Arambol is a traditional fisherman village, located approximately a one-hour drive from the Dabolim Airport (GOI) within the Pernem administrative region of northern Goa, India. The beach attracts many international tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March.
The census town (CT) of Arambol is located in the Pernem taluk of North Goa district with an area of 9.66 km2. and harbouring 1234 households with total population of 5322 as per the 2011 Census. The district headquarter Panaji is at a distance of 40 km. The state headquarter Panaji is at a distance of 40 km. Male population is 2780 and female population is 2542. Scheduled Caste population is 125 and Scheduled Tribes population is 0. Census Location Code of the town is 626658. Population wise class of the town is Class V (Population 5,000 to 9,999). The civic status of the town is 'Census Town'. The nearest city with population more than 1 lakh is Belgaum at a distance of 161 km. The nearest city with population more than 5 lakh is Pune at a distance of 463 km. Railway station is at Pernem at a distance of 16 km.
Rainfall: 3117 mm
Maximum temperature: 34 °C
Minimum temperature: 23 °C
Total literate population: 4280
Literate male population: 2346 (84.39%)
Literate female population: 1934 (76.08%)
The town has an open drainage system. Water is supplied from a service reservoir. The town gets it water as tap water from a treated source. The capacity of the water supply system is 650 kilo-litres. The nearest fire fighting service is at Pernem (13 km).
The nearest Allopathic hospital facility is at 25 km. The nearest Alternative Medicine hospital is at 90 km. There is 1 Dispensary / Health Centre in the town. There is 1 Family Welfare Centre in the town. There is 1 Maternity and Child Welfare Centre in the town. The nearest Maternity Home is at 11 km. The nearest T.B. clinic is at 28 km. The nearest Nursing Home is at 0 km. The nearest Veterinary hospital is at 25 km. The nearest Mobile health clinic is at 0 km. The nearest Other medical amenities is at 40 km. There are 3 Non-Government medicine shops in the town.
There are 2 government Primary Schools in the town. There are 2 private Primary Schools in the town. There are 2 private Middle Schools in the town. There are 2 private Secondary Schools in the town. There is 1 private Senior Secondary School in the town. The nearest private Degree College of Commerce only is at Mapusa (36 km. The nearest private Degree College of Arts & Science is at Panaji (48 km). The nearest government Degree College of Arts & Commerce is at Rural (16 km). The nearest private Degree College of Arts, Science & Commerce is at Mapusa (36 km). The nearest private Degree College - Law is at Panaji (48 km). The nearest government Degree College - University is at Panaji (54 km). The nearest private Degree College - Others is at Mapusa (36 km). The nearest government Medical College is at Bambolim CT (54 km). The nearest government Engineering College is at Bandora CT (78 km). The nearest government Non-formal Training Centre is at Penha de Franca CT (38 km). The nearest government Management Institute is at Penha de Franca CT (42 km). The nearest government Polytechnic is at Panaji (48 km). The nearest government Vocational Training School is at Mapusa (26 km). The nearest government Special School for Disabled is at Penha de Franca CT (38 km).
The nearest private Orphanage Home is at Panaji (47 km). The nearest government Working Women's Hostel is at Penha de Franca CT (42 km). The nearest government Old Age Home is at Siolim CT (16 km). The nearest government stadium is at Mapusa (30 km). The nearest private Cinema Theatre is at Pernem (13 km). There are 2 private Auditorium / Community Halls in the town. There is 1 private Public Library in the town.
Arambol (CT) is engaged in the manufacturing of following items (in decreasing order of importance): country liquor, chili products, dry fish
There is 1 Nationalised Bank in the town. There is 1 Co-operative Bank in the town.
The majority of the locals are Hindu. Christian and Muslim minorities are also present. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel serves the religious interests of the many Catholics in the area.Mother Mary is referred to as Saibinn Mai in the local Konkani language.
As in many other parts of Goa, both football and cricket are popular sports with the people of this area.
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.
Due to the composition of both national and international musicians, Arambol is home to a rich live music scene, dominated by Gypsie-Fusion bands.
Strong winds during the main season make it a significant location for leisure sports, like paragliding and kite surfing. A variety of practitioners in the healing arts offer courses in Yoga, meditation, Odissi dance, and musical instruments (like Tabla, Sitar and other traditional Indian as well as Western instruments).
The Tribal Dance Festival and the Indian Juggling Convention take place in Arambol. The Goa Contact Festival and In-Touch Festival both offer Contact Improvisation Dance and Somatics. All are scheduled for late January/early February.