This article revolves around Baga Beach Goa. Having told you all the necessary information related to Divar Island in the last blog, we have come up with another informative yet interesting blog for you guys.
The next season which we all will be experiencing is summers and this season calls for some fun and relaxation on the beaches, with our families and friends. India is a home to many beautiful beaches which are being visited by locals of India as well as by the people from different countries.
BAGA BEACH IS ONE OF THE MOST VISITED AS WELL AS OCCUPIED BEACHES BY TOURISTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
QUICK INTRODUCTION TO BAGA BEACH
Baga beach is located in the state of Goa (north Goa to be specific) and sub – district being Bardez. North Goa in comparison to south Goa is busier. North Goa is the most loved as well as enjoyable place when it comes to having fun during your vacations (summer vacations particularly). Baga beach is situated in close proximity to Calangute beach, the distance being just 1.3 kilometres (km) between both the beaches.
The name of the beach is kept after the Baga Creek, unloading at the north end of the beach into the Arabian Sea.
WHAT IS BAGA BEACH FAMOUS FOR?
Every place has got certain specialities which makes it different from all other places and Baga beach is not an exception when it comes to being different from other famous beaches in Goa.
There are many reasons which make Baga beach one of the most famous tourist destination. Let us discuss them in brief.
During daytime, tourists access to various water activities/sports contributes in making Baga beach a famous tourist attraction. These water sports which are being enjoyed by the tourists, make their visit to Baga beach a little more interesting and memorable. People enjoying sun basking or sun bathing during the daytime can be considered as one more reason due to which Baga beach is famous amongst the tourist.
Baga’s nightlife is equally responsible for making it famous as during night you can enjoy various activities as it is a home to some pleasing night clubs as well as bars located at the side of the beach itself.
This particular section of the blog gave you a brief introduction of activities due to which Baga is considered as a famous tourist attraction. I will provide you with a detailed information about these activities in the coming parts of the blog.
THEREFORE, KEEP SCROLLING THROUGH THE BLOG.
IS BAGA BEACH SAFE?
As Baga beach remains over crowded most of the times, the chances of robbery increase drastically. As a result, we need to be extra careful towards our belongings in order to avoid loss of any valuable possession.
Despite this, there is an important thing which female tourists have to look after in case they are visiting the beach along with their girl gang. Is just avoid high traffic areas on the beach to protect your belongings and stay safe from unwanted push or touch.
THINGS TO DO IN/NEAR BAGA BEACH
There are many things which you can enjoy being in Baga. Let us have a look at those things.
As you people already know that Baga beach is a famous tourist spot for the water sports which are being played there. Let us see what are these water sports.
Windsurfing is a water sport where we engage ourselves in riding on water, which takes place using a sailboard. The length of this sailboard usually remains around 2 to 2.5 metres (m) but the size can vary in accordance to the area and skills of the person performing this water sport.
Banana Boat Ride
The boat resembles a banana in shape which is filled with air inside it and is attached to a speed boat, which in turn helps in pulling it along the water at raised water levels.
Another famous water sport which can be enjoyed on Baga is parasailing. Parasailing is a fun water sport, having mainly two apparatuses – a speed boat and a parachute. We are supposed to wear a parachute and are being towed behind by a speed boat at a height of 300 to 320 feet. Another names for parasailing are parascendind and parakiting.
SHOPPING AT BAGA BEACH GOA
Without shopping, our trip to a particular place is incomplete. In the same way, the trip to Baga is incomplete without some shopping.
Baga is a land to many day as well as night markets where you can purchase various items from. These items include clothes, footwears, junk jewellery, handicrafts, and home decorative items as well, which are available at an affordable price.
Tibetan Market, Mapusa Market and Anjuna Flea Market are some of the examples of markets near Baga beach.
STREET FOOD AT BAGA BEACH
There are many food shacks and small food shops near Baga beach where you can enjoy the taste of street style food. The food is cooked in a way that it gives you a taste of roadside food and who doesn’t love to eat roadside food?
Therefore, whenever you visit Baga beach don’t skip to try food from such places if you want to please your taste buds.
The quality of nightlife in Baga is something which everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Night in Baga offers us many exciting and pleasing activities to enjoy. These activities include visiting night clubs, beach houses (or beach shacks), night markets, late night rides, cruise parties and many more. We will be discussing about these activities in detail in the next section of the blog.
RELAXATION WHILE SUNBATHING
What are vacations mainly for?
Vacations are mainly for relaxing our body as well as our mind from our busy schedule.
Baga beach lets you relax yourself like you can enjoy mountains and relaxing at Jibhi Himachal also while lying or sitting on the beach beds you can enjoy your favourite food and drinks in this process of relaxing yourself.
Also, there are some other ways to relax yourself. For example – spa hubs.
NIGHTLIFE IN BAGA BEACH GOA
Night fun is something which we can’t ever get enough of. Our longing for it will keep on rising, no matter what. Baga beach in Goa is one of those places where this longing of yours will get satisfied.
NIGHTCLUBS, As I have already mentioned in some of the above sections that there are many night clubs next to the beach which you can enjoy. Let’s get to know about the names of some famous night clubs.
