Beach of Goa is basically an extension of the longer and popular Calangute
beach. The beach is a part of the 30-km stretch of the western beach
coastline of Goa. Located by the side of the Arabian sea, this beach begins
at Fort Aguada and merges into Calangute beach. Away from the hustle and
bustle of Calangute, the calm environs of Baga is appreciated by many. Baga
is some 18 kms away from Goa's capital city of Panaji.
Accommodation and Connectivity
If travelling by air, the nearest airport would be Dabolim at a distance of
29 kms from Calangute. The nearest railhead is the small station of armali.
Many buses operate between Panaji and Calangute some of which go upto Baga
beach. It takes almost 25 minutes to reach Calangute from Panaji. .
A few prominent accommodation nests in Baga are Alidia Beach Cottage, Hotel
Baia Do Sol and Divine Guest House. Accommodation facilities are also
available in Calangute.
The Serenity and Scenery
Covered by clean brown sand like a thick carpet, Baga beach is the first
choice of those who love to spend time amidst serenity. As nearby Calangute
is congested, Baga offers the right alternative. There are many palm trees
standing very close to the edge of the water. The scenery of this beach is
unspoiled and more varied.
number of tourists makes Baga an ideal water sport destination. A lot of
foreign tourists camp at Baga and play sports like beach volleyball and
Baga Food Joints
Baga has some of the best restaurants in Goa serving a wide range of
delicacies. The combination of seafood and coffee is the most popular. The
fishing beach The Baga beach is very famous for fishing. Lots of tourists
try their luck out at angling hoping to catch a big fish and marinate the
catch under the sun! Those who rise early can hope to see the fishermen
returning with their day's catch.
The Baga River with its strong currents offers a nice diversion for both
children and adults. A lot of curious tourists assemble at the place where
the river and the sea meets.
A few metres away from the beach, one can see the fast falling waters of a
few springs believed to have medicinal properties. Bathing is very popular
in these streams. The beach with the most serene ambience, Baga is chosen
for holidaying mostly by a select class of tourists. The nightlife of Baga
is regarded as the most liveliest of all Goa beaches.