The Baga-Calangute beach complex is certainly the most popular tourist zone of present day tourism here and thus is one of the most congested beaches. Calangute developed into a popular tourist destination on the Northern coastline during the initial stages of tourism in the region along with Colva beach in the southern coast. Baga at that time was a small fishing hamlet just north of Calangute. Foreign tourists who preferred to spend their time away from the hustle-bustle of Calangute, gradually moved towards this quiet fishy village. Though Indian tourists continued to throng Calangute, foreign tourist preferred to occupy Baga beach cottages. Candolim and Sinquerim are the two beaches next to each other south of Calangute. The latter extends upto Auada Fort, a portion of which has been converted into a luxury resort.
The river Mandovi divides the state into Northern and Southern parts . If Miramar is considered an extension of Panaji city, then the South Goa beach front starts from Bogmollo beach. There are some smaller sand patches along the coast which are not preferred by tourists for various reasons.
Bogmalo is the nearest beach from Mormugao harbour, Daborlim airport and the railhead of Vasco-da-gama connecting the state with the rest of the world. Valsao is the first beach on the long stretch of beachfront of southern coast. Thereafter, a very long stretch of golden beachfront extends several kilometres upto Mobor beach which ends at the mouth of the river Sal and a projecting hillock on the opposite bank. Various stretches of this beachfront include Valsao, Majorda, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim and Mobor.
If you have not visited this part of the world, you have missed the most exclusive experience one can have. Once you have experienced the warmth of the people, the splendid view of the sea and the pleasure of viewing nature at such a close range, you will have no choice but to come back again and again to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. May god keeps this land as peaceful as this forever.