Known for its coastlines, spice plantations and quaint fishing villages, Goa is the perfect choice for your getaway. If you love to shop, check out the following markets.
Find Treasures for Bargain Prices at Anjuna Flea Market
If you plan to vacation in Goa from October through the high season, shop at Anjuna Market on a Wednesday morning or afternoon. Founded by hippies from the 1960s, the flea market has grown in size. If you love observing people, you will enjoy viewing locals who run the diverse stalls. If your urge to shop inspires you, get ready to find Tibetan or Gujarati trinkets, handmade bracelets and necklaces, items carved from wood and musical instruments.
Keep your hands to yourself unless you definitely want to buy an item. Some of the female stall owners may grab your wrists and shout that you must buy their wares. Bargaining at Anjuna Market is a commonplace activity. Try cutting the price tag by 30%, then continue to bargain until you reach a final agreement. If you do not want to rent a car, call a reputable taxi company. All of the drivers know about the popular market’s location.
Visit Mapusa Market in Northern Goa
If you long to mingle with the locals, visit Mapusa Market where you will find fresh produce grown on local farms. The market features stalls owned by farmers from various parts of Goa and other towns. Mapusa Market caters to local residents, so you will get a real taste of what it is like to shop for groceries in Goa. Bring bottled water in plastic containers. The weather is often extremely hot.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about the most viewed shopping in Goa.