Miramar and Dona Paula
Miramar, 3km west of Panaji, is the closest beach to Panaji. It is not such a nice beach. The water is polluted and there can be an undertow. There are several places to stay here, including the Youth Hostel, Yatri Niwas, and Solmar.
Dona Paula, 7km west of Panaji past Miramar, is a small town with several resort hotels.
Frequent buses leave Panaji’s Kadamba bus station to Miramar and Dona Paula.