Anjuna has been a stalwart of the hippie scene since the 1960s and still drags out the sarongs and sandalwood each Wednesday (in season) for its famous flea market. Though it continues to pull in droves of backpackers, midrange and domestic tourists are increasingly making their way here for a dose of hippie-chic. Anjuna is continuing to evolve, with a heady beach party scene and a constant flowering of new restaurants, bars and backpacker hostels. If anything, Anjuna is having a renaissance.

The village itself is a bit ragged around the edges and is spread out over a wide area, but that's part of the charm. Do as most do: hire a scooter or motorbike and explore the back lanes and southern beach area and you’ll find a place that suits. Anjuna will grow on you.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Anjuna.