Planning your stay in Mandrem-Arambol

Travel tips


Accommodation at the Palmorama Center
From INR 4000 (€50) for a double room (2 persons).
Please contact directly Palmorama to reserve room at the center. Also they will confirm you disposability and price.
Also book Palmorama through Airbnd:

Note: there are also other accommodations available all around the Palmorama (2-minute walk), it is countryside and often much cheaper than at the center or on the beach side.

Accommodations outside the center
It is just wonderful to stay on the long white sand beach of Mandrem but you may need a bicycle, scooter or take taxi as it is 40-minute walk from the training center. There are lots of hotels, airbnb, guests houses and plenty of private rooms available and for all kind of budgets. Search rooms all around this  landmark: Dunes hotel (on the beach).
Although we advice you to stay in Mandrem nearby the center,  you can also stay further south towards Ashwem and Morjim or further north towards Arambol. In both cases you will need to drive a motorbike, take a taxi or walk a very long way through. Anjuna beach is quite far and will require over 35-minute drive.
Many students choose to arrive on the spot and just ask around for a room that are managed directly by landlords…
If it give you a nice and safe feeling to book your stay in advance, or at least a few nights at arrival in a hotel, i will suggest you to search on Airbnb | Trip Advisor | By reading reviews and checking rating, you should get a nice picture about the place you will stay.

There are also locals agents managing a pool of apartments, flats, rooms and houses on Facebook pages. It is possible to get a place to stay by posting on their Facebook pages like: Goa Accommodation. As I don’t know them personally, I will suggest you to ask for recent pictures, and all questions you may have, like, and of course, the distance to “Palmorama cafe” by walk and by taxi.


You may need to apply for an Indian Visa.
Please apply only for Tourist Visa.
Depending on your citizenship, it is easy to apply e-Visa online; visit:
Otherwise, visit: to get the information, follow the procedure, or contact your travel agent.
Note: In most cases, 5-year visas and e-Visas issued before Covid remain valid. Contact the Indian embassy.


  • By Plane

    The nearest international airports are:
    – Goa Dabolim Airport (GOI)
    – Goa Manohar International Airport (GOX).
    Some Airline companies propose direct flight/Charter to Goa. Also, Goa is reachable from most national / international airports in India. It takes a 60 to 90-minute flight to reach Goa from Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai… and a 2-hour flight from Delhi.

  • Taxi from Goa Airport to Mandrem

    At Goa airport exit, just after the last customs control, you will find the Pre-Paid Taxi services, many are private. Go to the government counter, nearly the last after the private companies, you will get a must cheapest price there. You will be able to book your taxi to Mandrem for around INR1800. That is the easiest way.

COVID-19 Update

Since Nov 23, 2022, no vaccination, PCR test or quarantine are no longer required to enter India. Everything resumes as before Covid.

Practical advice

  • Rest well after your travel. If necessary use earplugs and eye shades to adjust to the new environment.
  • Bring your lovely sleeping pillow.
  • Take care of the sun arriving in Goa. The sun is quite strong and it is easy to fall asleep on the beach. As a result, should you suffer from sunburn, it would be difficult and painful to receive a massage during the training. Use good sunscreen protection.
  • Stay away from drugs (the use of cannabis and hard drugs are forbidden by law in India). Please stay out of trouble.
  • If you would like to make any suggestion on this advice list please contact us


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