Long weekends or long-awaited holidays, people can’t wait to go to the most happening party paradise in India. While Goa is known explicitly for its pristine beaches, lip-smacking eateries, and pulsating party spots, shopaholics are not discounted either from the fun quotient. You can find an extensive variety of shopping experiences across Goa at its flea markets, night bazaars, street shops, and malls. The local culture of this mystical place can be enjoyed at these colorful venues and the alchemy of unadulterated local flavors and some dose of entertainment can offer great value addition to your Goan holiday.
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So, are you planning a trip to Goa and wondering where to shop at? Read on, for this blog will talk about some of the top shopping places – markets as well as malls – where you can discover (or rediscover) the shopaholic in you.
Shopping in Goa (List):
|Anjuna Flea Market||St. Michael’s Vaddo South|
|Saturday Night Market||Arpora|
|Mapusa Friday Market||Mapusa Municipal Market|
|Mackie’s Saturday Night Market||Arpora|
|Panjim Municipal Market||Panaji|
|Calangute Market Square||Calangute Beach|
|Margao Municipal Market||Margao Municipal Market|
|Caculo Mall||St. Inez Rd, Panaji|
|Mall De Goa||Mall De Goa|
Is shopping in Goa cheap compared to the other states in India – this is a question most travelers tend to ask as they plan a trip to this tourist hub. The answer is YES, and the below-listed shopping markets in Goa testify to this fact unambiguously. From clothes and footwear to souvenirs and other goodies, you’ll find almost everything in these marketplaces, that too at throwaway prices. Listed below are some of the popular markets in Goa where shopping is serious business.
1. Anjuna Flea Market, Goa
If a trip to the Northern parts of Goa is in your itinerary, then Anjuna Beach and the flea market that functions there every Wednesday (from the first Wednesday of October till the last Wednesday of May) should be in your must-visit list. All the stalls here are buzzing with buying, selling, and haggling activities. It is an ideal spot to shop a variety of items, from handicrafts, hammocks, jewelry, souvenirs, beachwear, clothing, knick-knacks, and musical instruments to wall hangings, funky artifacts, and other accessories. Fancy buying some Nepali or Tibetan goods? You have reached the right place, dear shopaholic!
This beachfront market also has great food stalls, live music, and acrobatic activities to add to its fun quotient. What’s more, you can also get your body pierced or get your hair cut or colored at one of the many stalls in the market area. The eventful venue is also safe for women and children, and gives them a lot to discover on their plates. The only skills you will need here are bargaining and weight-lifting since those heavy shopping bags may not be easy to carry after a fun day at this market. This market in Goa runs till late in the wee hours of the night and gives shoppers the liberty to shop till they drop after a wholesome dinner at one of Goa’s most happening restaurants nearby.
- Location: St. Michael’s Vaddo South, Anjuna, Goa
- Timings: 08.00 am to 06:00 pm; every Wednesday
- What to Buy: Clothes, Footwear, Jewelry, Souvenirs, Wooden Art, Tibetan Goods
2. Saturday Night Market, Goa
When it comes to shopping, time isn’t (and should never be) a concern. And the Saturday Night Market in Arpora abides by this rule. This hot street shopping spot in Arpora is a great open-air venue for a fun night out with your friends and family. The airy ambiance, energetic atmosphere, and the exhilarating savoir-faire exhibited by local merchants, hawkers, and peddlers make this a favorite among visitors of all ages. This venue offers a fusion of great food, and you can also buy many exotic ingredients like aromatic herbs and spices.
Besides these, Arpora Saturday Night Market offers a countless assortment of handicrafts from even the remote corners of the country; bags, accessories, jewelry, paintings, semi-precious stones, clothes, shoes, books, rugs, doormats, home décor, and much more that will get your eyeballs popping at every nook and corner. This is also one of the best places to go shopping in Goa for clothes. You can party all other days at one of the best pubs in Goa and spend a fun Saturday evening at this shimmering market where the night is always young. The live DJs and cocktails at this market are no lesser than those at the groovy nightspots in town. Dance your way through the busy shopping stalls at the venue and get back with some great goodies to brag about your shopping skills.
