Shopaholics always look for shopping places on their vacation before coming back to home. Every place offers a charm for the local markets where tourists shop with an open heart. Whenever you visit a new place, you want to buy some souvenirs to take back home as a memory of your trip. Goa is one of the top tourist destinations in India that is full of beaches, seafood, late night parties, and even places for shopping.
You can have an amazing shopping experience across Goa as its flea market and other local shops offer you everything at reasonable price. So, if you are planning to travel Goa and wondering which place you should go for shopping, then read the below article.
Anjuna Flea Market
Anjuna Flea Market is one of the popular and great places of shopping in Goa. Hosted every Wednesday at Anjuna Beach, this flea market is a paradise place for real shopaholics. You will find hundreds of stores selling jewelries, clothes, wooden crafts, footwear, handicrafts, hammocks, bed sheets, trinkets, and wall hangings. This market experiences great footfalls of Indians as well as foreigners. Show your bargaining skills at this shopping place and pick some great items as souvenirs. You can even book some good and budget hotels near the Anjuna Flea Market providing an easy access to it.
If you want to experience the real flavors of traditional Goan shopping, go to Mapusa Market on Friday morning at Panaji. You can buy here spices, pickles, fruits, vegetables, fresh fish, cashew nuts, port wine, and curry pastes. However, you can also look for textiles, clothing, jewelry and other items at a reasonable price. Test your bargaining skills at this wonderful place and don’t forget to try the scrumptious food from the nearby eateries.
Mackie’s Night Bazaar
A perfect place for every enthusiastic shopper, Mackie’s Night Bazaar is organized every Saturday from afternoon till midnight on Baga Beach. It features over hundred shopping outlets selling souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, jewelry and antiques, etc. There are many eateries as well as party places where you can have lots of fun while having great shopping experiences.
Location: Panjim, Goa
Night Market in Arpora
Arpora market begins in the evening and lasts till late at night. The market is full of local tourists and foreigners buying souvenirs. You will find here a variety of food stalls, cloth sellers and knickknack vendors, selling a diverse range of minute items. The area that surrounds the market is full of clubs with adequate parking space. You can first go to these bars, have unlimited fun and then continue your shopping.
A Tibetan market on Baga Road is open from October to May where you will find interesting jewelry and accessories for both men and women. Apart from that, prayer flags, bells, showpieces, and even furniture are available in the market. There is one more popular market at Baga Beach which held every Saturday night. There you will see numerous vendors selling jewelry, handicrafts, clothes, goodies and trinkets, etc. The availability of shacks and terrace cafes nearby makes this place more interesting to grab everyone’s attention.
Location: Baga Market
Calangute Market Square
One of the best places for shopaholics in Goa is Calangute Market Square where you will get everything from summer clothes to jewelry. Here, you would love to shop for handicrafts, beachwear, leather products, seashells, carpets, trinkets, etc. The Calangute beach is lined with lots of shacks and stalls that attract every tourist for its souvenirs.
Ashwem Beach Market
If you are seeking something unique from North Goa shopping but still want some similarities, then you should head to the Wednesday Flea Market on Ashwem Beach. There, you will get everything that is trending right now. From sexy dress to durable shoes and even bohemian handmade dresses are available in the market.
Location: Ashwem Beach
It is one of the best markets in Goa to know the city’s real flavors. If you are visiting Goa for the very first time and you have a long vacation plan then you must head to Mapusa Market in the free time. Here, you will find unique textiles, antiques, and souvenirs that you can purchase to take back home. If you love traditional handicrafts then you would love to explore the market at its best. There you will find Goan pottery, pickles, spices and more. Do visit this place in the day time as it closes by sunset. It’s a long market and hence, we recommend you to take your time while exploring the market.
Location: Municipal Market, Mapusa
You must visit this place if you are jewelry lover. It is a perfect place for unique jewelry shopping as this market has a vast collection of ethnic jewelry made up of coconuts, animals’ bone and horn (that are made from dead animals). You can buy some items as souvenirs to make your friends and family happy by gifting such incredible things.
Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar
This is a quite a famous market of Goa where you will see shopkeepers lining up many stalls of products like carpets, fashion accessories, handicrafts, textiles, spices and more. You will be surprised to see the marvelous handicrafts of local Goa that you will not get easily from anywhere else. Show some bargaining skills while purchasing the market products. It is usually open from November, 4 pm to 11 pm.
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