Travelling to a tourist destination and returning home without shopping is not fair. A shopaholics dream tour would land him/her at the following markets.
Shopping in Goa means bargaining at the flea market, buying latest designers clothes at designer fashion boutiques in old renovated Goan houses, scouting funky shops selling eccentric printed tees and beachwear.
Also, flea markets, local markets near the beaches, historical attractions, where stalls sell everything, attract tourists. You will get to hear the location and timing for the latest rave party in whispers, but beware before joining in!
Anjuna Wednesday (Flea) Market
The market takes place every Wednesday at Anjuna beach. There are innumerable stalls selling handicrafts, hammocks, western jewellery created by foreigners, tattoos carving, beachwear, souvenirs, and trinkets. Famous for live trance music being played at the market and for getting information about the rave parties.
Mapusa Friday Market
A traditional market is held every Friday at Mapusa, selling spices, dried and fresh fish, local produce, pickles, earthen pots, Goan 'chouricos' sausages, antiques, ornaments, etc.
The largest market in Goa attracts both local & international tourists for its unique combination of local stalls and modern stores.
Baga Beach Market
Held every Saturday along the Baga beach to control & divert the flow at Anjuna market. Scout for seafood produce, meat, textiles, earthenware, household ware, rural products, handicrafts, woodcarvings, palm reading, and tattoo stalls.
Calangute Market Square
Held every Saturday along the Calangute beach near the post office. Check for local fish & meat produce, textiles, pottery, household ware, souvenirs, metal crafts, leather items, clothes, jewellery, Tibetan and Kashmiri market.
Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora: Started by Ingo Grill, a German national, who ignited the concept of night Bazaars. It is known for its Tibetan, Rajasthani and Kashmiri handicrafts, semi-precious stones, paintings, books, clothes, music, funky jewellery, food stalls serving traditional and international stuff.
Mackie's Saturday Night Bazaar at Baga: Famous for authentic Goan, Chinese, Tibetan and Indian fast food, live performances by local music bands, stalls owned by both local Indians as well as foreigners.