The Baga Beach, located 10 kms west of Mapusa along the west coast of Goa, is a small but wonderful beach located between two famous beaches, Colva and Calangute. It is basically an extension of Calangute beach with clean, white sand.
A visit to Baga will not be complete unless you shop at the flea market which is held every Saturday evening. Though this market was started primarily to counter the importance of the Wednesday flea market at Anjuna, it has grown to be quite lively and impressive, all the more so because of being lit up with lamps under the night sky. Moreover, the presence of live bands helps create a festive ambience in the market which simply makes the place thoroughly enjoyable.
This Saturday bazaar may not be as popular among visitors as Anjuna flea market, but Baga,Goa is fiercely proud of it.
In the Baga Beach Market one can get various commodities ranging from fish, meat, grocery to textiles, earthenware, household articles and other provisions. The bazaar also has an abundance of all kinds of bric-a-brac, toys and trinkets, exotic delicacies and delicious Goanese Cuisine. The stalls even sell all kinds of traditional and rural products like piglets, chicken, eggs, brooms among others. Walking through the market one is sure to find quite a number of handicrafts shops.
The market even caters to the needs of those interested in funky haircuts, tarot reading, palmistry, or wood carvings.
Finally, a piece of advice for all visitors - Please don't forget to bargain because competitive bargaining can lead to some very good deals.