Dona Paula Beaches Goa
Dona Paula is 7 km from Panaji near the rocky point between the Mandovi and the Zuari is Dona
Paula, a secluded bay with a fine view of the Marmagao harbour. This is an idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe. Water scootering facilities available. On the northern banks of the River Zuari, a little away
to tie south east of Cabo, lies a large escarpment with a bay and two small beaches which in the olden days was part of
Oddavel. At the place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the Arabian sea is the Dona Paula bay.
Named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is called the Lovers Paradise due to a myth which has been attached to this place. At the place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the
Arabian sea is the Dona Paula bay. Named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is called the Lovers Paradise due to a
myth which has been attached to this place.
Dona Paula takes its name from a viceroy's daughter who threw herself off the cliff, when refused permission to marry a local fisherman. Located 9kms south west of Goa's capital, Panaji. Dona
Paula divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries and provides pleasant views of
Marmagao, the port city of
Goa. Due to its proximity to the capital Panaji, Dona Paula is a popular stop for the sight seeing tours. This has lead to mushrooming of hotels in and around
Dona Paula. There are boating facilities for those who dare to venture in the
waters. The official residence of the Governor of Goa, Known as Cabo Raj Bhavan is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona
Paula. Along the road leading to this place lies the ruins of the small military cemetery the British built at their brief occupation of the
Cabo, to deter the French from invading Goa
final note, please treat these lovely beaches as your backyard and
keep them clean. We have lost innumerable natural resources to our own
As of its pleasant
climate, Dona Paula can be visited at any time of the year.
However, tourists should beware the heavy rainfall between
June and October. The
best time of the year to visit this area is between September
airport: Dabolim 33kms.
Nearest Town: Panaji 9kms.
Nearest Railway station: Karmali 15kms.