Adjoining the famous Anjuna 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.
Scooters can be rented for Rs. 250 a day. Anywhere and everywhere you will find people trying to rent you their scooter. If you like a bike, a 350 CC Enfield would cost you Rs. 500 a day ( kick starting one of these can be an experience, learn how to do it from the owner if you want to rent one. The recoil from the kick can break your leg). This is the best way to see Goa, you can go where ever you want. And getting around is easy, locals are very helpful just pull over and ask someone.
In case of a taxi, going anyplace the taxi drivers will start quoting from Rs. 250 to 400. Have to bargain.
Vagator Beach has dramatic red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone's throw of the sea. 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 Big Vagator Beach and on your left Ozran Beach, more commonly known as Little Vagator Beach.
Every Wednesday a flea market is held at Anjuna beach. This market is very popular among the tourists.
The Saturday night flea market in Arpora, organised by a German since early nineties, is by far the largest and most vibrant flea market in North Goa. There is also a sizeable performance area which promotes local talent.
Bargain on anything you buy at the street vendors and people on the beach (stuff on the streets, pay 50% of quoted price).
In Vagator, you can find a 24 hour restaurant/convenience store/chill out called Robert's place near Primrose. Since 2003, a flea market is organised here every Wednesday, though it is yet to make an impression like the ones in Anjuna or Arpora.
Mapusa is the nearest town for provisions and shopping. This is where the locals shop.
Salt n Pepper Restaurant & Guest House, (a 10-minute walk from Ozran Beach), ☎ +91 832 2273596 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . A family-run restaurant.edit
Scarlet's, Chapora. A well known place among travellers for fruit juices and fruit salad.edit
Thalassa, Vagator (on top of the cliff overlooking Ozran Beach), . Wonderful, authentic Greek food. This open air restaurant has amazing views of Ozran Beach and the sunset. Thalassa is almost always full. In order to have a seaview table you have to book a table in advance.edit
Sakana, Vagator (opposite Katzensuppe club/next to Bubble Brunch club). evenings. Japanese restaurant.edit
Nocte, Vagator (near Living Room hotel). 7pm-11pm. North Indian Tribal food.edit
My Place, Vagator (near Living Room hotel). daily. authentic Italian food Italian owner.cheap. edit
Great Live Music 2014 (International Music Festival), Elliot Grounds, Baga Bridge, Goa, . This is a 2 day music festival featuring best of bands from Russia and India from Rock and Jazz Genre, performing Live on 31st January and 1st February 2014. From 5pm to 10 pm . A well known festival for cross-cultural music event ! edit
Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant, Vagator Beach Road (a 15-minute walk from Vagator Beach), ☎ +91 832 3294464/2274703. Racism is often just a construct of the mind. While I agree that the service at mango tree is rather terrible its a matter of comparison; compared to any other place in india its pretty crap but compared to Germany its brilliant. I quite like mango tree, it does have its regulars who tend to dominate but its still a pretty cool place to grab a drink any time of the year(opens much earlier then other bars).edit
There are a number of places playing to a dance , house or trance crowd during the tourist season.
Hilltop, Vagator (a little back from Ozran Beach). Hill Top has a Rave or Trance party every Sunday evening in the tourist season.edit
Primrose, Vagator (back towards Big Vagator beach). They play different types of trance and psychedelic music from different DJ's from around the world.edit
Nine Bar, Vagator (between Big Vagator Beach and Ozran Beach, just above Ozran Beach). Nine Bar has a Goa trance party every night from 7PM to 10PM. Good music, cheap booze. People start here and then go to other places.edit
Katzensuppe, Vagator (opposite living room). 11pm-5am. tech house and techno [not trance] proper club.edit
Waters, Vagator (ozran beach cliffs). 5pm-5am. tech house and deep house [not trance] proper club on cliffs.edit
Crhonicle, Vagator (ozran beach cliffs). 5pm-5am. tech house and deep house [not trance] proper club on cliffs weekly parties.edit
Vagator has little by way of seaside accommodation.
Alcove Resort Goa, Vagator (Ozran Beach), ☎ +91 832 2274491 (email@example.com, fax: +91 832 2250588), . checkin: 1PM; checkout: noon. A 3-star hotel offering different types of accommodation including rooms, suites, penthouses and independent cottages. With restaurant.Rs. 1,000-4,000. edit
Casa Vagator, House No. 594/4, Vozran, Vagator. edit
Cochichos Resort, 325 Ozran Beach Road, Vagator, ☎ +91 832 2274777 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +91 832 2274748), . Small resort with spacious AC rooms. With swimming pool.edit
Jolly Jolly Lester, House No. 511/5, Vagator (between Big Vagator Beach and the main crossroads), ☎ +91 832 2273620 (email@example.com), . Budget hotel with six double bedded rooms, one air conditioned double bedroom, one family-cum-seminar room and three twin-bedded rooms, with attached bathrooms. Their restaurant has good Western, vegetarian food, and salads.Rooms from Rs. 400. edit
Goan Clove, Vagator Beach Road, Plot No 372/1-A, Vagator (near Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant), ☎ +91 9821042700 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkin: 11AM; checkout: 10AM. Self contained appartments. With pool.Rs. 1,500-8,000. edit
Leoney Resort, Ozran Beach Road, Vagator, . Rooms, cottages and suites. With pool.Rs. 1,500-5,000. edit
Omega Beach Resort, Vagator Beach Road, Plot No 372/1-A, Vagator (near Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant), ☎ +91 9820044959 (email@example.com), . checkin: 11AM; checkout: 10AM. Self contained appartments. With pool.Rs. 1,000-1,500. edit
Ozran Heights Beach Resort, (on top of the cliff overlooking Ozran Beach), . Resort with 8 spacious cottages. With superb view over Ozran Beach and the sunset.Rs. 3,500-8,000. edit
Santonio Resorts, Small Vagator Beach Road (Near Club 9 Bar), ☎ +919769913217, . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. An Exquisite Eco-friendly Home away from your home in the heart of Vagator in North Goa. Wrapped in the lush embrace of greenery and a beautiful beach, you will dwell in perfect harmony with nature. (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)$40 onwards. (15.597271,73.736839)edit
Jungle Hostel, Vagator Beach Road (near Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant), ☎ 918322273006, . checkin: 2:30pm; checkout: 12:00pm. The hostel has dorms, private rooms, a huge common area and a jungle in its backyard. Breakfast and WiFi is included in the price.Rs. 450. edit