Considered a treasure trove of trinkets, handicrafts, hippie clothing, souvenirs and everything else from cheap bags to footwear and junk jewellery, Anjuna Flea Market is a shopper’s paradise. Offering a multiple range of products from Keralan spices, to Kashmiri jewellery, wooden toys from Karnataka to Jimi Hendrix t-shirts, the market is a must-visit place for a true Goan experience. In addition to that, you can also find second hand bikes, cellphones, cameras etc. Held from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every Wednesday on the shores of the Anjuna Beach, the market is one of the most popular and sought-after markets in Goa.
The Arpora Saturday Night Flea Market is a place which offers something to cater to everyone's tastes and it can truly be called a shopper's delight. One can find here everything - clothes, shoes, herbs and spices, carpets, home decoration items. You name it, and they have it all! The market is divided into three different parts, and every part is known for offering something different. The Lower Field provides the usual cheap local clothes, footwear, hammocks, carpets and pashminas while the Central Field is known for having beer, spirit & wine bars and food stalls with several of Goa's popular restaurants.
Located in North Goa, Calangute Market Square is another street market which is frequented by tourists.Calangute Beach is covered with innumerable shacks and stalls. Here, you can find everything from beachwear to delicious prawns and beer.
There are beachside shacks where you can purchase trinkets made of seashells. One can also find Kashmiri and Tibetan stalls selling gemstones, handicrafts, and trinkets. This the ideal market to buy souvenirs from.
As evident from the name, Mackie's is a night market that takes place along the banks of River Baga.It takes place between November and April. It was once part of the Ingo's Night Bazaar. It offers a unique experience of live music, lip-smacking food, and trendy shopping outlets all together under the night sky. You can shop for antiques, junk jewellery, souvenirs and handicrafts while gorging on food from one of the stalls. It is located at one of the best places where the nightlife of Goa can be enjoyed.
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Baga Market is a very popular flea market and is visited by many tourists. It is quite like the Arpora Saturday Night Market. Located on the beach, it has rows and rows of shacks selling trinkets, jewellery, cafes selling freshly brewed coffee and pork, and tarot card readers and palmists who give insights into your future. The main attraction of this market is the beachside saloons. Being a flea market, everything here is up for a bargain.
Le Souk by the Amarya Group is considered to be Goa's first luxury market selling high end and expensive clothes. It is an open-air bazaar which sells clothes made by Indian as well as international designers displayed in huge tents. Here you can splurge on some designers clothes and snack on some crepes. Some shops worth checking out are Jonas G, The Shop and Shades of India for unique designs made from quality textiles.
Mapusa Market is a very popular market among locals. It is a weekly market which takes place outside The Mapusa Municipal Market, North Goa. This market comes to life on every Friday with vendors selling fruits, vegetables, clothes, and locals hassling over prices. Many vendors from Bardez and Tiswadi put up stalls of local produce and sell it directly to people and small entrepreneurs. The Goans dressed in colourful clothes come and sell fruits, vegetables, pottery stuff, jewellery and clothes. Beach stuff like straw hats and swimsuits etc. is widely available.
Often considered as a hippie market or flea market, the streets lined with Indian shops of Arambol are filled with leather accessories, jewellery, crystals, dream-catchers, music CDs and DVDs, lampshades, clothes, hammocks and many other trinkets. Apart from these, you will find a few shops run by ex-pats from Ukraine, Russia and other countries selling books, handicrafts, hippie jewellery etc. Soothsayers are also common here along with food stalls. Make sure to experience the musical extravaganza at Arambol Drum Circle.
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