Anjuna Beach Tourism

Anjuna Beach Tourism

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  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: North Goa
Anjuna is a small village in Goa which is famous for its picturesque locale and the party culture. Located in the Bardez taluka of North Goa, it is one of the 12 Brahmin communities here. The white sands of the beach and the red laterite rocks create a unique arrangement. The red laterite rocks are sometimes called as the jewels of Anjuna. 

History of Anjuna

The church of St. Michaels here dates back to 1595 and is a commemoration to S.Miguel. The church has three large chapels, one each dedicated to S. Antonio, Nossa Senhora De Saude and Nossa Senhora de Piedade.

The village is also the birthplace of a well known Goan band, Above and Beyond. Over the years, they have released songs and albums dedicated to Anjuna Beach and even host a radio show by the name of “Anjunabeats Worldwide Radio Show.”

Things to do in Anjuna

The waters here are safe for swimming and the beach is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing which attracts a lot of foreign tourists to Anjuna Beach. The trance parties are another attraction. They are well known all over Goa and the world, and attract foreign travellers as well as domestic tourists, especially during the time of New Year and Christmas.

Food and Shopping in Anjuna

Apart from the sun, sand, beach and partying, Anjuna is also known for its flea market. The flea market has shops selling everything from local and Kashmiri handicraft to jewellery, bags and clothes. The flea market is held every Wednesday and during the peak season on Saturdays too. Bargaining can be done when shopping from the flea market at Anjuna Beach. 

Given the beach’s popularity among tourists, a whole range of bars, cafes and nightspots have come up here. These food joints are known for serving fresh sea food as well as the locally made Feni, which is a Goan alcoholic drink. And alongside the market and the cafes, lies the Go Karting circuit on the outskirts of the village.

The place, like the rest of Goa, has a humid climate throughout the year. 

Travelling to Anjuna

Dabolim Airport serves as the closest airport to reach Anjuna, which is 29 km away from Panaji. There are regular flights from all major cities of India. Tourists can hire a taxi to reach Anjuna. Karmali is the nearest railway station at a distance of 11 km away from Panaji.  

Travelling within Anjuna

Tourists can hire motor bikes to travel around the town which costs about Rs 400 per day. Taxi services are also available for tourists who not comfortable with two wheelers. Taxis cost about Rs 6 to Rs 11 per km.

Accommodation options in Anjuna 

Accommodation options in Anjuna range from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. They can also opt for accommodations close to the Anjuna Beach.

Anjuna Beach is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mapusa and Panjim.

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Anjuna Beach Traveller Reviews

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  • 42 photos
  • 34 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  715 readers

"Good place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Anjuna in North Goa. It's beautiful place. Many tourists visit this attraction. Beach is beautiful and water is clear. It can say the best for honeymoon couple. I was stayed there four days and found its wonderful place. Near beach all kinds of food available.
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Naga Manohar

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  • Naga Manohar
  • Lives in Vizianagaram
  • 3 Reviews
  •  64 readers

"Romantic getaway, pure sands and clean waters"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 29, 2017
Though Agonda beach was difficult to go to, very narrow roads and easy to get lost along the way, the beach was worth a visit. Large shore, clean sands and pure water. Not an ounce of garbage could be seen anywhere around, beach was very clean, the seaside shacks were well equipped and quite safe. The best way to reach there is through a bike, though the journey is arduous, it is worth the travel.
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  • Abhilasha
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  203 readers

"Great but not as good as Vagator !!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2016
I just love the place. So much peace and cleanliness.
I never miss to visit this place every time I visit Goa.
Vagator, adjoining beach is however very close to my heart and a never forgettable experience.
Must visit.
What ??? I need to fill minimum 250 characters here for review .. What kind of compulsion is that?
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Debalina Mallick

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  • Debalina Mallick
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1551 readers

"Relax in day and party hard at night"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
I stayed in a beach resort at anjuna beach in the month of september. During my visit beach was not at all crowded and there were more foreigners than Indian. During day you can sit and relax in the beach side and in night you can party at few places in the beachside such as Curly's and liliput where you can have fun till 4 in the morning. Nearby anjuna we have chappora fort and vegator beach which I feel one should not miss. I would say if you are visiting Goa with group of friends and you are a party animal then anjuna is one of the best place to stay in north Goa. Baga and Candolim are also good places and is not far away from anjuna. You can easily party at those places too while you are stay at anjuna.
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Bhanu gupta

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  • Bhanu gupta
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  604 readers

"Very clean, calm and peaceful beach !!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2016
It is one of the calmer beaches of Goa, located not too far away, nor too close to the central part of North Goa. The beach doesn't have too many shacks to disturb the natural surroundings, nor too much crowd. It does have Chapora fort nearby and on the way to the beach you will come across a lot of small shops selling garments and accessories as well as some groceries. There is also a flea market which leads to the beach.
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Nicole Anklesaria

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  • Nicole Anklesaria
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 26 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3219 readers

"Part Sandy Part rocky"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2016
Anjuna Beach is a partly sandy partly rocky beach. Can get dangerous if the current is strong. The beach is mostly clean with a lot of shacks along it. There are a lot of accommodation options too ranginf from guesthouses as cheap as Rs. 500 to more luxurios hotels.
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Amit jadhav

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  • Amit jadhav
  • 5 Reviews
  •  373 readers

"OK types"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2016
I went to Anjuna, because this was away from hustling, bustling crowd, me and my partner. Enjoyed the beauty around and close by places good rest. Curlies, the Kafe, Hotel Lilliput. All 3 are amazing in food quality, quantity, location, service and excellent customer service, they are very polite to there customers. I only kept going to these 3 places for my breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evereytime I go i'd be happy .. :)
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Himanshu Cool

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  • Himanshu Cool
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 6, 2016
It was a nice experience. We took a long tour we went to Mumbai and then we went to Panjim, Goa via train. Here we took a bus tour of Goa, which was a different experience because I mostly book cab for tour. This beach is really awesome we stayed there for like 2 hrs, we tasted some local food. You will resist to go from its that kind of a beach.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 80 Reviews
  •  51 helpful votes
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"Beauty for peace lovers"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 13, 2016
This is not one of the cleanest and the beautiful beach in Goa but the one with less crowd and yet beautiful in its own way. Its having good level of water sports activities including water scooter and parasailing but don't expect it to be like Baga or Calangute. The water is not so clean and the entire place is not clean and tidy like the cleanest beaches in Goa but it's not bad at all. There are some awesome small resorts in this place which looks very good on the beach side and these things add lot of beauty to this place. There are restricted areas in this beaches so take a look for the red flag before getting into the water.
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Bhavuk Khandelwal

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  • Bhavuk Khandelwal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 61 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  9351 readers

"Better than Baga/Calangute beach in North Goa"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
Anjuna beach is way better than Baga and Calangute beach in terms of crowd, water sports, beach shacks and market. Water sports are cheap here as compared to Baga and Calangute, Beach shacks are nice, and the market is really good. You can find all kind of stuff in the market. Anjuna is located nearby to mapusa. Public transport buses are available there at Mapusa bus stand.
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