Vagator beach in Goa
Disco Valley Vagator beach along with the neighbouring Anjuna beach was the most popular for Goa Trance music and all night rave parties. In the nineties, rave parties at Vagator used to go on non stop for days. So much so that a prominent landmark at Vagator is called Disco Valley. However, the current drive by Goa police has meant that these all night rave parties are almost extinct. For all it is worth, Vagator is still considered the capital of Goa Trance music
Vagator beach Despite the absence of the once sizzling nightlife, Vagator beach is still popular for its undeniable beauty. Vagator beach resembles a crescent as it meets the Chapora estuary.Vagator beach boasts of white sand that are beautifully contrasted with black rocks. The ancient Portuguese built Chapora fort lends an interesting backdrop to the Vagator beach.
Vagator consists of three beaches- The Big Vagator, Little Vagator and Tel Aviv beach. The secluded and incredibly beautiful beach is the "Little Vagator" beach (also called as Ozran beach). Ozran beach is a short walk away from Big Vagator beach. At Little Vagator, down a steep path, is the stone sculpture of Shiva (an artwork of anonymous sculptor from the hippie era.)
The other attraction at Vagator is the Portuguese built Chapora fort. From the Vagator beach, one can sight Chapora fort. Climbing the fort is recommended for the commanding view of the sea and the nearby beaches.
Vagator beach is considered safe for swimming and lifeguards are present on the beach
Nightlife at Vagator beach
Vagator still hosts impromptu parties. If you are not part of one of these impromptu parties head to Nine Bar, which hosts trance party every night from 7PM to 10PM. Nine bar is on a cliff just above little Vagator and has excellent view of the sea and the beaches. Other popular nightlife hotspots at Vagator are Primrose and Temptations
Reaching Vagator Beach
Frequent buses ply to Vagator from Mapusa and Panjim. A 2 Km walk from the bus stand will lead you to Little Vagator beach