Chapora fort was built by the Adil Shah of Bijapur on the
southern headland of the Chapora River. It was also known as "Shahpur"
and is now mostly ruined. It has a commanding view of the
Vagator beach and is near
to Anjuna beach.
The red laterite bastion, crowning the rocky bluff, was built by the Portuguese in 1617 on the site of an earlier Muslim structure. Deserted in the 19th century, it lies in ruins today, although the views up and down the coast from the weed-infested ramparts are still superb.