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Baga Beach

Location

Baga beach is located at 15° 33' 24" N x 73° 45' 5" E (Latitude: 15.55667, Longitude: 73.75154). Baga Beach is located in North Goa, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mapusa and 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Panaji, the state capital. Baga Beach starts right where Calangute beach ends, although it's hard to pinpoint exactly where.

How to Reach

Buses run frequently to Baga from Mapusa and Panaji. You can also hire taxis or motorcycles from Mapusa or Panaji to reach Baga beach. The closest railway station is Thivim. Expect to pay around 300 rupees in a taxi from the railway station. Alternatively, Goa's Dabolim airport is located 50 kilometers (31 miles) away, and the fare in a pre-paid taxi is around 1500 rupees.

Highlights

For sure, Baga Beach in north Goa may be touristy and busy but for those who like action, it’s one of the most happening beaches on the coast. You'll find everything from water sports to fine dining restaurants there, along with a pulsating nightlife.

Water sports are a huge attraction. You can go Para sailing for around 1200 rupees, wake boarding for 800 rupees, windsurfing for 500 rupees, kite surfing for 1000 rupees, or take a ride on a jet ski for 500 rupees. Dolphin spotting trips are on offer for around 500 rupees per person, and island trips for 2000 rupees. 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.

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 Lounge fly 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.

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.

Other Details

The Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach and Saturday night market at Arpora are both close by, and will satisfy even the best shopaholics. The Ronil Beach Resort has double rooms is centrally located, five minute walk from the beach. The Colonia Santa Maria is a bit more upmarket and has cottages leading to the beach. 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.

 

Link to other Main Beaches in Goa:

North Goa Beaches

South Goa Beaches

Miramar Beach

Grandmother's Hole Beach

Candolim Beach

Baina Beach

Calangute Beach

Bogmalo Beach

Anjuna Beach

Majorda Beach

Vagator Beach

Colva Beach

Mandrem, Ashvem & Morgim Beach

Benaulim Beach

Arambol Beach

Varca, Cavelossim & Mobor Beach


Agonda Beach

 

Palolem Beach

 

Patnem Beach