Dona Paula Beach, North Goa

There was a time when Dona Paula was a small and sleepy seaside village, but at present, this is one of the top tourist attractions in Goa. This is among the most beautiful beaches, it has Mormugao harbor, which gives a marvelous view and serves as another jewel in the crown. There are several vendors, cafes and stores on this beach. You will find Menino’s, which has a specialization in Goan cuisines. After eating here, you will have the real taste of the local food. Other than sunset, this beach offers several opportunities for fun and adventure.

Places to stay

You will find a variety of accommodation options near this beach. Some of the well-known accommodation options are Hawaii Beach Resort, Sandalwood Hotel, and Retreat.

Places to eat

There is a long list of restaurants and refreshment points near this beach. Travellers can enjoy mouthwatering seafood delicacies and other cuisines as well. If you want to visit a famous restaurant, then pay a visit to the Pan- Asian, Sea View Bar and Restaurant, Goan Delicacy, Sea Pebble and Prainha.

Beach activities

The primary activity of this beach is water sports and people visit this beach to indulge in these activities. You can opt for a water scooter ride, motor boat ride, para sailing, kayaking, judging, harpoon fishing, sports fishing, Ski Bob and windsurfing.

There are two famous festivals, the feast of St Lawrence and Janmashtami. If you visit this beach during festive season, then you will see people are flocking to this place. You can also take part in sports events like surfing, cycle race and water scooter.

Apart from these activities, tourist can also go for shopping of handicrafts, clothes, spices, and straw hats. You can also taste Goan liquor Feni.

Attractions around Dona Paula beach

There are several places, which are of interest like the National Oceanography Institute, Cabo Raj Niwas, Reis Magos Church and Salim Ali Bird Santuary.

Nearest Accommodations:

Resorts:- Prainha Resort By The Sea (0832 245 3882), Hawaii The Sea-Side Village Retreat (0832 245 3838), Pastina Beach Resort (091589 17483), O Pescador Beach Resort (0832 245 3864).

Hotels:- Casa Tropicana - Villa Tidina Guest House (091589 66615), The Hawaii Comforts (098817 04447), Wave Beach Hotel (096895 79792), Casa Amarilla (0832 245 2456), Ocean Heights Home Stay (096866 66153), Dennis Sea Face Homestay (), Villa At Dona Paula (098902 37849), SinQ Edge (095522 00817), Chhabra House (0832 245 2159), Ginger Hotel Goa, Dona Paula (0832 246 7000), Infinity Goa (077986 86544), Hotel Bernado (0832 245 3153).

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 20.2 20.2 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 23.8 21.6 21.6
Average High (℃) 31.8 31.8 32.6 32.6 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 30.3 31.7 32.8 32.8

Visit Information:-

Location::Dona Paula, North Goa

Nearest Bus Stop: Dona Paula

Nearest Railway Station: Karmali

Distance From:-

Dabolim Airport: 29.6 KM

Panjim City: 7.9 KM

Madgaon City: 34.9 KM