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Arambol beach is located in North Goa, and is the last developed beach in the North. It is 35 kilometers from Panaji via the NH 66. Sometimes referred to as the Harmal beach, it is both rocky and sandy, and pristine as there are fewer tourists. There is a distinct Bohemian feel about this beach. Arambol is a popular choice for many long-staying travelers. You will find many young people, bars, and shacks here. Arambol wears a deserted look outside the main season.

The beach attracts lots of tourists from all over the world mainly during the winter season, which lasts from November till March.

Actually you can meet different types of tourists and travelers in Arambol, among which the representatives of such informal groups as hippies and freaks are preponderating. Overall, the resort attracts extraordinary young tourists who prefer not so much expensive vocations in relaxed unpretentious atmosphere.

The Arambol Village itself is quite large place with a modest commercial and tourist infrastructure. Souvenir and clothing stores and shops can be found at the main street that leads you directly to the beach. Most of guesthouses, few restaurants and tourist offices are placed here as well. No major hotels exist in this area due to the local pressure. The accommodation rates here are available at the reasonable rates comparing with tourist laden beaches such as Baga and Candolim resorts. Stripped of fine words, the accommodation in Arambol is mainly of economy-class level.

The Arambol beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, amongst many other popular locations including Vagator, Anjuna and Palolem. This place is quite picturesque against the background of jutting out of the sea rocks and hills, which protect the beach from the east. During the tourist season you can see here and there on the beach different houses and small cottages built of wood. The sand here is smooth, a little bit darkish; the sea is shallow with a flat bottom. Most of shacks are concentrated in the northern part of the beach.

Arambol Gallery

Arambol festival

In February, one of the most striking and unusual events in Goa is the freak parade. This is a kind of carnival dressed up in incredible costumes people who march along the coast with music and dancing, and after burning bonfires and having fun until the morning.

Things to do in Arambol

Tourists usually spend their leisure time on Arambol beach taking some sunbaths, swimming in warm tender sea waters, going for walks, meditating or doing yoga. The most appropriate season for these activities lasts from November till March when the weather is usually sunny and the sea waters are calm and quite.

In Arambol village vicinity you can visit some very much interesting sightseeing attractions like, for example, small Kalacha Beach with a freshwater lake, and the magical banyan tree under which, according to the unproven legend, the world famous music band “Beatles” had meditated during their (also unproven) trip to Goa.

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