Beaches in India

Vagator Beach Goa

Turned up 22 km from the Panaji, the Vagator beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa that is enclosed with soft white sand and speckled by huge black rocks, coconut & palm trees. It is famous due to its dynamic cliffs and its secluded nature. This beach is divided into two beaches named as Big Vagator and Small Vagator. Facing towards the right side of sea, there is North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator) while on the left is Ozran beach (Little Vagator). Tourists visit here to view the sunset through the rocks that is quite marvellous. It is a part of 30 km stretch of beach seashore along the west coast of Goa. It's a home to some of the popular beaches of Goa like Anjuna and Calangute, which make the place an idyllic gateway for beach lovers and newly married couples.

There are various ranges of farmhouses & cottages, where one can stay for partying and enjoying whole night. This place will never let you go upset as it offers everything what you want like water sports, shopping, or luxury accommodation. The culture of this place is defined with its local art, music and nightlife. Being an enchanting place in Goa, it holds its own charm and people come here to relish the company of sand, sun & sea. The seaside is lined with many shacks and food stalls that offer an exotic savory meals and drinks. In brief, it's a perfect destination for backpackers to relax in seclusion and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Beach Resorts & Hotels on Vagator Beach

There are many options for lodging in Vagator, be it luxury resorts, hotels or guest houses, your need for perfect accommodation are extremely taken care of. So, if you are looking for staying nearby Vagator beach, you may choose the one from following popular resorts and hotels listed below:

  • The Orange House
  • La Gulls Court
  • Alcove Resort Goa
  • Cochichos Resort
  • Jolly Jolly Lester
  • Goan Clove
  • Omega Beach Resort
  • Ozran Heights Beach Resort
  • Leoney Resort
  • Casa Vagator

Things to Do on Vagator Beach

At vagator beach you can spend memorable time with your friends or loved ones. There are various activities to do in Vagator and all these can make your day pleasurable during your stay.

Following are some important things which you should do in Vagator during your visit:

Adventure Sports- This beach brings plenty of adventure activities like parasailing, jets ski's motored rides and dolphin sighting tours. Travellers can also go for trekking to reach at the top of Chapora fort. While reaching at the top, you can view beautiful scenery of Vagator and Morjim beach.

Leisure Activities- Apart from adventure activities, there are other leisure activities like sunbathing, strolling, enjoying dance & masti at night, evening shopping, sightseeing, visiting to other nearby beaches by hiring boat and many more. There are several stalls where you can buy various items like books, apparels, handicrafts, trinkets, and other food items like soft drinks, snacks, sea food, etc.

Places to Visit In and Around the Vagator Beach

On reaching Vagator beach, you should visit some sightseeing places and tourist areas that are located nearby Vagator beach.

These include:

Ozran Beach or Little Vagator- It is located towards north side of the main Vagator beach. You can visit some secluded spots and the two water springs that is known as 'Zor' located in the Ozran beach and the other one is situated at the north Vagator beach.

Anjuna Beach- This village is mostly highlighted for its beach and flea market. You'll also come across a popular church, especially dedicated to St. Miguel. It's just 4 km away from the Vagator beach and if you visit on Wednesday, then you should head towards the Anjuna beach for the flea market, where you can do lots of shopping. The market lasts from early morning till sunset and you'll get everything from rugs, clothes, jewellery, electronic items to the Buddha statues, and bags.

Chapora Beach- It is located next to Vagator beach, which is mostly famous for its captivating beach. It has black rock formations made by black lava. One of the best places to view here is the sunset and the long stretch of the beach before you that is from Chapora Fort. This fort is little steep and are the ruins of Portuguese fort.

Aguada Beach- It's a well-known beach located towards North Goa and if you want to view the natural beauty of the place, then you should come here and take the pleasure of everything. Aguada is different from other Goa beaches and it's all due to its tourist attractions. Honeymooners and beach lovers flock to experience the real charm of citadels.

Shacks around Vagator Beach - There are various eateries around the beach where you can have your favourite Goans food and drinks. There are delicious cuisines available here, which you should try once you visit here.

Few other tourist attractions located around the beach are Candolim, Mapusa, Calangute and so on.

Nightlife on Vagator Beach

Vagator's beauty is seen after sunset when the nightlife enlivens with dance, music and hangout night parties. This place is developed with many restaurants, pubs band nightclubs along the main road. Some popular party venues like 'Hill-Top' and 'Nine Bar' that surround Vagator beach. Other than this, 'Primrose Cafe' in Anjuna also bluster a sparkling nightlife and a later bar. These venues are ideal location to enjoy and dance full night on the beats of rocking music.

Other venues that remain open till the wee hours are:

  • Mezcal restaurant
  • Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant
  • Disco valley
  • Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant

How to Reach

By Air- The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is at the distance of 43 km from the Vagator beach. From the airport, you can hire taxi or car to reach the beach.

By Rail- Thivim is the nearest railhead that is 19 km away from the Vagator. Other railheads include Margao (57 km) and Vasco da Gaama.

By Road- There are several buses that run from Mapusa and Calangute to Vagator. The nearest bus station is Mapusa.

Best Time to Visit - December to February

If you are looking for refreshing beach holiday destination in Goa, you may plan to go Vagator beach, which is a secluded paradise for beach lovers. It's a perfect place to throw party and relish frantic hours of revelry. So, start planning for your trip and choose exciting beach holiday packages through Tour My India.