Arambol first emerged in the 1960s as a mellow paradise for long-haired long-stayers, and ever since, travellers attracted to the hippy atmosphere have been drifting up to this blissed-out corner of Goa, setting up camp and, in some cases, never leaving.
Arambol Beach attracts many international tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March. Arambol has a distinct bohemian feel which is no longer found in other beaches, and this inevitably attracts many alternative travellers. Arambol beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, as compared to many other popular beaches which have now become over crowded.
A short walk north off the main beach is a smaller beach with a “fresh water lake” close to the sea. The water here is a mixture of fresh water and sea water. The jungle valley, enclosed between low hills hide a spectacular banyan tree. Adjoining the banyan tree there is a stone sculpture created by an American Conceptual and Land art artist Jacek Tylicki “Give if you can – Take if you have to” also called The Money Stone. It has become a pilgrimage destination for hippies.
A short walk north off the main beach is a smaller beach with a “fresh water lake” close to the sea. The jungle valley, enclosed between low hills, hides a banyan tree. Adjoining the banyan tree there is a stone sculpture created by an American conceptual and land art artist, Jacek Tylicki, titled Give if you can – Take if you have to (also called The Money Stone). It has become a pilgrimage destination.
Another attraction is Arambol Drum Circle & Sunset Beach Market, one of the most unique flea markets in Goa. It starts a few hours before the sunset where travelers from all over the world sell their hand made creations. More than just a market, it is a party on the beach where people bring their drums, hand-pans, Didgeridoo (didgeridoo) and meet here everyday to make music as the sun sets. It is common to see performers at this time with their juggling balls, hula hoops, poi and many other props. With things like handmade clothes, food, jewelry, glass pipes – this market looks like it is right out of a music festival.
Due to the composition of both national and international musicians, Arambol is home to a rich live music scene, dominated by Gypsie-Fusion bands. It is known for different events and services such as psytrance and reggae parties, reiki sessions, yoga classes, and circus art workshops.