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Vagator Beach

Located in the Bardez Taluka in the Indian state of Goa, Vagator beach is placed on the opposite side of the Chapora River. Vagator is in close proximity to one of the first hippy hotspots in Goa, Anjuna Beach. Compared to its neighbor, Vagator beach follows laid back vicinity with only a few beach shacks and commercial establishments. The shoreline that forms the beach is split into two parts known as the big Vagator and little Vagator respectively. As you enter the beach, the shore towards your right will be big Vagator and towards the left will be little Vagator. Additionally the beach has red cliffs that cover its backdrop and are great to sit and enjoy the view and the sunset.

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Photo by Amit Rawat, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

Climatic Conditions

Located in North Goa, Vagator enjoys a warm climate with plenty of rains during the monsoons. Like most of Goa beaches, Vagator stays warm and sunny throughout the year with cool breeze during evenings and early mornings. The summers start from March and lasts till mid-June. The humidity can be extreme during these months and if you plan to visit during this time, it is better to stay indoors between 12 am and 5 pm. The monsoon season arrives during mid-June and lasts till late September and sees plenty of rains during the season. The time between October and January marks the cool and temperate season, which is preferred by tourists. Nevertheless, the afternoons can be still too hot for people who aren’t too used to coastal sun.

Best Time to Visit

Vagator Beach is well visited by tourists all year round as it is one of the famous night party spots in Goa. The best time to visit the beach is between October till January, which marks the beginning of tourist season and the festive season. The summer seasons can be too hot and humid for most visitors who aren’t used to such warm coastal summers. The monsoons are relatively cooler but make the seas rough and unfit for swimming and water sports. Nevertheless, the monsoon in Goa also covers the region with lush greenery and is a sight which should not be missed.

How to Reach and Getting Around

Vagator is in close proximity to the famous hippy hotspot, Anjuna Beach. It is almost an hour’s drive from Dabolim airport, which is well connected via flights from major cities in India. You can alternatively take a taxi which will leave you to the beach. The prices however will be negotiable with the drivers. Getting around in Goa and places near Vagator beach can be done easy via taxis or renting scooters and motorcycles. Do not forget to rent and ride a Royal Enfield which is a famous thing among the foreign tourists who visit the state.

Attractions

Vagator Beach is in close proximity to several attractions and hot spots which will ensure that your trip to Goa is full of fun and frolic. The red cliffs of Vagator are a great spot for viewing the sun set. Apart from this Vagator has been famous since the hippies hit Goa as a nightlife hotspot with several rave and beach parties held here. Vagator has very few beach shacks but one can always buy snacks and beverages from the vendors on the road that leads to the quaint beach. There are also 2 fresh water springs just a few minutes from the beach, which also attracts the visitors.

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