Vagator
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Brief

Vagator is situated in Bardez Taluka, Goa. The Vagator Beach is the central highlight of the place and comprises of lofty red cliffs which offer a fantastic view of the shore that lies beneath as well as two fresh water springs that are located close to the sea. The entire beach is divided into two sections by virtue of a seaside headland – Big Vagator and Little Vagator Beach.

 

While the area is quite laidback, a lot of it is still steeped in the rave culture that dominated this small village in the past. While Western backpackers still patronize his place, it has become popular among other local tourists as well. There are a number of small and big places which cater to these dance and trance parties. In fact, Disco Valley was the famous place for Goan trance parties from the early 1980s. The beautiful spectacle of watching the sun set through the rocks is one of the main reasons why tourists are attracted to Vagator.

 
Travel Tips

One should be wary of hagglers or even pick pockets in and around the beach area. Therefore, carrying valuables is not advised. Visitors are also advised to stay away from the petrol station close to Vagator and Chapora as there are quite a few scams that take place there.

Temperature

22C-34C



When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Hot
  • 36° Max
  • 32° Min
  • 3.4 mm
 
Things to do

A visit to the flea market at Anjuna beach is a great way to spend a Wednesday and is popular among tourists. The Saturday Flea Market in Arpora has been organized by Germans since the early 1990s. It is definitely among the largest and vibrant flea markets in northern Goa. A special area is cordoned off to host special performances by the local talent in the area.

 

Tourists should visit some of the Indian/Mediterranean cafes which can be found along the beach. The Sunburn Beach Festival was even shifted here in 2013 from Candolim.

 

If you are a party animal then visiting Hill Top in Vagator is a must for rave parties. The months of December and January are especially chaotic because of the throng of tourists that visit it. Hill Top usually hosts a party every Sunday during the peak season.

 
Getting Around

Scooters and bikes can be hired and rented for the day. In fact, most tourists prefer renting transport as it is more cost-effective and convenient. This is the best way to explore the area and to see other parts of Goa. There are taxis and auto rickshaws which are also available but one would need to bargain in order to prevent paying exorbitant amounts.

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • Most flights from the metropolitan cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai function to and from the Dabolim International Airport.
  • The nearest railway station to Vagator is at Tivim. There are other railway stations which can be found at Margao and Vasco da Gama.
  • Vagator is situated close to Dabolim Airport, a mere one hour drive away. One can take a prepaid taxi to Vagator (around Rs. 1,250).

 
Surrounding Attractions

Anjuna – This is a good place for tourists especially during the Wednesday Anjuna Markets, famous among both International and local tourists.

Mapusa – This town is usually frequented by tourists for provisions and shopping because of the many local shops which are available.

Chapora – If you want to get away from the crowd at Vagator, then Chapora is the place for people who enjoy quiet surroundings. During the evenings, locals and tourists can buy fish straight off the boats of the fishermen who come to the jetty.

 
Emergency No.

Police: +(91)-832-2273233