Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Baga Beach in Goa

Baga a seaside town in Bardez, Goa, India. It comes under the jurisdiction of Calangute, which is 2 km (1 mi) south. Baga is known for its popular beach, Baga Beach with it's brown sands, and creek, the Baga Creek. It is visited by thousands of tourists annually.
Baga Beach is located in North Goa, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mapusa and 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Panaji, the state capital. It's bordered by Calangute Beach to the south, and Anjuna Beach to the north on the other side of the river. Baga Beach starts right where Calangute ends, although it's hard to pinpoint exactly where
 
The beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats, and at high tide the beach is narrow.
The beach is named after the Baga Creek, which empties into the Arabian Sea at the north end of the beach.
Baga Beach is also famous for its water sports and Dolphin cruises.
 

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About the Beach

Baga beach is small but perfect and beautiful beach who want to be away from the hustle-bustle as it is usual on the other beaches. Baga beach is located between two more famous cousins, Colva beach on one side and Calanguate beach on the other side. In fact, Baga beach, Goa is an extension of Calanguate beach.

The combination of chirping birds overhead, the whispering of waves and the sound of flying leaves of palm trees with winds create a pleasant sound and it seems as if the Baga Beach were calling tourists to visit its fascination. The sand at Baga beach is neither white nor golden, it is brown. The groves of palm trees are very close to the water edges which create a stunning ambience for the tourists. Baga beach Goa is a nice place of tourist interest to spend some peaceful moments.

One side of Baga beach the Baga River flows down which offers an ideal alternative for the children. The Baga beach is an ideal location for beach holidays, picnic, fishing, shopping, cruising and water-sports. Some of other attractions of the Baga beach are the Baga Retreat House, Medicinal Springs at Mottant and the Club Tito’s – famous for lively nightlife.

There are a plenty of hotels and guest houses available in Baga and Calanguate which is very close to Baga. Houses can be also rented here.

 

Things to do

 
 
 
Water sports are a huge attraction. You can go para sailing , wake boarding , windsurfing for , kite surfing , or take a ride on a jet ski for . Dolphin spotting trips are on offer for around , and island trips . However, many people are simply content lazing on the sun lounges in front of the beach shacks all day and feasting on a steady supply of food, beer, and cocktails. The Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach and Saturday night market at Arpora are both close by, and will satisfy even the best shopaholics.
Sand at the Baga beach is clean. It is believed that this sand holds some natural medicinal properties. So, you can see many people with wet sand smeared on their body.
Baga beach is flat, has clean sand and is safe for swimming. You have to be cautious while swimming along the Calangute Baga stretch. It is prudent to swim in designated areas where lifeguards are present.
 
Baga Nightlife:
Baga is well known for its nightlife, most of which can be found in and around Tito's Lane -- home to the infamous Club Tito and Cafe Mambo. Both hold regular events with interstate DJs. The lavish and classy open air Loungefly bar also features top DJs and will leave a memorable impression. Head to hip Cocktails and Dreams to try an astonishing variety of cocktails and shooters, and be dazzled by barmen with impressive flame juggling skills. Guys will love the Sports Cafe. For those who prefer live music, Cavala caters to an older crowd and has Rock n Roll every Saturday night.

What to eat and drink

 
 
The Baga Beach Shacks serve economical traditional Goan cuisine of fish, curries and rice. The beach has a variety from standard beach shacks to pizzerias and terrace cafes. Baga has all types of food destinations.
 
Fiesta (opposite Club Titos) will take your breath away with its magical setting and scrumptious food. Britto's, a beach shack specializing in seafood, is a popular tourist place that serves delicious Goan cuisine which isn't too spicy for the western palate. Find it at the far northern end of the beach. You can dine on a table right on the beach. The Lila Cafe, with its offerings of freshly baked bread on the river bank, is recommended for breakfast and lunch. The spectacular garden setting of East Meets West is perfect for romantic night time dining, and there's live music nightly too.
 

How to reach

The closest railway station to Baga is Thivim. We can heire taxi to get to Baga from the railway station. Alternatively, Goa's Dabolim airport is located 50 kilometers (31 miles) away, and we get prepaid taxi.
 
By Air :
Nearest Airport – Dabolim Airport (29 km from Panjim)
By Train :
Nearest Railway Station – Karmali Railway Station (11 km from Panjim)
By Road :
Buses are available for Mapusa and Panji     
 
 

 Where to stay

 

The Ronil Beach Resort  is centrally located, five minutes walk from the beach. The Colonia Santa Maria is a bit more upmarket and has cottages . Baga also has some great boutique hotels. The best are Casa Baga, located right near the heart of the action, and Baia Do Sol, with its wonderful location on the river front.  A very popular budget choice is the relaxed Alidia Beach Cottages which fronts onto the beach with a affortable prize.


Baga Travel Tips


Swimming unassisted can be dangerous at most of the beaches because of the strong undercurrents. Consulting the lifeguards is a must before venturing out into the waters. Sunglasses, sun-lotions, beach wear etc,. are the things to be carried during a visit to this beach. Carry all your documents along with photocopies in case of loss or theft.

2 comments:

  1. Places to Visit in India-India is a well known travel destinations, which is renowned for its beautiful places and natural beauty since ancient. There are many things for tourist in India. Monuments, rivers, hill stations, wildlife, beaches, backwaters and heritage sites are main attractions for tourists.

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  2. Hi..it was lovely reading your blog post. Undoubtedly, Baga beach is one of the most happening beach in Goa. Thanks for writing about what to eat in Goa and hotels near baga beach.

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