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Playa Porto Marie

Curacao
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Ranked #3 of 68 Attractions in Curacao
Type: Beaches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Playa Porto Marie is a wonderfull relaxing beach. Good set up with Bar, clean toilet facilities and a dive shop / rental place. The beach offers easy water access and the artificial reefs allow everyone to try snorkeling. Other than the odd plane above all is quiet. Fees are reasonable for what is provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Obviously when you have WiFi, a Restaurant, a great set up of beach chairs and umbrellas, you will definitely be consider one of the best beaches, but what really got me with this one is that it is one of the sandiest beaches in all the ones we visited. It is still rocky once you enter the water, but not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We decided to visit one of the more remote beaches on the island and chose this one based on the excellent reviews and the fact it's closer to Willemstad than some of the other west side beaches. It did not disappoint! Entrance fee and chair rental was about $7 each and the scenery was magnificent! It is a little out... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visiting Porto Marie is a must for visiting divers and snorkelers. Clean beach, good restaurant, diveschool and good facilities makes this beach one of my favourite places to visit on Curacao. Diving is very good. Visibility is great and with it,s double-reef sytem it is double the pleasure. Porto Marie can be reached by car. The only point of attention... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On our second day with a rental car, we did not fancy repeating the fairly long drive west to the best beaches. We chose instead to visit Playa Porto Marie, which is mid-way along the south coast. You have to drive towards the airport, then head west along the main road westwards. You turn off South at Daniel and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Playa Porto Marie is by far one of the best if not THE best walk in beach snorkeling spots on Curaçao. The water was clear and the fish abundant. The turtle sighting just topped it off! A few restaurants to grab a sandwich, burger, or a beer. A must visit spot if you have a car!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The color of the water is just amazing. Private beach with excellent facilities. Great for spending the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Playa Porto Mari was our favorite destination during our visit to Curacao. We went there two days in a row SCUBA diving and really enjoyed it. There is a dive operation on site with reasonable prices, a rinse tank, and a place to hang gear while you're there. They also have a good wall-map of the dive site which consists... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

In a fantastic beach setting you get the bonus of a warm friendly restaurant-bar service from Kun, Julianne, Naysa, Kaais, Sheina and their lovely team - sorry about any misspelling! One of our favourite spots on Curacao and a must for all visitors. Asta Luego

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Playa Porto Marie is one of my favorite snorkel sites second only to Cas Abou and Playa Lagun. Getting to the beach requires a rental - but it's more centrally located from Willemstad and is an easy 20 minute drive or so up to Wegnar Wespunt and down to the beach. The facilities are hands down the BEST for a... More

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