The flea market at Anjuna Beach is one of the most important shopping destinations in North Goa. Held every Wednesday, this market is the perfect place to shop till you drop. Haggling is the name of the game here, and the products on offer include everything ranging from handicrafts and clothes to jewellery and funky accessories. The origins of the Flea market are dedicated to the Hippies who usually frequented the beach from the early 1960’s along with their craze for trance music. They usually partied the whole night at Anjuna and danced and listened to music. The trend of the flea market came into existence ever since the Hippies started selling second hand goods in the hope of buying new articles.
The Anjuna flea market is notorious also for drug peddlers although this has decreased due to the frequent raids by the local cops. One can buy anything from a second hand bike to miniature items like cellular phones, cameras etc, have a haircut, eat and feast on delicious Goan and other cuisines besides get tattooed on the choicest places on the skin. It is a place wherein you can go on a shopping spree till you get tired and want no more.
Other flea markets found in Goa are the Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar and the Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar at Arpora wherein different items ranging from alcoholic breweries to famous Goan Sausages and farm products besides jute, leather and ceramics. Opening Closing Time 8 am onwards till late in the evening every Wednesday.
This market is full of Tibetan craft stalls, Nepalese and Kashmiri artefacts including jewellery, stones, rock bottom priced clothes, Variety of bags, bakery items (cakes, strudel and breads). Other stalls include Tattoing( both permanent & Mehndi), hair cutting etc. The best time to visit Wednesday Flea Market at Anjuna Beach is between October and April as the weather during this time is very pleasant