Best time to visitN/A
Things to dobeaches
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Friends, Families
Rank2 out of 36 attractions in Bardez
A small beach in North- Goa, this is a flat beach and perfect for swimming. It is not as popular or crowded compared to many other beaches of the state and especially northern Goa, but is still a favourite of many tourists. There are also water activity options available here but these are not that good compared to the ones at the Sinquerim Beach in the same region. This is often a beach which misses the eye when you are busy visiting the busier beaches of Baga, Calangute and such others.
Places to stay near Vagator Beach
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Vagator beach is one of the most scenic beaches in Goa that is situated immediately north of the Anjuna beach overlooked by steep laterite hills. On the way beach you can find many street sellers with stone armaments, bags and with other stuff. We played with kids sometime in the beach. First time in this trip, my small kid also started playing in the beach. He played some time in the water, then go back to beach started running as his wish. My other two keep on played with sea shores.
10. Vagator BeachOne of the most popular beaches of North Goa is famous for long stretch of sands with rocks in between, provides a perfect platform for relaxing, sea and stargazing.
We had our flight back to Delhi late in the evening that day, but the airport was a 2 hour journey from our place, hence we had close to just 4-5 hours to spend on the last day of our trip. So, we decided to dedicate this entire day to quench our adrenaline thirsts and bring out the adventure-sporty in us! Though, I am not a big fan of WATER sports (being hydrophobic), I still mustered up my courage and just went for it.Water sports can be found on almost every beach of North Goa, the most popular ones being the Baga and Calangute, as they see the maximum crowd therefore, the cheapest rates. If you're willing to spend just a tad bit more, then Vagator Beach is the best for water sports. Neither is it too extremely expensive, nor is there too much crowd, that you have to wait hours for your turn. If you go around 11 AM, you would find the minimum crowd and can enjoy the sports nicely as there wouldn't be too many people waiting in line.There are various packages available, which are customisable as well according to your requirements. Though bargaining with the locals is a tricky affair, you can still try your luck, but honestly it won't really matter after you're through with the exhilarating experience!(Utmost Important Getting Ready tip:Slather yourself with loads of sunscreen, as you're going to spend too much time out there under the scorching Sun for you're own good!)I went in for the four-sport package, which costed around INR 1500, and included :1. Jet-Ski ride (lasts close to 3 minutes),
Vagator Beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone's throw of the sea. We were the only embracers (probably because it was 11:30 in the night) witnessing the stillness being disrupted by the roaring of waves. And somehow, while immersed in our deep thoughts we realize that it’s time for us to depart as we had an early morning flight to catch for Bangalore.Came back to our resort, used the short period of time left for a brisk nap and then took the cab ride back to the Dabolim Airport. A soothing journey marked its end with gentle drizzling and made us feel nostalgic instantly.I'll end this note by a very famous saying close to my heart, "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware".
The satisfaction of waking up in a far-off land, away from the monotony of everyday life, is a priceless feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything. With that thought in mind,the morning on the second day of my trip started surprisingly early! We decided to hit the beach (thanks to its proximity to our place), early in the morning at around 7, to enjoy the vibe at that time, which was indeed beautiful and one not to be missed. We had intended to catch the sunrise but were unable to do so. Nonetheless, what we experienced instead was equally beautiful in its own way, the quiet, calm sea, hardly any people except for the joggers and the yoga-fanatics sprawled here and there on the beach, and the slight chill in the air was better than any morning cup of tea or coffee that we generally require to start our day back in the city.
We landed in Goa, Dabolin airport around 5 pm on january 2nd 2017. We booked a cab for 1200 INR for our hotel located vagator beach, which is approx. 42 km from the airport and it took 1 hours 20 min exact by car.We checked into aryan's resort, there were several other places around we choose aryan's for its splendid view of the vagator beach from room and also because it shares walls with the most famous night club in goa THALASSA (must visit place).
When in Anjuna, you also have to visit Vagator beach, which is about 10 minutes away from Anjuna. Occasional slips on the grovelly climb is a meager price to pay for the view from the old Chapora fort.
We already booked our scooties the first day, so all the transportation was done through bikes only. Next spot was vagator beach. The beach had clearer water than baga and calangute beach. The waves were in their full mood and bathing in that sea was no less than a bumpy ride. We walked the sandy bottom till the water reached to our height, it felt so good and the cold water gave us chills.
Vagator beach is another one of the calm and peaceful, yet enticing, beaches of North Goa. Beautifully hemmed-in between the cliffs and white sand all over the beach with coconut trees stretching vast, Vagator beach is a refuge to the tranquility.
