Calangute and Baga lie on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa in
India. It is encircled by Arpora-Nagoa, Saligao and Candolim, in the Bardez
taluka, and is just 15 km from Panajim, the capital of the state of Goa.
Goa has a consistent climate through the year with only meager fluctuations
in the temperature. December and January might require light woolens. April
and May are warm. The period from June to October brings heavy rain, almost
up to 320 cm. The temperature during summers ranges from 24°C to 32.7°C
and during winters, from 21.3°C to 32.2°C.
Baga is a small but perfect beach located between its two more famous
cousins, Colva on one side and Calangute on the other. It is a far better
place to enjoy some restful moments if you don't like the hustle and
bustle of Colva or Calangute. It is a fishing beach with international
touriststs marinating in the sun and domestic visitors paddling. The fact is
that the sand here is neither white nor gold but brown. There is the grove
of palms that comes fairly close to the water's edge. The Baga River
flows down one side of it offering a pleasant diversion for children and
those who love the water but can't risk the rip currents that swirl
round the mouth.
The main Attractions of Baga Beach :
The narrow road leading past the Bom Viagem Convent along the
cashew-covered foothills, leads to the springs at Mottant. This is an ideal
spot for picnics and bathing, as the water of the spring is believed to be
Baga Retreat House
Overlooking the village and the Arabian Sea, at the Baga hilltop is the
Baga Retreat House dedicated to St Francis Xavier. It was known as the Casa
Parasailing, water skiing and wind surfing at the beach starts in the
afternoon when the wind is blowing just in the right direction and it goes
on till sunset.
Crocodile And Dolphin Spotting Tours
Backwater crocodile and dolphin spotting down the Mandovi River to the
Zuari River is a favourite pastime for the tourists. The banks of these
rivers are thickly forested with mangrove trees. Crocodiles inhabit the
wetland in this area. Dolphin can be spotted at the open sea at the mouth of
the Mandovi River.