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“Not Really a Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dona Paula Beach

Dona Paula Beach
7 km from Panaji Centre | Lovers Paradise, Panaji, India
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Ranked #19 of 76 Attractions in Panaji
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Ludhiana, India
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“Not Really a Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It was raining when we visited Dona Paula.Actually Dona Paula is not really a beach.Its a sort of a junction point with some water sports, some small shops and a high sea view point which can be reached by climbing stairs.Water Jet Skies are operational at Dona Paula even in rough weathers with a fee of Rs.300 per ride of a very short distance.One can enjoy lovely view by a high point reached through some stairs.And further the sea water splashing against the rocks gives a sea cool sea breeze.

Visited June 2013
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New Delhi
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“Good Views, needs to be cleaner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Cannot call it a beach, but has excellent views of the waterfront. Some moderate amount of water sports happens here (jetski etc.) even during off-season. The approach to the beach currently is bad due to laying of sewage pipes made worse due to the monsoons.

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“Best view in Goa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Visit to see the sunset. One of the best views in Goa. The actually statue of Dona Paula is practically crumbling, but the lookout is still beautiful. Avoid weekends though.

Visited January 2013
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Water activities”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Not the best beach in Goa. The beach got its name due to the" Dona Paula" statue over there. There is moderate amount of water activities over here, although not as much as Calangunte beach,

Visited June 2012
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Nothing Exciting!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Place is ordinary, we as a couple found it very crowded and unsafe as groups of boys were present in heaps...the beach is very ordinary not so many options for eating and shopping as well, go for other beach in Goa!

Visited January 2013
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