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Arambol Beach – a well-developed North goa beach

Welcome to the Arambol beach- Traveller’s Guide.

Arambol beach is the newest developed beach in north goa. This newly developed beach has since then been a top tourist attraction. The Arambol beach is situated along with the fisherman’s village. The beach has two other beaches namely Mandarin and Keri beach along its side and shares the same shore. The beauty of the Arambol beach is surely going to mesmerise you. 

To add to its beauty is the Bohemian vibe which attracts a lot of foreign tourists. The beach offers all kinds of activities for a full pack entertainment with its open-air music events, beautiful beach shacks, live concerts and vibrant party clubs and restaurants at the beach. 

The beach also holds two of the most beautiful events of Goa: The Indian Juggling Convention and the Tribal Dance Festival. 

Now, let’s dive into more deeper details about the beach.

How to reach Arambol Beach:

  • From Goa International Airport- Dabolim: This north Goa beach is about 60kms from the airport.
  • From Vasco de Gama and Madgaon railway station: The distance between Arambol beach and any nearby railway station is also 60kms approximately.

If you want to have an affordable trip to goa, you can for sure choose a bus as an option for commuting. But I would personally not suggest it as, like me, you may have luggage and must have been tired of the travel, so opt for a cab. Though the cab might charge you around Rs.1500 I think it is worth the tiredness. In this way, you will save yourself of the more tiring and hectic travel of many buses along the way. 

Best time to visit Arambol Beach:

The best time to visit Arambol beach is during the winters. You can choose to come here anywhere between late October to March. The weather for travelling is the most pleasant and favourable during this time of the year. 

Water activities at Arambol Beach:

Arambol beach offers a wide variety of water sports for you. The water sports range from the simple parasailing to the most exotic bumper rides. Other activities are:

  • Surfing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Banana ride

Nightlife at Arambol:

The nightlife at Arambol is totally lit. The parting vibe here has no match. You will surely love the beachside parties at many of the beachside clubs at the Arambol beach. Some of the never miss clubs are:

  • Sporting Heros Club: The experience at the sporting club is just amazing. To add on to the fun of beverages and tasty Goan cuisines, there is karaoke and a pool in place. Even if you are a solo traveller, this place comes with the opportunity of making new friends from all over the world.
  • Coco Loco Club: I liked this club a lot. The food is amazing and the vibe is extraordinary. Many events take place all along the season. You can enjoy Latin and Reggae music at the club. And also the club offers free salsa lessons to the guests. 
  • Ash Arambol: Ash Arambol is famous for its vibrant music and theatre performances. The place is preferred mostly by the Russian people.

Must visit restaurants at Arambol

  • Cafe Maitree: It is a front beach restaurant. The must-try cuisines here are Indian, Italian and European delicacies. The restaurant has a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free food items on the list too. 
  • 21 Coconuts Inn: The restaurant is a venture of the 21 Coconuts Inn resort. You will find many affordable options here. The restaurant snacks and breakfast section is finger-licking. You must try the pancakes they are worth every penny.
  • Cheeky Monkey: Cheeky Monkey is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. I got a surprise dessert, later I found that it is the tradition of the place to serve a surprise dessert each day. Let me know in the comment section, what it was. 
  • Laughing Buddha: Though the place is not at the beach, only 50 meters away. This restaurant is particularly a place for delicious Indian cuisines. 

Places to stay near Arambol Beach: 

There are several resorts in and around Arambol beach for you to enjoy your holidays here. But, if you want to look for something more affordable and homelike, you must consider the Airbnb. 

The Airbnbs are well maintained and serve as holiday homes away from homes. The ambience of the Airbnbs is hostile and clean. I stayed at an Airbnb which was very near to Arambol beach and was affordable too. But if you like to enjoy the lavish side of the holidays or you are on a honeymoon you must stay at some of the amazing resorts at Arambol. 

Some of them are:

  • Lotus Sutra
  • Sunshine Guest House
  • Rush 4 Resorts
  • Rama Beach resort

Other places to visit near Arambol Beach

  • Paliem Lake: Paleim lake is about a 15-minute walk from Arambol beach. This is a sweet water lagoon lake surrounded by hills. You can enjoy swimming in the lake. 
  • Our lady of mount Carmel church: Carmel church is a short trek from Arambol beach. The tourists visit the church for its beautiful white structures.
  • Kalacha Beach: It is a lush green beach for the exotic beach experience. The beach is famous for its sweet water lagoon and new water tidal pond. You can enjoy your own small beach parties and barbeque at the Kalacha beach. 

So, this was pretty much about the famous Arambol beach of north Goa. I hope you find the article and my experience helpful in planning your visit to Arambol beach. For more such travel guides with tips stay tuned. 

