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Caranzalem Beach

CARANZALEM – The perfect choice for undisturbed vacations

A perfect getaway in North Goa

Located at about 5 km from the capital of Goa, Caranzalem beach is one of the most underrated beaches in Goa. Contrary to the usual atmosphere in Goa, Caranzalem beach is still unexplored by tourists and hence is a perfect destination for a tranquil vacation in Goa. If you’re looking for a suitable location in North Goa, away from the hustle of the tourists, then look no further – Caranzalem beach offers you just the right package.

Caranzalem is a small village in Goa, and has a 3.5 km beach. One thing that catches your eye when you visit Caranzalem beach is its white sands and clear water, surrounded by palm trees at the border. The water here is suitable for swimming as the coastal line is shallow. A serene location, coupled with less crowd and just the right amenities to relax, makes Carnazalem beach one of the most beautiful destinations in Goa.

Things to do

Caranzalem beach is more of a relaxation kind of beach, where people come to just sit and do leisure activities. Even though Caranzalem doesn’t offer the hippie culture of the Goan experience, it is known amongst the locals for other leisure activities like water sports. Here are some of the things to do in Caranzalem beach.

Dona Paula beach

Dona Paula beach

The Caranzalem beach is just parallel to the Dona Paula road. Dona Paula is one of the major attractions of Goa. One can visit Dona Paula to enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea. Dona Paula also has a beach named after its own name, Dona Paula beach, which is another popular beach in Goa. Both these should be on your to-do list while visiting Caranzalem.

Cabo Raj Bhavan

Cabo Raj Bhavan

Cabo Raj Bhavan, which translates to the “Governor’s residence” is also one of the tourist attractions in Goa, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the Caranzalem beach.

Water Sports

Water Sports

When you visit Goa, one of the things every tourist must do is water adventure sports. Caranzalem beach offers a variety of water adventure sports like parasailing, motor rides, water skiing and what not. With this beach being a laid back beach, there is very less crowd on this beach and one can enjoy the water sports without the long queues.

Goa Science Museum

Goa Science Museum

Another tourist attraction here is the Goa Science Museum. Situated in Miramar, Panjim, just a few minutes away from Caranzalem beach, one must visit this museum when in Goa.

Shopping

Shopping

Apart from the tourist attractions, what Caranzalem beach is really known for is its tranquil atmosphere. Most of the people visiting Caranzalem beach mostly choose to relax on the shacks on the beach, and indulge in other leisure activities like shopping and exploring different eateries and cuisines in Goa.

Nerby Attractions:

  • The Caranzalem beach is just parallel to the Dona Paula road. Dona Paula is one of the major attractions of Goa. One can visit Dona Paula to enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea. Dona Paula also has a beach named after its own name, Dona Paula beach, which is another popular beach in Goa. Both these should be on your to-do list while visiting Caranzalem.
  • Cabo Raj Bhavan, which translates to the “Governor’s residence” is also one of the tourist attractions in Goa, and is just a few minutes’ walk from the Caranzalem beach.
  • When you visit Goa, one of the things every tourist must do is water adventure sports. Caranzalem beach offers a variety of water adventure sports like parasailing, motor rides, water skiing and what not. With this beach being a laid back beach, there is very less crowd on this beach and one can enjoy the water sports without the long queues.
  • Another tourist attraction here is the Goa Science Museum. Situated in Miramar, Panjim, just a few minutes away from Caranzalem beach, one must visit this museum when in Goa.
  • Apart from the tourist attractions, what Caranzalem beach is really known for is its tranquil atmosphere. Most of the people visiting Caranzalem beach mostly choose to relax on the shacks on the beach, and indulge in other leisure activities like shopping and exploring different eateries and cuisines in Goa.

Eateries and Food Joints

Goa has a lot to offer when it comes to food. There are many restaurants in Goa which offer a variety of Indian as well as international cuisines, and Caranzalem beach is no exception to that. There are a number of restaurants to explore in and around Caranzalem, and here are some of the best eateries in Caranzalem:

Cafe Basil

Restaurant

Phone: 094049 10514
Timing: 11 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sagar View Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 097650 06767
Timing: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Silveira's Schezwan House

Restaurant

Phone: 084460 21388
Timing: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

New Sheetal Pure Veg Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 0832 246 2755
Timing: 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Schandis Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 049 69 557337
Timing: 9:00 AM to  10:30 PM

Borkars Celebrations Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant

Phone: 0832 246 2766
Timing: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM , 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Stay

Although Caranzalem is a small village in Goa, one can find plenty of good places to stay in its proximity. There are some popular places to stay in Panjim, just a few minutes away from the Caranzalem beach. Here is a list of some of the best places to stay in Caranzalem.

Fortune Miramar

Fortune Miramar

This is an amazing resort situated in Miramar. They offer a variety of amenities and is an ideal choice for families. The Miramar beach is just 200m from this resort.

Hotel Rajdhani

Hotel Rajdhani

This resort is just 13 km away from the airport and is one of the most budget friendly resorts in North Goa.

Goa Marriott

Goa Marriott

The Marriott hotel is spread across 14.000 sq. ft. and they offer all the luxurious amenities like spas and relaxation centers. Situated in Panjim, this is one of the most popular places to stay in Goa amongst the foreign tourists.

The travel

Caranzalem beach is connected to the state capital Panjim, which makes it easier to reach the beach. Just 5 km from Panjim, one can travel to Caranzalem beach by hiring an auto or a taxi. Listed below are some of the easiest ways to reach Caranzalem beach:

By road

The nearest bus stop from Caranzalem is Panjim. There are regular buses from all the major cities like Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru. One can hire a taxi or a cab from there to reach Caranzalem beach. Renting a vehicle is also a good option.

By rail

Vasco da Gama railway station is just a few kms away from Caranzalem. Furthermore, there are taxis and autos available outside the railway station which one can avail to directly reach Caranzalem beach.

By air

The nearest airport to Caranzalem is Dabolim airport, at a distance of approximately 27 km. Similar to railway station, one can rent a vehicle or hire a pre-paid taxi or cab to reach Caranzalem beach.

Caranzalem beach is one of the most underrated beaches in Goa. Its easy connectivity to all the main cities and places in Goa makes it a popular choice amongst the tourists, and yet it still remains unexplored by many. Most of the tourists here are frequent visitors who have experienced the hospitality of the town once and are coming back for seconds. Easy connectivity yet less crowds, amazing food options to explore and amazing resorts to stay make Caranzalem beach one of the best in Goa beaches, to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

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