Vagator Beach is considered to be one the most attractive beaches in Goa. It is situated a little bit north from the Anjuna Beach resort, 10 km to the west from the Mapusa resort, near the Chapora Fort which crowns the cape in the south where the same-named river runs into the Indian Ocean.
Traditionally European and Israeli tourists are coming for vacations to Vagator. The resort is also a place of permanent residence of many foreigners. The village if alluringly cozy; you can find neat apartments and guesthouses, as well as luxury villas here. There also several hotels in Vagator, but in general the place is less crowded than the neighboring resorts. It is much quieter and more peaceful even despite the acquitted image of a party place, because after the sunset all noise stops here.
Vagator is the best place for vacations not only for newly-weds and people in love, but also for elderly couples and families with children. The most ideal season for holidays in Vagator is winter. The climate is humid; from November till March the weather here is clear and warm and the sea is calm.
The beach of Vagator resort is rocky and sandy — just like the entrance into the sea. The sea bottom is deep; the water is sometimes very rough. In the southern part of the beach which is called the Small Vagator you can find some naturally appearing placid bays, where you can bath with undesirable pleasure. The adventurous look makes the beach an interesting place for kids to play.
The northern part of the beach has fewer buildings than the southern part. The sandy strip is wider, broader and longer.
Vagator resort offers quite a lot of shacks and restaurants where you can take a snack and try the amazingly tasty local cuisine dishes. Tourists mainly recommend Kumar’s and Our Shack. Along the road to the beach there are many shops and stores, which sell everything you can imagine. There are also several supermarkets which are located a little further from the beach.
What can do in your free time at Vagator resort? First of all, do not miss a great opportunity to see the Chapora Fort and the Shiva sculpture; also take a small trip to Mapusa, Panjim, Old Goa and to the neighboring beaches of Anjuna, Calagute, Cansaulim. Different tourist agencies will also offer you a huge variety of different interesting tours to the most interesting places of Goa and India.