|Anjuna Beach, 8-km west of Mapusa, is one of
most popular beaches of Goa. It is just south of Vagator beach and
north of the Baga-Calangute-Candolim stretch, from which the Baga River
cuts it off. Anjuna beach was a
haven for the hippies in the sixties and seventies.. It is then when
the full moon
parties began and continue until today. Now they are called rave
parties with loud music and dance.
is divided in North, Middle and South Anjuna. You can enjoy
bars and restaurants at North Anjuna beach. Middle Anjuna beach has its
own share of beachfront shacks and small budget hotels and South is the
flea market ground.
Swimming in Anjuna
can be dangerous due to a strong undertow,
especially on windy days. On quiet days, however, when the waves are
small, you will see lots of people bathing. In the middle of the beach
there is a small reef. We have seen snorkelers there on very quiet
days. The safest swimming is at the south part of the beach.
Goa Anjuna beach comes to life with the Wednesday flea market opens.
You can buy just about
anything, from Kashmiri and Tibetan handicrafts, Indian and Goan
to second hand motor bikes. Be good at bargaining! You will also be
find a mixture of delicious Goan
cuisine. Be there early to avoid the midday heat.
The new, nearby (3 miles) Saturday Night Market becomes more popular
this days however.
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is about 30 km away from
46 km from Anjuna. The nearest railway station is at Karmali, 12 km
away from Panaji and 29 km from Anjuna. There are buses every hour to
Anjuna from Mapusa (8 km). Taxi from the airport should cost 600 - 800
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