Arpora is a village resort set behind the coastal areas of Baga and Calangute on the west coast of India, in north Goa. Due to its inland location it is quieter than its beachside neighbours but close enough to offer a beach holiday to visitors.
A holiday to Arpora gets the best of both worlds - an unspoiled, relaxing resort with livelier options only 10 minutes away.
Why visit Arpora?
An Arpora holiday offers an ideal mix of adventure and relaxation. You can spend your days lazing on the nearest beach, take a bike ride out into the countryside or indulge your cultural side with a wander round Panaji looking for signs of its Portuguese past. Bird watching is also a popular pastime.
What are the beaches like in Arpora?
Although Arpora is an inland resort there are plenty of excellent beaches nearby including Baga Beach, Coco Beach and Calangute Beach. Throughout these beaches you'll find various water sports on offer including windsurfing and diving.
Make sure you indulge in a head massage or yoga class on the beach to really relax your body and mind.
Eating out in Arpora
An Arpora holiday has a host of dining options including plenty of freshly caught seafood. Alongside traditional Goan cuisine you'll also find various continental choices including Italian. Try the local speciality caldeirada - a Portuguese stew usually made with prawns.
Nights out in Arpora
A holiday to Arpora isn't complete without a visit to The Mackie's Saturday Night Bazaar. This weekly market has over 400 stalls selling a huge selection of products from woodcarvings to jewellery.
You'll also find many food stalls with Chinese, Indian and even French cuisine. Whilst wandering the stalls be entertained by acrobats, jugglers, belly dancers and numerous other acts.
- Nearest Airport
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- Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese