Just to the south of Velsao Beach is the beautiful stretch of Arossim Beach. Arossim is home to the family of Tristao Braganza Cunha, a pioneer of Goa’s freedom struggle and one who advocated nationalism. The beach is a heaven not only for the party and leisure seekers but also for the adventure seekers who look forward to some water adventure and sport activities along the beaches of Goa. Arossim beach offers various water sports activities viz. water surfing and sailing.
Location: South Goa
The equipment required for the activities as well as the training for undertaking the activities is available at the beach. Operators are also willing to train and signal the newbie in the task and also ensure a safe and secure adventure. However, it is advised to avoid adventure activities during rough seas. The most preferred season for these activities is from October to March every year
HOW TO GET TO AROSSIM BEACH?
Arossim beach is just between Velsao beach and Utorda beach, on this beautiful 26 km (16 miles) beach of South Goa. It is about 20 km (12 to 13 miles) from the airport and a few kilometers from Margao, the main city of South Goa. Roughly a road goes along the coast in a parallel line. If you come from the north, about 2 km (a bit more than a mile) after Cansaulim, there’s on your right a small purple chapel (thought the color changes each year!), and the next turn on your right is the road leading to Arossim beach.
A board is there, indicating the Heritage Village Club. If you come from the south, after Utorda, and the Park Hyatt Hotel, you’ll go through an open space: a water reservoir with water lilies and paddyfields. Then, a kilometer further, on your left, you’ll see the road leading to the Heritage Village Club and Arossim beach. Check the boards! And beware of the speed breakers!
What to experience :- Arossim has the Cansaulim Church to see and explore. There is a difference of opinion as to when church was built but that it was rebuilt in 1632 is certain. Here, the Feast of the three Magi is celebrated with great pomp. Safety information Though this beach is quite safe to swim, you should not venture out more than waist-deep in water because there is no lifeguard.
Eating out:- There are plenty of eating options to choose from at and around the Arossim beach. Cuisine from most parts of the country and from abroad is available here.
Night out:- As there are not too many options for nightbirds, you’ll have to go to other parts of Goa for a wild night out.
Accommodation :- Accommodation is not a problem. You can take your pick from a whole range of hotels and guest houses, including five-star hotels.
QHow far is Arossim Beach?
From Margao - 26 min (16.8 km)
From Panjim - 43 min (28.4 km)