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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Dabolim Airport is 50 km away from Vagator beach. Pre-paid taxis area
available on the beach premises, which help travelers reach the beach.
Thivim Station is 17 km away from Vagator. On reaching, visitors can hire
pre-paid taxis and explore the beach.
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.