Arpora is a village close to the North Goa beach belt, in India's tourism-destination state.

Arpora is located in Goa
Location in Goa, India
Arpora is located in India
Arpora (India)
Coordinates: 15°34′0″N 73°46′0″E / 15.56667°N 73.76667°E / 15.56667; 73.76667Coordinates: 15°34′0″N 73°46′0″E / 15.56667°N 73.76667°E / 15.56667; 73.76667
Country India
 • TypeDemocracy
 • OfficialKonkani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationGA

Role in the salt traditional industryEdit

Traditionally, it has been a coastal village, known for its traditional salt-making industry. This aspect of the village has been studied in a book, As Dear As Salt, which studies four traditional salt-making villages of Goa (including Arpora).[1]

Night marketEdit

In recent times, it is more known for its night market, "The Saturday Night Market". This is open during the fair-weather tourist season (around September to March), and is a colorful vast market consisting of people from Goa and beyond selling and showcasing their goods. Items sold range from musical mouth harps or varieties of food.[2][3] It even has live musical performances.[4]

In historyEdit

Arpora is known for St Joseph's, a school that was the first in Goa to offer education in the English language. It was set up by William Robert Lyons, a British priest who inculcated sports into the curriculum, introducing Goans to football in 1883.[5]


  1. ^ "Review: As dear as salt". Hindustan Times. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ Saini, Yogesh (31 January 2013). "Flocking to Goa's flea markets". Condé Nast Traveller India. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ Khergamker, Gajanan (17 December 2019). "Buy, binge & bask in Goa". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  4. ^ "India: Street Markets For The Mad Shopper In You". Outlook Traveller. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  5. ^ Mergulhao, Marcus (15 July 2018). "When Goa kicked the ball before Brazil". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 March 2020.