All You Need to Know About Arambol Beach, Goa


We all have been to Goa or wish for the same! This smallest state in India is famous for its beaches, Portuguese footprints, Konkani seafood, cashew fenny, and hippie tourists. Goa has always attracted each one of us. There is no denying that none of us can ever get enough of Goa!

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While there are numerous beaches in the northern part of Goa, Arambol Beach got to be the best out of the lot.

Want to know why? Grab a beer and please read on!!

Arambol beach is the last beach in North Goa which is serene, clean and has a pretty long spread. The beach is not an ordinary one in Goa. It is the one that speaks back to you.

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Have you ever sat alone just watching at those waves coming forth and going with the rustling sounds. Aah, the peace you get at Arambol Beach is unparalleled.

Our day started with amazing breakfast at 21 Coconuts Shack. They serve amazing omelettes and coffee. Also, sunset here is to die for!

Photo of All You Need to Know About Arambol Beach, Goa by Srishti (still.winds)

Best Time to Visit:

Although you can visit Arambol throughout the year, there are specific months for specific activities to do here.

If you are looking for some peace and quiet then plan a trip post monsoon, i.e., during the months of September and October. At this time, it is still off season so the beach stays empty for most part of the day.

For people who want to enjoy the nightlife and beach life of Arambol, winter time is the best time to visit. Come here anytime between November and February and you can enjoy the drum playing on the beach along with some happening beach parties here.

Here are 10 reasons why Arambol is the best beach in Goa!

How to Get Here?

As I mentioned before, Arambol lies in the extreme north of Goa so it is easily around 2 hours from Panjim. But there are a couple of ways to reach here:


The nearest railway station to Arambol is the Vasco Da Gama station which is connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. So, you can take a train till here and then get a cab or rent a scooty to reach Arambol.


The nearest airport to Arambol is the Goa International Airport in Vasco Da Gama. From here, you can take cab/scooty to reach Arambol.


There are also several public and private buses which will leave you at Panjim which is around 2 hours from Arambol. From Panjim, you can take a cab or rent a scooty and reach here.

Local Buses

Once you have reached Goa, you also have the option of taking state buses to reach Arambol from any place. But remember that there is no direct bus connecting Arambol to Panjim, Madgao, Baga, etc.

If you are coming from South Goa then you will need to reach Panjim first. From Panjim, you will need to take the bus to Mapusa and from there, you will need to take the bus to Arambol. It will easily take around 3-4 hours to reach Arambol this way.

Ideally, scooty is the most convenient and cheapest option to travel in Goa.

Things to Do In & Around Arambol:

Honestly, there is a lot to do around Arambol if you are into exploring or relaxing.

Shop at the Local Arambol Market

Arambol Market

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One of the best things that you can do in Arambol is to buy some hippie clothes from the market area at a reasonable cost. You will also get souvenirs here for your friends and family but you will have to bargain like hell

Enjoy Some Time on the Arambol Beach

Arambol Beach

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Since the beach is just 500m from the guesthouse, make sure that you make the most of it. Go and relax on the beach and get a little sun tanned. Or you could simply walk to the cliffs and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset here.

You could also get involved in the beach parties and events that frequently happen in Arambol.

Dance and Enjoy the Nightlife of Arambol

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Arambol has more of a hippie vibe so you will come across a lot of trans parties here. There aren't as many nightclubs as Baga, Anjuna, etc. but Arambol has its own happening nightlife which you can enjoy.

During the winters, the beach comes alive at night and there are a lot of performances to enjoy here daily.

Take a Walk to the Sweet Water Lake

Another thing that you should definitely not miss out on is the hike to the hidden Sweet Water Lake in Arambol. It is just 1 km from the beach and involves walking through the rocks but trust me, it is pretty exciting.

And that feeling of watching the ocean waves while dipping your water in the lake is completely indescribable. This is one of the offbeat places in Goa that you don't want to miss out on

Work as a Digital Nomad Near the Beach

Finally, the best thing about The Noname Guesthouse is that it is not only close to the beach but also has facilities for Digital Nomads. So, if you are looking for a scenery change while you continue to work then this is a good place.

You can enjoy the salty ocean air and can walk to the beach anytime you want without missing on too much of your work.

Here are some of the best places to stay in Arambol

This property in Arambol is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Omkar Guest House offers beachfront accommodations a 2-minute walk from Arambol beach. It has facilities like a garden, a casino and a terrace. Also, this property offers a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi.

Cost: Rs. 810 + tax (per night, 2 adults)

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Located in Arambol, 701 m from the beach, Aaria Hills offers rooms that come with a patio and a garden view. The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport which is 22 miles from Aaria Hills. Couples in particular love this property.

