Places to visit in Calangute Beach
Calangute Beach – The Hippy Retreat The 1960s were responsible for a lot of discoveries of varying types and, believe it or not, the hippies were responsible for first finding Calangute Beach in Goa.
Calangute was once the beach Goa was most widely known for, although one or two of other beaches in Goa have now taken that mantle.
However, Calangute remains a popular retreat for the Western tourists and travelers that first discovered the region over 40 years ago.
During the hot days, Calangute beach in Goa is awash with tourists of every age and nationality sunbathing and heading down to the sea.
Nighttime is quite a different story as the hippies and modern travelers party throughout the night. Whether it’s day or night, the local shacks and quaint huts on the beach serve local delicacies and cold beer.
Similar buildings also sell little trinkets and hand made objects usually made from the shells and driftwood found on the beach.
Calangute provides the perfect mix of idyllic, almost unbelievable setting with a fun, nostalgic social life. Make no mistake, the beach Goa owes most of its tourism industry too has not been spoilt by the years of heavy tourism, and the welcome sight and smells of fried prawns and other local delicacies are a testament to this fact.
Calangute beach also features the Kerkar Art Complex, which is entirely unique for being situated on the beach. It regularly features art exhibitions and shows throughout the dry season.
Every beach in Goa has its own natural beauty and a lot of the art found at the Kerkar art complex represents these local attractions.
At Calangute beach you can spend the day time lazing under the sun or making new friends, the evenings eating the locally caught and prepared seafood and the night time reliving the sixties with the hippies. Now that’s what a vacation should be about.