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