- Location: Arpora, Goa
- Timings: 06.00 pm till late in the night; every Saturday
- What to Buy: Clothes, Apparels, Handbags, Rugs, Handicrafts
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3. Mapusa Friday Market, Goa
Those who love fresh fruits and vegetables can find a shopping haven in this crowded market in Mapusa. This place is located around Mapusa Municipal market area and runs all days of the week. However, Fridays are meant for some competitive shopping, a time when a greater number of merchants put their selling skills to the test with some innovative products to offer. Everything Goan is sold here, ranging from pottery, handicrafts, dried and fresh seafood, aromatic spices, and the Goan special ‘Chouricos’ sausages to clothes, homemade food, seedless tamarind (also called amot), coir mats, jewelry, bags, accessories, and much more. Keep your bargaining book handy for winning some great deals here. Are you a foodie, by the way? Don’t forget to buy a packet of cashew nuts, a bottle of fenny, and of course, some Goan sweets like dobola, chana doce or bebinca from this market that spells Goa in every way possible!
- Location: Mapusa Municipal Market, Goa
- Timings: 08.00 am till 06.30 pm; every day
- What to Buy: Clothes, Textiles, Dry Fish, Fruits and Vegetables, Handicrafts, ‘Chouricos’ sausages, Seedless Tamarind
4. Mackie’s Saturday Night Market, Goa
Does the very idea of shopping from sundown till early morning entice you? Mackie’s Saturday Night Market, also known as Baga Night Market, is where you should be heading to. This Saturday night market is extremely eventful and can offer you almost anything on your Goa Shopping list. This is an enthralling experience one must sign up for while in the central activity zone of Goa. You may be interested in the versatile collection of antiques, handicrafts, junk jewelry, clothes, beachwear, souvenirs, plus the amazing food fare at the grub stalls in the vicinity. To top it all, foot-tapping live music resonates through all the corners of the market, enlivening your night shopping sprees.
Known for the beach shacks, stalls, and salons where you can get instantly groomed in typical Goan style, Baga Market lets you swoon under the moon for sure. You can also indulge in endless binging at terrace cafés, tarot card reading, live woodcarving, and other beach shenanigans. Here are some Goa shopping tips if you are planning to visit this market – look for great-value goods at fixed-price shops that sell genuine handicrafts and home décor. However, take your bargaining skills out at street stalls to get good deals. Remember, the market opens in November and functions till the end of May every year. The Saturday Night Market in Arpora is just 2 km away from this venue, so you can even club visiting these two markets.
- Location: Arpora – Baga Road, Goa
- Timings: 04.00 pm to 03.00 am; Saturdays
- What to Buy: Clothes, Fish, Groceries, Handicrafts, Knick-Knacks, Trinkets, Earthenware, Bric-a-Bracs
5. Panjim Municipal Market, Goa
The capital city of Goa offers you a great shopping experience at its commercial market avenue. This venue is a balanced blend of old-style shops and some of the latest malls, thereby catering to a wide range of shopper preferences. You can buy groceries, vegetables, fruits, wine, cashew nuts, local handicrafts, knick-knacks, Goan spices, clothes, furniture, home décor, accessories, jewelry, and much more here. The gamut of eateries, resto-bars, and recreational centers in the vicinity make this a dwelling shopper’s province in Goa. Touted to be the largest market in the region, Panjim Municipal Market is a sure-shot getaway for fun, frolic, and endless retail therapy that adds the local maska chaska to your experience. The INOX multiplex situated nearby lets you catch a movie after a day of ‘hard work’ at the market.
