Mapusa Market

Market in Mapusa

The Mapusa market goes about its business daily except Sunday, but it really gets going on Friday morning. It’s a raucous affair that attracts vendors and shoppers from all over Goa, with an entirely different vibe to the Anjuna flea market. Here you’ll find locals haggling for clothing and produce, and you can also hunt out antiques, souvenirs and textiles.

So significant is the market locally that the town’s name is derived from the Konkani words map (meaning ‘measure’) and sa (meaning ‘fill up’), in reference to the trade in spices, vegetables and fruit that occurs here daily.