Dona Paula Goa


The most beautiful beach of Goa, Sinquerim Beach has located 13 km from Panaji. It has a great stretch of golden sand which is truly picturesque and ideal for a photoshoot. This is considered one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy water-skiing, parasailing, fishing, scuba diving, and windsurfing.

What is the story of Dona Paula in Goa?

Dona Paula was a very kind woman and she fell in love with a local fisherman of Goa and decided to marry him but her relationship was denied by her father and she fell off the cliff as a result. Today, locals share some haunted stories about Dona Paula and refer to this area as `lovers paradise of Goa.

Why is Dona Paula Beach famous?

Located around 7kms from Panjim, Dona Paula is one of the most popular tourist hangouts in Goa famous for its vast stretch of beach. The small beach is also popular as the Lovers Paradise and features a jetty (Dona Paula Jetty) adjacent to it, which provides an ethereal view of the Arabian Sea and Mormugao harbour.

Is Dona Paula in North or South Goa?

Interesting story of Dona Paula, do ask locals. Amazing place to spend some good time. situated in north Goa not so popular among tourists.

Why Dona Paula is closed?

The Dona Paula jetty had been one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state till it was shut for reconstruction.

How did the Dona Paula beach in Goa get its name?

The beach is named after Dona Paula de Menezes, daughter of a viceroy (in colonial India), who threw herself off the cliff, when refused permission to marry a local fisherman, Gaspar Dias.

Where was Singham shot in Goa?

Dona Paula Jetty
Singham is another Goa centric film that was a great hit of the year. The very famous action sequence of the film was shot in Dona Paula Jetty of Goa.

Which beach is called Queen of Goa?

Calangute Beach
Located at a distance of just 15 km from the capital town of Panjim, the long stretch of Calangute Beach is also lovingly called the Queen of Beaches. The Calangute Beach is one of the busiest and one of the most commercialised beaches in Goa.

Which is the oldest beach in Goa?

Colva beach
Colva Village lies is merely 6 km from Margao. 25 km of coastline makes Colva beach the oldest and the largest beach of Goa.

Is Dona Paula Beach open?

The visiting timings of Dona Paula Beach are from am to 1 pm. Moreover, one can visit this beach in Goa any day of the week. The ideal months to visit Dona Paula Beach are from October to June.


The rocky shoreline of Anjuna Beach makes for amazing pictures too. If you are looking to soak in that typical hippie vibe or enjoy paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving or kayaking, North Goa is just what you need. For those who prize seclusion and scenic beauty over everything else, South Goa is perfect.


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