It is one of the most popular beaches in Goa, stretching
20 km along the coast. The beach itself is magnificent with beautiful
white sand. Colva beach is the pride of Salcete and the only rival
to Calangute by its scenic splendor. Here, sand, sea and sky blend
in enchanting natural harmony unspoilt by men. Has good accommodation
facilities, particularly at the tourist cottages.
7 kms from Panaji, it is an idyllic picturesque
spot, commanding a fine view of the Zuari river and Mormugao Harbour.
Water scootering facilities are available here. It is a small palm
fringed beach with casuarina groves and is very peaceful. It is
named after a Viceroy's daughter who reportedly jumped from the
cliffs when refused permission to marry a fisherman.
Miramar (Gaspar Dias)
3 kms from Panaji. A lovely golden beach of soft
sand girdled with palm trees facing the blue Arbian Sea, is the
nearest to Panaji.
A popular beach area adjacent to Chapora fort.
In Anjuna there is magnificent Albuquerque mansion built in 1920,
flanked by octagonal towers and attractive Mangalore tiled-roof.
(18 kms from Panaji.)
It is locally called
'Hippie beach' is the northern most beach with a deserted wide stretch
of white sand. The Goan government is planning to develop it into
a major tourist spot.
What is the trademark of Goa is very well reflected in Vagator which is one of the most beautiful of the soft white sand beaches that Goa is famous
for. Whanever you see a picture of a beach typically dotted with palm trees and sea green water with people in water clothes and having fun in
water, you will see all this and much more in the Vagator beach.