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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Arequipa, Peru

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

Arequipa is a coastal city in Peru. It is a fairly large town close to the water with a population of 841130 people. The water temperature around Arequipa varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 16°C (60.7°F) in June up to 20.7°C (69.3°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Arequipa is located in the southern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature near Arequipa?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Arequipa is ca:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Arequipa?

There are not many surf spots close to Arequipa. A spot that might be worth checking out is Mejia, which is just 54.6km (39miles) away from Arequipa. Click here to check out more information on Mejia and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Arequipa are San Maloy, which is ca 62.8km (39miles) away, and Playuela, located ca 64.6km (40.2miles) from Arequipa.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to Arequipa. A good beach nearby is Arica, which is more than 164.5km (102.2miles) away from Arequipa. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Santa María del Mar, which is 447.5km (278miles) away from Arequipa.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Arequipa?

The average sea temperature around Arequipa is not very warm, around 18°C (64°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. That is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Arequipa. However, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are May, June, and Jul. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, especially in the months of December, January, and February.

How is the diving and fishing close to Arequipa?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters around Arequipa are nearly almost cool, reaching temperatures between 16 and 21°C (60-69°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters of this temperature range: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Arequipa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Arequipa...

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