Catch the mystifying sight of the Vagator beach as the Arabian Sea merges with the waters of the Chapora river. Don’t forget the ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ selfie at the Chapora fort!
Day 2: After breakfast we took our bike and We visited Augoda fort, Baga beach, Vagator Beach,Palolem Beach.We also did Jet Sking at Baga beach
Vagator beach adjoining Anjuna is secluded, crescent shaped and situated on the Caisua bay along the Chapora river basin, in the shadow of Chapora fort, one of a favourite venue for mid night parties. We have spent some time there and went to one of the club in Vagator. Thalasa Restaurant , Greek style restaurant in Vagator is a upscale place and a perfect place to have few drinks while sunset, Ambiance is very simple yet beautiful, be ready to shell-out few more as it’s a little expensive place but a must visit. * Sinquerim Beach is located 13 km north of Panaji *Calangute is located 15 kms from Panjim and 2 km from Baga.* At times this Calangute–Baga road is Goa’s worst traffic jam. * Vagator is located 21 km north of Panaji near Anjuna* Thaslasa is Close during Monsoon* Vagator has lot of good Pubs and lounges like Waters, Hill top, Nyex etc most of them are upscale, crowd here is also upscale as most of them are expensive places Day 5
Once you reach the top, it is a barren land with most of the walls of the forts filled with people admiring the Vagator beach on the left and the much secluded Morjim beach on the right. Sun gave us the skip that day much to our disappointment as we were looking forward to becoming philosophical and to see the sun go down on the horizon.
It is better you reach early at the venue so that you can find parking easily at the appropriate location Sunburn finishes by 12-1 AM, post which you can go to any of the after-parties which are happening at different locations/beaches. In 2014, venue was Vagator Beach. As soon as sunburn finishes, there will be hell loads of traffic outside. It took us almost 2.5 hours to reach our hotel on Candolim beach from Vagator. And since almost everyone present in Sunburn is completely sloshed, people prefer reaching here by cars with drivers. Therefore, roads are completely blocked. It is advisable to either hire a 2-wheeler but only if the person driving it will be sober enough or try to exit the venue few minutes before the climax (but best performances are saved for end of the day only!) Drinks of sponsored brands will only be served. So very limited options in terms of booze are available. In 2014, it was only Vodka of Smirnoff and Beer of Kingfisher premium. Food is generally good but costly Don’t even think of carrying your own booze, food items, cigarettes, water bottles or any illegal stuff while entering as you will be thoroughly scanned (I am not aware of any backdoor entries!) And yes whether you love it or not you will get to hear only and only trance music! But when you are high on booze, partying along your friends and everyone else around you seems to enjoying it then it won’t really matter what kind of music is getting into your ears! It’s a general notion that Sunburn is swarming with people and you don’t even have space to step your foot, leave alone the dancing! Well, believe me it is not true at all. It’s a huge venue to accommodate hordes of party people so you will have enough space to dance, sit, lie down and roam around. It is advisable to stay close with your group and decide a common meeting point amongst yourself in case of any kind of unfortunate situations like phone got switched off or lost, etc. All in all it was an awesome experience. 3 days of complete partying and relaxing. Partying through the night, sleeping till noon, then lazing in the shacks on beaches, roaming around and back to partying! That’s what our routine was for those 3 days! Whole Goa is in party mood during that time. I have been to Goa before many times but during Sunburn it has completely different vibes! I highly recommend experiencing it once in a lifetime if you love partying in Goa!
