Dona Paula is a laid back resort with beautiful beaches and plenty of opportunities for water sports. If you do manage to tear yourself away from the sandy shores, Dona Paula’s unique location means that there are plenty of things to do. Visit the state capital of Panaji for bustling marketand the Goa Science Centre and Planetarium, which the whole family can enjoy. Or explore Goa’s wild nature along the Mandovi River and spot exotic birds at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.

1. Visit the Cabo fort

Visit the Cabo da Rama fort to see the remains of the ancient prison, dried moat and fortress walls. The structure can be found on top of a dramatic cliff face and was named after the Hindu god of Ramayana, Rama.
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