Arpora is a quiet town approximately 5 km from Baga Beach .This place is divided into two parts small beach spot and a village.
This place has its own beauties for tourist as well as local people. Arpora is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Baga beach and Calangute, and most of the short stay visitors in Arpora ‘s resort hotels head to these two popular beaches in close proximity.
Picturesque with traditional hamlets where you will see chickens pecking in the yards and goats tottering across the road. Rice fields, salt pans, palm trees and whitewashed churches are common features of the surrounding landscape. Arpora merges into Baga at Baga Creek, a small river that ends in the sea on Baga beach. Heading east towards Anjuna on the north side of the river takes you through Arpora.
St. Sebastian feast is the biggest feast for the Arpora Villagers every year in the month of January. This chapel is situated on the opposite side of grand Pinto Mansion.
Arpora is famous for selling Seafood such as prawns, tiger prawns, crabs, oysters etc. Fishermen take their boats and go fishing in the Sea and sell the fish on the beach in wholesale, thus you can enjoy tasty and fresh fish.
Arpora is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Baga beach and Calangute, and most of the short stay visitors in Arpora's resort hotels head to these two popular beaches in close proximity.
If these beaches are crowded consider exploring Ashvem and Mandrem.
The Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar is a regular attraction in Arpora, and is a great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs. For a less tourist orientated market, try the lively Friday market in the nearby town of Mapusa.
For tourists looking for a few weeks of uncomplicated relaxation, Arpora with its nearby beaches and plentiful hotels / restaurants offers all you really need. For those keen to explore, the area can be a good base from which to set out and experience what else Goa has to offer. Some people on package holidays have reported hotel staff trying to dissuade them from leaving the hotel independently. This has far more to do with money than concerns about safety. With a bit of common sense, Goa is a very safe place to travel around.