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Baga Beach, Goa
Baga is where all the action is. From the best of beach shacks to the best o restaurants, best hotels and accommodation and even an authentic German Bakery, Baga has it all. Baga beach is grand, both in terms of size and the experience it offers. When you get there, one can’t help but notice a whole lot of touts trying to get you to buy adventure sport tickets off them. Metaphorical tickets of course, since all they do is hook you up with the people actually involved, and make a cut of the deal. Nevertheless, they manage to get you a good deal, most of the times. Baga beach is famous for Parasailing, Water Bike rides, Banana Rides and Boating.
Right at the entrance to the beach is the famous Café Brittos with its amazing alcohol and cocktail offering and sea food to die for. One might want to give the Goan Fish Cutty Rice a try which is a hot favourite among tourists.
Brittos is very well priced and the view of Baga it offers is unparalleled. Come evening, and the high tide brings the water within inches of the Brittos frontage, making for a beautiful dinner experience.You do not want to miss this little bakery right outside Brittos. If you manage to find it, and it isn’t all that difficult, its decorated with a lovely façade, that reminds you of a little European street joing with tables on the sidewalk.
Tourists must make it a point to ask them for their Chocolate wafer biscuits which are quite a steal and really yummy!Karaoke nights are common at Baga beach with most of the shacks offering Karaoke setups in the evenings. Practically all the shacks offer hukahs in tonnes of different flavours. There are frequent buses from different parts of Goa that serve Baga Beach and the cabbies all know where it is. The beach is very close to ample pay and park zones which makes it convenient to explore over an entire afternoon. Shopping for clothes and accessories is commonplace, and a good bargain is not uncommon.
Club Mambos is walking distance from Baga Beach and is one of Goa’s most popular night places.Baga is best explored on foot, and getting there is easy enough from Candolim, Panjim or any other neighbouring beaches. A cab or auto rickshaw is the best way to get there. Once you’re at Panjim, boards direct you right to Baga beach, so you can’t miss it.