Arambol is 32-km, Northwest of Mapusa and Chapora in Goa.
Arambol - Know before you go
The largest coastal village in Pernem district, and the only one really
geared up for tourism, is Arambol or Harmal, 32km northwest of Mapusa. If
you're happy with basic amenities but want to stay somewhere lively, this
might be your best bet. The village's two beaches are beautiful and still
relatively unexploited. Parties do occasionally happen, drawing visitors
across the river from Anjuna and Vagator, but these are rare intrusions into
an otherwise tranquil, out-of-the-way corner of the state. Arambol is an
ideal place to spend some time in total peace and tranquility. The cool sea
breeze here and the swaying palm trees create a perfect holiday atmosphere.
The immediate coastline lacks the palm-fringed exotic cliches of the
southern Goa beaches, but it has plenty of character and is pretty in its
own kind of way. The main beach has adequate bodysurfing and there are
several attractive bays to the north.
Major attractions :
Located around an area of high ground west of the main coast road, Arambol
provides all the basic amenities that are needed to make a stay pleasant.
Some attractions :
The coastline lacks the palm-fringed exotic clinches of the southern Goa
beaches but it has plenty of character and is pretty in its own kind of way.
To reach Paradise beach , follow the track over the headland to the north.
Beyond a rather insalubrious smelling, rocky-bottomed cove, the trail
emerges to a broad strip of soft white sand hemmed in on both sides by steep
A small freshwater lake extends along the bottom of the valley into a thick
jungle. Fed by boiling hot springs, the lake is lined with sulphurous mud,
which, when smeared over the body, dries to form a surreal, butter-coloured
shell to revitalise the skin.