Goa is the terrain of intoxicating nightlife, casinos and luxurious resorts. The city is also surrounded by plenty of spectacular beaches making Goa one of the happening tourist hubs in India. Sprawled nearly 23Kms away from the capital city Panaji, Vagator Beach is one of the eminent event venues and most frequented beaches in Goa. The beach is located in a close proximity to Anjuna beach, which is evenly popular in Goa.
To the local inhabitants, Vagator Beach is also popular as Vaga beach and the beach is segregated into three parts namely; big Vaga beach (for Indians), little Vaga beach (for Israelis) and the Ozran Vaga beach (for Italians). Out of these three, the Big Vaga Beach sees more footfalls in contrast to the other beaches. On the other hand, the Ozran Vagator beach is famous for electrifying musical events, amazing twilight and plush drinks at the 9 Bar.
Things to do in Vagator Beach:
Vagator, the party hub: If you are still into your bachelorhood, attending rave parties at Vagator Beach along with your buddies may make your voyage in Goa spicier. The destination is amazing for party buffs. Gazing at the beautiful sunset from the adjacent resorts holding a glass of wine is something amazing to experience in Vagator beach. On the eve of Christmas and New Year, all the resorts and bars near the beach area get filled up by a huge number of tourists and party freaks.
Bustling flea market: Despite being an amazing party spot, Vagator Beach is equally popular for its bustling Saturday flea market showcasing an array of useful products to buy. This weekly flea market is held by the Germans offering you a diverse range of products like eye-catching souvenirs, designer dresses, jewelleries, bracelets, caps, bags and food items. However, one has to be good at bargaining when in Saturday flea market in Vagator Beach. It may consume couple of hours to complete the shopping desire in the market. Having done with your shopping desire, don’t forget to head towards the Robert’s place, which is popular for chilled out drinks and the place is quite popular amongst the foreign tourists.
The delicious platter: Goa is popular for a rich variety of sea foods. If you happen to be at Vagator’s Thalassa, don’t miss to tryout some of the luscious Greek cuisines available there. In addition, plenty of local eateries are also located near the beach where one can taste some scrumptious Goan dishes like Pork Vindaloo, Sorpotel, beef, Prawn balchao, Bebinca and much more. After stomach full of delicious dishes, make sure to try a glass of Feni, the local drink of Goa.
Sightseeing: Strolling aside the sandy beach in the evening is a soothing experience for tourists. Taking a glimpse of sunset and sunrise from the Vagator seashore will leave a bystander completely mesmerised. During winter, sun bath at Vagator beach is very popular. This is the time when plenty of tourists flock near the beach to enjoy an invigorating sun bath. In addition, one can also enjoy witnessing the blend of two fresh water springs within a stone’s throw of the sea.
Being one of the most happening tourist destinations in India, reaching Goa is very convenient. If you are planning your next trip to Goa anytime soon, here’s how you can get there with ease:
By Air: Goa is quite convenient to reach by air. The nearest airport is Dabolim airport, which is in good touch with most of the major domestic Indian cities. Besides, the international airport of Goa also has good air connectivity with different international destinations like the UK and Germany. Once you reach the airport, hire a cab or a taxi to reach Vagator, which is nearly 32Kms far from the airport.
By Train: There are three nearby railheads Vasco da Gama, Tivim and Maragao cementing the railway network of Goa with different parts of India. Some of the important trains to reach Goa are Kerla S Kranti, Mngla Lksdp Express, Chennai Central Vasco Da Gama Express, Trivndrm Rjdhni etc. From these railway stations, one can easily hire a cab or taxi to reach Vaga beach.
By Road: Travelling to Goa by road from the places like Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore is quite delightful. There are regular state transportations for Goa from these locations. Additionally, private buses, taxi and cabs can also be hired to reach Goa by road.
Places to stay:
There are plenty of luxury resorts and budget hotels near the Vagator beach. However, winter being the peak season in Goa, it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance. This is the time when the hotel charges climb higher with availability of minimal staying options. Some of the decent accommodations that one can prefer when in Vagator beach are YoYoGoa Apartment Hotel, Cochichos Resort, Ozran Heights Beach Resort, Alcoves Resort, Casa Vagator, Leoney Resort and Jacks Resort. Further, it is to be informed that depending on the type of accommodation and amenities you avail, the charges will vary.
So get ready for the party and fun at the Vagator beach in Goa.