Goa, some call it the land of the “sun, sand and sea ‘, which brings a blend of luxury and indulgence, the perfect spa to cool off your feet. From vibrant nightlife for a romantic getaway, a fun water skiing sightseeing the old quarters, there are just so many things to do in Goa. There are plenty of things to do in North and South Goa. So if you’re taking a trip to Goa anytime soon, here’s a list of top 10 things near Baga Beach, North Goa.
1. Calangute Beach:
Well, first things first! You visit the alluring resort in India, and you should definitely visit this queen of all beaches in North Goa. Here we have the best wedding venues in Goa. Calangute and Baga have a good number of resorts and hotels with luxury facilities for your wedding ceremony and reception.
A walk along the beach will expose you to a number of restaurants and cafes on the coast with their own sunbeds. Do not hold back! Apply the tanning cream or sun block, gorge on the fresh food you lay your eyes on and start your holiday in seventh heaven! There are many hotels and timeshare resorts in this area, so you have no trouble finding a good place to stay. If you own an RCI timeshare you can even just exchange into a Goa timeshare resort to save on accommodation cost.
2. Water Sports:
Whether in the north or the south, this is an activity that you should enjoy right away! So if you go for jets, parasailing, wind sailing and water skiing etc, head down towards the north of Goa, the Calangute beach. As one of the largest beach in North Goa and also one of the busiest and most commercial, this is where you get the most out of water sports.You will also enjoy this sport in other beaches like Baga, Colva, Vagator, and much more.
3. Diving and Snorkeling:
Well if you can get in the ocean you just can’t get enough of life, you can enjoy these dives and become a favorite for marine enthusiasts. However, you will most enjoy Scuba Diving activities in Grande Island, which is 45 km away from Calangute beach. If you are really serious about diving and catching sight of lionfish, goat fish, Moray Eels, eat fish and much more, but you’re not-that-good at ‘dancing, you can go down towards north Goa head and get into one of the diving schools and enjoy a wonderful holiday diving.
4. Anjuna Flea Market:
Another treasure of what to do if you are in Northern part of Goa (assuming you decided to come to Calangute Beach country) is to attend the Wednesday, Flea Market. Yes, Hippies in the 60s made famous catch to it and to this day streamed still good for a glimpse of the colorful jewelry, scarves etc. Well, in the early days it was known to foreigners selling their food for leaving Goa, but now you’d probably be seeing a lot less of foods for the unknown hippies and more of the locals and foods in another state.
5. Swimming with elephants:
When you come down south of Goa for your holiday, it will not be complete without a visit to the sanctuary or resorts. Whether in the east of Goa or north of it, you definitely need a shower with these celestial beings. One such place is the Tropical Spice Plantation.
Aside from the tours, you can just watch the elephants bathe in the cool stream or you can hop on their back and enjoy it splashing cold water on you with their trunks. A really good way to connect with nature and to rejuvenate yourself!
6. Temple Town-Ponda:
A quiet retreat in Goa is never a retreat if you do not visit the holy city of temples, Ponda! Hosting the oldest temples in Goa is the heart of the Hindu settlement in Goa. Temples dating back to the early 1560s when Mangueshi Shri Shri Shantadurga, Shri Mahalasa and more are in this city. So for a respite with your inner self, Ponda town seems to be the right decision for you.
7. Fort Aguada:
Only 18 kilometers from the capital of Goa, Panjim, to reflect the majestic Fort Aguada serene views over the Arabian Sea and the Mandovi river.
Built by the Portuguese rulers to protect against invasion by other rulers, the fort stands tall in between Sinquerim Beach and the River Mondovi. In addition, to the lighthouse, Aguada fort does have a beautiful sunset scene, an early morning trip to the location looks great because of the sunny warmth shone in the afternoon.
8. Dudhsagar Falls:
This is the second largest waterfall in India, Dudhsagar is quite far from the beach, but offers a great respite area.
Road trip to this waterfall is for an hour and 15 minutes through the shallow waters and green fields.The cascading water will captivate you, and a dip in the river is a must! Monsoon time is probably the best time to be enjoying the fall beauty.
9. Baga Beach:
This is a small beach towards the north of Goa, quiet and not-so-high in waves, hip and happening nightlife occurs here. This should be in your top list. This is also one of the beaches where one of the Great Live Music Festival is hosted.Tagged as one of the most beautiful beach in the area, it is close to Calangute Beach .
10. Boat Trip / Boat ride:
A trip to a beach is much more than sunbathing on the beach huts! You should try the boat in large cruise ships or simply rent a small boat, where you can spot dolphins on the way. The best place for boat trips will be in the south of Goa where the boats will sail smoothly amid the hidden green mountains, uncrowded beaches, and breezing wind.