Best Time to Visit Dona Paula Beach
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Dona Paula is considered to be a beach for lovers because of a tragic incident associated with this beach. The beach is named after a girl “Dona Paula de Menzes”, who was the daughter of the Viceroy, who fell in love with a local fisher man and wanted to marry him. She could not marry the fisherman and committed suicide at this place. Since then the beach is regarded as a symbol of love.
It is 7 km from the state capital Panaji. Dona Paula Beach is an idyllic picturesque spot and gives a fine view of the Zuari River and Marmagoa Harbour. This is an idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe Water scootering facility is very popular at this beach. The beach is near the rocky point between the Mandovi and the Zuari. At the Dona Paula Bay, two of Goa’s famous rivers meet the Arabian Sea. The beach is named after Dona Paula de Menezes and is also called the ‘Lovers Paradise’ due to a myth attached to the place. Cabo Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Goa is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona Paula.
One of the most well-known among Goa beaches, the Dona Paula beach attracts tourists with its scenic landscape dotted with palm trees and casuarina groves. Apart from legends and spirits, Dona Paula’s claim to fame is its popularity as a shooting destination for Bollywood movies. Bigshots of the film industry throng this beach in search of picturesque locales.