Vagator Beach Goa
The 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. During the tourist season, it is a favorite venue
for mid night parties.
Vagator beach is famous for its soft white sands, the black lava rocks, the coconut palms and the lush
Location of Vagator Beach
Vagator is a beautiful beach located about 22 Kms from Panaji and is situated in Bardez taluka. This
beach is part of a 30 km stretch of beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the arabian sea that
begins at Fort Aguada continues as Sinquerim beach, then as Candolim beach and merges into Calangute
beach and then to Baga beach and then Anjuna beach and then to Vagator beach finally ending at
Chapora beach and Fort.
How to reach Vagator Beach
There are a number of buses that run from Mapusa and Calangute Beach to Vagator. The nearest
interstate bus station is at Mapusa, the KTC bus station.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji. Panaji is just 22 km away
from Vagator beach.
By Road: Vagator is at a distance of 9 km from Mapusa, and 22 km far from the state capital Panaji.
There are frequent buses to Panaji and Mapusa from Vagator.
Vagator Beach Tourist Attractions (Places to see)
Chapora Fort: Hiking up, the lava-bedecked black rock stepping-stones lead to the 500-year-old
Portuguese fort, popularly known as the Chapora Fort.
Shopping in Vagator Beach
It is cool rural area, without offering the tourist any big shopping complexes. But there is a market
nearby where fish is plenty. One can buy artifacts like candelabras made of exquisite blue china woven
baskets and earthen pots. People with sweet tooth get the chance to enjoy coconuts, bananas
“Bebinca”, a Goan delicacy made from tender coconuts.
Nearest towns from Vagator Beach
Anjuna – for tourist traffic and the Wednesday Anjuna Markets
Mapusa – is the nearest town for provisions and shopping. This is where the locals shop.
Chapora – is the nearest village. In the evenings, the fishing boats come into the jetty, and locals and
tourists can buy fish straight off the boats.
Tivim – is the nearest railway station.
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