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Anjuna Beach, Goa Overview

Located near Panjim at a distance of 21 km, Anjuna Beach is among the most popular beaches in North Goa, stretching almost 2km. A hippie paradise of sorts it is characterized by its rocky outcrops. From family outings to adrenaline-filled adventures, Anjuna Beach is famed for its golden coastline, nightclubs, beach shacks, watersports, full-moon parties and flea markets.

Come and rock the night way at Curlies, or dance to some techno at Cafe Lilliput. During the day you can sample some delicious culinary goodness at Burger Factory, Baba Au Rhum, or Basilico. Known as the jewel of Ozran, Anjuna became a favourite haunt for the hippies in the swingin' 60s and still retains the same vibe to this day. You are sure to meet an eclectic bunch of tourists from all over the world when you are here! Anjuna's charm makes it a favourite among both long-stayers and first-timers.

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Anjuna Beach Water Sports

Some of the most popular adventure activities on Anjuna beach are jet-skiing, banana boat rides, parasailing, bumping ride, water scooter and paragliding. Anjuna Beach is also one of the local hubs for scuba diving and snorkelling as well.

There are cruising and flyboarding facilities, alongside speed boat rides, water bikes and tubes. Each of these activities can cost you anywhere between INR 100 to INR 1000. If the more fun kind of activities interests you, you can also get a beautiful Henna Tattoo or indulge in some hair braiding.

Anjuna Flea Market

The Anjuna Beach Flea Market, which is held here every Wednesday and Saturday, draws in tourists from everywhere. The Anjuna flea market timings are usually from 9:00 AM, until sunset i.e. approximately 6:00 PM. Here you can find intricate sculptures, boho jewellery, flashy t-shirts, tote bags, colorful bed sheets and authentic spices.

The market usually starts in October and continues through May. The best time to visit the flea market is either during the morning or towards the evening hours when you can also see a glorious sunset.

Anjuna Beach Nightlife

Beachside revelry is one of the best things about Anjuna and there is a huge host of options to choose from. Delicious drinks, delectable Goan food and thumping music that will have youon your feet in no time. Some must-visit places include Curlies Beach Shack, Nyex Beach Club, Cafe Lilliput, Shiva Valley, Cafe Cotinga, Guru Bar and Club Zero Gravity

Best Beach Shacks at Anjuna Beach

Here's a list of some of the best beach shacks at Anjuna:
  • Curlies - St Michael, near Flea Market, Gumal Vaddo
  • Shiva Valley - Anjuna Beach, Near Flea Market, St. Michael Vaddo
  • Tantra Cafes and Huts - St. Michael Vado, Anjuna Flea Market Path
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    - St. Anthony Praisvaddo, Dmello Vaddo
  • Cafe Looda - St. Michael Vaddo, Flea Market
  • Shore Bar - Anjuna Beach 
  • O'Manuel'O - South Anjuna Beach, near Wellers Restaurant, Monteiro Vaddo

How to Reach Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach is located at an approximate distance of 21 km from Panaji and 11 km from Mapusa. Most popular options of transportation are mopeds, cars, or bicycles that can be rented from a number of private vendors in the area. Ideal cost for hiring a moped for one is between 350 - 600 INR, dpending upon the season you are visiting in. You will need to have a valid Driver's ID and a helmet which is now mandatory.You can also easily find a taxi or an auto-rickshaw off the main street or through a travel agency.

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