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 Baga (Goa)

One of the jewels of North Goa is Baga Beach. This beautiful quiet beach is 10 km west of Mapusa and is continuous with the famous Calangute Beach of Goa. Infact, it is difficult to say where Calangute Beach ends and Baga Beach begins. Goa Baga beach is an option for those who want to be away from the hustle-bustle found on the other beaches.

Baga Quick facts

  • Baga Geography and Climate

    Geography: This is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea that begins at Fort Aguada continues as Sinquerim Beach, then as Candolim Beach and merges into Calangute Beach and then to Baga Beach and then Anjuna Beach and then to Vagator Beach finally ending at Chapora Beach and Fort.

    Climate: The climate is moist throughout the year. Other features of the climate are the regular and sufficient rainfall 320 cm during the south-west monsoon season, mainly from June to September. The climate is generally pleasant. Discomfort may be felt in the absence of wind particularly during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon months.

  • Best time to visit Baga

    Tourists can visit this place at anytime of the year. Anyway summer season is the best time to visit this place. Baga (Goa) is the perfect getaway for those looking for a little bit of peace.

  • Baga Orientation

    Goa's Baga 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. The Baga beach is more of a fishing beach with the tourists from across the world trying to get that big catch.

  • Baga Near Getaways

    Calangute Beach, one of the most popular beaches, lies on the coast of North Goa at the shores of the Arabian Sea. Baga beach, Candolim beach, Coco beach and Fort Aguada are the major places of interest around Calangute beach.

  • Baga Distance(s)

    Baga Goa lies 10 km west of Mapusa and really speaking is an extension of Calangute. Baga is smaller than the Calangute and Colva beaches lying on either side of it.

  • How to reach Baga by Road

    The Baga beach is just half an hour drive away from Panaji and 15 min from Mapusa. There are a number of buses that run from Mapusa and Calangute Beach to Baga. The nearest interstate bus station is at Mapusa, the KTC bus station.

  • How to reach Baga by Rail

    The nearest railway station is at Karmali, 11 km away from Panaji, the state capital of Goa.

  • How to reach Baga by Air

    Goa does not have a true full-fledged International Airport, however it does have a domestic airport at Dabolim from where flights leave for most major cities in India. Daboilim airport is located near the city of Vasco Da Gama and is about 30 km from Panaji, Goa's capital city. International flights from Kuwait and Sharjah do land at Goa.

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    Baga Festivals and culture

  • Baga Festivals

    Christmas and New Year are celebrated grandly and with full swing every year apart from other festivals.

  • Baga Culture

    Portuguese culture prevails here as the state of Goa in India, was a Portuguese colony until 1962, and is famous for its Indo-Portuguese culture and architecture.

  • Baga Religious Places

    The St. Alex Church: The Church of St. Alex stands tall with its two beautiful towers and a stupendous dome crowned on the facade. As you enter the Church, you will realize the rich display of symmetry of its architecture and alluring altars.

  • Baga Monuments

    Fort Aguada: Built on the mouth of river Mandovi, it was the chief defence of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name (Aguada = Water). Crews of passing ships would often visit to replenish their fresh water stores. Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese. The fort is so large that it envelops the entire peninsula at the south western tip of Bardez.

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    Baga Entertainment and Night Life

  • Baga Adventure

    Don't miss a trek on the green Baga-Anjuna Hill. Pass beside the solitary Portuguese monuments and churches that add beauty to the verdant landscape. Baga beach is more popular with western tourists who love to use it as a base for water sports and fishing in the area. Enjoy parasailing at Baga Beach. Soar high in the air and feel the wind on your face. Feel the incredible excitement of flying above azure waters and you will be amazed to see Fort Aguada from such a great height.

  • Baga Nightlife

    Baga's nightlife is the liveliest in the area and is the perfect expression of the Goan and Western mix of culture. Most of the travellers end up at Tito's, which has the only dance floor and hefty sound system outside a big hotel for miles. Women are allowed in for free, but men and couples have to pay.

  • Kidding around Baga

    Medicinal Springs: The narrow road leading past the Bom Viagem Convent along the cashew-covered foothills, leads to the springs at Mottant. This is an ideal spot for picnics and bathing, as the water is believed to have medicinal properties.

  • Baga Shopping

    The main road running through the Baga village is lined with several bars, tandoori terraces and handicraft shops. The relatively newer Saturday flea market of Baga Goa, is a huge success and an occasion of much that lasts well into the night, brightly lit up with lights and paraffin lamps.

  • Famous To Eat at Baga

    Sea food is famous apart from Goan meal. Tourists can opt for a candlelit dinner at the beachside, or a traditional Goan meal at the shacks and restaurants offering continental as well as tempting seafood.

  • Baga Museum and Hill Stations

    Not found exactly at this area.

  • Gardens and Parks at Baga

    Crocodile and Dolphin Spotting: Backwater crocodile and dolphin spotting down the Mandovi River to the Zuari River is a favorite pastime for the travelers.

  • Lake at Baga

    Lakes constitute a scenic feature in Goa, though most of them have a limited and local use for irrigation. Most of them owe their origins to the bunds across stream valleys, large and small, and also on plateau margins and in alluvial flats. The important lakes of North Goa are Mayem, Chimbel, Carambolim & Calapur.

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    Baga Tips

  • 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.

  • Baga Tourist Offices

    Tourist Office,
    Communidade Building,
    Church-square, Panaji - 403001.
    Tel : 43412

    Tourist Information Centre,
    Tourist Home Patto, Panaji.
    Tel : 45583, 45715, 44757

  • Must do at Baga

    Enjoy Water Sports at beach as it gives thrilling and is also very adventurous at the same time.

  • Not to do at Baga

    Do not swim in the beaches if you are not a good swimmer and always consult a tourist guide before swimming in the beaches even if you are a good swimmer.

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