Shopping under the stars

By: Sheryl Gonsalves

A must-have underrated experience in Goa is visiting night markets! One such night market is The Goa Collective Bazaar, at HillTop Goa, Vagator, which covers various shopping aspects, thus enabling you to take your shopping experience to another level.

Upon arrival, what hits you is the ambience, which is rocking yet calm at the same time. The well-known pink and white buntings along with warm lighting is perfect for setting the mood to enjoy the night. Stalls, lights, music, products, and environment – everything is so well thought out. The founders of the market are Eva Luna Terzaghi, her husband Starling Richard D’Souza, and Asha Rao.

Let’s dive into the delicious food here…The aromas emanating from various food stalls hit your nostrils, tantalising your taste buds. Take your pick from sushi, Indian tandoors, Thai dishes, smokey barbeques, khow suey, pizzas, momos, and even Indian pani puri and other chaats. For the vegans, scrumptious vegan meats, vegan micro green wraps, etc, are available. Notable restaurants such as Luna’s ristorante, La dolce Luna, Sublime, Coco Thai, Handmade by Namrata, and Artjuna are present here too.

Hey shopping enthusiasts! You can satisfy your shopping cravings with the wide array of products on sale. The diversity of the fashion section will surely cater to many of your style requirements which covers beautiful jewellery, shoes, and more. Pottery, home décor, candles, soaps, etc, are a part of the market as well. Charming local women sell goods which they have crafted themselves such as chocolates, decorations, toys, and macramé.

There is a ‘Holistic Health Area’ with interesting items like essential oils, organic creams, bee pollen, and so on. Another much-loved space in the bazaar is the ‘Arts Area’ where every week different talented artists are present with sketches, paintings, sculptures, tattoos, live portrait drawings, and even fire and poi equipment!

Kids are definitely not left out. The Kids Corner makes it almost impossible for the tiny tots to get bored. There are tons of activities related to arts and crafts, and quiet spaces for the ones who want to read. The ones with too much energy can spend it on the slide 😉

Night markets are amazing for a different kind of shopping experience coupled with the cool, calm atmosphere of Goa at night. Don’t hesitate to visit the Goa Collective Bazaar – one of the most happening night markets in the state. It’s a great blend of art, food, fashion, music, community time, and free-flowing creativity all in one place!

Goa Collective Bazaar timings: End of November/ Beginning of December till around the Easter weekend. (4 or 5 pm till 2 am approximately).

You Might Also Be Interested In

Dudhsagar waterfalls closed to tourist taxis
Paperless ticketing on four trains!
Train passengers in Goa.. Take note of this...
Verma D'mello (Fashion designer) shares the best activities to do in Goa
Stories on Goa
52nd IFFI to showcase more than 300 films from across the world
Steps You Can Take To Minimise Your Impact While You Are In Goa
A park in Goa made out of waste?!
Mapusa bus stand gates removed... But why?
A Festival Like No Other ….. (IFFI 2021)
Thundershowers in Goa may continue
Destroyed Mangrove Forest of Goa gets its own installation
Goa has a new signature product!
As the fire slowly burns…
Historic tower of St Lawrence Church in Sinquerim to be repaired
Basilica of Bom Jesus at Old Goa will be closed for...
Mango among ‘mango people’ - -The king of fruits in the sunshine state of Goa
19th Annual Mega Goa World Expos 2022 to take off from August 4 at Bambolim
Helicopter rides have started in Aguada, Goa!
Mystical Ladakh – The land of Divine Beauty
Bharne Creations
Tibetan Markets
It is beautiful to have the liberty to create what we want to see: ‘Rafaela’ Actor Judith Rodriguez ...
Mapusa's Tar Bridge to open in May!
When Pomegranates Howl - Film Review (IFFI 2021)
Rare Olive Ridely turtle visit after 30-40 years!
Kill time at this Goa bus stand... with a library!
More than 3000 Olive Ridley turtles hatched in Goa!
The Cross & The Tulsi
New Goa Airport - What is ready?
Goa police can only stop vehicles with visible violations
‘Koozhangal’ delineates sufferings of ...
Animals come alive through augmented reality Goa postcards!
The Orchid Boutique
The monsoon season may start a bit earlier in Goa !
Thundershowers, temperature rise, and maybe even hailstorms in Goa?
Soon Goa will get a tourism helpline!
Walk into the Natural Spa in Goa
Broadway Book Centre, Goa
Instagram Worthy Locations in Goa
Beach Life
Mangoes sell like hot cakes at Bicholim
Top 5 Asian Restaurants in Goa
IHCL, Goa Continues On Its Path Towards A Sustainable Tomorrow
Japanese Film ‘Ring Wandering’, a film which...
And the turtles in Goa said ‘All’s well that ends well’
Helicopters in Goa to the rescue!
Cutest tourist - German Shepherd, Maggie, explores Goa!
A glimpse into a day at IFFI 2021

Author: Planet Goa Team
For us at Planet-Goa, our team is driven by that feeling of exhilaration that one gets when discovering that something ‘unique’ and ‘new’ about Goa for our ever-so-discerning readers.

Leave a Reply