Arambol is a small fishing town in the north of the state of Goa. It is extremely popular, mainly among Russian tourists and Arambol Beach is among one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. In addition, the town has a relaxed vibe with nice restaurants in the center and on the beach. Rent a scooter and discover the beautiful surroundings. Here you will find some nice churches, temples and quaint villages. Or just stay at Arambol Beach and enjoy the beautiful beaches, the sea and palm trees. Let’s go to Arambol!
Accommodation – Where to stay?
Arambol is a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants. Nevertheless, it has a wide range of nice hotels and hostels. I myself stayed at Namyo Hostel/Guesthouse first for a few nights and then at Soul Arambol Beach Hotel for a few nights. Although the review of Namyo Hostel was a bit disappointing, I was quite positive about it. But that could also be because I was quoted the price of a bed in a dorm for a double room. Mistake, must be possible. The rooms are basic, but the atmosphere and coziness in the garden in the evening makes up for a lot. Soul Arambol Beach Hotel has nice bungalows for a good price and a short walk from the beach.
Food & Drinks: In terms of food & drinks, the selection of restaurants and cafes is great. You will find plenty of nice restaurants on the beach where you can enjoy a beer, good food and a setting sun. And in the center of the village you will find plenty. Personally, I found Sansu Place Arambol to be cozy, atmospheric and the food to be excellent.
Transportation – How to get to Arambol, Goa?
Plane: The nearest airport to Goa, Dabolim Airport is located 50 kilometers south of Arambol near the city of Vasco De Gama. From here, many flights leave for the rest of India, as well as international destinations such as England, Kuwait and Oman.
Bus: Those who prefer to be in Arambol as soon as possible after arriving at the airport should take the cab (1.5 hours). The bus is quite cumbersome and causes you to change trains at least twice (Dabolim Airport-Panaji-Mapusa-Arambol). Eventually you will be dropped off in along the road and it is another 500 meters walk towards the beach for the center of this place.
Train: Arambol itself does not have a train station. The nearest train station is Pernem. From the bus station in Pernem take a bus to Arambol (Harambal or Harmal).
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