Discover Baga Beach
North Goa Beach
Where is Baga beach?
This beach lies on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa in India. It is encircled by Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim, in the Bardez taluka, and is just 15 km from Panjim, the capital of the state of Goa.
Me, posing for a picture on Baga Beach, Goa India
How to reach Baga beach?
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji. Panaji is just half an hour's drive away from Baga. The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji. Panaji is just half an hour's drive away from Calangute.
Walking on Beach...
It is about ten minutes from Mapusa, and thirty minutes from the state capital, Panaji. There are frequent buses to Panaji and Mapusa from Baga and Calangute. Most buses from Panaji terminate at Calangute and a few trudge further on up to Baga. Mapusa is around 8 km away from Baga.
About Baga Beach
This beach is an option for those who want to be away from the hustle-bustle found on the other beaches. Baga beach looks as if it has come alive out of a painting...majestic white waves rushing to wipe out the feet imprints left by you on the brown sand while the wind continues to flirt with the palm trees. This beach is a small but perfect beach located between its two more famous cousins, Colva on one side and Calangute on the other. It is a good place to enjoy some quiet moments and dwell in peaceful contemplation with oneself.
Friends playing beach-volley-ball on beach
The beach is more of a fishing beach with the tourists from across the world trying to get that big catch.
The Baga River flows down from one side offering a pleasant diversion for children and those who love the water but can't risk the rip currents that swirl round the mouth. Where the river and the sea meet, and on the far right bank, tourists at Baga beach will see a group of black rocks against which the sea crashes.
How to enjoy here ...
One can do nothing but just drown in the peaceful solitude offered by this beach.
Water-bikes, Beach-beds and Restaurants...
But if you care for some other trip, then you can visit the medicinal springs. To reach this place, you have to tread through the narrow road leading past the Bom Viagem Convent along the cashew-covered foothills, which leads to the springs at Mottant. This is an ideal spot for picnics and bathing, as the water is believed to be medicinal. Overlooking the village and the Arabian Sea, at the Baga hilltop is the Baga Retreat House dedicated to St Francis Xavier. It is also known as the Casa de Retiros.
Always packed, Titos is the most happening bar and disco in Goa. Café Mambo, on the premises, is open daily, but the party crowd doesnt come in until close to midnight. Cover charges are sometimes levied (you can use Master Card or Visa). The establishment is built into the hillside just off the Calangute-Baga road.
Sunset on beach
Where to stay?
Tourists planning their vacation in Goa have plenty of accommodation options on this beach. There are many guesthouses and hotels in Baga and nearby Calangute. Those planning a longer vacation in Goa should look out for houses that are to be let out.
Explore beautiful Goa Baga Beach!
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