Anjuna Flea Market

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Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Tips :

  • Bargain as much as you can. Quote a price less than half of what has been told to you. The shopkeepers try to con the tourists as they have no idea about the actual price.
  • Do not be fooled into thinking that any product is original or authentic. Almost all of them are first copies or duplicates.
  • Keep a note on the weighing balance. Sometimes the balance is tempered to display wrong weights of products like spices etc.
  • Keep clear of the pick-pockets and smugglers and pay special attention to your valuables- phones, wallets etc.

Open Time : Mid-November to End of April

Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM every Wednesday

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Anjuna Flea Market, Goa Overview

Anjuna Flea Market on Wednesday is a treasure trove of trinkets, handicrafts, hippie clothing, souvenirs and everything else from cheap bags to footwear and junk jewellery. Also popular as the queen of hippie flea markets, the Anjuna Flea Market as much a part of the Goa experience as the beaches. 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.

Besides the trinkets and regular knick-knacks, Anjuna Flea Market also hosts live music and band performances. One can relish amazing sea-food and cold beer from the shacks on the beach. Originally, the flea market covered a small area on the beach but nowadays it sprawls from the golden shores back to the paddy fields with umpteen stalls selling tidbits. 

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Things to Do at Anjuna Flea Market

  1. Check-out the ‘hippie’ stuff including apparels, bootlegged DVDs, head bands, Buddha statues, bongs, lighters, bedsheets, leather bags etc.
  2. Get a temporary tattoo done from any stall. Although be sure of the quality of the ink and the needle.
  3. Listen to live performances by jazz bands.
  4. Enjoy cold beer and feast on the amazing food at the shacks.
  5. Visit the stalls selling Tibetan goods, singing bowl, used cellular phones etc.

History of Anjuna Flea Market

The history of the flea market goes back to 1960s when the Hippies frequented the beach. They partied the whole nights listening to trance music, drinking and smoking jumbo joints. When they ran out of money, they started selling tidbits in order to survive. The culture prevailed over the years. Although now the sellers is a mix of expats and Indians, but the nature of the product remains the same. You will find folks selling ‘psychedelic’ souvenirs- t-shirts, hand bands, handmade jewellery, local tattoos etc. among other things.

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