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Baga Beach, Goa Overview

One of the most popular beaches in North Goa, Baga Beach is located close to Calangute beach, around 30 Km North of Panaji. It is so named after the 'Baga creek' which flows into the Arabian Sea. Baga is the perfect destination for you if you wish to witness the excellent nightlife of Goa as signature places such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos have made their mark in their hearts of party-goers. The shacks come to life in the late evening with some pumping music and mouthwatering food. 

It is also famous for its designer stores as well as its street-side markets where you can shop till your feet ache and your wallet grumbles! Being one of the most visited beaches in the North, Baga also has a vast range of water sports that you can try your hands at. Grab a sumptuous breakfast at Infantaria - a highly recommended eatery, relax by the beach all day, and in the evening let the party animal in you come alive - it's all possible at Baga Beach. Baga Beach is considered to be the extension of Calangute Beach itself since both of these lies on the same stretch of the shore. 

Lined with an array of tattoo parlours, tarot shops, palmistry shops, spas, sun decks and some legendary shacks, it gives you a chance to live out your perfect beach holiday. If you are not a party person, you also have the option of starting your mornings with some beach Yoga, having a nutritious breakfast by the sea, and then just spend the day reading quietly on beach recliner. There is something for every kind of traveller in Baga!

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Activities at Baga Beach

For the traveller looking to indulge in a wellness retreat, Baga Beach has quite a few options to explore. Begin your day with a quiet and serene morning walk along the stretch of the beach, or give your body a workout at the ABS Yoga Retreat Centre in Titos Lane 2, where you can attend yoga and meditation sessions. You can also relax and unwind at the Aroma Thai Day Spa which offers foot, head, neck, shoulder, and full-body massages, or Glamazon Salon & Spa and the Ora Regenesis Spa that offer similar facilities to all the patrons.

Baga Beach Nightlife

Perhaps the most happening thing about the Baga Beach is its upbeat nightlife which is the very identity of this destination. Some of the most popular outlets in the city here include:-

1. Café Mambos: Goa is synonymous with Cafe Mambos and rightly so. This outlet plays variants of disco and house music and you can merrily dance the night away. Opening hours are from 20:00 to 3:30 in the morning. The cover charges are INR 1500 for a couple and 2,000 for single males, although these may be subject to change.

2. Club Titos: Club Titos is synonymous with electronic and Indian Bollywood music and even hosts some of the coolest costume parties!  Timings are from 9:30 PM ro 3:00 AM. The cover charges are INR 1500 for a couple.

Apart from these, there are a number of other nightclubs as well, such as Kamaki, Cape Town Cafe, Red Square, and Ivy among others.

Baga Beach Water Sports

If you are an adventure sports junkie with a special affinity towards water sports, there can absolutely be no better place for you than Baga Beach. The sheer variety of water sports activities offered here is mind boggling, and you will be spoilt for choice. Starting from the basic ones, you can make your way up to more challenging activities as well. Choose your pick from banana boat rides, bumper boats, water scooter, Jet Ski, dolphin cruises, and parasailing if you wish to enjoy the scenery of the Baga Beach. Then there is the option of taking a dive close to the lagoon near Baga River which is a perfect way to acquaint yourself with the wonderful world that lies underwater.

Other water sports here include body boarding, single and double kayaking, paddle boarding, knee boarding, speed boat rides, surf board lessons, and wakeboarding. You can indulge in any of these activities for a period of 10 minutes to about an hour, depending on the operator and the packages you choose. The activities can cost anywhere between INR 200 - INR 1500. There are also amusement parks for kids like the Blue Whale Water Park, Monsoon Fun Park, and Snowpark in the vicinity of Baga where the little ones can have a gala time exploring water sports in a safer environment.

Shacks and Restaurants Near Baga Beach

Baga Beach is one of the top picks that comes to mind when one thinks about Food in North Goa. You can literally have a foodie's day out in the area and still manage to leave several places unexplored. For the lovers of a full and continental English breakfast and meals, there is Infantaria. It is a place that is famous for its fluffy omelettes, pastries and other baked goods. You can find stunning international as well as local Goan food at Brittos, another iconic place known for its fresh seafood and pastries. Pop a cold beer at any one of the beach shacks and finally, call it a night at Tito's or Mambo's with some great music and finger food.

Shopping At Baga Beach

Shopping at Baga Beach is a pleasant experience. Arpora Saturday Night Flea Market in the area, is a wonderful street shopping treat where you can also try out food from all over the world. Mackie's Night Bazaar is an experience in its own right and you can shop for clothes and knick - knacks or spend your time enjoying the food, music and live entertainment acts. 

Hotels Near Baga Beach

Baga Beach has many hotels and accommodation options available for visitors, ranging from budget hostels to five-star resorts. Service apartments, cottages, villas, and guest houses are readily available and vary in their costs according to the facilities they provide such as a view of the beach, swimming pools, spa & wellness centres, fitness clubs, free Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen, and mini bar. Many of these lodgings are situated around Tito's Lane while others are around the Calangute-Baga Road. A few of these hotels include Baga Hideout Resort, Hotel Colonia Santa Maria, Coco Heritage Home, De Baga Deck, Kalki Resort and Sugar Plum Hotels. You can also rent villas which have all of the facilities as mentioned earlier plus a more personal space. If you are looking for more budgeted options, you can also take your pick from a number of hostels or huts on the beach side.

Sightseeing around Baga Beach

Apart from the beach itself, you can pay a visit to Casa de Retiros which is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier and offers some delightful views of the sea and creek. Our Lady of Piety which is a 250-year-old Portuguese church, Chapora and Aguada forts and Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary are also within a close distance from Baga Beach.

How To Reach Baga Beach

If you are staying at Calangute, a wise decision would be to just have a calm and relaxing walk south of Calangute beach toward Baga which is only 2 km. This beach is located at a distance of16 km from Panaji, so if you wish to reach Baga all the way from Panaji, a taxi or a hired bike/ scooter is a good option.

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takeout best 9 months ago
_You must visit Goa and let your spirit buzzing around with truly Goan Fun. This city is blessed with some stimulating beaches like Baga Beach, Anjuna beach, Calangute beach along with historical churches and vibrating culture, Lip-smacking Food making it a paradise on the earth.
takeout best 8 months ago
If you want to get lost and find your inner self then this is the place for you, This is the place to feel the fragrance of sand. Take a long walk in the early morning and make your walk a memorable memory takeoutbest
Bullet King 1 year ago
Best tourist attraction while in goa. Discos (on tito's lane), Tibet Bazar, cotton clothing shopping, street food, junk jewellery, restaurants, oyo rooms, cheap lodging all the above, very good??

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