Dona Paula is a popular tourist destination in Goa. This area was a village in earlier days, now it is the address of National Institute of Oceanography. Dona Paula is named after Da. Paula Amaral Antonia de Souto-Maior, he is a historic character of Portuguese India. This is popular because of its beautiful ocean view.  Dona Paula is called lovers’ paradise.  It is named for the romantic heroine of Portuguese.

Dona PaulaDona Paula is popular for its viewpoint, this is also known as lovers’ point. Exciting rides you can enjoy there. Speed-boat is one of them. People can spend hours and hours fishing. Overall it’s truly a beautiful place to view the sunset from the viewpoint.  Portuguese statue is the identity of Dona Paula. It has a rocky beach area that is popular for its water rides like Parasailing, water skiing, wind suffering, etc.

And also Vasco Beach is not so far from Dona Paula. You can easily go to Vasco beach from Dona Paula. It will take 30-40 mins by car.

How to reach Dona Paula

Dona Paula is a well-connected place in Goa. From Madgaon Junction Railway Station it is 41 km far away.

One can go from Panjim, From there you can get buses easily to reach Dona Paula.

From Anjuna/ Baga/ Candolim/ Calangute, you can get buses as well you can car, hired bikes and all to reach Dona Paula.

More visiting Places in Goa


Aguada Fort

Chapora Fort

Baga Beach

Calangute Beach

Candolim Beach



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