About Bardez, Goa
Bardez is a popular region in North Goa known for its beaches, nightlife, markets, and more. It comprises some of the most sought-after locations in Goa including Mapusa, Calangute, Siolim, Anjuna, Candolim, Reis Magos, Penha de Franca, Colvale, Nerul and Arpora, among others. The region is also home to many iconic beaches, including Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, and Calangute Beach, and tourist attractions such as forts, museums and churches. Some of the best beach resorts and hotels in Goa are also located in and around this area. Whether you are looking for a laid-back holiday by the sea or an exciting journey through the historical churches and forts in Goa or water sports adventures, hotels in Bardez offer you comfortable accommodation with all modern amenities at affordable rates.
Shopping and Dining in and around Bardez
From boutiques and beach-side bazaars to flea markets and shopping complexes, there are many places to shop in Bardez. Those who want to shop like a local must visit Mapusa Market, one of the most wonderful places to visit in North Goa. Local products like pickles and traditional desserts, cashew nuts, jewellery, apparel – name it and you’ll get it all here. Bardez is also sprinkled with several flea markets including Anjuna Flea Market held on Wednesdays (from October till May), Saturday Night Market in Arpora, Mackie’s Saturday Night Market, and Calangute Market Square. Mall De Goa located in Penha de Franca is another major hub for shopaholics staying at Bardez hotels.
Some of the best cafes, pubs, nightclubs, and restaurants in Goa are located near hotels in Bardez. These include Spice Goa (Mapusa), Britto’s Bar and Restaurant (Baga), Pousada by the Beach (Calangute), Thalassa (Siolim), Goa’ Ark (Anjuna), Fat Fish (Calangute-Arpora Road), Souza Lobo (Calangute), The Fisherman’s Wharf (Calangute) and The Lazy Goose (Nerul). You can also enjoy nightlife at pubs and nightclubs in the area, such as Club Tito’s (Baga), SinQ (Candolim), LPK Waterfront (Nerul), Café Mambo (Baga), Curlies Beach Shack (Anjuna), Cantare (Saliago) and Shiva Valley (Anjuna), to name a few.
Places to Visit in and around Bardez
While staying at hotels in Bardez, Goa, you can visit the many tourist attractions that dot the region. If you want to get a good dose of Vitamin Sea, head off to the beaches in Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, and Nerul. History buffs can add the forts in Bardez in their itinerary including Corjuem Fort, Fort Aguada and Reis Margos Fort.
Bardez hotels also serve as a great base to explore the famous churches in the region such as Alex Church (Calangute), Mae De Deus Church (Saliago), St. Michael’s Church (Anjuna), and Nossa Senhora de Penha de Franca (Penha de Franca). Other places to visit in Bardez, Goa include Museum of Goa (Pilerne), Grand 7 Casino (Candolim), Splashdown Water Park (Calangute-Anjuna Road) and Snow Park (Calangute).
How to Reach Bardez
Goa International Airport in Dabolim is about 44 km away from Bardez. For those who are travelling by train, Thivim Railway Station (6 km) is the nearest major railhead to the area. Other important railway stations for outstation travellers are Madgaon (55 km) and Vasco da Gama (47 km). You can reach your Goa hotels in Bardez from these transit hubs using taxis or pre-paid cabs. Rented bikes or cars are the easiest way to get around the region.