Baga Tourism

Baga Tourism

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Baga Info

  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: North Goa

Baga is a small village, which is essentially an extension of the Calangute Village of Goa. It comes under Calangute, which is just 2 km south of the village. The Baga beach, situated just opposite the village, is known for its brown sands and the Baga Creek. 

The Baga beach is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the north and is well-known for its water sports and dolphin cruises. It is situated about 10 km west of Mapsua and is considered to be a secluded beach. There are several rows of shacks and fishing boats available at this beach, along with a grove of palm trees. 

It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa, which was once a fishing village and a popular destination among hippies, especially during the late 1990s. This beach has now evolved as a major beach in Goa and is often tagged as the 'Queen of Beaches'. The beach lies on the northern part of the state, which itself is believed to be discovered by hippies. 

Things to do in Baga

Travellers can also engage in various recreational activities at this beach, including yachting, fishing and water-skiing. The Mandovi River and Zuari River flow on the sides of the beach with backwater crocodiles and dolphins attracting tourists year-round. It is a popular fishing beach, with black rocks bordering the coastline. 

The Baga beach is famous for its nightlife, shopping, food joints and various water and beach activities. During the monsoon season, between June and September, swimming is prohibited at this beach. The peak tourist season comprises Christmas week and New Year’s Eve. This beach is also crowded with tourists between November and March.

Travelling to Baga

Dabolim Airport serves as the closest airport to reach Baga, which is 29 km away from Panaji. There are regular flights from all major cities of India. Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Baga. Karmali is the nearest railway station at a distance of 11 km away from Panaji. 

Travelling within Baga

Tourists can hire motor bikes to travel around Baga which costs about Rs 400 per day. Taxi services are also available for tourists who not comfortable with two wheelers. Taxis cost about Rs 6 to Rs 11 per km.

Accommodation options in Baga

Tourists in Baga can avail various accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. They can also opt for accommodations close to the Baga Beach.

Baga is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mapusa and Panjim.

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Baga Traveller Reviews

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Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 71 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  28789 readers

"Con jested beach"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A good place but a lot of tourists all over the place. Shaka are everywhere and water sports are available. There's a fixed rate decided for the water activities. Indian tourists can be spotted a lot on this. The beach is long and attached with calngute beach. There are lot of shopping options available also.
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Pulkit arora

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  • Pulkit arora
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  135 readers

"Goa trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 20, 2017
Goa is much better than Bali. People of Goa is supportive. We did'nt see any begger, Every one in Goa is working and doing something to earn money and food which is better thing in India. Calangute is best beach in north Goa and Baga is 2 and one. 2-3 days are enough to cover whole north Goa. Its suitable to rent some scooty rather than car.
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Shreya K

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  • Shreya K
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1891 readers

"Too good"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 19, 2017
Whether you are a hard core party person or just a beach lover, Baga is excellent.
Good beach with shacks lined up ... Including the famous brittos et.
Watersports available, all kinds of food ... Veg .. Non veg .. Jain available ... Rom shacks to fine dines.
We loved going to the clubs at night, walking along the beach at night & feeling safe. Our hotel was just across the Titos lane & we could come back at any hour without a scare.
A very lively area.
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Rishi Patel

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  • Rishi Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  157 readers

"Very clean beach in Goa and Good for water sports."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2017
Visit Goa in Jan-2017, Very Clean and crowded beaches. Baga and Calangute are most famous beaches in north Goa. Anjuna is also very good option. Haven for non- vegetarian but if you are vegetarian still you will have good options. Saturday night market is very good for shopping near Baga.
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Sudhakar madhavedi

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"Rocking Nights ... Full of pubs and resto bars for 2km"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 21, 2017
This beach is one of the best beaches in Goa. You will have full of joy in the night times. This beach is 2 kms lengthy and with full of Pubs, restaurants. Night time you can rock in the pubs. One can spend times after 4PM till mid-night. One should not miss this place. Lots of foreign visitors can be seen in this beach
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Tushar tambe

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  • Tushar tambe
  • 2 Reviews
  •  232 readers

"Goa and in Goa the most famous beach Baga beach"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2016
I already told you about Goa but when you visit Goa
You most have to visit Goa beach the Baga,
Baga beach is very adictive place and most popular beach every tourist visit the Baga beach
Most romantic place and also my favorite place ever
So visit Goa and mostly visit Baga beach
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Karan Manocha

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  • Karan Manocha
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  980 readers

"Good beach"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2016
This is a good beach little more populated than other. Awesome shaks available so their is no worries of food on the beach. It is one of the clean beach of Goa. All sports activities available on the beach sunbathing facility. Early morning good and fresh environment playfull
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Meghraj Singh

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  • Meghraj Singh
  • 2 Reviews
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  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2016
This hotel is in Tito's lane. This lane is famous for pub's and night life. This hotel is in perfect location. Close to all the pubs. Walkable distance to pubs and Beach. Hotel room interior needs some improvement. Breakfast was included. Room's are small. But its average.
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Ankita Bathla

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  • Ankita Bathla
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 2 Reviews
  •  264 readers

"Great experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 4, 2016
Amazing experience ... It was right decision going there. Staff was very helpful and great location ... Cheers and keep the good work, hope it will be nice when vll travel next time ,,, overall very nice experience and will say to staff to keep up this good work
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Khadiza begum

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  • Khadiza begum
  • 3 Reviews
  •  309 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2016
Destination was nice... There are lot many things that need to be focused like recreational activities to attract more of tourists. Rest was fine. What else you expect? The trip was relaxed one but need to be improved on the part of the hotel.
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