Vagator Beach, Goa
Private transport such as cabs, auto rickshaws are also available from Mapusa.
- Banana boat rides
- Jet Ski
- Dolphin sighting tours
- Trek up to the Chapora Fort
- Picnic spot
Vagator beach is located at a distance of 8 kms. from the city of Mapusa and 22 kms. from Panaji.To reach the beach one must climb down a flight of stairs leading down the side of the cliffs.
The part of the beach near the stairs is rocky while the section of the beach at the base of the fort is sandy. Near the base of the stairs a cross lies atop some rocks that jut out into the sea. Apparently many people have committed suide by jumping to their deaths into the choppy sea at this point. The particular place is also referred to as suicide point. The spot however offers a nice breathtaking view of the beach and the surrounding cliffs
The nearest railway station is at Thivim which is about 30 minutes away by car. If travelling by bus from thivim, tourists need to come to Mapusa first and then travel to vagator.Many tourists perfer to rent bikes upon arrival to the coastal areas as it is convenient to visit many places at a stretch with bikes at your own convenience.
At vagator beach one can spend time taking in the sheer beauty and calm this place has to offer. Tourists can take a trek up the hill to the Chapora fort. The climb takes about 15 minutes to complete at a leisurely pace. Once atop the fort, tourists are rewarded with a scenic view of Vagator beach on one side and Morjim beach to the other. The fort itself makes an interesting place to visit.On the way back down you can just sit on one of the many boulders on the hillside of the fort, enjoy the breeze and watch the sun go down
Vagator offers tourists good opportunities to buy souvenirs. There are multiple stalls atop the cliff at Vagator beach selling t-shirts, handicrafts, books, music which one can buy as souvenirs of their visit to Goa. Many stalls also sell refreshments and snacks. You can also enjoy tender coconut water sold by a few vendors just before aligting to the beach.