The Lovers Paradise – as it is called, Dona Paula Jetty is located on the beautiful and famous sea stretch that spans from Panjim, Miramar and Dona Paula. A thrilling breeze blows over this place and the view is very scenic. This idyllic rocky tourist attraction lies at the spot where the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers meet the Arabian Sea. It provides a magnificent view of the Mormugao harbor. Dona Paula Jetty is nestled on a rocky, hammer shaped headland.
This former fishing village has now become a commercialized location for beach resorts and restaurants but it carries with it an aura both romantic and mythical. Dona Paula was the daughter of Amaral de Menezes. On January 31, 1656 she married Dom Antonio Souto Maior and came to be knows as Dona Paula Menezes e Souto Maior. She performed many acts of charity. The village of oddavel came to be known Dona Paula after her death in 1682.
Dona Paula jetty is only 7 kms away from Panjim and one can get here either by a cab or bus. Buses are available at regular intervals from Panaji’s Kadamba Bus Stand. The Dona Paula-Mormugao Harbor Ferry takes passengers across the bay, every day of the week between the months of October and May.