Saligao is friendly, it is laid back and peaceful. Neighbours surround the Villa; it is a true residential area. Everyone will say hello and make you feel welcome. There are some local shops for necessary items such as beer, and beer, and beer, oh yes they sell some soft drinks and butter etc. Local restaurants are there. Many restaurants are there in Arpora which is just 5 mins away via local transport such as a bike or car.
Saligao is in many ways the archetypal Goan village. The history of Goa and the history of Saligao are of course inextricably entwined. But against the larger backdrop, there have been innumerable specific occurrences, incidents and happenings, all contributing towards the making of the distinct entity that is Saligao - similar to the other villages of Goa, yet so different!
There are several markets close by the river at Baga locates Mackie’s Saturday Night Bazaar. There is the famous Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach and the Saturday night market at Arpora.(Nov to April only).