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Playa Porto Marie

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Address: Curacao
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$ 150.00*
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A bit far from cruise port, but worth it

Visited from cruise port. Taxi cost $25 per person round trip - a bit on the high side. Driving time is about 30 minutes from port to beach. Driver parked her car there and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The drive to Porto Marie was beautiful; we passed a flock of wild flamingos on the way. The facilities are a bit run down, but the beach does offer all the conveniences (shower, restroom, restaurant, lounge chairs). It wasn't a hit for us because the beach is similar to other beaches we visited in Curacao, but packed -- felt like... More 

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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Visited from cruise port. Taxi cost $25 per person round trip - a bit on the high side. Driving time is about 30 minutes from port to beach. Driver parked her car there and waited for us during the two hours we were at the beach. Water show recommended. Saw hundreds of fish around a rock formation a mere 50... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is the last beach we went to and it was the best of the 5 we tried. It is quite large and there is ample chair space. Tricky to get in (as most curaçao beaches) but once in, the fish are close to the beach. Go a little further and the clear wate will show off a sandy bottom... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Good protected beach on Banda About (west side) of Curacao. Good facilities including a restaurant, dive shop and dive courses, certainly among the best on the island. About 30 min by car from Willemstad and app. 45 min from the Jan Thiel area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Great, clean amenities. Not overfilled but not empty. Very good food (if not very local) and drinks and excellent service. Free diving was excellent, tons of fish, coral and other sights to check out. And a diving platform for aerial acrobatics!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely beach if you are into organised beaches with rows of sunbeds. Cafe had good real coffee and the toilets were clean and looked after. Good snorkeling especially to right of breakwater. Little jetty out into sea for easy access. $3 each entry plus $3.50 per sunbed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful beach with a nice restaurant. Good for snorkling because of the boulders they put in the water.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The beach is strikingly beautiful right immediately upon arrival. We were very happy with the facilities, beach chairs and umbrellas to rent. The water was an amazing blue with interesting snorkeling options close to shore for the kids. Totally relaxing and scenic...perfect for us.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

This was our favorite beach of the whole island!! The snorkeling is outstanding, the service and food are great! It is a nature preserve so expect to pay to go to the beach, but it's worth it to help keep it protect and clean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful but fairly busy beach. Don't let that put you off because the snorkelling is fantastic! We saw loads of fish, sea snakes, eels, crabs and more fish.

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