FROM AROUND GOA
Beach Shopping in Goa
The liveliest of all markets in Goa, it is held every Wednesday in the beach town of Anjuna in North Goa. Thronged by Indians as well as foreigners, Anjuna Flea Market offers an abundance of local handicrafts, spices, clothes, footwear, beach wear, artificial jewellery and accessories. Shopping in Goa: Top 5 Markets You Cannot Miss
Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora
There is no better way to spend a Saturday evening in Goa than by visiting the Night Bazaar at Arpora. We strongly recommend this place for shopping in Goa on your next trip. The market is filled with plentiful kiosks offering spices, carpets, embroidered textiles, hammocks, clothes and accessories. Stop by The Boutique House Bar for some refreshing cocktails, the strawberry daiquiri being highly recommended.
Calangute Market Square
The popular Calangute beach in Goa is lined with innumerable shacks and stalls making it one of the top markets of this shopping paradise. Buy sarongs and trinkets made of sea shells as souvenirs from a perfect beach holiday or treat yourself to fried prawns and beer at one of these stalls. Also, look out for metal, leather and clay items, accessories, textiles and carpets at the Calangute Market Square. While looking for hotels in Goa, you might want to pick a hotel in Calangute so that the market is easily accessible at any time of the day.
Anjuna Flea Market
The liveliest of all markets in Goa, it is held every Wednesday in the beach town of Anjuna in North Goa. Thronged by Indians as well as foreigners, Anjuna Flea Market offers an abundance of local handicrafts, spices, clothes, footwear, beach wear, artificial jewellery and accessories. Test your bargaining skills at the various stalls here and you might just strike a good deal! Some of the hotels in Anjuna area provide easy access to the market.
Shop for spices at the popular Mapusa Market, A good way to absorb the true flavour of Goa is to take a walk through the bustling Mapusa Market. Come here for antiques, textiles, traditional handicrafts, Goan pottery, spices, fruits, homemade pickles, sausages and more. You’ll be spoilt for choices when shopping here. The market shuts down by sunset so make sure you plan your day accordingly. There are many hotels in Mapusa which have easy access to the market.