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Baga Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Expect a youthful, energetic vibe at this this popular beach destination where the nightlife scene lasts from sundown until dawn.

One of Goa’s most well-known seaside resorts, Baga Beach is famous for its beachside bars and nightclubs, where revelers party throughout the night. During the day, the wide, expansive stretch of sand is energetic and exuberant, with numerous options for water-based activities. Sunbathe and soak up the lively atmosphere, take part in exhilarating watersports activities and stick around post sunset for a taster of Baga’s nightlife.

In the 1960s and ’70s, foreign visitors stumbled upon what was at the time a quiet fishing village, and Baga soon became a popular hippie hangout. Stop by Baga today and you’ll soon see that while it’s still as popular as ever, the hippies have been replaced by foreign holidaymakers who are eager for some fun in the sun.

Arrive at the beach early to secure a sun lounge in a prime location or simply lie out on the powdery sand. Treat yourself to an affordable massage or pick up cooling drinks from one of the beachside shacks. If you want a snack or a refreshment, catch the attention of one of the hawkers walking up and down the beach. For a quieter experience, try heading to the north end of the beach near the Baga Creek, where crowds thin and you can observe local fisherman reeling in their catch.

The beach is also a popular spot for watersports and there are plenty of exciting activities to choose from. Fly through the summer sky on a parasail, cling on to a banana boat as it bounces through the waves or embark on a dolphin-spotting cruise.

When you’re hungry, take your pick from the wide array of beach shacks and restaurants. Be sure to try a coconut seafood curry, a much-loved regional specialty. Stick around until nightfall to experience the feted nightlife scene. Attend dance parties and Bollywood-themed nights in the nearby clubs and discos.

Baga Beach is located near the mouth of the River Baga in North Goa, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Panaji. To its south and north are the equally popular Calangute and Anjuna beaches. High season peaks between mid-December and mid-January, so plan your visit outside this time to avoid the crowds.

Top Hotels Close to Baga Beach

Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
4 out of 5
Survey No. 11/14, Plot B,C & E,Simvaddo, Anjuna, Goa
The price is $55 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, and Calangute Beach. Vagator Beach and Chapora Fortress ...

4.2/5Very Good! (54 reviews)

"We stayed here for just 1 night before proceeding to our South Goa vacation. The hotel staff was maintaining good hygiene and sanitisation . The front desk was alert to our special request and took care of our needs without any follow up . courteous and pleasant service . Great location , close to ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
Fiesta Beach Resort
Fiesta Beach Resort
3 out of 5
7-35 Saunta Vaddo, Tito's Road, Calangute, Baga, Goa
The price is $54 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

With direct access to the beach, this Baga hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Baga Beach, Casino Palms, and Calangute Market.

4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Beautiful setting, good service.

"Perfect location on the beach! Rooms are fantastic. It's more or less a colonial villa. The pool is nice and the breakfast is tasty. I'm a deep sleeper so the music did not bother me at all. I had room Basil which is far from Tito's lane. It had a balcony and was nice and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Fiesta Beach Resort
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort - A Beach Property, Goa
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort - A Beach Property, Goa
4 out of 5
Khobra Vaddo, Baga Calangute, Bardez, Calangute, Goa
The price is $42 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Situated in Calangute, this beach resort is within a 5-minute walk of Calangute Beach and Baga Beach. Calangute Market and Titos Lane are also within 1 mi (2 ...

3.1/5 (332 reviews)
Average

"Pluses: The cottage room was nice and cozy. The walkway to the cottage has been beautifully made and looks picturesque. Breakfast was sunptuous. Minuses: Check in/check out process was annoying. We were made to wait in the lobby for a while with no updates. The internet was extremely slow and we ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort - A Beach Property, Goa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Baga Beach

Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
4 out of 5
Survey No. 11/14, Plot B,C & E,Simvaddo, Anjuna, Goa
The price is $55 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna
Fiesta Beach Resort
Fiesta Beach Resort
3 out of 5
7-35 Saunta Vaddo, Tito's Road, Calangute, Baga, Goa
The price is $54 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
Fiesta Beach Resort
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort - A Beach Property, Goa
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort - A Beach Property, Goa
4 out of 5
Khobra Vaddo, Baga Calangute, Bardez, Calangute, Goa
The price is $42 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort - A Beach Property, Goa
The Baga Beach Resort
The Baga Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
7/225/A, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa
The price is $95 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6
The Baga Beach Resort
Nazri Resort
Nazri Resort
3.5 out of 5
Saunta Vaddo, Calangute, Baga, Goa
The price is $38 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
Nazri Resort
Colonia Santa Maria
Colonia Santa Maria
3.5 out of 5
Cobra Vado, Baga, Goa
The price is $60 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Colonia Santa Maria
Resort Rio
Resort Rio
5 out of 5
Near Baga Beach, Tambudki, Bardez, Arpora, Goa
The price is $83 per night from Mar 23 to Mar 24
Resort Rio
KRISH HOLIDAY INN
KRISH HOLIDAY INN
3 out of 5
Baga Road, Baga, Goa
The price is $39 per night from Mar 26 to Mar 27
KRISH HOLIDAY INN
Bonanza Hotel
Bonanza Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Baga-Calangute Road, Baga, Goa
The price is $19 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13
Bonanza Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.