Arambol Beach

  • Arambol Beach - India
  • Arambol Beach - India
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Arambol Beach is situated in the North of Goa, and is widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in India. Set between Mandrem Beach to the south and Keri Beach to the north this is one of the most popular areas for travelers to Goa. Busiest during the winter season between November and March, Arambol is firmly on the party/bohemian trail, and to some extent is a cliche of the Goa beach scene.

Whilst there is nothing undiscovered about Arambol the beach itself is undeniably picturesque. A long sweep of pale golden sand backed by palm trees and jungle. Beyond this is the old fishing village and you will still see traditional boats pulled up on the beach.

There is no shortage of things to do on the beach both day and night. If you are looking for adventure, you can go paragliding from the hill above the beach, ride the ubiquitous banana boat or you can take a cruise to go dolphin spotting. Watersports include surfing and there is a surf school and equipment hire on the beach. Of course there are plenty of opportunities for practicing some yoga on the beach too.

At Arambol there is a quirky beachside flea market held in the evenings, where you can buy a range of items from hand made jewelry to musical instruments. There are also roadside markets along the approach to the beach. Throughout the tourist season there are regular fireworks and bonfires which make for a great backdrop to your evening meal. You can also attend a sunset drum circle where musicians play Jimba music.

Nearby is the Paliem sweet water lagoon which takes about 15 minutes to get to by foot. Separated from the ocean by a thin spit of sand and surrounded by greenery, the waters here are shallow and warm. They say that the sand has healing properties, and the sand is soft and curves around the shore.

For those wishing to stay at Arambol Beach there are a range of accommodations. For the ultimate experience though you can stay in a shack right on the beach fairly inexpensively.

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