Cost: Rs. 2275 + tax (per night, 2 adults)

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This property is merely 6 minutes away from the Arambol beach. TantraLoka Retreat Centre provide accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking area, a shared lounge and a beautiful garden. Featuring a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property provides evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

Cost: Rs 1440+ tax (per night, 2 adults)

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Dreamcatcher House is merely 2 minutes away from the Arambol beach. This property offers beachfront accommodations a few steps from Arambol beach and provides facilities like a garden and a terrace. The property is also only around 15-minutes away from Wagh Tiger Arambol Beach, 1.8 km from Mandrem Beach and 4.3 km from Tiracol Fort.

Cost: Rs. 1250 + tax (per night, 2 adults)

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This is the Best Place to Stay in Arambol if You Want to Have a Happening Time:

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Photo of All You Need to Know About Arambol Beach, Goa by Srishti (still.winds)
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About the property:

Located in Arambol, The Noname Guesthouse is an amazing place to stay if you are looking to meet new people and enjoy the beach vibes. Started by Alex and Vera, this simple guesthouse is just 500 m from the beach and is right smack in the middle of the Arambol market.

All the rooms here are cute and nicely decorated by the owners themselves. And the entire place is quite colorful and is lined with gorgeous wall-paintings and lighting. The guesthouse has rooms on the first and second floor while the third floor acts as the dining/entertainment room. And on the top floor, you have the co-working area where digital nomads can enjoy the fresh air while catching up on their work.

Also, they offer you free WiFi throughout the property which is perfect to keep in touch with your friends and family members. And they also have books and games to keep you and your family occupied at all times.

They have different room options available which will definitely suit your budget and will make your trip to Goa undoubtedly amazing.


There are 4 types of Rooms available at this property in Arambol: Standard Single Room, Economy Single Room, Standard Double Room, and Economy Double Room.

A Standard Single Room costs 2150 INR for a night and is perfect for solo travelers. With this room, you get a small but cute room which is nicely decorated along with a few basic toiletries.

If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option then the Economy Single Room is the best choice. It costs 1750 INR and is similar to the Standard room but is cheaper.

For families, Standard Double Room and Economy Double Room are the best choices. They cost 3150 and 3050 INR respectively but if you want a balcony view then go for the Standard Double Room.

All the bookings made at their place includes free breakfast as well which is quite healthy and delicious.

Also, you get free WiFi access at a standard speed. But if you want a high speed connection then you will need to pay around 150-300 INR daily for it.


They only provide breakfast here but that is quite healthy and delicious. You can ask them to prepare lunch or dinner for you too but you will need to let them know before hand.

All the food prepared here is organic and extremely nutrition. In fact, they make their own bread and grow their own organic fruits and vegetables which makes their breakfast extremely filling.

Trust me, once you have had their breakfast, you won't be eating anything for the next 4-5 hours at least.

Other reasons why we love Arambol:

1. Arambol has many secrets kept within itself. One out of it is the Banyan Tree from the Jungle Stretch behind the Arambol Sweet Water lake.

2. The water front is not very steep as it is in Candolim or Baga. You can enjoy safe swimming.

3. Drum Circle – There is a sunset drum circle mostly dominated by foreigners who play Jimba. The music is to die for and you can't stop tapping your feet to the tunes if you are high.

4. Beach side flea market every evening – You can buy stuffs from musical instruments to bong, from show pieces to jewelry. The sellers are mostly foreigners.

5. The Beach huts – The stay at Arambol is still cheap as compared to other beaches in Goa. You can get a hut on the beach for Rs 600 to Rs 1000 and believe me sea water is just a stone’s throw away from the huts.

6. Friendly shack owners and staff – It’s a world known fact that Pahadis are very friendly and 90 per cent of the shacks in Arambol are owned and managed by Himachali and Uttarakhandi guys.

7. Road side Market – The market along both sides of the approach road is full of shops which sell budget stuffs including leather merchandise specially.

8. Fireworks / fire-shows – There are fireworks organized by shacks every night. You can also enjoy Jimba music; sitting around the bonfire having supper and drinks.

9. Less crowded – The Arambol beach is relatively less crowded which allows you to enjoy a peaceful holiday. There are no water sports organizing guys who bog you down to take the best deal.

10. SCORING HERE IS EASY – U know what I mean ;-)

To sum up, Arambol is not just a beach to see it's beauty with your eyes, its an experience to take with your heart. The crazy streets , small lanes, psychedelic posters, hippie music, food aromas, liquor bottles and of course a lot of new people to meet around is what makes it something out of the world.

Here's a guide to the best beaches in Goa that you must check out. Got any more tips places to add to the list? Add them in the comments below.

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