Mackie's Night Market, Goa
Try and time your holiday to Goa. Make it to include a Wednesday and a Saturday. The former allows you to haggle to your heart's content in Anjuna Flea Market while the latter is a treat at Mackie's Night Market (6pm to 1am; November to April).
Located on the banks of the river Baga, North Goa, Mackie's Night Market is a cornucopia of delight, a veritable feast for the eyes, ears and the taste buds. It's a simple 'must-do'. Hundreds of stalls selling the most exotic of hand-made, eco-friendly items, lines and lines of local, Western and Italian cuisine, live music, a dance floor and the ever-present Goan hospitality, makes this outing a unique experience.
This market started after the disagreement between the organisers and owners of the Ingos Saturday Nite Bazaar. Both places are located just a few kilometers away from one other. Ingos is in Arpora resort.
The first section of the market, just as you enter, is dominated by Indian stores. In the middle area of the market you have a large bandstand with live music. Beyond that are the food stalls and Western clothes stalls.
The Market has a chaotic free parking zone.
Re-print: Nov., 2013
This night market is located along the Baga creek, near Marinha Dourado Resort. Every Saturday the place comes alive with live music and bright lights. A veriety of food is available with choice of spirits. Great experience... never miss it..
Mackies Night Bazaar in Baga is a good alternative to the Anjuna flea market. Obviously held at night so is much cooler and more chilled out. Selling similar things to Anjuna - beads, bags, clothes, they have food stalls and live music. Situated next to a lake, lit up with lanterns it's quite magical.
During the main 'season' there are two similar markets...both broadly in the Arpora area...both have a good range of goods for sale, live music, and foodstalls. They can get absolutely packed...so get there early! Both are great fun but the original market (Mackies), near Baga Bridge is quieter these days.
THIS WAS GOOD EXPERIENCE,TRY IT YOUR TAXI DRIVER WILL TAKE YOU FOR ABOUT 300 RUPEES RETURN.THERS LOADS OF STALLS AND SO MANY TAKEAWAY STANDS ITS UNTRUE(TRY THE PIZZAS AT THE BACK END OF THE BIZAAR,BELLISIMO X)ITS CHAOTIC BUT GOOD FUN.