The centre of the hippie scene in the 1960s and 1970s, Calangute is Goa’s most crowded beach. During the day, it is packed with sunbathers, trinket stalls and hawkers. The entire stretch of sand is lined with bars and restaurant beach shacks that serve Goan food. En route to the neighbouring picturesque village of Saligao is the colonial Casa dos Proença mansion and the churches of Mae de Deus and St Alex. Extending north of Calangute, Baga Beach is far less crowded, although its expanse of ...

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