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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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.
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!
The Saturday Night Market
This night market has everything! Food, entertainment, shopping you name it. This flea market opens at 6 pm to 1 am. This market has various attractions, there are various stalls erected for food wherein the food is prepared and sold by the foreigners so you can expect an international cuisine. For shopping one can expect a lot of artefacts,jewellery, clothes, leather items, bedspreads, spices and so on from all parts of the country and also abroad. Many of the items are overpriced but everyplace is open to bargaining. There is always a local band playing, with entertainers from across the world performing. oh yeah, and theres a bar too! so you can shop, eat, drink, dance all at once!
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.