True shopaholics can’t deny that the first thing that comes to their mind whenever they plan a trip is to shop their heart out. Let’s agree to this even when its Goa, if not first then the second thing that comes to your mind is shopping. Clearly, because the first is of course beaches.
If you love flea markets, bargaining, colors and boho fashion, Goa will be a true delight for you.
Book stores, beachwear, designer wear, and what not? Here we talk about the best of best markets of Goa. Take a look.
Tip: Look for a flea shopping market according to the placed you are staying in. For instance, if you are staying in hotels in Calangute beach Goa, you should go to Calangute market square.
- Mackie’s Night Market–
This market has a little gossip attached to it. We don’t much about it but the organisers and owners of Ingos bazaar had a little dispute. This market opens on Saturdays from six in the evening to one at night. These three sections can be divided into four Sections-Indian clothes, western clothes, food shacks and bandstand housing.
- Arpora Saturday Night Market-
This Saturday night market in Arpora starts from 6 in the evening and close late in the midnight. There are food stalls that offer various kinds of cuisines. It is a perfect blend of international and local things. The market has three divisions- lower, central and upper field. The central one has food stalls, the upper one has boutiques and designer shops, and the lower one keeps the local products. So, you can decide between lower and upper zoes according to your budget.
- Calangute Market Square-
market is open on Saturday from around six in the evening to twelve during the night. Though bargaining is easy here but tough at the Tibetan and Kashmiri stalls. This is located close to the river Mandovi. Here you can find dolphins and crocodiles and an art complex as well where you can find exquisite Goan artefacts. Besides the flea market to shop hippie fashion and a lot more, you can also see fortune tellers. So, it is best to book hotels in Calangute beach Goa. Staying there will make it easy for you to visit the market as soon as it opens. Otherwise, you will have to compromise by buying things from the left stock.
- Mapusa Market-
Mapusa market is not like other markets. Flea on Fridays and regular market for the rest of the week. Another unique thing about this market is it is open during the day from eight in the morning to six in the evening. You find everything here vegetables, textiles, pots, handmade paper, meat, fruits etc.
So, shoppers get ready to spend your money. If you are there on Friday do visit Mapusa. If not, then you must choose hotels in Calangute beach Goa or check for the Saturday market in your area.