While Goa is synonymous with heavenly tropical beaches and pulsing nightlife, a shopping expedition at one of its exotic markets is a must!
The Arpora Saturday Night Market
A favorite included in many a shop guide, it’s the biggest and best. Quality saris, sarongs, artisan jewelry, souvenirs, and spices can be found here. Live music, great bars and food stalls selling local food make it THE place to get the party started on a Saturday night.
Anjuna Flea Market
The Anjuna Flea Market first started out as a way for hippies to sell things to make some cash in the 60’s. Today it has become a major tourist attraction with only a handful of hippies dotting the scene. Its packed with stalls selling every hippie item possible. It’s also a great place to pick up a souvenir according to Shopping in Focus.
Mapusa Local Market
The Mapusa Local Market has a more” local feel” as opposed to the usual touristy vibes. The market is in operation every day apart from Sunday, near the bus station in the small town of Mapusa. It attracts the more seasoned travelers who are on the lookout for practical items at better bargain prices. It’s also known to the best among street food markets selling authentic and unapologetically spicy Goan dishes.
Tips to remember
Bargain hard as most sellers are masters of ripping off tourists. Do a quality check before purchasing an item and remember cheaper is not always better!
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+