Chapora is a beautiful village situated at around 10 kms from Mapusa in North Goa. The village is dependent on fishing and boat building and being crouched in the shadow of a Portuguese fort on the opposite, northern side of the headland from Vagator, it is a lot busier than most north coast villages.
Chapora is well known among the places in Goa due to the Chapora fort which is one of the chief landmarks built by the Portuguese. It has an awesome site with all sides having steep slopes and the views in all directions are superb, south over Vagator Beach, north across the Chapora river to Pernem and far out to the Arabian Sea in the West.
Chapora is also known for its clean and picturesque Chapora beach. The beach is well populated with a number of tourists and has lovely white sand and a number of coconut palms along its stretch. It also has access to the other beaches of Goa like Anjuna and Vagator.
There are a number of cafes and restaurants on the main street at Chapora where one can find something to eat. They also serve some delicious seafood and drinks. For accommodation one can find some cheap and reasonable guest houses and rooms. Chapora is also well connected with other places and there are a number of buses that ply daily from Panjim and Mapusa. One can also find motorcycle pilots and taxis here.