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Dona Paula Beach

7 km from Panaji Centre | Lovers Paradise, Panaji, India
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Ranked #17 of 80 attractions in Panaji
Type: Beaches
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We dropped by this place on the goa government tour. This place and the following series of events put us so off that we abandoned the tour and left half way. Agree its a nice scenic spot, or much of a scenic dot. The pomerade was about 50 m long filled with hawkers and that was it. My sister and... More

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New Delhi, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

For some reason this is mentioned as a beach in Tripadvisor whereas it is actually a jetty and a small hillock on the opposite side.on top of which is a lovely viewing platform which can accommodate maybe a hundred people. Those hundred people are there at all times and while some leave others are climbing up the stairs because this... More

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New Delhi, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Quite crowded but offer quite scenic views for photographers. Not a good place to buy anything or eat. Water scooter can be tried (though better fun at Baga beach)

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Navi Mumbai, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is not a beach, but Jetty with scenic beauty with all its simplicity. On the top it is having the majestic view all around. With the Statues overlooking, it has uphold the tragic memories of Love Story. It is truly a paradise to lovers. Limited shopping is available but no meals. It is worth watching not so overcrowded but... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have been to Goa many times but I always visit this place. It has a special attraction which one can feel only if we know the facts of their story.

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LUTON BEDS, ENGLAND
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34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Dona Paulo beach was one of the very first places i was taken to when i first came to Goa back in 1999, in some ways it now looks better than it did then, it reminds me a little bit of Monte Carlo ! The only thing that lets it down slightly is the market stalls selling expensive tat for... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is not worth the hype surrounding it. Before you reach the main destination you will be overwhelmed by the small shops selling tourist junk. Once you cross that you will reach the main area and people who are not very fond of climbing stairs will be disappointed as there are a lot of stairs to climb.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place easily accessible from Panaji by car or by city bus. Often seen in hindi films, this place really is crowded by lovers in pairs. A nice place to visit.

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New Delhi, India
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is not exactly a beach as you cannot venture into the water here or sands. Its a raised platform where you can stand and have a view of the sea.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Pros: 1) Near to Panjim (Panaji) so no transportation and food problem 2) Early morning scene is good especially from light house. 3) Symbol of a great love story Cons: 1) Its rocky, not wide beach so you cant sit and relax. Simply you cant enjoy that much here

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