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“My favourite beach in North Goa.”
Review of Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Arambol
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This popular beach features a fresh water lake that merges with the sea.
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The beach is the cleanest in North Goa. The atmosphere is great, very relaxing and chilling out.
A lot of good shops and restaurants around with reasonably prices. You can feel hippie spirit around which is great. When you are in Goa, take a scooter and visit this great place.

3  Thank Robert K
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

we went to arambol - took about 30 mins ride from anjuna . its not a package holiday place like baga , calangute or candolim , instead lots more bohemian vibe .. traveller and backapcker and international hippy indy travellers and ravers . you can find lots of pics videos and tips on places here http://tharobster.wordpress.com/ on my blog in north and south goa !

the beach is a small bay , but its very wide . theres loads of space it isnt commercial . there are a good amount of shacks around the bay . but arambol has a secret next bay around the corner called wagh colomb beach . from arambol beach we walked north , round the headland for 10 minutes or so thru various seaside stalls and past loats of huts till we reached the next small bay called 'wagh colomb beach' aka tiger beach - its kind of an extension to arambol . hippies used to bump into the odd tiger here way back when . you can stay on the beach and the huts where priced 400rps p/n even in december - a great price if on an extreme budget or backpacking .

from the end of the shacks you can use the 'sweet lake' . just walk thru the clearing centre of beach [as seen on my blog] . if you follow the hilly trekking trail for 10 minutes you can get to the mudbaths which was really funny covering each other from head to toe in muddy clay . another 15 minutes gets you to the massive banyan tree . you can follow the well trodden pathways , occasionally getting a wrong turn till you hear voices in the middle of nowhere . take mozzie spray we got a few nice bites at 3pm . see blog for more info .

overlooking the sweet lake beach , people where paragliding from the top of the hill . [GO TO POST 'DAY 6' FOR PARAGLIDING DAY PICS N AWESOME VIDEO on my blog http://tharobster.wordpress.com/ or links thru forum posts !!]

an hour before sunset a mini flea market sets up on arambol beach near full moon bar . lots of small sellers of food , trinkets and stuff . next to this are about 20 or 30 drummers who slam some beats and create an amazing atmosphere while a circle forms around them and people bug on out with some crazy trance dances . one of the most unique sunsets and entertainment youll find in goa . BIG TIP - dont leave the beach before sunset ...youll miss this if you go !

arambol was very travellery , a lot more so than anjuna . lots of little shops and fruit sellers and people of all nationalities . the beach had lots of shacks to eat drink and wifi . it was all good . theres easily a whole day on arambol beach with lake , baths , gliding , tree trek , sunset party and drummers and shiva head to see ..... without doubt THE most entertaining beach in goa by a long way ... enjoy ;-) click YES button if review helps you ...

11  Thank tharobster
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Far away from the epicentre of activity in Goa, this beach offers which very few can in India... Peace!!! The drive is awesome, with open jeeps or bike/scooty's making them even better. You get good food on the beach and the crowd is extremely well behaved. The oceanic view is incredible and very relaxing. Would definitely go again on my next trip.

4  Thank Faheem S
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Arambol beach in goa , about 35 kms from the city of Penjim, (the main center in Goa), is a very clean beach. You can either drive all the way , or take local transport like buses or taxis.. There are many economical places for accommodation . The beach has good restaurants for both Indians and Europeans ,spreading the multi cuisine. The beach has the paragliding facility. the paragliding is done either solo or tandem.For tandem flights there are experienced pilots to make your flight very exciting and mind blowing fun . When in Arambol beach , do not forget to enjoy the Paragliding . After the glide you can splash into the water of the sea which is good.

7  Thank samrudhiHyderabad
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

I was in Arambol in the first week of Jan on my 39 th visit to Goa and the third to Arambol. I last visited Arambol in 2010. I found the beating of the drums at the sunset in the centre of the beach stretch very interesting and also interacted with a good Tatto artist Girish who runs the Om Tatoo right at the end of where the road merges with the beach to the north of the beach. The walk to the sweet water lake further north is very nice with shops lined on both sides of the path with some restaurants perched on the rocks and overlooking the sea. It is quite atmospheric . One can find para sailing activities and other adventure sports as well. All this is all crowded and the usual stuff. You can find a temporary badly made bamboo hut in the various beach shacks from Rs 300 /- upwards ( 06 Dollars) . I stayed in one and will not stay in one of them again. There are better rooms available along the road from the beach which are cleaner and better and it is just a few minutes away from the beach. There is a really beautiful beach and not at all commercialized further north of the Sweet water Pond in the extreme north of Arambol. A nice walk across a hill feature for after about 30 minutes after the sweet water pond is the beach of KEREN, which is literally the last beach of Goa . Beyond the Keren beach lies the Teracol Fort . This is still the most pristine beach in the whole of Goa. If you want a flavour of extreme north Goa a couple of days in Arambol is fine although some who want to stay the whole duration of their stay in one beach , Arambol and its surroundings can keep one amused. The other beaches close by are Manderem and Morjim , I have stayed in both of Manderem and Morjim . Out of all the three beaches I rate Manderem to be the best.

6  Thank biswasindranil
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