Dona Paula is located in the outskirts of Panjim, after Miramar and is really a very charming place, worth visiting. You find there a pier, and a high rock on top of which there’s a belvedere and of course a wonderful scenic view.
The legend says that Dona Paula (who was the daughter a Portuguese governor of Goa) was in love with a fisherman. And because of their different social ranks, they couldn’t be together in this life, and decided to kill themselves jumping off the cliff to be together in death. Extreme story, isn’t it? Now, let’s look at some pictures of this beautiful place where you find three main beaches.
As you can see on the map, Dona Paula is located in the outskirts of Panjim, the major city of Goa and has three to four main beaches.
This is the first beach, the closest to the pier. There’s a lot of boats! And a mix of traditional fishing life and modern jet skis.
A bit further in the bay, there’s another small beach, and after this one, another bigger one.
And parallel to the pier, on the other side of the bay, you have the long Vaiguinim beach, where you have Cidade de Goa, a 5 Star hotel.
As I mentioned in the beginning, there’s a long and beautiful pier in Dona Paula, which is quite unique in Goa, and it’s a nice place to stroll and buy some cheap clothes and items, after bargaining.
On the other side of the pier, there are several houses and what seems to be a hotel, nestled in the trees, and at the foot of them, there’s a tiny beach.
Dona Paula has a small and charming harbour where you can see all types of boats.
Boats for pleasure…
…and boats for a living.
Boats anchored in the bay and Vaiguinim beach in the background.
When you arrive in Dona Paula, this is where you can park your vehicle.
And as there are some beaches around, you also find a lifeguard tower.
And you see this beautiful and long pier. This is one of the two branches of the pier.
As you’re going up to the belvedere, you can see this immaculate cross on the way to the top of the rock.
And after some climbing, you arrive at the belvedere where you find telescopes to enjoy the scenery.
The view from the belvedere is really amazing!
Another view from the top of the rock.
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