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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Acapulco, Mexico

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Acapulco...

Acapulco is a beach in Mexico. The water temperature around Acapulco is almost steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26°C (78.8°F) in April up to 29.9°C (85.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Acapulco is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Acapulco?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Acapulco is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots near Acapulco?

There are not too many surf spots close to Acapulco. The next good one is Barra Vieja, which is roughly 20.7km (58.4miles) away from Acapulco. Click here for more information on Barra Vieja and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Acapulco are La Barrita, which is approximately 94km (58.4miles) away, and Las Gatas, located ca 121.8km (75.7miles) from Acapulco.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near Acapulco?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Acapulco. The next good beach is Ixtapa, which is almost 125.8km (78.2miles) away from Acapulco. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Puerto Escondido, which is ca 199.3km (123.8miles) away from Acapulco.

What wetsuit do I need for Acapulco?

The average water temperature at Acapulco is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with very little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Acapulco. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Acapulco can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Acapulco?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Acapulco are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Acapulco: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Acapulco...

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