Arossim is one of those beaches that make a perfect holiday picture. Stretching along the south of Velsao for 25 kms tugging the edges of River Sal, Arossim is all about sun and sand with dancing palm trees completed by traditional wooden fishing boats bobbing at the sea. With lush fields and rice paddies surrounding the area, Arrosim presents a typical picture of a Goan countryside. One of Goa's most revered freedom fighter, Tristao Braganza Cunha's family resides here. The beach attracts a steady mixture of backpackers who come to experience the simplicity of life at the sleepy fishermen village while the affluent come to the pricy resorts to relax.
How To Get There: There are no bus facilities plying to Arossim, so it is better to hire your own conveyance. You can hire a taxi from Dabolim Airport, which is just 22 kms away or from Panaji which is 35 kms away. Rickshaws and taxis are also available from Vasco.
Where To Stay: Accommodation isn’t a problem in Arossim. Five-star hotels, guesthouses or budget hotels, take your pick to suit your budget.
What To Do: A great place for adventure freaks, where several water sporting activities like surfing, windsurfing or parasailing and scooting are available. If you are a newbie, there are always assistants ready to train you. The best time for trying these activities is from October to March and it would be wise to avoid it during the rough seas. Though the water is calm and considered safe for swimming it is better not to try the deep end as there are no lifeguards available. The beach doesn’t really get crowded so it is a good choice for families. And unlike most of Goa beaches, there aren’t many choices for nightbirds. The Cansaulim Church is also worth a visit. The church is famous for the Feast of the Three Magi held every year.
You must try some of those intoxicating local drinks or a cold chilled beer at the homely beach bars. And don’t forget to relish some exotic Goan cuisine especially the fresh seafood.