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Adjoining the famous [[Anjuna|Anjuna beach]], Vagator is a little more laid back, though still pretty much steeped in the rave culture.
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Adjoining the famous [[Anjuna|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.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
Vagator is located approximately a one hour drive from the Dabolim Airport.  
 
Vagator is located approximately a one hour drive from the Dabolim Airport.  
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Nearest railway station is Tivim.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
'''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 frm 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.   
 
'''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 frm 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.  
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In case of a '''taxi''', going anyplace the taxi drivers will start quoting from Rs. 250 to 400. Have to bargain.
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==See==
 
==See==
[[Image:Vagator_Beach.jpg|thumb|right|Vagator Beach]]
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[[Image:Vagatore4.jpg|thumb|right|Big Vagator Beach]]
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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.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
If you are looking for place where a lot of young crowd is attracted and great places  to party, then you should try living in South Anjuna), or another popular place is Little Vagator ( there is also a ‘big vagator’ close to it, just in case you do not find accommodation.  
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If you like the tranquil, 30 km north of Vagator is a beautiful pristine beach called [[Arambol]].  
  
If you like the tranquil, 30 km. North of Vagator is a pristine beach called Arambol. Its Very beautiful.
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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.
If you look to live in a hotel prices can be from Rs. 2000 or resort prices can be from Rs 3000 a night. These are the prices for the tourist season, which is from Nov. to Feb.
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Baga is another beach place, but attracts local tourists in Huge numbers. Its not that much fun to be there anymore.
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'''Little Vagator''' has a Goa trance party every night from 7 to 10 at Nine Bar, close to the beach. Good music, cheap booze. People start here and then to other places, if they are living in Vagator.
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*Wednesday, there is a party at Paridiso @ Anjuna. Also after the flee market that closes at sunset, there are some nice vibes at a bar at the end towards the beach. Live bands playing fusion music.
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*Thursdays , Curlies at South Anjuna. Amazing party on the beach.  ( I doubt if u will find a taxi back from here, take your bike and follow the herd).
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*Friday, Saturday.. and maybe other days- good Trance party at Primrose(quite near Nine Bar) with a AC indoor dance floor and quite a good DJ.
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*Every Sunday there is a party in Saligao, 18 miles interior. This party goes on for 24 hours with DJs from all parts of the world play.
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Tito’s in Baga is a popular Disco. Besides in Dec and January, there is always a rave party going on somewhere. Ask the tourists, if he looks doped he surely knows the parties around there. You will find these young 18 yr old local kids at parties rocking out hard, there is a big chance that he is a dealer.
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People also like visiting south Goa, which is a more traditional Goa, totally unlike north Goa. Worth a visit.
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
  
 
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===Open air clubs===
 
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There are a number of places playing to a dance & trance crowd during the tourist season.
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* <drink name="Hilltop" alt="" address="Vagator" directions="a little back from Ozran Beach" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
  
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* <drink name="Primrose" alt="" address="Vagator" directions="back towards Big Vagator beach" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">They play different types of trance and psychedelic music from different DJ's from around the world.</drink>
  
* <drink name="Nine Bar" alt="" address="between Big Vagator Beach and Ozran Beach" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></drink>
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* <drink name="Nine Bar" alt="" address="Vagator" directions="between Big Vagator Beach and Ozran Beach, just above Ozran Beach" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">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.</drink>
  
 
===Parties===
 
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Revision as of 20:40, 15 August 2011

Vagator is a village in North Goa, India.

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Understand

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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.

Get in

Vagator is located approximately a one hour drive from the Dabolim Airport.

Nearest railway station is Tivim.

Get around

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 frm 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.

See

Big Vagator Beach

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.

Do

If you like the tranquil, 30 km north of Vagator is a beautiful pristine beach called Arambol.

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.

Buy

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.

Eat

  • Mezcal, Vagator (opposite Vagator Football Ground, on a road to Ozran Beach). 11AM-11PM. Mexican restaurant.
  • Scarlet's, Chapora. A well known place among travellers for fruit juices and fruit salad.
  • Thalassa, Vagator (on top of the cliff overlooking Ozran Beach), [1]. 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.

Drink

Bars

  • Mango Tree Bar & Restaurant, Vagator Beach Road (a 15-minute walk from Vagator Beach), 0832 3294464/2274703. Popular open bar with nice restaurant for breakfast and diner. Free wifi.

Open air clubs

There are a number of places playing to a dance & trance crowd during the tourist season.

  • Hilltop, Vagator (a little back from Ozran Beach).
  • Primrose, Vagator (back towards Big Vagator beach). They play different types of trance and psychedelic music from different DJ's from around the world.
  • 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.

Parties

  • Disco Valley. Outdoor parties, but now only at Christmas and Sylvester.

Sleep

Cottages can be rented from Rs. 400 for one person. In little Vagator there is also a place that has bamboo huts on stilts to rent ( these are not on the water :) )

  • Alcove Beach Resort (Alcove Resort), Ozran Beach, Small Vagator, +919822158052. checkin: 13:00 HRS; checkout: 12:00 HRS. Alcove Beach Resort is a 3-Star hotel situated at small Vagator. Located at the edge of small Vagator beach which is also known as Ozra beach it offers a wonderful ambience as you can have a 24 hour view of the Vagator beach and the Arabian sea. This hotel offers different types of accommodation including rooms, suites, penthouses and independent cottages. There is also an extremely good multi-cuisine restaurant specializing in sea food and a well stocked bar.

Get out

Cope

Close to Vagator and Chapora is the Petrol Station, where you want to monitor what's happening if you don't want to be scammed.

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