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“A pleasant surprise”
Review of Porta Del Mare

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Porta Del Mare
Reviewed April 8, 2012

We visited Porta Del Mare from February 19 - 25. Our trip was excellent. Claudia is very helpful. As you may have read in previous reviews Porta Del Mare is located right on the beach. The fact that house is located away from the hotels allows you to have a section of the beach all to yourself. However, if you want to people watch the hotels and restaurants are only a 20 minute walk (or 5 minutes by car) away. We had a one bedroom (1.5 bath), with a living room/ dining room, with a full kitchen. The accommodations are adequate. The room was clean. The bedroom could use a dresser. The shower had a little water leak and bathrooms could use better lighting fixtures. But over all we were very pleased. The grounds have 24 hour guard and we felt very safe. Furthermore, you can't beat the price. If you have a car be sure to visit the neighboring town of Sousa. I would recommend Porta Del Mare to my friends.

Room Tip: Try and get a two or three bedroom. The one bedrooms are on the side, while two and three come our...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank todd j
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Was at Porta Del Mare for a week during Xmas time and it was simply amazing. The trip was kiteboarding oriented and everybody in the group were so stoked about the perfect location of PDM for kitesurfing: right between kitebeach and Cabarete's bay. Inflate the kites on the grass just by the pool!!!!

Claudia, the place's manager was so terrific for us and our vacations...she took care of everything we need. There a lots of thing to do around even if the wind is present or not: she bring us at a perfect flat spot that we are uses to see in the movie!!! After the ride....a BBQ was setted on the beach. In the morning we went couple times, surfing.......the spot is located 5 minutes from the PDM. There're wave for pro's and beginners on this surf's break.

The nightlife is very active in Cabarete. Claudia will give you some good hints!!!

The PDM is pretty well located, really confortable, the appartements are almost brand new and well decorated. I recommand it without any hesitation for the perfect vacation in Cabarete.

Have fun at PDM!!!!

Room Tip: There all well decorated, moderns and well equiped.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

We spent 1 month at Porta Del Mar, m'y heart is still in RD the place is very friendly,very clean the rooms are very spacious and the beds are very confortable to sleep.We had family coming over and everybody loved there vacation:) I m very glad to have meet Claudia and Annie they
Are attentive to your stay and make sure that you are completly satisfied ,This place is so beatiful ,if you look for quiet and Nice place and spectacular view of the ocean i give a 10/10.
Special thanks to Claudia,Annie,Tito .See you next year.
I recommand Porta Del Mar to everyone that is looking for a very spécial place to be on vacation...

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We spent out thanksgiving weekend in this place. We were a party of 5 , 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 6,13, 16)
We had a 2 bedroom apartment, modern furniture, Wi-Fi, a/c, washer and drier, one TV. Our place had a few problems with hot water and cable TV, but Claudia (Property Manager) helps us to solve these problems. Please be aware of mosquitoes, bring some insects repellent. Also there are many dogs in the area (owners live there) so if you are not a dog person this might be a problem. The view is fantastic, quiet, is the perfect place to relax. This place has a BBQ area that all apartments share and Claudia has an employee that can assist you with your BBQ. Also Claudia can tell you the location of a good supermarket nearby so you can buy some groceries. All I can say is that I can't wait to go back...!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

I spent a week at Porta del mare and I did not want to leave! The place is amazing! right on the ocean with also a pool and hot tub! The rooms are realy nice and I also really like the style of the place! It was such a fun trip! It felt like a family right from the first day!
I will defenetly come back again next year but for longer this time! ;)

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

I have been to Porta Del Mare from July 30th to August 13th and did not want to go back home! I will not forget those vacations, ever! Claudia and Annie are the greatest hosts in the world! They will show you around if you ask them to or provide names of good places to go depending on what you feel like. Furthermore, the units are nice and cozy.

You want to kitesurf, the beach is right in front of you. This is the best spot! You feel like surfing? You are at 5 min by cab/car from Encuentro beach, You feel like having a drink, a snack or a nice dinner, you will find several bars and restaurants nearby, right on the beach. You can get there by walking on the beach or I suggest the experience of taking a motoconcho who will drive you to your destination with pleasure. Also a "must" in Cabarete, horsebackriding on the beach or in the mountains. Magic!

Those vacations were unforgettable! I intend to go back soon and visit my new friends again. Count on me!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Danièle C
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

The best choice to by on vacation and the best quality / price..... Dont miss it....

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank mireilletremblay
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Additional Information about Porta Del Mare

Address: Calle Principal, Cabarete 57000, Dominican Republic
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Puerto Plata Province > Cabarete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Cabarete
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porta del Mare is not only a place to stay, it's a place where atmosphere is a criteria. Everyone on site are super friendly and helpful. We are right in the middle of the Kitebeach action. Kitebeach area has grown a lot over the last few years and became a nice little community with where you can enjoy a nice healthy meal or a happy hour cocktail whilst enjoying the view of the Best Kiteboarder in the world. All our apartments have a balcony ocean front. We are 5 minutes away from the popular Surf Spot "Encuentro" and around 10 minutes walking distance from town. I strongly recommend our famous BBQ by the pool at sunset with fresh sea food coming from the fisherman next door... a MUST ! Our awesome staff will be happy to set it up for you so you can sit back and relax... Pleasure guaranteed! ... more   less 

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