The Best Markets You’ll Ever Find In Goa, India

Goa has so much more to offer than just lazing on the tropical beaches and enjoying the legendary nightlife.  Any visit to Goa wouldn’t be complete without shopping at one of the amazing and unique markets in Goa for a fun ways to spend your day.

 

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna is famous for its Wednesday flea market which sprawls from the South end of Anjuna beach towards the village. What started as a way for the hippies in the 60’s to sell some of their things to make cash to continue their travels has now turned into a huge market.

 

Mapusa Local Market

For a more local feel head into the non-touristy small town of Mapusa. The Mapusa market is held next to the bus station every day, apart from Sunday, but Friday sees the largest market and also now attracts some of the more tourists away from the beaches looking for more practical items and better bargains than the touristy markets and also getting a taste of authentic Goan life.

 

Arpora Saturday Night Market

Also one of my favorite ones. There are now 3 Saturday Night Markets in Goa but the biggest and best night market is at Arpora (between Baga and Anjuna) The market is huge and while some of the stalls offer the same baggy pants, sarongs and spices as the flea market on Anjuna beach there are many more individual, boutique-like, hippie stalls run by foreigners selling handmade and original crafts, clothing and jewelry.

Without the heat of the day the market is much more enjoyable and in my opinion this is the best market in Goa. Arpora Saturday Night Market buzzes until the early hours of Sunday market with live music, bars and food stalls and is the place many people go to get the party started.


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