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The Dona Paula Beach is aptly referred to as Lover’s Paradise and happens to be one of the most popular beaches in the Beach Capital of India Goa. The swaying palm tress and the casuarinas groves add to the holiday mood on the shore of the Arabian Sea.

Besides enjoying the nature at its best at the Dona Paula beach you may even check out the National Oceanography Institute. The institute is a must visit owing to the explorations made in marine biology and coastal and marine oceanography. The Marine Biology Museum and Taxonomy Reference Center of the institute is a major draw. The Dona Paula beach has been a used as a backdrop for various film shootings too.

While at Dona Paula you make indulge in sports like windsurfing, parasailing, water-skiing, toboggan ski-biscuit, skibob, sports fishing, snorkeling, harpoon fishing, kayaking, and yachting on the beach. Though water-scooter, cycle, and motorboat rides are also available. The Dona Paula beach hosts the famous annual water sports festival every November. Water scooter and cycle races along with the surfing competitions are held and participated in with much fun and frolic.

At the beach you must check out the local items like straw hats, lace handkerchiefs, and spices. The liquors Feni and port wine that are must buys are easily available. In order to enjoy the natural beauty that is present in bounty at the Dona Paula beach you may take a river cruises on the Mandovi River. You may avail the ferry or the bus services to reach the river from Dona Paula, The sensuous sunrise, sundown, and full-moon cruises are so soothing and unique.

You may plan your trip to Dona Paula Beach any time of the year but the months from June to September may be avoided owing to the heavy rainfall. Rests of the months are pleasant and it’s a pleasure to be at Dona Paula. There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses that take care of accommodation at Dona Paula. There are even some of the beachside huts that may be tried.

The delightful beach of Dona Paula is well connected with the rest of the places. The Dabolim airport is the nearest. The Karmali railway station takes care of the tourists who travel by train. For road transport there are plenty of bus services provided by Kadamba Transport Corporation besides motorcycles, auto rickshaws and taxis that may be easily hired.

In order to make the most of your holiday at the Dona Paula beach keep away from drugs and nudity. Even though swimming is considered safe you must check out with the lifeguards for the strength of the undercurrents. Get ready to get drenched in the delightful experience at the Dona Paula beach!