- Location: Panaji, Goa
- Timings: 07.30 am till late evening; every day
- What to Buy: Clothes, Antiques, Handicrafts, Wine, Knick-knacks, Groceries, Cashew Nuts
6. Calangute Market Square, Goa
Calangute, the reigning Queen of beaches in Goa will not bow down on the shopping front either. The market square located here is a shopping paradise, to say the least. The trendiest beachwear, clothes, handicrafts, leather products, embroidery, souvenirs, carpets, jewelry, trinkets, metal crafts, handicrafts, and much more can be found in Calangute Market Square at competitive prices. Want to take home a real ‘beachy’ souvenir? Choose from the fine range of shell craft products sold here, such as trinkets and sarongs made using seashells. You can also tickle your taste buds with some scrumptious seafood and lift your spirits up with a bottle of chilled beer while you take a break from the exhausting shopping expedition. Some of the best hotels in Goa are in the vicinity of this market, so it is in your best interests to book a room in one of those. How about enjoying every bit of the retail respite at this market after a great water sporting adventure at the beach? Sounds like a plan, eh?
- Location: Calangute Beach
- Timings: 09.00 am to 08.00 pm; every day
- What to Buy: Clothes, Handicrafts, Metal Crafts, Trinkets, Seashell Products
7. Margao Municipal Market, Goa
Situated at the eastern side of the Margao Municipal Gardens, this market is best known for rich spices like Cinnamon, Cardamom, Triphala, etc. that are used extensively in the Goan cuisine. No wonder, a visit to this market is a daily affair for the locals in the area. But for tourists, the place is a shopping haven to buy the ‘essence of Goa’ in the form of many commodities that are sold here. “Dry fish, dried mangoes, and salted ones are gone within hours of procurement,” shout local sellers from every corner of the market! Margao Municipal Market is also famous for the freshest of fruits and vegetables and pocket-friendly (read unbelievably pocket-friendly) shoes and footwear. Though it is open all days of the week, Friday is noted as its ‘Bazaar Day’ because of the greater number of vendors, traders, and tourists that visit the market. You can also treat yourself to some exotic seafood at the nearby restaurants.
- Location: Margao Municipal Market, Goa
- Timings: 09.00 am till 08.00 pm; every day (closed between 02.00 pm till 04.00 pm)
- What to Buy: Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Dry Fish, Dried Mangoes
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8. Tibetan Market, Baga Road
Located near Baga Beach, Tibetan Market is one of the most popular flea markets in Goa. The vibrant market area has multiple rows of shacks selling junk jewellery, trinkets, comfy clothes, shoes and leather products at steal deals. The best thing about the market is that the shops here sell some unique handmade products from Tibet.
Besides shopping your heart out, you can visit the cafes and food stalls here and savour various Goan delicacies. The best time to visit the market is in the evening when the entire place is lit up with lamps and lanterns. Live music adds to the lively ambience of the market and makes it one of the best places to visit in Goa for locals and tourists.
- Location: Baga-Calangute Road
- Timings: 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM; every day
- What to Buy: Apparel, Fashion Jewellery, Footwear, Leather Products, Home Décor
9. Ashwem Beach Market, Ashwem Beach
Famous for not only its shimmering beach line, but also for being the first luxury marketplace in India, Ashwem Beach Market in Goa is a must-visit. The market is a combination of several white tents where vendors display a wide range of products. From designer clothes and silk kimonos to bags, shoes and handmade Bohemian jewellery, here is your chance to buy the best from Goa. There are one-of-a-kind souvenirs to bring back home. You can also explore an extensive variety of Goan fashion items at local shops. Although a flea market, you can find products from both local and international designers here. And while they might be a tad expensive when compared to other flea markets, they are worth every penny. Shopping in Goa is incomplete if you don’t explore this amazing market.
- Location: Mandrem, Goa
- Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; every day
- What to Buy: Apparel, Bags, Footwear, Accessories
10. CocoRoots, Anjuna
If you are looking to buy some trendy and funky jewellery in Goa, you ought to visit the CocoRoots store in Anjuna. This small yet striking store is famous for its quirky jewellery like earrings and rings etched with tribal patterns, ear cuffs, rings made of wood and oysters, and more. Drawing inspiration from nature, the store is known for making products using a range of exotic natural materials such as coconut, shell, wood, horn, feather and bone. Besides choosing some unique items for yourself, you can pick some as gifts for your family and friends.
