The village of Arambol is about 30 km from the city of Mapusa in North Goa - here you can lose yourself from the rest of the world. The main beach is quite long with a supply of cheap eating places - the food is very simple but rich. Since the village is largely devoted to fishing the fish is delicious, sometimes you wait for the fishermen to arrive to see what is available. Although there are very few hotels it's easy to find accommodation in houses, huts or restaurants - it is very simple, but a paradise. A freshwater lake is north of the town, just behind one of the quieter beaches, it is remote and just before the jungle leading to the Banyan Tree.