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Playa Porto Marie

Curacao
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Ranked #5 of 70 Attractions in Curacao
Type: Beaches
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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW 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 NEW via mobile

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

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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Clear shallow calm waters great for snorkeling. The only downside I would say is the rocky beach. The restaurant/bar was far better than I could have imagined for a beach located seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

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Dunedin, Florida
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The beach and facilities here are really nice but if you are looking for good shore snorkeling it's just okay we found the tugboat to be the best on the island. There are fish to be seen around the artificial reef balls at Porto Marie but no real coral withing swimming distance to view. If diving you can probably reach... More

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is a snorkel trail here. You can snorkel a bit. Nothing compared to snorkling in Bonaire but you will see a few fishes. A bit crowded.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a beautifully maintained beach with a very fun beach restaurant and dive shop on location. It cost money to enter as well as to rent beach chairs. Snorkeling is just ok at this beach.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful beach with sand and coral but lots of rocks on the water so take aqua shoes as it would be quite painful to get in the sea without them. The sea was a little bit rough when we were there and we had to swim out a bit to get excellent clarity - but it was very clear with... More

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