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Shopping in Goa: 6 Places to go for Shopaholic

Goa is a paradise - not only for vacationers but also for the shopaholics as well. The streets of Goa are lined up with exotic and stunning flea markets that offer beautiful Indian items at a very cheap price. For shoppers who like shopping from the streets, should head towards the flea markets of Goa after sundown.

These once in a week markets, most of them in the given list are, offer sell items like apparel, jewelry, rugs, and mats that are ideal gifts to take back home. Usually, these markets sprout up during the peak holiday season. The sellers are mostly locals and few and foreigners who can easily switch between Hindi, English, Russian and some other foreign language.   

This shopping in Goa list could help you in finding the right market suiting your taste and style.

1. Anjuna Market, Anjuna

The first name that comes into mind while talking about shopping in Goa is Anjuna Market. The flea market is one of the biggest attractions of the Anjuna Beach, apart from its happening coastline and mind-boggling pubs and discs. This market came into existence during the 1960s-era with the arrival of the Hippies.

A once a week style market, here you can buy several souvenirs and trinkets to take back home. The live-music and mouth-watering delicacies available at the nearby shacks are an excellent complement to the entire shopping experience.

Address: St. Michael’s Vaddo South, Anjuna, Goa

Opening time: Every Wednesday (7.00 am to 7.00 pm)

Things to get from the market: Colorful Indian apparels, ethnic jewelry,

Time required for shopping: Around two hours or more

Things to look out for: Pleasurable experience and shopping experience

2. Calangute Market Square, Calangute

Shopping in Goa
Calangute Market Square
Snother popular flea market preferred by tourists for shopping in Goa is the Calangute Market Square on the Calangute Beach. This North Goa is a favorite shopping stop for tourists in North Goa and is very well-known for its shacks selling exotic items. The market square is an old Tibetan market, selling traditional Indian and Tibetan items like silver-work, semi-precious stone-studded jewelry, exotic Buddha statues in wood and so on.   

Just of the Mandovi River, from the market, you can head for Dolphin Spotting Tours after your shopping or visit the Kerkar Art Complex. Remember to bargain while shopping here, you might be able to get a good deal.

Address: Calangute-Baga Road, Calangute, India

Opening time: Every Saturday (6.30 pm to 12.00 am)

Things to get from the market: Jewelry, wooden statues, and carpets

Time required: Close to two hours or more

Things to look out for: After some shopping head to the Kerkar Art Complex or Dolphin spotting tours for some extra fun. Also, do not miss the delicious fried golden prawns and chilled beer sold at the nearby shacks.

3. Clive’s Saturday Night Market, Arpora

Aituated in Arpora, the market was previously known as the Ingo's Nite Bazaar. A popular stop for shopping in Goa, here tourists can buy both high-end to basic fashion items very easily. The retro-styled night market is divided into three sections - lower, central, and upper fields. While the lower end of the Night Markets sells street fashion, the upper field has more upbeat and high-end fashion stuff. The central field is the entertainment area of the bazaar and contains a stage and food stalls.

Overall, a trip to the Saturday Night Market offers the vacationers a vibrant cultural experience with a kaleidoscope of stalls offering something unique to its buyers.

Address: Xim Waddo, Arpora, Goa 403518

Opening time: Every Saturday (4.00 pm to 3.00 am)

Things to get from the market: Basic or Hi-fashion items

Time required for shopping: Close to two hours or more

Things to look out for: Stalls selling delicious food and live performance.

4. Arambol Street Market, Arambol

Unlike most of the flea markets of Goa, Arambol Street Market is operational throughout the week. The market stretches from the main parking lot of the beach and runs for around 3 kilometers. Regarded as one of the favorite places for shopping in Goa, the prices here comparatively lesser and has multiple options suiting the preference of the buyers.

During the peak tourist season, one can find sellers selling Indian spices, Indian apparel, clothes and so much more.    

Address: Calangute-Baga Road, Calangute, India

Opening time: every day (6.30 pm to 12.00 am)

Things to get from the market: Jewelry, wooden statues, and carpets

Time required: Close to two hours or more

Things to look out for: Colorful cultural experience

5. Arambol Drum Circle & Sunset Beach Hippe Market, Arambol

A popular flea market of Goa, the place attracts tourists for several reasons. Firstly, the place reflects addictive energy due to its proximity to the party culture of Arambol that compels the tourists to come here time and again. Secondly, you can find beautiful and unique handmade items - a perfect gift to take back home. 

The market starts after sunset and runs till late in the night and with all the music and performances the entire things seem more like a music festival than a shopping spree.

Address: Arambol Beach, Arambol, India

Opening time: every day (6.30 pm to 12.00 am)

Time required: Three hours or more

Things to look out for: A unique experience of people playing music and dancing

6. Mapusa Friday Market

It is the last on the list of places for shopping in Goa, but you cannot deny this market’s aura. The ideal place to buy traditional Goan items, the Mapusa Friday Market offers a great number of options for shoppers. The best thing about the market is that the place is often visited by the locals, so you might get a chance to experience the local Goan culture. Although the main market of Mapusa is open each day, a special flea market opens up on Fridays.

Address: Near Municipal Market, Mapusa, Goa 403507

Opening time: Friday (8.00 am to 7.00 pm) (Main Market is open every day)

The time required: Around one hour

Things to look out for: Locally grown items like spices and nuts – a great place to experience the local culture

Shopping in Goa is a beautiful experience. Remember to bargain to get a desirable deal.  

Further Reading:

What Are the 5 Main Flea Markets in Goa?

Top 5 Shopping Markets in Goa to Buy Clothes, Jewels & Handicrafts

Things to Buy in Goa Before You Leave

Five Famous Goa Foods You Should Have a Try