16-km-long Arambol Beach is 50 kms from Panaji. It is both rocky and a sandy beach and is much sought after, with its sweet water pond right on the shore. Arambol is along the Goa border with its fresh water lagoon. The villagers are friendly and the place is less touristy allowing you to have a close experience of local life and culture. The villagers hire out rooms, run paying guest houses, sell sweet coconut water or handicrafts to the tourists. Above all, they also offer courtesy, at no extra cost.
Beyond an idyllic, rocky-bottomed cove, the trail emerges to a broad strip of soft white sand hemmed in on both sides by steep cliffs. A small fresh-water lake extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick jungle, just behind it. Fed by boiling hot springs, the lake is lined with sulphurous mud, which, smeared over the body, dries to form a surreal, butter-colored shell. This is a Natural SPA experience. Hippies and tourists alike swear its good for you and spend much of the day tiptoeing naked around the shallow like refugees from some obscure tribal initiation ceremony.
Music and Fun Activities
On Arambol you can still witness “rave parties” or “full moon parties” organized by foreigners periodically by the hill sides. Talk to resident hippies, follow treasure hunting techniques to find out where the parties are.
The rocky headland or the cliffs near the beaches are popular for paragliding. Dolphin watching boat trips and paragliding are amongst the fun activities on this beach along with Wind and Kite surfing, Body-boarding, and Sailing. This is a view from take-off. You can fly over the famous “lake” near Arambol. Some people believe this to be a religious place! From all over the world people come here to make “Puja” at the “Holy Banyan-tree”. A must for everybody to want a “once in a lifetime only” experience.
Close to this sea beach, the other beaches of Morjim, Mandrem, Tiracol, Keri also invite the attention of the visitors.