j) Drove to Vagator beach for a good strollk) Drinks at Nine bar amidst good trans music and dinner at restaurant (don't remember the name) right next to Nine Barl) Drove to Sinq club (Opp. Taj Holiday Village), Candolim, for a pool party Day 3(Saturday) a) Morning at Baga beach. Breakfast at one of the shacks at the beachb) Lunch at Zuperb restaurant, Calangute. Nice food. c) Drove to Assagao/Siolim and checked church and the beach. d) Drove to Penha De France to see the churche) Drove to "Paper Boat Collective" for nice collections to buy. Shop is at Sangolda at Penha De Franca, Chogm Road. We couldn't locate the shop easily. Skip it if you do not have enough timef) Back to Baga for evening beach strollg) Dinner at Chef Soumyen's Kitchen at Calangute then moved to Saturday Night Market at Arpora. This market is a must visit if you are in Goa on Saturday night.h) Drove to Club Cabbana for staurday night Day 4a) Morning stroll at Baga beachb) Checked out of the hotel at around 10 amc) Drove to old Goa ferry terminal and took a ferry to Divar Island. Nice walk amidst portuguese era buildingsd) Lunch at Old Goae) Saw Viceroy's Arch, St. Cajetan church, Se Cathedral, St. Francis of Assisi church and Basilica of Bom Jesuse) Drove to Pilar f) Back to Panjim. Returned the car. g) Took a night bus to Bangalore
At the parking lot continue to head north towards the direction of Vagator and ask for the water tank. You will cross a newly opened club which is located bang at the parking lot. This club is spelled 'Nyce'. You will see some small trees and then the trail again leads you to the top of a small hill. Walk up the trail till you reach the hilltop. This hilltop offers the first view of the Chopara Fort in the distance. There is a clear mud trail here and walk along it till you cross 'Bliss Beach Resort' and 'Thalasa'. From this point just ask anyone how you can reach the beach or consult Google maps and it will show you the route to the Vagator beach. Get to the beach and continue north till you reach the lifeguard station. A short walk further you have arrived at the foothills of the fort. There is no marked trail. You can just start walking up the cliff. It is not too steep. Once you are up the cliff you will see the walls of the fort. This is the destination. Awesome views of beaches on both sides. And you are not too far away from a shack to get some chilled beer.......Enjoy the hike.One of the busiest beaches in North Goa, this is the starting point of the hike.The first major beach/village that one reaches upon starting the hike.Second beach on the trail from where it is an easy access to the fort.The destination.
Solo backpacking in Vagator turned out to be my best travel so far, and the day of departure from the hostel to other side of Goa where I had planned to spent rest of the days , made me sad ! So I guess it would be now apt for me to say that - It's not the number of days you spend as a traveler ,it's the number of memories you make and how much you grow as a traveler , that make's you a different person !! I made memories I can't do justice to by expressing , I made friends for life, I learnt about cultures that no book would have taught, I reckoned the power of simplicity and nature... So pack you rugsacks, wear your boots, pick up some cash and a book , and get started with the journey of exploration ! For world has more than what you can ever take !!!!! INFO TIME :Tariff at Jungle Hostel: Rs. 500 / night in mixed bed dorm room ( 4 to 6 beds) . Jungle Hostel bookingInclusions : Bed ( obviously) , Attached Bathroom ( Hot water supply) , Spacious room , Personal Luggage lockers, Breakfast , Kitchen ( To kill mid night hunger pangs) , A stocked refrigerator in the common room ( Tons of beers !!! ) , wifi connectivity, and not to forget - THE VIEW and the COMPANY of fellow travelers .... Was it Worth it ??? HELL YES !!!!!!!!
Vagator is for the peace lovers! Walk along the rocky beach , climb up the fort , or just get confused at the roads, you sure will love the sanity the place offers . ...
Moving back from Arambol towards Vagator, make a stop at Morjim. Known as “Little Russia” Morjim has a large concentration of Russian Immigrants.The beach is amazing and is a nesting and hatching habitat of the preserved Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. If you are a turtle enthusiast, Morjim will offer you something special in form of Olive Ridley. Grab couple of Beer and chill on the beach or Hill top, you would not want to leave the peace this place will offer. Moving south, our next destination is Vagator. Famous for the hill top parties and the World Famous “Sunburn“, Vagator host some of the best EDM parties in India. The view from the Hill top is amazing and the beach is less crowded unless there is a party nearby.
The most beautiful beach of Goa and has a fantastic view.
A rocky beach... After you finish having your fun at this beach, don't leave. Trust me, there's is a heaven next to it which you must see. Walk some hundreds of meters through the beach and you will reach another beach known as Ozra/Chhota Vagator beach. Beautiful resorts at the beachside... the least crowded, cleanest beach of goa with rocks of different kind... i reached here the last evening of my trip and regretted a lot about not coming there before. A must go for couples and solo people. Nothing like this beach. Atleast for me and my love... This was the most romantic and exotic place. I would love to go there again and again.
A visit to the Royal Enfield Rider Mania is a must.
Already famous at the Saturday Night Market in Anjuna, the Boutique Bar is now also at the intimate but vivacious hotel in Vagator. The cosy bar features new cocktails and high-energy parties that are complemented by mouth-watering grilled snacks at Salaam, the Living Room’s Indo-Arabic restaurant. Set just off the pool where you can enjoy the crisp sunshine before heading off for an evening of fun and entertainment. The Boutique House Bar also has live music and DJs that spin some interesting tracks through the night.