Top Seven Things to do in Vagator
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
From planning your stay at a relaxing Vagator beach resort and exploring the nearby flea market to witnessing an obscure stone carving from a bygone era, there’s a lot to do and see in this little part of Goa surrounded by the coast on one side and lush greenery on the other. Here’s a list of seven things to do in and around Vagator.
Watch the Sunset at the Beach
Arriving at Vagator will quickly lead you to one of the two spectacular beaches of North Goa, Vagator and Ozran. The sea beckoning you with a chorus of waves crashing against the rocks and the swaying palms, the cool breeze will turn your day into a tropical dreamland. Stroll through the rocky beach and enjoy the beautiful sight of a sinking sun and it’s an evening well spent!
Say yes to a Cottage Stay
Little Vagator is dotted with quiet and peaceful beach resorts to make your stay both comfortable and relaxing. Waterscape Beach Resort offers pool/ garden facing wooden cottages with private, lush surroundings. A tranquil cottage stay amidst nature with a rejuvenating aqua pool, health-conscious food made from scratch using fresh ingredients! It’s a perfect recipe to rope in all the nirvana seekers.
Visit a Museum
If your heart desires a more tasteful indulgence in futuristic art, some mind-blowing installations perhaps, Sensistan is the place to be. They hold workshops and entertaining live events every week. A thorough tour around a large house-turned-museum is something to experience firsthand. This experiential playground in Badem is a must-visit!
Get a Glimpse of Shiva’s Face.
A short four-minute walk through Little Vagator will bring you to an impressive portrait of Lord Shiva carved into a rock by the sea at Ozran Beach. It’s known to be sculpted by an unknown traveller from the hippie era of the 60s and 70s. This exclusive spot should definitely be on your list of sites to explore.
Eat out at popular Restaurants and Cafes
Enjoy exploring the culinary scene at popular restaurants serving up some of the most exquisite dishes from their authentic Goan menus. Experience this neck of the woods through its local cuisine, culture, and nightlife.
Go Ballistic with Shopping
Enjoy shopping at places like Anjuna Flea Market to pamper yourself with some boho jewellery, rare art, musical instruments, chic bags, clothing, hats, beautiful lampshades, intricate carpets and dhurries, stationery, swim gear and everything under the sun. It’s vibrant and full of people, tourists and artisanal handcrafted items at great prices.
Visit a Fort
Chapora Fort is only a nine-minute drive away from Vagator. It overlooks the Chapora river which gave it its name in the first place. It’s the most picturesque location with a spectacular view of the water and Vagator Beach seen at a distance. Its fascinating history is still shrouded in mystery, claims often dismissed as mere myths. But it’s great to learn about the place beforehand to navigate through your emotions better once you’re inside the ruins of the fort.
Be it north or south, beach or inland, Goa has both natural and man-made marvels lying right under its tropical nose, waiting for you to sniff them out, and explore. Safe travels!