is a fishing beach with brown sand that sees a lot of international tourists
sun-bathing in its golden sun, as a grove pof palms gently sways in the
wind. The Baga River flows along one side of it offering a good alternative
for children and those who are not too confident about swimming in the sea.
On one of the far ends, lies a group of black rocks against which the sea
crashes in dramatic explosions of spray.
Tourist Attractions of Baga Beach
Quaintly located near Arabian sea, Baga beach is an idyllic destination for beach lovers. Relax your body while enjoying sun bath. Add some more fun in your trip by indulging yourself in swimming on the azure blue water. The beach also offers an opportunity for angling. Visitors can catch colorful fishes with the help of fishing rod.
Baga has arguably the best range of restaurants in Goa, from standard beach
shacks to swish pizzerias and terrace cafes serving real espresso coffee.
Because of the stiff competition, prices are generally reasonable and the
quality of cooking high. For a splurge, splash out on a candlelit dinner at
J & A's Riverside Trattoria, or a traditional Goan meal at the eccentric
Thanks to the droves of predominantly British package tourists who stay
here, Baga's nightlife is the liveliest in the area. 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; "unaccompanied"
men and couples have to pay.
Beach Shacks at Baga Beach
The most interesting part of the Baga beach are Beach shacks. These are the small traditional Fisherman's huts which provides accommodation to the visitors. Living by the sea shore, close to mother nature will surely give you some life time memories to be cherished. The delicious food served in the shacks is cooked in a traditional style. Couples can enjoy a romantic candle night dinner at the beach side, under the star studded sky. Chilled ice beer is also served in the beach shacks.
Backwater crocodile and dolphin spotting down the Mandovi River to the
Zuari River is a favorite pastime for the travelers at the Baga beach. The
thickly forested banks of these rivers are rife with mangrove trees and
inhabited by crocodiles in the swampy regions. Dolphins can be spotted at
the mouth of the Mandovi River.
Shopping at Baga Beach Goa
Baga has developed more rapidly than any other region in Goa and the main
road running through the village is lined with several bars, tandoori
terraces and handicraft shops. The relatively newer Saturday flea market, is
a huge success and an occasion of much that lasts well into the night,
brightly lit up with lights and paraffin lamps. All kinds of odds and ends,
handicrafts, jewellery and snacks stalls can be found here and a temporary
stage is constructed for the visiting local musician. Baga's nightlife is
the liveliest in Goa and is the perfect expression of the Goan and Western
mix of culture.
Places to Stay
The rough-and-ready places dotted around the fishing village usually have
space for accommodation. Reasonable budget houses and rooms for rent are
also available on the quieter north side of the river.