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Arambol Beach Goa

Arambol – Hippie at Heart

A long stretch of sand, hills, forests, trees and lake

Located between the Querim beach in the north and the Morjim beach on the south, lies one of the most serene and relatively undisturbed beaches of Goa – the Arambol beach. As the hippies arrived in Goa, in the 1960s, most of them settled down at Calangute. But a few took further north in search of a more pristine, greener part of Goa and found their liking in Arambol. The beach, even today, has a distinct bohemian feel to it; a remembrance of its olden days.

Arambol is one of the greenest and cleanest beaches in North Goa. Its 16 km long shoreline is lined with palm trees and hills. Towards the northern part of the beach, lie a thick forest and Sweet-water lake. According to a legend, there is a distinct banyan tree amidst the forest, which is famous for being the place where the famous music band, the Beatles, had meditated. Adjoining the Banyan tree, one can see a stone sculpture, created by Jacek Tylicki, an American conceptual and land artist, called as the Money Stone. Encrypted on the stone are words, “Give if you can, take if you have to”.

The Travel

Located 35 km from Panaji, the capital of Goa, Arambol beach is well connected with the other parts of Goa and one can easily find different means of transport to reach this town. Even though this beach is not as famous as Baga beach and Calangute beach, it still has its own set of fan-following, of relaxed, chilled-back crowd, mostly foreigners.

By Road

The nearest bus stand to Arambol is from Mapusa. Another option to catch a bus to Arambol is from Pernem, but the frequency is comparatively less.

By Train

Thivim railway station is located 20 km away from Arambol. One can also get down at Vasco Da Gama railway station and catch a bus to Panaji, from where one can get buses to reach to Arambol.

By Air

The Vasco Da Gama international airport is located 60 km away from Arambol.

Things to do

This half rocky, half sandy beach is as chilled and laid back as a beach can get. With beautiful surroundings, full of palm trees, this beach is a nature-lover’s paradise. A long walk on the beach, reggae parties and yoga sessions, Arambol beach is a representation of everything that is relaxing; not that it doesn’t have something in store for the adventurists as well.

View point

View point

A small walk above the hills and you will find mesmerizing landscapes surrounding you from all four sides. No wonder the beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of Goa.

Sweet water lake

Sweet water lake

Rent a lounge chair and enjoy a relaxing time with great food, to laze away your vacation at the Sweet-water lake, located at the northern part of the beach.

Parties

Parties

The Bohemian life seeps into the parties at Arambol beach, as the reggae music fills the air and the Hippies dancing to their own tunes. Some people go to Anjuna beach for their parties and nightlife.

Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

There are a few para-sailing and boat-rides available for those looking for some adventure and water sports.

Drum Circle

Drum Circle

Every evening, the locals and foreign tourists come together for fun and to play jimba. Even if you don’t know how to play or dance, it is still something which everybody should experience if they have arrived at Arambol beach.

Eateries and Food Joints

The beauty of Goa is that you are never too far from two things – the beach and the amazing cuisines. There are a lot of options to choose from and one can easily get options for their favorite kind of cuisine, be it the traditional Konkani style Goan preparation, the famous fish-curry-rice of Goa, Indian, Italian, Russian or Tibetan.

Double Dutch

Restaurant

Phone: 096239 22796
Timing: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Rice bowl

Restaurant

Phone: 098236 05725
Timing: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Shimons Falafel

Restaurant

Phone: 090111 13576
Timing: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Garden Of Dreams

Restaurant

Phone: 096239 22796
Timing: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Organic Vibes Cafe

Restaurant

Phone: 099992 79687
Timing: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Arcan Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant

Phone: 099216 16878
Timing: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

The Stay

Unlike the usual trend of tourist places having a lot of five star accommodations and hotels, Arambol has very few hotels and resorts here. The local population of the place has extensively campaigned to maintain and preserve the natural atmosphere of Arambol beach. One can opt for the cottages and huts which are available or another option for the tourists here is to rent a service apartment.

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