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Arambol

  • (worth a trip)
  • 3-5 km
  • Easy
  • Average
  • half day
  • 3 3

The place-to-be for a complete traveller vibe

Arambol Goa India
The place has something for everyone - 21 coconuts for seafood, Relax Inn for Italian, Shimon for exceptional falafels and sabikh (Israeli), German Bakery for pastries, Fellini for pastas, paninis, and calzones, and Double Dutch for Thai and Indonesian delicacies, steaks and salads.
If you are looking for laidback sluggishness and tranquility, you are better off on the beaches of Morjim or Mandrem.

While the hippie culture is vanishing slowly from the beaches of Vagator and Anjuna, Arambol has managed to not only keep its hippie vibe intact but it also provides as quite a place for the dreadlocked, joint-smoking, generally happy, hippie travellers wanting to stay for longer durations. During peak season, the road and the beach can get pretty crowded  with huts, stalls and makeshift shops, and shacks.

 

One of the factors that lure crowd to Arambol, other than its dedicated traveler feel, is the countless beach huts sprawling the entire cliff side till the main beach. What more, they are unbelievably cheap! However, their affordability makes their availability a concern especially during season time.  Chilli’s and Om Ganesh are some of the preferred accommodation options.

 

The cliffs of Arambol (north of Arambol beach) are a popular spot for adventure sports such as paragliding. Check with Arambol Paragliding school if you are interested. For those of you into Yoga, Himalayan Iyenger Yoga Centre, the winter retreat for the Dharamshala-based yoga centre, offers intensive workshops, five-fay courses, children’s classes, and teacher trainings. It’s five minutes walk from the beach.

 

If you follow the cliff path to Arambol beach, you would reach Kalacha Beach – a great spot for swimming enthusiasts.

 

How to get there

Air: Dabolim Airport is Goa's only airport

Train: Goa is connected by rail to most of the big cities in India. There are two main station - Madgao, and Thivim

Bus: Ac buses and Volvo coaches operate between Goa and nearby metropolitan cities such as Mumbai and Bangalore.

Local transport; Arambol village is accessible by local buses to and from Mapusa. Easiest is to hire a scooter and reach here following signboards and asking directions. The village is only 1.5 km from the beach.

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