Calangute is the busiest beach resort. It has many small hotels and guesthouses. In the weekends it gets a bit too crowded so we may suggest you use the weekends to visit Old Goa or day trip to another nice place. The beaches are good: white sand, cocotrees, the works. North of Calangute you find Baga and Anjuna.

The peak tourist season is during Christmas and New Year, and during the summer in May. During the monsoon season, from June through September, the sea can be rough and swimming is prohibited. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.