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The property

Overview

Dona Paula, named for a Portuguese romantic heroine popular in local folklore, is an affluent area at the mouth of the Zuari River known for its ocean views. Dona Paula View Point is a lookout and promenade, home to Baroness von Leistner’s 1969 “Image of India” statue. Quiet Dona Paula Beach offers water sports and souvenir shops. High-end hotels dot the area, with restaurants offering western and Indian food.Water sports available here are jet skiing, water scooter and parasailing. Other activities you can consider is taking family boat rides, fishing rides and island trips which you are sure to enjoy. There are also a couple of interesting statues of disputed symbolism and origin which are placed around the viewing gallery.

Open and Closing Time

6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Transportation

By Air

By Rail

By Road

Nearest Hotel

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Sterling Goa- Varca

SinQ Edge Boutique Hotel

Treebo Tryst Dona Paula

Nearest Resturant

Viva Panjim

Ritz Classic Patto

Cafe Azul

The Red Ginger

Near By Attraction

Church of Our Lady of Rosary

Reis Magos Fort

Aline’s Beauty Care

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Zomato,Swiggy

Uber,Ola

Interesting facts about Dona Paula Beach

The adventure enthusiasts and water lovers can explore the serenity of this beach as they lounge by the Dona Paula shore and dive with the water sporting activities. Join the paragliding experts as they guide, teach, and accompany you for a fun parasailing session over the Arabian Sea. Hop on the parachute and experience the rush as the boat drives through the ocean and makes you fly over the waterfront. With a bird’s eye view of the beach and a few splashes of the sea – this is a rather adventurous tour near Panjim.

Dona Paula area is home to many industrialists. The black stone statue of the young Dona Paula and her Goan lover on a rocky promontory jutting into the sea with a sweeping view of the Marmagoa Port in the background is also a popular attraction.

History

Located close to Panjim and overlooking the Arabian Sea, Dona Paula is one of the popular hangout destinations in Goa. During the tourist season, between the months of November and March, Dona Paula beats the clamour of tourists from different parts of the world which is otherwise a calm beautiful place during monsoons.Named, during the late 17th century, after the daughter of the Portuguese Viceroy of Jaffnapatnam in Sri Lanka, Paula Amaral Antonio de Souto Maior, Dona Paula beholds a tragic history. It is said that the Portuguese Viceroy’s daughter fell in love with a local Goan fisherman but the match was unacceptable to the Viceroy. Later in the year 1682 Dona Paula threw herself off a cliff into the unforgiving Arabian Sea and thereafter the Portuguese Viceroy named the area Dona Paula, as an eternal tribute. Today the waterfront of Dona Paula in Goa is a popular hangout to couples.

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