Despite recent development Arpora in Goa remains 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. The small village of Arpora in Goa is minutes from the famous Calangute and Baga beach resorts. Arpora and its surrounding countryside has been a popular destination for tourist development in recent years. Large hotels have sprung up in the fields behind Goa's golden coast, and a cluster of high quality restaurants cater for the annual influx of holiday makers, most of whom are on short package breaks. 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, passing Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar which attracts tourists from all over the region.
Adventure Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in Arpora:
If the sublime experience of marine life and the enchanting world of underwater caught your fancy while watching 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', scuba diving and snorkelling are the adventure sports in Arpora for you. Colorful corals, wrecks from the pages of history and the thrill of being in the abandon of the infinite sea, scuba diving is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And here's the thing You don't need to dish out a moolah for this sport in countries like Maldives or Thailand when Goa offers you stunning experience of marine life while scuba diving with the best of instructors and safety equipment. You will be required to participate in a 1-hour long training session with the instructors after which you will be all set for the sport 12 meters down the sea. It is advisable to go for scuba diving between October to May when the seawaters are not rough.
Adventure Parasailing in Arpora:
Who doesn't want to enjoy the breathtaking view of the blue Arabian Sea while flying high up in the sky, defying the limits as it were? Parasailing is one of the most popular adventure sports in Arpora. Tourists usually prefer winch boat parasailing where the taking off and landing of the parachute happens on the winch boat itself attached at the other end of the parachute. Parasailing is a hot favourite amongst families, kids and couples as it offers the perfect combination of thrill and enjoyment while being comparatively easier than the other adventure sports in Arpora. The best time to enjoy parasailing is from October to May when the sea is calmer, and winds are perfect to glide the parachute.
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