This place is called the
Lovers Paradise, named after Dona Paula de Menezes. Water
sport facilities are the key attraction of this beach. It
offers an opportunity to the tourists to have a sunbath and
buy cheap seaside goods from local vendors. Festivals of
Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s Birthday) and the Feast of St.
Lawrence are particular to the Dona Paula Beach. In
addition, the beach also has a colorful water sports
festival in November.
It is named after Dona Paula de Menzes, daughter of a
viceroy (in colonial India), who threw herself off the
cliff, when refused permission to marry a local fisherman,
With the romance and myth attached to it—haunted by Dona
Paula de Menzes—tourists throng the Dona Paula Beach. The
myth says that Dona Paula is entombed in the Cabo Chapel of
the Raj Bhawan and is supposed to be seen emerging from the
moonlit waves wearing only a pearl necklace.
Located just about 7-km From Panaji, North Goa city is the
the Lover's Paradise, Dona Paula Beach. The nearby tourist
attraction is Marmagoa Harbour. Water scootering is the best
thing to do at this place.
The place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the Arabian
Sea is the bay of Dona Paula with a very good view of the
Marmagao Harbour. 7-km from Panjim, situated on the south
side of the, hammer-shaped headland that divides the Zuari
and Mandovi, is this fishing village which is a commercial
resort. This is a spot to sunbathe and relax. Water
scootering is a very common sport at this beach.
The residence of the Governor of Goa, which is known as Cabo
Raj Bhavan is situated here on the westernmost side of Dona
Paula. Along the roadside which leads to this place lies the
remains of the military cemetery built by the British at
their brief occupation of the Cabo, to stop France from
About Lovers Paradise
This place is called the Lovers Paradise, due to a myth
attached to this place. It is said that the Viceroy's
daughter after objections from her family regarding her love
affair with a poor fisherman jumped off the Cliff.
Dona Paula is very famous for sea sport and fun. Dona Paula
Sports Club, has some of the best water sports facilities to
the sports lovers including Water-scootering, Motor-boating,