travelling in a group, stay connected and try not to leave the group.
You can rent a two-wheeler. Almost everyone who travel to Goa rent a bike. But it is advised to stay sober and avoid drink-driving. There are numerous checkpoints in and around Calangute beach. You don't want to get in trouble on a holiday.
Avoid eating at unhygienic places. Ask people around, or check reviews online and only eat at trusted places. Oftentimes, people end up falling sick due to eating at local joints (speaking from an awful personal experience here.)
Always keep emergency numbers at easy reach. If you are out to explore the far ends of Goa, it is best to keep some local numbers in hand. There are some parts of Goa, you may fall short of network.
Whatever your reason is to travel to Goa, this place has something for every body. From partying, to flea shopping, to good food and mesmerizing sunsets, Goa a something to offer for every body. So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Goa already.
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