Location: 10 kilometers from Mapusa, North Goa
Highlights: Chapora fort, local markets
How to Reach: Chapora beach is easily reachable by hiring a taxi
or an auto from Mapusa or any other nearby place in north Goa.
Chapora beach of Goa is a small fishing village located at a distance
of 10 kilometers from Mapusa in north of Goa. It has managed to ward off
commercialization and too many tourists by being essentially a fishing
village. The Chapora beach has retained its natural charm and maintains
itself on a meager budget and constant efforts of the local villagers.
It is nestled under a thick canopy of coconut trees and though the beach
is not as vast as other commercialized beaches, tourists come here since
it is less crowded and serene.
An added attraction at the Chapora beach is the magnificent Chapora
fort that was built many years ago during the Portugal rule. The fort is
now in ruins and provides a mystical and dramatic look to the Chapora
beach. You can easily go and explore this fort and feel the old world
charm that still lingers here. The fort provides a breath taking view of
the beach and sure to leave you mesmerized once you go there. One can
easily climb the old walls of the fort but be careful as they are really
old and you may slip if you are not alert.
The Chapora beach has no dearth of eateries and one can find many small
shacks lined up on the beach that offer delectable cuisines along with
chilled drinks. There are many cafes and restaurants that you will find
on the road to Chapora beach. They offer good services and tasty food at
reasonable prices. The food scores full marks and the taste will leave
your taste buds craving for more. If the spicy and pungent food leaves
you with a grumbling tummy, worry not. You can cool it down by gulping
the fresh and chilled milkshakes that are available here. One can always
stay at the guesthouses that are located near the Chapora beach and
provide good service at decent amounts.