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“Still a great beach”
Review of Playa Porto Marie

Playa Porto Marie
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$150.00*
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Western Curacao Buggy Adventure
Ranked #6 of 147 things to do in Curacao
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This year we did a SCUBA dive and a snorkeling trip here on different days. The beach is wonderful - beautiful white sand, plenty of underwater wildlife, comfortable chairs and plenty of shade if you want it. The parking is guarded - felt very safe leaving car here. Wasn't crowded either day we were there. On snorkel day we had some lunch and drinks from the restaurant - not four star fare but very tasty, quick, and really a good value. Overall - beach is well worth the small entry price and chair rental fee.

Thank Scott C
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this beach. It was a 20-30 minute drive from the Marriott- our hotel gave us great directions. Entry fee is about $2 pp, and $3.30 pp for every lounge chair used. The beach has a very lively snack bar- but you can also just bring your food/snacks. Not very many locals here, appears to be mostly tourists. The beach offers showers, lockers, bathrooms, free parking- and a great place for everyone to snorkel (water shoes still recommended, like every other beach here on the island). Lots of great colorful fish to see while snorkeling. My family really ended this beach!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

If your looking for a great day at the beach you cant do much better than this. This is a natural Caribbean beach cove with all of the comforts you need to make the day. The food is good and the staff is very friendly and laid backed. they have diving and snorkeling right there for you. The water is pristine and the reef is only 30 yards off shore. The swim along the cliffs is great for snorkeling because it is shallow and everything is right in front of you. Plenty of shade and chairs. The ocean bed is rocky but again this is a natural beach not like some of the man made beaches near town. The ride is about 30 minutes from town. Be careful when you get directions. The locals are not very good at giving directions and the roads are poorly marked. There are a lot of circles or roundabouts on the roads and it is easy to go the wrong way., Ask the locals for landmarks so you can know where to turn otherwise they assume you know the way. This beach is good for everyone and very picturesque. You wont be disappointed.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This place was beautiful. The food was solid and the service was amazing. The waitress even made a candle out of a lime.

Thank J L
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This beach is so pretty. A little bit far out, but worth the drive. Lots of chairs and umbrellas provided for patrons to sit and relax. There is also a bar and restaurant on the beach where you can grab drinks and food (bar food: wings, grilled sandwiches, etc.) FYI We did have to pay a few bucks to park.

1  Thank cjeanine82
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