Dona paula

Dona Paula

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Few kilometers from Panaji is a secluded bay known as Dona Paula that provides you the beautiful view of Mormugao harbour. It is the place where two most famous river in goa, Mandovi and the Zuari meets Arabian Sea. Dona Paula beach is an ideal relaxing and rejuvenating spot in Goa for the tourists traveling here from various different parts of the world. It is said to be one of the most romantic beaches in Goa. This is because the place has a related love story of lady with same name as of the beach (Dona) is said to have committed suicide as her family (Portuguese Viceroy of Jaffnapatnam, in Sri Lanka) was against her love for a local fisherman(Paula).  

Apart from such an interesting history attached to it, this northern beach is an attractive place with with hammer shaped headland that divides the Zuari and Mandovi rivers. The beach offers the best way to relax and have sunbathe. Apart from that, the place is also known for conducting various adventure sport activities including boating, para-sailing, water scooters, Yatching, swimming, wind surfing and fishing. Other than the various monuments and tourists hot spots the official residence of the Governor of Goa, Known as Raj Bhavan is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona Paula. 

All in All Dona Paula makes a perfect tourist spot in goa with a stunning beach, adventure water sport, romantic Back drop and refreshingly beautiful atmosphere. 

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