Vagator Beach, Goa
Vagator Beach is known for its pristine beaches and it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the state. The beach ha dramatic red cliffs looking down the shore and two fresh water springs which will definitely bring you close to nature. The sunset view that you get from the rocks here are are moments to cherish forever. Vagator beach is also known for its trance parties and hippie culture
North Goa Beaches For Every Traveller
Beaches remain the main tourist attractions in North Goa. The best beaches of North Goa have unique features of their own. Let’s have a look at them.
Querim – Stop by the Tiracol Fort as you explore its calm shores.
Arambol – Offers a bohemian vibe and is lined with hot springs.
Ashwem & Morjim – For those who love seclusion and a home to the Olive Ridley Turtles.
Mandrem – Stroll on the white sands and don’t forget to go on a Dolphin spotting trip.
Chapora – A beautiful beach with the Chapora Fort in the backdrop (the epic Dil Chahta Hai scene was shot here, yes we will never get over it).
Vagator – A place to relax.
Anjuna – Strung with places to party, this beach is thronged by foreigners.
Baga Beach – The ‘Queen of all’. You know about this one, so we won’t say a word.
Calangute Beach– For the thrill junkie with a thirst for adventure sports. Candolim – Home to the Sunburn Festival.
Sinquerim – Apt place to be with yourself.
Shopping In North Goa
If you want a dose of the Goan culture, here’s where all the locals shop for authentic spices, handicrafts, antiques, local produce, pottery, homemade pickles and what not. You really are spoilt for choice, especially, when you get everything at the lowest of prices. What’s more, it transforms into a flea market on Fridays!When? 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.Anjuna Flea Market – Get a hold of those quirky accessories, clothes, footwear, local handicrafts, beachwear etc. You can get everything for a steal if you get away with your bargaining skills.
Mackie’s Saturday Night Market:
Located on the banks of river Baga, at Arpora- Baga, Goa. Open from November till April, un miss able, every Saturday 6.00 p.m. onwards, when sun is about to set till late at night. Indisputably, a naturally beautiful place to relax encircled by river flowing along its border and salt water lake forms the internal side, amidst coconut grooves where you tend to forget everything. There is a dance floor for those who like to dance to your favourite music played by live bands. Also amuse yourself to remarkable performances by Indian/ international performers like acrobats, fire dancer/ Jugglers, Oriental belly dancers and many more that makes your visit to Mackie’s, a unforgettable one.
Saturday Nite Market at Arpora:
Saturday Nite Market at Arpora a 10 kms away entertainment is a not to be missed night activity while in Goa between the months of November till April. The market has hundreds of stalls, with all kinds of accessories and is pulsating with music and food. You’ll see the most eccentric sights and some interesting people from all parts of the world walking along with a drink in one hand and a shopping list in the other! There are all sorts of world’s cuisine available to pick from Greek, English, South Indian, Thai, Italian, Goan, Nepali, Indian, Indian-Chinese . The market sees at least 20,000 people walk in every Saturday from 7pm till 02pm past midnight. The Indian part of the market has Kashmiri items, wooden articles, silks, pashminas, masks, antiques and home accessories. The part of the market run by foreigners has leather masks, feathers, clothes popularized by hippies. And as a touch of exotica there are fortune-tellers and tarot card readers. There is something for everyone. The atmosphere is very vibrant, colourful & rocking all night
Aguada Fort & Lighthouse:
Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea. The fort was built in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a position point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This Old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River.