Goa has a lot more to offer than pristine beaches and crazy nightlife. It features a variety of street markets and malls where you can go on a shopping spree. The locals recommend a visit to the shopping markets in North Goa so that you can explore a number of small shops that sell unique items, satiating the shopaholic in you. Here is a list of the popular shopping destinations in Goa that you should visit:
Anjuna Flea Market
Anjuna Flea Market is a popular shopping place in Calangute. The market comes alive every Wednesday near Anjuna Beach and is the perfect place to shop for clothes, antique jewellery, handicrafts, hammocks, wall hangings and other unique merchandise. A number of Indian and foreign travellers frequent this market to pick up souvenirs that remind them of their trip to Goa.
Mackie’s Night Bazaar
At Mackie’s Night Bazaar, organized every Saturday, you can find a variety of shopping outlets selling handicrafts, jewellery and other such items. This shopping market in North Goa is best visited between early afternoons and late evenings during which time several eateries and party destinations remain open, giving you a taste of Goa’s epic nightlife!
Calangute Market Square
If you are shopping in Calangute for locally designed handicrafts, trinkets, seashells, wall hangings and the like, then the best place to purchase these items is Calangute Market Square. It is home to a number of shacks which are famous for the aforementioned products and other knick knacks like leather products, beachwear, and hand-made jewellery.
Arpora Night Market
The Arpora Night Market comes to life in the evenings. A flurry of activities are hosted till late hours of the night at this market, attracting both Indian and international travellers looking to explore and acquire one-of-a-kind items from local vendors. The market is also known for its nightclubs where you can enjoy the perfect night hanging out with friends, as well as a memorable shopping experience.
Mapusa Market is one of the best markets in the state, and your trip to Goa isn’t complete without a visit here. Some of the items available at this market include textiles, handicrafts, traditional pottery, and more. Certain food items such as pickles and spices are also available here, lending customers a taste of Goa that can be taken back home. This large market is best visited during the early hours of the evening.
Test your bargaining skills as you explore the markets of Goa, and treat yourself, your family and friends to a variety of souvenirs, food items and more.