10 things to do in Arambol Beach – Goa

For those wondering about things to do in Arambol Beach, look no further! Beyond its enchanting sandy beaches, Arambol is brimming with activities that promise to entertain and delight. Our handpicked list of top 10 must-try experiences is your ultimate guide to making the most of your visit to this vibrant Goan destination.

Remember to read our post about Arambol Beach and our guide on top accommodation in Arambol Goa for your stay in this exotic destination!

1. Experience Local Markets: Bargain and Shop

Dive into Arambol’s colorful local markets, a hub for unique finds and lively bargaining. Wander through stalls brimming with handcrafted goods, from intricate jewelry to bespoke clothing. Engage with local artisans, uncover hidden treasures, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

It’s an ideal place to pick up souvenirs and gifts, all while experiencing the authentic Goan market scene. Meanwhile remember, whatever is the price bargain! You will be able to drop the price on many occasions lower than half. Ok sometimes we overuse this option it is true

– Kate: How much is the price?
– Seller : is 20 rupees (€0.24, $0.28) madam
– Kate: Ohhh. Is so expensive
– Me: *&^^%#$^@(*&@(_)_

2. Nightlife and Beach Parties

Goa and especially Arambol Beach, are known for their nightlife and the parties they organize from the late 1980s. Arambol Beach transforms as the sun sets, offering an electrifying nightlife experience. Parties with trance, Psychedelic, and Techno have been held for years in the area offering unique experiences.

Join the legendary beach parties where music, dance, and the sea breeze create a perfect backdrop. From fire shows to live bands, each night is a celebration of life. It’s a haven for party-goers and a fantastic way to meet fellow travelers and locals alike.

If you are not a fan of electronic music though, you can still find clubs, mostly beach clubs, with other options as well.

3. Paragliding in Arambol: A Thrilling Thing to Do

Experience the thrill of flying with Arambol’s paragliding adventures. Soar over the stunning coastline, enjoying unparalleled views of the beach and beyond. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced glider, the professional instructors ensure a safe and memorable experience. It’s a unique way to see Arambol from a different perspective.

We missed the chance to enjoy the view from above but was not uncommon at all to watch paragliders during the day landing in the beach with or without instructors. The price, around 3000 rupees (€37, $42), is not high at all for what you are going to enjoy, a unique view of the 2.5 kilometers length.

Paragliding is for sure one of the best things to do in Arambol beach
Do not miss the chance of paragliding at Arambol beach

4. Fresh Coconut and Pineapple Delights

If you want to know how those two great fruits taste, do not miss the chance to taste them in Goa. These fruits, sold by friendly local vendors, embody the essence of Goa’s natural bounty. Not only are they delicious, but they also offer a healthy, refreshing break from beach activities.

In our case, the cute woman in the photo offered us an unbelievably juicy pineapple and an amazing coconut while we were on the beach. She was carrying all the fruits by herself but her smile was like Magic’s Johnson!

Get the real taste of coconut and pineaple fruits! Fresh like nowhere else!

Choosing which fruits we would like to have. Mistake! She knows better!
Real coconut milk!! Buy it every day!
Enjoying fresh coconut for first time!

The way she prepared us for the fruits and her technique is something that you do not meet in Europe. Regarding the coconut ask her to give you a “madden” one where you can eat from the inside walls the jelly coconut with the improvised coconut spoon.

Creamy coconut center only in Arambol beach
Fresh coconut in Arambol Beach – Goa India

5. Catch Waves with Surfing Lessons

Embrace the waves at Arambol Beach with professional surfing lessons. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned surfers, these lessons provide an opportunity to master the art of surfing. Under the guidance of expert instructors, you’ll learn to ride the Goan waves like a pro. It’s a fun, exhilarating experience that combines sport and the beauty of the sea.

Surf Wala is a group of international surfers, Jono Young, Chrishan Schoener from UK and Anton Hagen from Russia. The three of them live in Goa and they are dedicated to what they love the most. Surfing. 

The instructors will teach you the secrets of the sport and they will encourage you until you will get it. Surf Wala is one of the gems regarding the stuff and its services on every way in Goa. Don’t miss it.

Surfing in Goa - If you never surfed now is the time! It is the perfect place to get your first lessons!
Surfing in Arambol Beach – Goa India

6. Witness Stunning Sunsets

Arambol Beach is celebrated for its captivating sunsets. Each evening, the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, offering a tranquil and visually stunning experience. It’s a perfect time for photographers and romantics to capture the beauty of Goa.

Either from the mountain or from the beach the combination of the ocean sea and the sun is amazing. The sky with colors that cannot be captured by the cameras is worth being your theater for every afternoon of your stay.

Enjoying the sunset in Arambol beach. Do it every day! It is the best thing to do in arambol during the afternoon
Sunset in Arambol Beach – Goa India

7. Discover Yoga Retreats: A Serene Activity in Arambol

Goa’s Yoga Center is open from early November until the end of March. It is located in the center of Arambol and alongside its services offers accommodation as well.

For staying in the Yoga Center’s facilities is necessary to book before your arrival by email at info@hiyogacentre.

During the season they are running five-day courses starting every Wednesday. There are also intensive courses like Yoga and Ayurveda and special courses for back pains that last 10 days. Regarding the courses, it is better to visit their website and contact them via email to find the program that fits your needs the best.

8. Visit the Tranquil Paliem Lake

Just a short trek from the beach, Paliem Lake is a serene escape. Surrounded by lush greenery, it’s a perfect spot for quiet contemplation, nature walks, and picnics, offering a contrast to the beach’s liveliness.

The famous Paliem Lake of Arambol combines the view of the mountain from the three sides and the ocean from the fourth one. It is one of the hidden gems in Arambol. The water is quite cold but it is clean and you will get used to it fast anyway.

There are no waves at all and is the perfect place to take a classic palm tree photo view of your vacation.

9. Discover the Arambol Street Market

During the afternoons we enjoyed walking several times on the main Arambol street. It is full of markets selling mostly local or hippy-style products.

All the shops are clean (on many occasions you even have to remove your shoes to enter) and in contrast with other areas in India, the street food is safe to taste. Don’t lose the opportunity to buy Indian spices for home, especially if you are a lover of spicy food, and again bargain before you agree to the price!

All the above will be even better if you combine them with a local guide from Get Your Guide who will present you with all the hidden experiences that GOA hides regarding the gastronomic pleasures :-)!

Spicies from the local indian market
Goa is the place in India where you can buy street food without any fear.

10. New Year’s Eve Celebration

Last but not least is something that you should pass at least once in your lifetime. New Year’s Eve in Arambol Beach. Maybe the fireworks are not like Singapore’s Marina but Goa gives you an experience beyond the luxury of other areas in the world.

We went to our favorite place with the amazing food. Having a wine from home we enjoyed a dinner that barely was costing 1000 rupees (€12, $14). From 11p.m. hundreds of people came to the seafront waiting for the year change.

All the beachfront bars were ready to have their fireworks each and from nowhere the countdown started. To tell the truth, we didn’t even know the time because the only thing we were taking with us from the room all those days was the camera.

No smartphones and for sure no watches. And that is the magic of Goa at the end of the day. All the people, regardless of ethnicities having fun, wishing for the new year to strangers to every kind of language.

Something that we never experienced somewhere else until now

The long beach in Arambol
New Year’s Eve in Arambol Beach – Goa India

Remember to read our post about Arambol Beach and our guide on top accommodation in Arambol Goa for your stay in this exotic destination!

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