Dona paula beach goa

Dona Paula Beach

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Dona Paula is one of the most commercialized areas of Goa. The place was once a small village with very less crowd is now the most visited tourists hub in Goa. It is a secluded bay providing the beautiful view of Mormugao harbour is situated 7kms away from Panaji. The place featured with rocky formations lies at the spot where the Mandovi and Zuari rivers meet the Arabian sea. Dona Paula Beach is an amazing tourists holiday spot in Goa. Nestled in the rocky, hamer shaped headland, Dona Paula beach provide an ideal place to relax and have sun bathe. There is Dona Paula monument located on small islet along with ‘Belvedere’ a roman structure providing the beautiful views of Arabian se and Zuari river. 

Dona Paula is named after the daughter of viceroy of India Dona Paula de Menzes. It is often said that his daughter jumped off the cliff because she was not permitted to marry local fisherman. Since then the beach is haunted by mystic thoughts and rumors.

Nearby Dona Paula is the official resident of Governor of Goa known as Raj Bhawan. Along with the road leading to this place lies the ruins of the small military cemetery. With all these place and a bounty of natural things, Dona Paula is a fabulous place to visit in Goa. 

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