Baga Beach, Goa
Lying in the Pearl of Orient, Baga Beach is the the most popular beach of Goa. Coming under the jurisdiction of Calangute; Baga beach is known for its creek, water sports, diving adventure and fun park. Popular amongst young generation as well as elders; its a fun – filled beach is one of the best places for dancing parties and barbeques.
Things to Do in Baga Beach
Baga beach very well known amongst tourists for adventure activities and soothing moments is filled with many recreational activities. Here are some of the best things one can do
Water Sports Activities
While being here indulge in water sports activities like two – day Scuba diving or Open water diving or marine – conservation initiatives including tasks like underwater – clean ups. One can also go for jet sking, motor boat ride, dolphin rides, river cruise or a banana ride. For those who simply love to sit by beach side can do so with fresh coconut water and lime!
Go for the most relaxing and benificial ayurvedic messages. These 1 hour to 2 hour spa sessions are based on Indian alternate therapy and are beneficial for various diseases. These are not only general body relaxation messages but also for various diseases like migranes, headaches, spinal therapies and so on...
Weekly and Overnight Trips
For tourists who intend to stay here for long time can take weekly tours to Dudhsagar Falls from Goa or Keralan – style rice barge houseboat rides or boat sails across Cumbarjua river passing through the beautiful mangroves of the river.
Monsoon Fun Park
For a fun filled day for kids, Monsoon Fun Park is one of the best places around. This India’s first inflatable water sports park, its thrilling and joyful places to be in.
Shopping in Baga Beach
When it comes to shopping; Mackie’s Night Bazar is a must – to – go for! Hundreds of stalls, wide variety of handicrafts, trendy dresses and artificial jewellery, lip smacking cuisines. Light music and thousands of lights – that’s what a tourist gets here in Mackie’s Night Bazar.
Walking down Tito’s Lane one walks down the little bars and live music cum dance. Some othere famous names include Cafe Mambo and Literati Bookshop & Cafe. This bazar is also known for serving yoummy Goan Cuisine ; so one can expect to savour the best Goan cuisine here!
How to Reach Baga Beach
Reaching Baga Beach is quite easy. Direct buses running frequently from Panaji and Mapusa drop their passangers on Baga Beach. Taxis or cabs too carry passangers from Calangute and Baga. One can also take direct taxis from Airport. Hotels too have their own personalised services offering day tours to the beach.
Tips for Traveller in Baga Beach
Baga beach being one of the most popular beaches of Goa; it is bit crowded. So, be beware of touts, keep and eye on your kids by not letting them go too far; avoid eating the local stuff and don’t stay for too long at night on beach even if you have company. It’s a good idea to take your tour guide while going on beach and keep him along as there are lots of drunk people around; especially at night. If not very necessary, do not mix with the locals. For going back to your hotel take a taxi instead of bus or go by your hotel cab.
Nearby Attractions from Baga Beach
Calangute Beach : Calangute Beach is another popular beach which one can spend time in. Known for water rides, shopping and lazy sun – seeing are some of the things which its known for.
Lady Peity Church : Its a small old age Church filled with beautiful layouts, extraordinary architecture and the beautiful ambience. Spending some time here and capturing the beauty of Church is something what most tourists love to do.
Anjuna Beach : Anjuna Beach which is quite near Baga beach is very well known for its flea market. Filled with handicrafts, spices, artificial jewellery, local food; its one of the best places to spend evenings in.
Sri Shantadurg Temple : In the land of Churches; there is this Hindu Temple called Sri Shantadurg Temple. Its a very small temple but can be of interest to temple lovers. A couple of minutes here with beautiful surroundings.