Baga Beach

  • Baga Beach - India
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  • Baga Beach - India
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Baga Beach is another of the most popular beaches in North Goa. Attracting a mix of younger, middle class Indian tourists as well as those from overseas this is the partying capital of the Goan coast. All the tales of hedonism and holiday excess in Goa probably originated from here or neighbouring Calangute.

Things have moved on somewhat since the days of drug-addled hippies and endless acid house / rave parties. Whilst the party vibe remains as strong as ever things are more mainstream with the drinking and nightclubs much like those at any package holiday destination around the globe.

The beach itself is a pleasant enough stretch of white sand interspersed with any number of shacks offering every type of food and service you could possibly need. You can find a host of water-based activities on offer at Baga Beach, including scuba diving, boat sightseeing trips, parasailing, and more. The beach is named after the Baga River, which flows down into the Arabian Sea at the northern end of the beach. You can kayak on the river.

Being India, in addition to the traditional beach activites there are also yoga and meditation classes availbale both on and near the beach.

You can start the day off with a peaceful walk on the beach, and the Saturday night flea market has clothing and gifts you can bring home for friends and family.

The food is delicious, and you will find plenty of live music and entertainment. Baga is home to several famous clubs, including Café Mambos and the infamous Club Titos, plus many more choices. Baga beach has one of the best nightlife scenes in Goa, so be sure to enjoy it.

If you want to visit sights nearby, you will find Our Lady of Piety, a 250-year-old Portuguese church. The Chapora and Aguada Forts are nearby, and there is a Bird Sanctuary. You will find plenty to do on your vacation to Baga Beach. It is an unforgettable trip.

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