- Location: Anjuna-Mapusa Road, Goa
- Timings: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Monday to Friday
- What to Buy: Necklaces, Earrings, Nose Pins, Ear Gauges, Finger Rings, Pendants, Hair Accessories
11. Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar, Arpora
Boasting a wonderful combination of live music, fire dancers, trendy products and lip-smacking food, Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar is one of the most happening flea markets in Goa. As the name suggests, the market comes alive every Saturday night. With plenty of stalls and entertainment options, this popular night market is always flooded with locals and tourists.
Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar is a true delight for shoppers looking to buy exotic Indian products, such as printed garments, bedspreads, cushions, carpets, designer clothes and accessories. You can also find herbs, spices, handicrafts and home decoration items here. The market is open till 2 or 3 am in the morning, so you can explore the place till late and soak up the true Goan vibe.
- Location: Arpora, Goa
- Timings: 6:00 PM to 2:00 PM
- What to Buy: Apparel, Footwear, Home Décor, Handicrafts, Spices
12. Jade Jagger Beach Boutique, Ashwem
Showcasing the creations of Jade Jagger, a celebrity designer, Jade Jagger Beach Boutique is one of the best places for shopping in Goa. This black hut or shack-like boutique is a treat for shopaholics looking for some cutting edge and high-end pieces of hand-stitched Indian clothes with fine embroidery. You can also find a wonderful collection of flowy beachwear, luxurious silks and signature tees here.
If you are an accessory-lover, you are in for a treat as the boutique sells some of the most stunning, fashionable and chunky gold and silver jewellery. The boutique defines style and glamour and is a must-visit for fashionistas. And if you feel tired after all the shopping, you can relax at the 1971 Bar next door and enjoy some amazing music and refreshing fruity cocktails.
- Location: Ashwem Beach, Goa
- Timings: Opens from December to April
- What to Buy: Apparel, Jewellery
13. Le Souk, Ashwem
Imagine spoiling yourself with high-end and exclusive merch. At Le Souk by Amarya, you will find everything upscale, from eye-catching Moroccan Bazaar products to trendy apparel and accessories. This vibrant open-air beachside bazaar is popular for being the first luxury street market in Goa. The shops here are packed with an impressive selection of products from both Indian and international designers. Although certain items are a little expensive when compared to other flea markets, their quality and exclusivity are worth the money.
Hosting many tents with posh boutiques, Le Souk is probably the only place in India where branded products are available at roadside stalls. The Shop, Jonas G, and Shades of India are some popular stores at Le Souk for those looking to buy quality textiles and outstanding designs.
- Location: Ashwem Beach
- Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM; every day
- Things to Buy: Designer Apparel, Casual Clothes, Accessories
14. Beach Candy, Morjim
Shopping in Goa’s Beach Candy is fun, refreshing and perfect for tourists looking to buy elegant beachwear and experience the true Goan atmosphere. Set against a white backdrop and accentuated with candy colours, Beach Candy is counted among the most amazing shack shops in Goa. This cute little store has some of the most beautiful, hand-printed and flowy maxi dresses with spaghetti straps for those looking to keep up with the beachside vibe. In addition to these, you can also find kurtis, tops, shorts, shirts and some beautiful necklaces, ikat clutches and other accessories here.
- Location: Morjim Beach, North Goa
- Timings: Open all 7 days of the week
- Things to Buy: Apparel, Trinkets, Bags
15. MMC Market, Margao
Popularly known as Gandhi Market, MMC Market is one of the liveliest places in the southern part of Goa and your trip isn’t complete without a visit to this place. The market sells a range of essential and luxury items, such as soaps, spices, groceries, clothes, cosmetics, shoes, bags and accessories. You can also find cute stationery, raincoats, umbrellas and house repair-related items here. And that’s not all, the market has fresh fruits, vegetables, dry fruits, meats, bakery items and other food products as well.
