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“Convenient shore diving access w restaurant”
Review of Playa Porto Marie

Playa Porto Marie
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Western Curacao Buggy Adventure
Ranked #7 of 147 things to do in Curacao
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Convenient shore diving access w restaurant”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Able to drive up and unload gear and tanks at the on site dive shop. The dive shop personnel was very friendly and helpful. Easy access to the reef.

Visited January 2013
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“This is paradise!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Simply the BEST beach in Curaçao. Good to spend the whole day at. Good for scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, tanning, sightseeing and sunset watching.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Great beach”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We visited this beach which was close to our villa and were very satisfied for the most part. There is a small entrance fee ($2.50 U.S.) per person and lounge chairs are $3.50 each. There is good sand. They have two small rock berms that project about 50 feet or more from the beach and there MANY fish to see a close distance from the beach if you are new to snorkeling. Not as much shade as some of the other beaches but we made do. We did not eat any food but had a couple of VERY small drinks for about $13.00 U.S. this was after I could attract the attention of one of the four pretty rude waitstaff who did not seem to be busy at all. I would suggest bringing your own food and beverages.

Visited January 2013
5 Thank Phillip G
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“Best Snorkeling!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We enjoyed our first visit so much, we returned for a second afternoon at the beach.

Nice facilities, good enough beach bar/food, plenty of chairs/shade for a reasonable fee.

My husband went on 2 shore dives for $35 ($26 first dive/rental, $9 for refill tank).

We snorkeled two days and saw: spotted ray, lion fish, 2 types of eels, octopus and of course the usual plethora of tropical fish.

By far, my favorite place on the island.

Visited January 2013
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Charlotte NC
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“no shade so we had to leave”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Arriving at 3pm on New Year's Day, I should have expected the crowds but I was still surprised by the absolute unavailability of any shaded areas in which to lay down our stuff. We walked the nice beach from one end to the other. I expected to see more people snorkeling since I had read more about the two offshore reefs right off the beach at Porto Marie as compared to any of the other beaches. We ended up spending a very short time at this beach but it must attract a lot of day trippers from the cruise ships. Luckily you don't have to pay till you get on the beach unlike at Cas Abou where you have to pay at the entrance to the beach without knowing what lies in store for you at the actual beach. Although we were disappointed by the crowds and lack of any shade, at least we didn't pay the $3 per person entrance fee having seen the beach first.

Visited December 2012
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