Baga Beach, North Goa-

baga beach-goa beach- travelling to indiaBasically a continuation of Calangute Beach, Baga beach is located around 10 kms from the city of Mapusa. Unlike Calangute Beach, Baga Beach is more scenic , unspoilt and less commercialised than its southern counterpart ,probably because , there is lesser number of buses running towards Baga beach and lesser number of tourists come here.

The Baga river flows down from one side and gives an spellbounding look to the beach as well as it is a nice diversion for children.A group of black lava rocks lie at a place where river meets the sea.The exlosion of sea currents against these rocks looks pleasant.

baga beach- beaches in goa- tourism places in indiaOne of the reasons why Baga beach is so famous is because it is more varied and not just a plain beach.Nestled between a rocky and wooded headland Baga is a perfect example of a place where land meets the sea.Furthermore, it offers an astounding view of sea and wooded cliff and has been commercialised to a lesser extent than Calangute Beach.

What to do at Baga Beach?

Baga Beach: goa beach- famous places in indiaThere are various things you can do at Baga beach. The easiest thing to do is just laze on the sand and have a nice sun bath or enjoy a bottle of beer.You can also enjoy some water sports here. Infact , Baga beach is famous among western tourists because of water sports and fishing trips. Or, you can also enjoy some Goan food on beach or have a nice candlelit dinner with your spouse, family or friends.

Goa Baga beach is an option for those who want to be away from the hustle-bustle found on the other beaches. Baga beach in Goa 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.

How to reach Baga Beach-

Buses leave from Mapusa to Baga beach but the number of buses are less and you may have to wait for a while. You may hire taxis and motorcycle taxis to reach here.Alternatively, you may first reach Calangute beach and then walkk down the beach to reach Baga Beach. But the walk is long and may be tirin g for some.

Places to stay near Baga Beach-

Being primarily a fishing village ,Baga doesn't hve enough places for accomodattion.Small houses on rent and some rooms ready for hire are available in around the village.During high seasons , it is difficult to find a place to stay. Reasonable budget houses and rooms for rent are also available on the quieter north side of the river.

Eating out at Baga Beach-

Baga Beach- beaches in Goa- Travelling to IndiaThe beach once full off fisherman's houses has been replaced by some nice restaurants and small thatched roof eating places.Infact, Baga beach boasts of best restaurants in Goa.From standard beach shacks to swish pizzeries and terraced cafes, everything is available here at Baga.

You can get a romantic candlelit dinner at the beachside to a traditional Goan meal at the shacks and restaurants. Baga offers one of the most swanky and exotic nightlife in whole of Goa.

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