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Playa Porto Marie

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December 2015 - Nice beach!

Nice beach, restaurant on site. Great sandy bottom, easy entrance, calm water. Lots of chair that you can rent if you want.

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Waterloo, Ontario
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Waterloo, Ontario
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Nice beach, restaurant on site. Great sandy bottom, easy entrance, calm water. Lots of chair that you can rent if you want.

Thank Travel2DiveandFun
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Pretty little beach, not terribly far from town. Pretty far off the main road though. We took a taxi from the cruise docks. Big mistake. Beware of being totally ripped off. Get the price first. I suspect there are better beaches you can reach by bus for a fraction of the taxi fare. Pretty crowded. Good restaurant. Fairly clean bath... More 

2 Thank Douglas W
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Visually Porto Marie was the nicest beach we found on curacao. However the snorkelling was rather "ok-ish". The reef starts far out and is a bit too deep for freediving (not to mention snorkelling) The water in the sandy lagoon is crystal clear. They put artificial reefs in the right corner of the bay so there is at least something... More 

1 Thank Oliver B
Manaus, AM
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Porto Mari is a wonderful beach to spend the day. Nice and comfortable chairs available for (entrance fee + chair = USD 6.50). There are also clean bathrooms available and a nice restaurant. We arrived around 10am (it opens at 9h30), by noon all chairs were taken.

1 Thank Andressahbon
Dexter, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Great beach for couples or families. Plenty of chairs ($3.50 per chair to rent but worth it, entry to the beach is $2.50 per person) and some decent shade spots also. Spent a nice relaxing day here. Amazed that the lady who comes around and takes your money can remember who she has collected from and who she has not... More 

1 Thank Vette96drvr
Balsta, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Amazing clear water with not so much corals but still quite a lot of fish, even saw octopussies. Nice beach with a small restaurant. Well worth a visit!

1 Thank Jaana S
Freehold, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We arrived by cruise ship and decided not to book a cruise ship tour ($$) as we have done in the past. When we arrived we stopped at the information booth on the pier. We met a very informative tourism representative and explained we had our own snorkel gear and wanted good snorkeling without feeling price gouged . She showed... More 

10 Thank Jerseybob175
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

The drive to Porto Marie was beautiful; we passed a flock of wild flamingos on the way. The facilities are a bit run down, but the beach does offer all the conveniences (shower, restroom, restaurant, lounge chairs). It wasn't a hit for us because the beach is similar to other beaches we visited in Curacao, but packed -- felt like... More 

Thank katfisch7
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Visited from cruise port. Taxi cost $25 per person round trip - a bit on the high side. Driving time is about 30 minutes from port to beach. Driver parked her car there and waited for us during the two hours we were at the beach. Water show recommended. Saw hundreds of fish around a rock formation a mere 50... More 

Thank K C
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is the last beach we went to and it was the best of the 5 we tried. It is quite large and there is ample chair space. Tricky to get in (as most curaçao beaches) but once in, the fish are close to the beach. Go a little further and the clear wate will show off a sandy bottom... More 

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