Vagator Beach is the northernmost beach of Bardez Taluka, Goa. It is located on the opposite bank of the Chapora River from Morjim in Pernem. To the south of Vagator is Anjuna, one of the first hippy haunts of Goa. Vagator Beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone’s throw of the sea. But Vagator has little by way of seaside accommodation. Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland which holds the car park and lots of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks. As you face the sea, on your right is North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator)and on your left Ozran Beach, more commonly known as Little Vagator Beach. Vagator is a little more laid back, though still pretty much steeped in the rave culture. The tourist traffic is predominantly Western backpackers, however it has also become popular with Indian tourists, who particularly come to watch the sunset from the rocks. The sunset through rocks is breathtaking from Vagator Beach.
There are a number of places playing to a dance & trance crowd during the tourist season. These include: Nine Bar located just above Little Vagator, Hilltop (a little back from Little Vagator) and Primrose back towards Big Vagator beach, they play different types of trance and psychedelic music from different DJ’s from around the world. Disco Valley of Vagator Beach is a place that used to be the place for Goan trance parties starting from early 1980s.
A series of rusty cliffs and headlands bursting out of thickets of greenery help to give Vagator and charming Chapora one of the prettiest settings on the north Goan coast. It’s this back drop, rather than the beaches (which are largely forgettable) that have made these two little villages the centre for the wild, outdoor parties that made Goa (in) famous. Large contingents of long-stay backpackers and party people religiously set up camp here for months on end every season.
A visit to Vagator Beach can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Goa is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favorable restaurants being just a few examples. A visit to Vagator Beach will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Goa.
Vagator Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in north Goa. It is located in Bardez talukA of Goa about 21 km northwest of Panaji. Swimming is an option but do it if you are confident and at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on the beach. The beach is also an excellent place to have a picnic without disturbance while you enjoy the sunset.
Tourist season that starts in December and ends in January makes the stalls and everything in Goa a bit pricey but there are many clubs that are still worth a visit for a nice time dancing to trance and psychedelic music played by digital jockeys who come from all around the world mainly for the very popular Sunburn Festival.
A part of Vagator Beach, known as Disco Valley, is the best place for trance parties in Goa since 1980s. There are a few famous open air clubs that attract lots of people to the beach that are located in Disco Valley.
Hostel and budget accommodation can be found near the beach. There are a couple of mid-range hotels near the beach. Vagator also boasts of a luxury hotel which is about one km away from the beach.