Dona Paula Beach

Dona Paula Beach

Rajshthan Sky Line

Dona Paula Beach


Dona Paula is 7 km away from Goan capital Panaji and it is better to call it as view point of the estuaries of the river Mandovi and the Zuari then to tell as sea beach. The picturescue view of the Murmagao Harbour and the Dona Paula bay is really beautiful to remember for ever. The view point is on a rocky small head land in the water dividing the estuaries of the Zuari and the Mandovi and this view point is connected with the main land by bridge.

The view of the Vainguinim beach, Cidade de goa one of the renowned hotel and Panaji University on the north side of the Dona Paula bay is really charming. From the view point one can view the Raj Bhaban, the Institute of Oceanography, the Mormugao port and the harbour.The main attraction here is watching the sun set at the Arabian sea. Dona Paula Bay is known as lovers paradise to the young couple. Some young lover are seen to throw coins in the bay for their love or remembering the memory of Dona Paula de Menezes who was the daughter of then portuguese vice roy and committed suicide here jumping from the hill to the Mormugao bay after her father denied to approve her love to a young local fishing boy named Gaser Dias.

There are water sports facility in Dona Paula. There are variety of choices in water sports here like speed boating, windsurfing, parasailig, snorkelling, yatching etc..In the evening open air concerts are arranged occasionally. Dance and Drinks are well enjoyed here in the open air concerts and dance parties. During the Janmashtami and the St. Lawrence feast Dona Paula takes a festive look. Peoples from different part of the india enjoy these two festival much here.

Safety Note: Vainguinim Beach and Hawaii Beach of Dona Paula are safe for swimming and all kind of water sports.

Where it is: Dona Paula is 7 km south west of Panaji city centre.

Journey Route: If you drive from Mumbai, it is 12 hrs drive. Margao and Karmali are the nearby railheads. Dabolim is the nearest airport.

Tourist Season: From November to February.

Accommodations: Cida de Goa, Villa Sol, O Pescador Dona Paula Beach Resort, Prainha, Goa Marriott Resort, Panaji Residency, Miramar Residency, Panjim Inn, Hotel Park Plaza, Mandovi Hotel, The Panaji Pousada, Hotel Manvins, Hotel Seema, Hotel Nova Goa, Hotel Park Plaza.

Eatery: Sea View, Sea Pebble, Goan Delicacies, Horseshoe, Mam's Kitchen, Venite, Viva Panaji, Star Restaurant.

Beach Activities: Swimming, Sunbath, Lazing.

Attractions and Sight Seeing : Goa State Museum, Aguada Fort, Shri Manguesh Temple, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Shantadurga Temple, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Se Cathedral, Siridao Beach, Bambolim Beach.

Dona Paula Beach