Vagator Beach is the stunning and most popular beach located in North Goa. The blue waters of the beach enclosed in white sand and tall coconut trees will leave you completely spellbound. Vagator Beach is indeed a seaside heaven that will make you unleash yourself from the limitations of the outside world. There are two freshwater springs at Vagator Beach that divides it into two separate beaches. One is the ‘Big Vagator’ beach and the other one located to the left called as ‘Little Vagator’ beach. The beach is packed with full entertainment and the fun and frolic atmosphere draws tourists from all corners of this world. If you still haven’t visited Vagator Beach, time to pack your bags now.
Location : State/District
Vagator Beach is located in the Indian state of Goa under the district of North Goa.The latitudinal coordinate of Vagator Beach is 15.5990⁰ North whereas the longitude of the place is 73.7414⁰ East.
Vagator Beach is a scenic beach destination in the state of Goa in India.
Packed with complete amusement activities, Vagator Beach is an ideal getaway for holidaying with families and friends. The vibrant nightlife of the place lures party lovers to this rocking destination. The nightlife is very famous and the best from all the other beaches in Goa. Vagator Beach is a preferred destination for tourists in search of relaxed holiday in serene atmosphere.
The beat time to visit Vagator Beach is from October till February. During this time the temperature remains pleasant and comfortable. During the day time the temperature never rises above 33⁰C and at night the temperature remains amiably cool. During the winter months from December to February the temperature at night falls slightly making the environment a little cold. If you are travelling during these months do carry some light woollen clothes to keep you warm. The time of Christmas and New Year is the most crowded and peak season at Vagator Beach.
Indian citizens can plan a holiday to Vagator Beach at any time of the year. Vagator Beach is frequently visited by International tourists. These tourists need to take visa permission from the government of India. Prior to the visit they must file a visa application along with the copy of their passports, specifying the purpose and duration of the visit.
The beach of Vagator is safe for swimming. There are lifeguards present at the beach at all times. Tourists love playing with waves in the company of their loved ones. Vagator Beach is not particularly famous for water sports. From here tourists can hire boats to visit the close by beaches such as Calangute, Chapora and Anjuna to name a few.
Vagator Beach is renowned for its comfortable and safe nightlife. The midnight parties at the beach lure party lovers to this destination from all corners of the world. The beach is thronged with night clubs and restaurants that organize regular parties for tourists. The music in these parties is given by renowned DJs from the world to give visitors a complete enthralling experience.
Places to Visit
On reaching the Vagator Beach you must definitely visit the two beautiful water springs located at the beach. ‘Zor’ is a fresh water spring that is situated in the ‘Little Vagator’ beach also called as ‘Orzan’ beach. The other water spring is located at the northern end of the Vagator Beach.
The Portuguese Fort of Chopara is a historical destination from Vagator Beach that is around 500 years old. The beauty of this ancient fort attracts visitors to this place. You must also visit the Chopara Village to get an insight into the life of the locals here.
Mapusa is a popular city in Goa that is located at a distance of 9 kms from Vagator Beach. This place is famous for its Friday Market and the ancient Kansarpal-Kalbadevi temple. Mapusa is located at close proximity to beaches like Candolim, Anjuna and Chapora.
Siva Murti is the face of Lord Shiva carved from a rock and located close to Vagator Beach. It is a colossal structure carved out of the rocks during the time of Portuguese rule.
The Flea Market at Anjuna Beach on Wednesday is a favourite shopping destination that can be visited from Vagator beach. More popular than this is the flea market held on Saturday nights at Arpora. This market is organized by Germans and is the most vibrant and largest flea market in the whole of North Goa. Some unbelievable performances are also held at the flea market to promote local talent.
Food & Accommodation
Tourists enjoy eating out at Vagator Beach. You must surely try authentic Goan fish curry with rice available at the beach side shacks. These shacks offer delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere. Some of the popular eating places around Vagator Beach are Sakana, My Place, Nocte, Salt n Pepper Restaurant & Guest House and Scarlet’s. Thalassa is a very popular eating joint located atop a cliff on the ‘LittleVagator’ beach. The place offers authentic and gourmet Greek food and offers stunning view of the sunset. To get a table facing seaside, it is better to book in advance.
Being a spot for nightlife parties, there are countless pubs and bars lined at Vagator Beach. Some of the well known drinking joints and open air clubs are Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant, Nine Bar, Primrose, Waters, Crhonicle and Disco Valley. The party mood in these joints set in just after dusk and continues till late hours.
There are limited accommodations around Vagator Beach. Tourists normally stay in the close by beaches and visit Vagator Beach from there. Some of the 4-star properties around Vagator beach are The Ocean Pearl Escape Goa, Living Room by Season Hotels, La Gulls Court and Casa Vagator. These places have rooms available at INR 5,000 onwards. Some mid-range accommodations include Aryans, Meilleur Resort, Ozran Heights Beach Resort and Jackpot Inn. Vagator also provides some low cost accommodations for budgeted travellers. The names in this category are Ally Pally Guest House and Ocean Bliss Beach Resort.
Safety and Security
None, except for those applicable at the beachside destinations.