- Hammerzz Nightclub Goa (400 m from Baga)
- Las Olas (1.3 km from Baga)
- Cape Town Cafe (1.4 km from Baga)
- Club Tito’s Goa (1.6 km from Baga)
These four are the most famous clubs near Baga. You get served with delicious food and cocktails here.
What are beach houses basically?
Beach houses (also known as beach shacks), are short-term constructions with sunbeds on the beach. The interior of these houses is similar to that of restaurants and bars. At night, you can get to dance over the beats played by DJ. You also get offered some amazing dine and wine here.
NIGHT MARKETS AT BAGA BEACH
Shopping at night, doesn’t it sound fascinating?
MACKIES SATURDAY NITE BAZAAR
Mackies Saturday Nite Bazaar is located at a distance of 1.6 kilometres (km) from Baga beach. The market is famous for its street style shopping and if you love to bargain then it is a place for you. The market remains open from 4pm to 3am on Saturday and 4pm to 12am on Sunday.
Apart from Mackies Saturday Nite Bazaar, there are some other famous markets too where you can enjoy shopping at night.
NIGHT CRUISE PARTIES
What about partying on cruises or house boat parties?
Goa accounts for one of those few places where you can enjoy partying on a cruise. And the most amazing part is that these parties don’t cost much, the prices they ask for are very reasonable and affordable. You get food and alcohol served on the cruise itself.
TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN COFFEE SHOPS
If you are someone who loves coffee over parties with a huge crowd and some loud music, then relaxing at a coffee shop would be a better option for you.
There are some famous coffee shops near Baga which remain open 24/7.
NIGHT BIKE RIDES
You can rent a vehicle and roam freely and peacefully around the Baga and hence, making the best out of those beautiful sites on your way.
The nightlife in Baga gives you a fair chance to explore and enjoy many things around.
TIMINGS OF BAGA BEACH
There is no restriction as such on the visiting timings of Baga beach. The beach remains open throughout the day. Also, the beach can be visited for all the seven days of the week that is, from Monday to Sunday.
ENTRY FEE OF BAGA BEACH
The entry to Baga beach is completely free which means you are not required to pay even a single penny in order to visit the beach. Don’t get fooled by any local over there who asks you to deposit some amount to enter the beach.
HOW TO REACH BAGA BEACH?
If you are someone who’s planning to visit Goa by air, you will have to land at the Dabolim airport. The distance of Baga beach from Dabolim airport is approximately 40 kilometers. From there, you can board local taxis or cabs to reach the beach.
The nearest railway station in your way to North Goa by rail is Thivim railway station. The distance between Thivim railway station and Baga beach is 19 kilometers. You have to opt for the same option of boarding cabs to reach Baga from Thivim.
EXPERIENCE AT BAGA BEACH
Different visitors at Baga beach will have their own different experience to share. Likewise, I am writing down my own personal experience of visiting the beach.
I visited Baga beach two years before along with my friends.
We tried few water activities which include Banana boat ride and windsurfing. Initially, it was kind of scary but we ended up enjoying these activities. After having fun and relaxation on the beach, we moved towards some famous places to visit near Baga. One such place was Aguada Fort.
At night, we enjoyed a boat party. Everything was well organised starting from music to food to drinks. And the best part was that we didn’t pay much for that party (only 450 rupees were to be paid by per person). The next night, we went for a ride by renting the vehicles available while looking at the beautiful sites.
During the last day in Baga, we went to shop in Tibetan market as we wanted to keep the memories of the place with us forever. The market was extremely crowded by other tourists. And our trip to Baga finally ended by visiting a night club situated in close proximity to the beach.
To conclude, the overall experience of visiting Baga was good and worth remembering.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR BAGA BEACH
There are some famous tourist attractions situated close to Baga beach.
SNOW PARK (2.0 km from the beach)
Who doesn’t love playing in the ground full of snow?
Snow park in Baga offers you to play in snow along with your family and friends. Not only just playing, but other fun activities too. These activities include taking pictures with the snowman and dancing on the beats by the DJ. The ticket to the snow park is not more than 500 rupees.
The part is situated between Baga and Calangute beach.
CALANGUTE BEACH (2.4 km from the beach)
Apart from Baga beach, Calangute beach is another famous beach situated in North Goa. Calangute is the largest and cleanest beach in North Goa. The beach is surrounded by many clubs and hotels just like Baga beach. The beach can be best visited during the time of Christmas and New Year.
AGUADA FORT (11 km from the beach)
When in Goa, visit to forts can’t be skipped. Aguanda Fort is a fort, constructed in seventeenth century by the Portuguese which means that the fort is more than 400 years old. You can enjoy exploring the fort without paying even a single penny as entry fee.
Some other famous places to visit near Baga beach are St. Johns church, Chapora Fort, Lucky Arts and many more.
To conclude, Baga beach is a must visit beach in North Goa which can easily be reached even if you are travelling by air or by rail. The beach offers you many fascinating activities to try which include some famous water sports as well as enjoying in beach shacks. At night, you can enjoy being a part of cruise parties or night clubs if you are someone who loves partying whereas if you are someone who doesn’t like partying, can enjoy sitting at 24/7 coffee shops or solo ride to the places nearby the beach.If you are looking for Baga Beach Goa History then do Visit Wikipedia.
ADVISE – Be a little careful towards your belongings if you are on the beach.