Situated at just about 7 kms from Panjim, the Dona Paula Beach is one of the most happening beaches of Goa. The beach lies on the meeting point of the Zuari and Mandov rivers. The Dona Paula Beach is also popularly called as the “Lovers Beach”. The credit for this goes to the privacy and peace that the beach offers. The beach is named after the daughter of one of the viceroy’s of India Dona Paula de Menzes, who jumped off the cliff because she was not permitted to marry a local fisherman.
The favorite beach of the honeymooners and young couples, the Dona Paula Beach is famous for its seaside shopping, sunbathing, water sports and food shacks. The beach also has a good number of staying options like hotels, resorts and beach side huts.