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You're Going to Love Anjuna

One of the most popular beach destinations in India, Anjuna lies to the north of Calangute and Baga and west of Mapusa. The coastal village has been an enduring hub of hippie culture since the 1960s and is a great base from which to discover Goa.

A little corner of paradise on the shores of western India, Anjuna is a compelling mix of people, cultures, lifestyles, cuisines, and unique attractions. It's one of those places where everyone is welcome and where the endless sunshine is an invitation to explore the spectacular beaches and the lush surrounding countryside.

Goa is India's smallest state, and it's also its most Westernized. Almost 500 years of Portuguese rule can be detected in everything from architecture to cuisine; the Anjuna region is dotted with churches and it's one of the best places to try local dishes.

Swimming, sailing and fishing, unforgettable sunsets, the weekly flea market, and friendly locals - there are so many adorable faces to Anjuna. In fact, some visitors love the place so much that they stay; sometimes for the entire season and sometimes forever.

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When to Visit Anjuna

The summer season from November until February is the best time to visit Anjuna. However, it's also the busiest time of year. Why not visit in October or March when the worst monsoon rains are over? You'll enjoy lower prices in restaurants, hotels, and bars and less crowded public transport. If you don't like extreme heat, try to avoid May, which is the hottest month of the year and the most humid.

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Where to Stay in Anjuna

If you're on a budget, try economy accommodation like The Nest by Hostelogy, Chill Inn, or Paradise Guest House. Good family hotels include Hotel Casa Ahana, Spazio Leisure Resort, and the Tamarind Hotel. Boutique hotels like I Love Bell Bottoms, the Yuppi Hippi Hideout, and the IVY Anjuna combine quirky details with upmarket facilities and services. The beach is the best spot to spend time in, offering water sports, yoga classes, sunsets, and friendly bars and restaurants, while Anjuna Village to the east is the residential area and the hub of everyday life in Anjuna.

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Shopping

As well as the Anjuna Flea Market each Wednesday, shoppers can find all kinds of bargains at the beach shacks and stalls that have sprung up close to the shore. It's also well worth visiting Mackie's Saturday Nite Bazaar at Baga for t-shirts, crafts, and live music, and Ingos Saturday Night Market north of Siolim for a diverse range of goods including didgeridoos and Tibetan food.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

It's cheap to eat and drink in Anjuna and there are plenty of local stores and supermarkets to choose from such as Larry's Hub and Balaji Super Market. Expect to pay around Rs. 90 for a bottle of Kingfisher beer or Rs. 64.44 for a dozen eggs.

Where to Eat in Anjuna

Goan food is a real treat and it's influenced by both locals and settlers including the Portuguese and more recently, the European hippies. Goan Catholics favor vinegar, beef and pork while Konkan Hindu cookery makes good use of locally caught fish and coconut. Try balchão, a spicy dish based on meat or seafood; caldin, a tasty vegetable stew at trendier local restaurants; or sample spicy Goan sausage or cafreal, grilled chicken from the Norohona's Corner food truck at Anjuna Beach. Artjuna Cafe is a great place for fresh and healthy dishes, or you can enjoy a taste of home at Burger Factory. For special evenings, Oltremarino Italian Restaurant serves classic Italian in a chic setting. A simple lunch costs approximately Rs. 200, while an upmarket dinner for two with wine is around Rs. 2,700.

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