Another one of my favorite beaches in Goa. Slightly less crowded than other beaches, Dona Paula is bound to grow on you with its mellow ambiance. Calm sea with rocky shores, water sports, and a few beach shacks to cloy your food cravings - this beach is a paradise for travelers looking to lay off their stress.
Dona (Lady) Paula de Menezes, after whom the village of Dona Paula is named, was the daughter of the Portuguese governor of Jafinapatam. Dona Paula was his eldest daughter and was married to a Portuguese’s fidalgo named Dom Antonio de Souto Maior who owned vast tracts of land in Goa. These lands extended all the way from today’s Dona Paula village near the Raj Bhavan to Caranzalem and included chunks of Miramar beach.Uncommon market of Ingo