Anjuna Beach – the hippiest beach of North Goa

Anjuna Beach is one of the best beaches in North Goa. From adventure water activities to beachside parties and romantic dates to shopping, everything is on the list when you come to Anjuna beach. The beach is suitable for all budget experiences. You can enjoy a lavish beachside honeymoon experience or the more adventure thrilling experience with your friends. Anjuna beach welcomes all. 

Both the ends of Anjuna beach are activities centred. On the southern end, you will find the rocky headland while on the northern end you can enjoy the various water sports. The sunrise and sunsets at Anjuna are a sight to behold. 

Apart from all the beach experience, you should not miss the magical beachside shopping fun at Anjuna beach. But note that the Anjuna flea market is open only on Wednesdays. So, if you have a Wednesday on your holiday days, you must visit the beach on Wednesday. You can enjoy beachside affordable shopping with enchanting music in the air.

If you visit Anjuna two things must be one your list: Purple Martini and Anjuna Flea Market.

How to reach Anjuna Beach:

  • From Goa International Airport- Dabolim: Anjuna beach is only 24kms from the airport. 
  • From Panjii – The distance between the beach and Panji is about 18kms. It will take around 40-45 mins by bus from Mapusa.

You can take a cab from the airport at an affordable rate from the airport. From Panjii, Goa’s capital you can easily board a bus. But, I would suggest you take a cab to the beach or any Airbnb nearby taking your tiredness from the flight into consideration. 

Best time to visit Anjuna Beach:

The best time to visit Goa is the winters. The months begin from November to March. The weather of Goa, during this whole time, is at its best. 

I would not recommend you to go to Goa during the summers, as it is too hot. 

Water sports at the beach:

The beach offers tremendous water sports activities. Some of the not to miss water sports at the beach are as follows:

  • Parasailing
  • Banana rides
  • Snorkelling: exploring the underwater world
  • Boat ride 
  • Jet ski ride

Nightlife at Anjuna Beach:

Anjuna is a party hotspot. The parties here are totally engaging and fun. Some of the clubs that offer rocking parties experience are:

  • Cafe Lilliput: It is an amazing cafe for you to enjoy delicious cuisines under the starlit sky.
  • Curlies: The place might appear off if you visit it in the daytime. Curlies come to life at night. The place has a special touch for everyone from party lovers to haters, everyone can enjoy the most perfect beach vibe. 
  • Club Cubana: Club Cubana is located on the Arpora hills. The view from the club is breathtaking. The club has it all, tasty delicacies, spectacular vibe, amazing parties and all at an affordable rate.

Must visit restaurants:

Purple Martini:I visited many restaurants at Anjuna, but no restaurant can take over Purple Martini for food, taste, ambience or view. Purple Martini is a paradise. The sunset I saw at Purple Martini was mesmerizing. I tried the non-vegetarian cuisine here. It was the best in taste and evenly cooked. The spices used were in perfect quantity. I can just go on and on and on about Purple Martini. 

You will fall in love with purple martini. 

Other places to eat are:

  • Eva Cafe: The cafe on the rocks at Anjuna beach.
  • Oasis cafe: For the ambience of wall plates, local eateries as well as international cuisines. Goan fish curry is a must to try.
  • Cafe Looda: For delicious North Indian food.

Places to stay near the beach:

There are several resorts in and around Anjunabeach for you to enjoy your holidays here. But, if you want to look for something more affordable and homelike, you must consider the Airbnbs. 

The Airbnbs are well maintained and serve as holiday homes away from homes. The ambience of the Airbnbs is hostile and clean. I stayed at an Airbnb which was very near to Anjuna beach and was affordable too. But if you like to enjoy the lavish side of the holidays or you are on a honeymoon you must stay at some of the amazing resorts at Anjuna. 

Some of them are:

  • Casa Anjuna 
  • Country Club de Goa
  • Inn Anjuna 
  • Evershine Guest House

Other places to visit near the beach:

  • Anjuna Flea Market: The most happening place for you to shop is the Anjuna flea market in North Goa. Here you can find everything from hippies jewelry to souvenirs to cheap clothes. To add on to your shopping experience, there is music all in the air. You must visit Anjuna Flea Market. Note that the market is only open on Wednesdays.
  • Agauda Fort: It is a Portuguese monument that dates back to the 17th century. The Aguada fort faces the Sinquerim beach which is on the same shore as Baga. You can explore the lighthouse present here.
  • Chapora Fort: It is yet another fort, built by Portuguese. It offers a mesmerizing view of three beaches, Anjuna, Chapora, and Vagator.
  • St. Anthony’s Church: The tourists are attracted to the church’s fine architecture, structure, and neo-gothic style. It is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua.

So, this was pretty much about the famous Anjuna beach of north Goa. I hope you find the article and my experience helpful in planning your visit to Anjuna beach. For more such travel guides with tips stay tuned.