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Kalacha Beach

Discover the fresh water lagoon and spot monkeys at the end of this unspoiled beach with swaying coconut trees and soothing waves.

Kalacha Beach, also called Paliem Beach, remains almost as unspoiled today as it was before tourism changed the Goan coast. Only a couple of charming restaurant huts to one side of the shore show the effects of the last few decades. This area is famous for its picturesque fresh water lagoon and relaxed, bohemian vibe. Music sessions often take place around a camp fire, a great place to meet other travellers. This is an untouched haven, away from the hassle of vendors and large tourists groups.

The idyllic beach is surrounded by forests and has some rocky parts. Make your way over to a fresh water lagoon named Vagkolam, or Sweet Water Lake. It is set against a backdrop of mossy, green hills at the end of the beach. Look out for fascinating wildlife, such as exotic birds and monkeys, among the tropical vegetation around the lake.

Take a dip in the warm Arabian Sea and then take a seat under the swaying palm trees to soak up the sun. It’s easy to drift off to sleep, because the sound of the rolling waves has a soothing effect and the beach is usually quiet. At sunset, mingle with the locals and backpackers for a jam session around an open fire.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the small shacks along the beach. Try an Indian fish curry, prepared with the catch of the day and aromatic spices. Barter with local vendors at the few stalls near the beach to purchase some handicrafts, jewellery or hippie-style beachwear. Adventurists can try paragliding or hang gliding from the beach’s northern hilltop by arranging a tour in Arambol village.

Kalacha Beach lies just north from Arambol on Goa’s west coast. The beach is only accessible on foot from the village. From central Goa, take a bus or hire a bike, taxi or scooter to get to Arambol and walk the rest. Kalacha is accessible on foot from Querim Beach, another secluded paradise. Visit the area between October and May if you want to avoid monsoons.


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Swati Hotel

Swati Hotel

     
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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    Lotus Sutra

    Lotus Sutra

       
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Arambol, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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      Om Ganesh Guest House

      Om Ganesh Guest House

         
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Located in Arambol, this beachfront guesthouse is in the city centre, just steps away from Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Querim Beach and Redi Ganpati Temple are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Accentor Holidays Arambol
        Accentor Holidays Arambol

        Accentor Holidays Arambol

           
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Arambol, this beachfront guesthouse is in the entertainment district, just steps away from Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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          J.B.L Enterprises

          J.B.L Enterprises

             
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            The Noname Guesthouse
            The Noname Guesthouse

            The Noname Guesthouse

               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Roadhouse Hostel Arambol Goa
              Roadhouse Hostel Arambol Goa

              Roadhouse Hostel Arambol Goa

                 
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Arambol, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Rudra Holidays Guest House Rs900
                Rudra Holidays Guest House

                Rudra Holidays Guest House

                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Arambol, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Arambol Sweet Water Lake and Kalacha Beach. Morjim Beach and Querim Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).