As our hotel was 5 mins from the beach, we went back and after freshening up our next destination was Saturday night market at Arpora. The night market starts at around 6 pm and it is the perfect spot for shopping (if you can bargain ;)) , late night parties and you get to view mixed culture. You will get alcohol here , also you can stay here till late night as during the later part of the night, it becomes all about music and dancing.
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The Saturday Night Market
Lower fort Agauda, Saturday night bazaar and Club Cabana.We landed Goa around afternoon. Had to take expensive taxi as Ola and Uber don’t work there. After long negotiation one agreed for Rs 1000 from Airport to our hotel in Condolim. We decided to stay at Candolim because it’s a best place for travelling extreme south and then extreme north. Also Candolim offers good hotels and good food. Book hotel closer or walking distance from beach so that you can enjoy morning beach walk. After reaching hotel we checked in and relaxed for a bit and then moved out for Lunch. You can try Tuscany Gardens, Inferno, Sunny Side up etc. Or you can check places in google along with ratings and can decide on one. After lunch we went and hire a car for 4 days. Scooty is also a cheaper option if you are okay with scorching heat, dust and long travel in two wheeler. We had to go to South so we decided on car hire. We got the same after lot of negotiation at 1000-1200 per day.After getting into our car we went to lower fort Agauda which is adjacent to Taj Exotica. This is amazing place for Sun Set and relaxation. After sunset we went back to Hotel and changed into our party dress. We then went for Dinner at Calangute. There are numeous places for Dinner at Calungate - Souza Lobo, Tibet Kitchen for Chinese or you can try Brittos at Baga Beach for some mouth licking finger chips and yes cold coffee try for sure. After our Dinner we went straight to Saturday Night Bazaar as this market is set up only on Saturdays. This market was okay. This market offers best rate compared to whole of Goa. You get accessories, decorative items, spices, dresses etc in this market. Since our night Club – Club Cabana was walking from this night bazaar so we decided to explore it a bit. If not interested in shopping you can definitely skip this. We entered Cabana at 12 O clock and stayed there till 3 am. Entry was Rs 2000/ couple with unlimited drinks on few specific brands only like kindfisher beer, absolute vodka. If you want another brand you will have to pay for that.
A must visit party place of Goa! The 4 levels of pub, a poolside area, great DJ, bar area and view of goa from the hill. A Jeep takes you up the hill, but you can also walk 300m of steep road. If you want to sit in a nice place you have to come early. This place is just perfect to party! The couple entry is INR2k on weekends which includes unlimited alcohol (seemed diluted to me). If you are in a large group, then take VIP coupons and enjoy your drinks. Stag entry is not allowed!
Mainly known for the historical Chapora Fort, this is a popular beach which is about 10 kilometres from Mapusa. The other reason for the popularity of this beach is the fact that this is well accessible from other popular beaches such as Anjuna and Candolim too. There are opportunities for swimming, shopping and eating too but it is better not to spend the night here. This is because this beach area is a marked one for the people who are involved in drugs and there are other people who are involved in illegal activities during the night time as well.
On our day 2, we went to Miramar beach and enjoyed the amazing pao bhaji calling from the roadsides and then enjoyed the splendid goan colourful views and beautiful mandovi river till dusk and spend our night at Club Cubana governing the mystic arpora hills and it was no less than a wonder. For Club Cubana, they took you in their Thar as its on hill top. It was a Tuesday night offering free unlimited drinks for 1800/- couple entry and 1400/- stags (accompanied by couples) with unlimited drinks included. It was not that crowdy that night but everything about it was awesome. We stayed and enjoyed till we started dropping and some of us started passing out.. :-D Club Cubana is highly recommended to those who can spend a bit extra for extra enjoyment and extra safety plus amazing scenic city view from the top.
Track II Go Karting
If you are an adrenaline junkie and love fast driving, then Karting is one thing not to be missed. Goa has two Karting tracks. One is in Arpora, North Goa and the other is in Nuvem-Salcette, South Goa. The track in Arpora is around 340 meters in length and it has a lot of U shaped turns and narrow stretches. This track is open from Tuesday To Sunday From 04:00 PM To 10:00 PM. Located very close to Verna, the track in Nuvem is situated at the top of the hill which couples the adrenaline rush from this adventure with a splendid panoramic view of Goan hillside nature. The length of the track is around 550 meters approximately. This track has enough curves to provide the adrenaline rush to the racing enthusiasts. The JK Tyre National Go-Karting Championship is also held in this track. The best part is that the cost for 10 laps is between 120 Rs to 200 Rs which makes it very easy on the budget.