Legend has it that this beach was named after Dona Paula de Menzes who threw herself off the cliff because her love for a poor fisherman could not be realized. The story has been debated and contested. However, the beach gives a great view of Mormugao Harbour and the Arabian Sea. Its beauty has made it a perfect location for Indian filmmakers.
As Dona Paula is just 7km from Panaji, there are many autos from Panaji to the beach. From Dabolim 32km, one can hire a taxi.
You can go for fishing at the Dona Paula jetty or just look at the splendid view of Mormugao Harbour and the Arabian Sea. The sculpture made by Baroness von Leistner is worth seeing - it shows a couple staring in opposite directions: the man towards the past, and the woman towards the future.
There are a lot of options for eating on the beach. Seafood and fast food are the best bet. You can go for scuba diving at the Dona Paula Beach. Some hotels and resorts close by also offer water sports facilities. Good accommodation is no problem where Miramar Beach is concerned. There is also a five star hotel here.
Candolim is an important beach in North Goa, located between the Baga-Calangute stretch and the Aguada Fort.
Baga beach is one of Goa’s most popular beaches. It is between the Baga River in the north, and Calangute beach in the south.
Benaulim is a lovely beach. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Parasuram's arrow landed at Benaulim when he shot it into the sea and Goa got extended further into the sea.
The Arambol beach is just a walking distance from the Keri beach. The Portuguese interpretation of the name of the village "Hamal" gave Arambol its present name.
Anjuna is a village located on the coast of North Goa, India. It is a Census Town, one of the. Anjuna is famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season (October - April).
This is termed as the most "Rocking/Happening Beach" of the entire Goa. Set amidst the lush green baga - anjuna hill, the beach is a delight.