By night there are the occasional informal beach parties, where fireworks are on sale. The hotels lay on entertainments usually at least a couple of nights per week during peak season (October/April). The town is quite lively at night, with many bars, but often shuts down by about 10pm. More nightlife offered in nearby lively Baga, with its many bars and a nightclub. Mapusa (a large town to the N) holds a market Monday-Saturday, with the big day on Friday: everything from clothes and everyday goods to a vast array of flowers and local produce. Wednesday flea market at Anjuna.
Sightseeing and shopping is better suited the capital, Panjim. Magnificent Portuguese colonial churches at Old Goa. Historic Hindu and Muslim temples throughout the district of Ponda. Dudhsagar waterfalls in the interior. Crocodile Dundee river trip; Sinbad voyage; spice plantation; jeep safaris. 3-day trips to some of India's main sights, including Taj Mahal, Delhi and Mumbai; these can cost as much as the package holiday itself.