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Vagator Beach

Location: To the North of Bardez Taluka
Address: Goa
Best Time to Visit: October to May
Beach Activities: Sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkelling, monumental visit
Attractions in and around: Vagator's Spring, Shiva Carving, Chapora Fort, Chapora Village
Hotels and Resorts: Diana Buildwell Resort, Maha laxmi Guest House, Siddeshwar Rest House, Dolrina Guest House
STD Code: 0832

Vagator Beach, GoaVagator is a desultory collection of ramshackle farmhouses and picturesque old Portuguese bungalows scattered around a network of leafy lanes. This village is entered at the east via a branch off the Mapusa Road, which passes a few small guest houses and restaurants before running down to the sea. Dominated by the red ramparts of Chapora Fort, Vagator's broad white sandy beach - Big Vagator Beach also known, as "Little Vagator" is undeniably beautiful, just like a picture postcard.

BoatThings to do and see on Vagator Beach
The quieter environs of the Vagator beach is pleasant after the lively and activity filled Anjuna Beach. The villages of Vagator have lush green landscapes fringed with coconut palms, soft white sands, black lava rocks and a beautiful sea that turns from aquamarine to emerald green with the movement of the sun.

Vagator beach in Goa is believed to the place of miracle, where thousands of Goans and even tourist from different parts of the world visit primarily to take a bath. This trip is carried out every year in mid-May and is literally termed as sea water therapy, which is said to be the medicine to various human diseases.

Vagator's Springs
The northern side of Vagator beach boast of with fresh water springs. It cascade from the foot of a hill, which is 100 m from the beach. The other spring is in Ozrant, located at the base of the hill.

Shiva Carving
A massive stone face of Lord Shiva is positioned on the South from Ozrant in Vagator. This impressive carving is learnt of since the hippe era.

Chapora Fort
Built in 1717, the Chapora Fort is a delightful place to explore the Vagator, as a whole. The fort has seen the ruling eras of bygone dynasty and now its ramparts is the only attraction. Yet on reaching this historic place, visitors can see the live moments of peacocks, wild hare and jackals.

Chapora Village
This little fishing village attracts the beach-lovers, visiting Vagator. It is set in a palm-fringed bend in the river and is a destination to bike riders from the nearest Anjuna beach. The village has a few shops, which sells exotic vegetables, special eatables and second-hand books. The plenty of bars and cafes on the beach act as a refreshment corner for tourist here. The village's most popular site is the Chapora fishing jetty is a place for anglers and enthusiasts looking for a dolphin spotting cruises.

Water sports
Vagator beach is more secluded and much less accessible than either of its neighbors. It is an ideal destination for windsurfers, ringo rides, jet-skiers and para sailors. Enthusiasts can also underwent the fun-filled sea cruises and spot a number of Dolphins and Crocodiles.

Eating at Vagator
Bar in GoaThe eating joints in Vagator beach ensures to offer some tongue-tinkling delicacies. Some most popular restaurants like Nine Bar, Alcove, Le Bluebird, Bean Me Up, China Town, Mango Tree, Tin Tin serves authentic French and Chinese dishes. Besides, the beach shacks like Dis co Valley, Boom Shankar Kumar's, Sharmila etc also host delicious food with instant night parties.

Place of accommodation in Vagator Beach
Although the beach is popular in the Goa tourist circuit, a little accommodation options are developed in and around the beach. The Diana Buildwell Resort handles 30 beach front cottages, which serves as the best staying option in Vagator. Other accommodation options are Mahalaxmi Guest House, Siddeshwar Rest House and Dolrina Guest House. Visitors can also opt for staying places like Shettor Villa and Helinda's Guest House in Chapora.

When to visit Vagator Beach
The best time to visit Vagator beach is from October to May.

How to reach Vagator Beach
By Air:
Dabolim Airport is 50 km away from Vagator beach. Pre-paid taxis area available on the beach premises, which help travelers reach the beach.

By Rail:
Thivim Station is 17 km away from Vagator. On reaching, visitors can hire pre-paid taxis and explore the beach.

By Road:
The route to NH17 connects all the major coastal areas in Goa. Also, various points on the road, before Anjuna, has signboards directing the way to Vagator beach.

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