10-km West Of Mapusa, North Goa
Nearby Attraction: Calangute Beach
Best Time To Visit: December To February
Combination Of Land And Sea
Baga, 10-km west of Mapusa, is basically an extension of
Calangute, even the locals are unable to decide where one ends and the
other begin. Lying in the lee of a rocky, wooded headland, the
only difference between this far northern end of the beach and its
more congested centre is that the scenery here is marginally more
varied and picturesque.
river flows into the sea at the top of the village, below a broad
spur of soft white sand, from where a dirt track strikes across an
expanse of paddy fields towards Anjuna. The old red tiled fishers
houses behind the dunes have long been swamped by gaudily lit
bars, Tandoori terrace restaurants and handicraft shops, but one
doesn't feel quite so hemmed in as at Calangute.
PLACES TO STAY
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.