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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.
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.
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.
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.