Legend has it that this beach was named after Dona Paula de Menzes who threw herself off the cliff because her love for a poor fisherman could not be realized. The story has been debated and contested. However, the beach gives a great view of Mormugao Harbour and the Arabian Sea. Its beauty has made it a perfect location for Indian filmmakers.

How to go..

As Dona Paula is just 7km from Panaji, there are many autos from Panaji to the beach. From Dabolim 32km, one can hire a taxi.

You must see..

You can go for fishing at the Dona Paula jetty or just look at the splendid view of Mormugao Harbour and the Arabian Sea. The sculpture made by Baroness von Leistner is worth seeing - it shows a couple staring in opposite directions: the man towards the past, and the woman towards the future.

Eat & Drinks..

There are a lot of options for eating on the beach. Seafood and fast food are the best bet. You can go for scuba diving at the Dona Paula Beach. Some hotels and resorts close by also offer water sports facilities. Good accommodation is no problem where Miramar Beach is concerned. There is also a five star hotel here.

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