Chapora, along with adjoining Vagator beach, is one of the popular beaches of Goa known for its pristine white sands dotted with palms and rock formations of black lava. The local industry of boat building and fishing complements the tourism industry, creating a blend of the conventional and modern. Chapora is an easy point to get to other places in Goa, and is 10kms from the town of Mapusa.
A must visit while here is the Chapora Fort, a 500-year-old Portuguese fort that can be reached from the hill at Vagator. Head to the famous Baga, where you could catch the Saturday night flea market, or explore the Baga River. You could indulge in some water sports while there. Visit Anjuna and explore the beaches and food shacks there, also shop at the Wednesday flea market. Explore the town of Mapusa and look up the Mascarenhas Mansion nearby known for its beautiful windows made of stain glass and fantastic antique collection.