Anjuna Market takes place every Wednesday from October onwards throughout the high-season, from
around 09:00am to 06:00pm.
It was the hippies who brought about the trend of the flea market at Anjuna beach during the
late 1960s, and it’s just been getting bigger and better ever since.
Even if you’re not interested in buying anything, or don’t have the confidence to haggle, this
is still a nice place to spend 1 or 2 hours and to see some real Goan characters at work 🙂
What to buy: In this place, anything goes!
This is the best place to get all your holiday souvenirs, gifts and beach-clothes at once!
Most stalls offer more or less the same products, but you can bargain like crazy due to the
stiff competition between the stalls and stands.
The flea market is a heaven for hardcore shoppers and good bargainers, to bid on wonderful
blends of Tibetan, Kashmiri and Gujarati trinkets and handicrafts, jewellery (silver), European
snacks, wooden crafts & carvings, beautiful wall hangings, musical instruments, bed covers, CDs
with Goa Trance, artificial ornaments and t-shirts… the list is endless and so is the hustle,
bustle, noise and shuffle.
NOTE: Some of the female stall-owners can get a bit pushy, and may even grab you around the
wrist (these little women are surprisingly strong!) and keep asking in a loud, shrill voice;
“You buy madam! Why not! You buy, you buy!” A stern & determined “No!” may be necessary once in
a while, but in general they’re relatively harmless and are just trying to make a sale.
What to pay: Whatever price they give you: slash minimum 30% off right away. Then the serious
bargaining can begin.
Directions: Any taxi driver will know how to get you there.
(It’s located in the middle of a large patch of farm land, connected to the main road by a
narrow dirt track.)