- Location: Margao, Goa
- Timings: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
- Things to Buy: Clothes, Fashion Jewellery, Bags, Footwear, Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Dry Fruits, Bakery Products
16. Tuk Tuk, Margao
While shopping in Goa, you will surely want to pick something for your loved ones and friends back home. And if you are looking for trendy and economical gifts, you will find many options at Tuk Tuk. This renowned gift shop in Margao is quite famous for souvenir shopping. It has a range of unique and interesting local Goan gifts for people of all ages. From bags and jewellery to clothes, handcrafted baskets and keyrings, and other knick-knacks, this place has it all under one roof.
Although the store is small and quaint, it is packed with gift items. The best thing about Tuk Tuk is that it has products made by local artisans. Hence, make sure you take out some time and visit this store to buy the right gifts and souvenirs.
- Location: Margao, Goa
- Timings: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Closed on Sundays)
- Things to Buy: Clothes, Bags, Purses, Jewellery, Scarfs, Stationery, Keyrings, Toys, Artworks
17. Palolem Market, Palolem
Shopaholics staying near Palolem Beach must make it a point to visit Palolem Market at least once during their trip. Boasting a distinct hippie culture, this flea market is one of the most exciting places in the region. It is located along the beach with multiple stalls selling a wide range of interesting and economical items. Whether you are looking for casual clothes, bags, towels, hats, caps, spices or sleeping bags, Palolem Market has it all! You can also find flavoured teas and some pretty souvenirs here.
Palolem Market is hosted every Saturday, and while the shopping starts a little late in the morning, the place doesn’t liven up until the evening, when hundreds of vendors set up stalls selling trendy sarongs, beachwear, vintage and stylish accessories. The products here are quite reasonably priced, yet it is a great spot to bargain and satiate your shopaholic soul.
- Location: Canacona, South Goa
- Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Every Saturday
- Things to Buy: Apparel, Footwear, Bags, Accessories, Hammocks, Flavoured Teas
The sun, sand, great food, and soul-satiating shopping are what Goa, the dream destination of travelers, has in store for you. Put your best foot forward and have a gala time shopping at these most vibrant sites. Malls or markets, it’s not hard to find happiness here in the form of goodies! read more – things to do in Goa
Popular Shopping Malls in Goa
The modern-day shopper always prefers malls due to the ambiance and the convenience of all-under-one-roof shopping. If you have had your share of haggling and shopping in the streets and vibrant markets, it’s time to head out to some of the popular shopping malls in Goa. Here’s our handpicked list.
18. Caculo Mall, Goa
This upscale mall is a cool place to hang out as it features a wide range of leading brands and a sophisticated setup. Brands that you can expect to find at this shopping hub are Westside, Tissot, Wrangler, Arrow, Nike, Archies, GlobalDesi, Planet Sports, Ray-Ban, VanHeusen, and Wills Lifestyle, among others. The food court also offers a range of delish food to woo the shoppers. It also houses an entertainment area with console games, kiddie rides, Haunted House, and a 7D movie theater.
- Location: St. Inez Rd, Panaji, Goa
- Timings: 10.00 am to 09.00 pm; every day
- What to Buy: Clothes, Accessories, Watches, Shoes, Sunglasses, Menswear, Electronics
19. Mall De Goa
Known for its high-end retail infrastructure, Mall De Goa, the largest mall in Goa, offers the most luxe shopping experience for buying a niche range of branded products from segments such as home and living, beauty, lifestyle, skincare, electronics, gadgets, and several others. There are more than 80 outlets housed within this mall, making it one of the best places to visit in Goa during weekends. This mall always excites visitors with great food, fun, deals, and discounts on all its three levels. Many famous retail dining outlets like Mc Donald’s and Dominos are present at the venue, so you can munch on something while you hop from one shop to another.
- Location: Porvorim
- Timings: 10.00 am to 10.30 pm; every day
- What to Buy: Clothes, Accessories, Watches, Shoes, Skincare, Sunglasses, Menswear