South down to Anjuna, it is just a walk away from the beach. This beach is actually an extension of the Calangute Beach and you wouldn’t know where Calangute ends and Baga starts. The beach has a splendid stretch for those who love to take long walks. The picturesque view along the beach is well worth watching. A short walk up the hill will take you to the Baga Retreat House, established in 1953, and dedicated to St. Francis Xavier.
Arpora: Saturday Night Markets are quite popular in Arpora, a village near Baga. Ingo’s Night Market is as famous in Arpora as the Flea Market is in Anjuna.
These markets are usually held on Saturdays where sellers from other states of India as well as foreigners sell clothes, trinkets, sculptures, wood carvings, other kinds of handicrafts and semiprecious stones. Good bargains can be done. The market also has a section comprising food stalls put up by people from across the world. It’s an affordable and clean dining out option where one could get an authentic taste of various cuisines of the world. All kinds of wines and liquors are also sold in the open, to go with the excellent food. Cultural programmes including Indian dances and jam sessions are also held here.
The other night market, Mackie’s, is just about picking up loyal patrons Baga offers the best choice for foodies. All kinds of cuisines are available here in trendy restaurants, whether it be local Goan fare, international cuisines or north Indian food. Baga has a very vibrant nightlife, with plenty of hot spots all around. Every year, new bars and clubs open here. Friday and Saturday nights are always the most happening.