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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Arica, Chile

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

Arica is a beach in Chile. The water temperature around Arica varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 17°C (62.5°F) in September up to 21.4°C (70.6°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Arica 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 at Arica?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Arica is about:
21°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Arica. The closest one is El Brazo, which is only 1.1km (0.8miles) away from Arica. Click here to check out more information on El Brazo and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Arica are El Buey, which is roughly 1.3km (0.8miles) away, and El Gringo, located approximately 1.3km (0.8miles) from Arica.

Are there any other beaches in close proximity to Arica?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Arica. A beach, which is not too far away, is Santa María del Mar, which is almost 604.2km (375.3miles) away from Arica. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Punta Hermosa, which is approximately 610.8km (379.4miles) away from Arica.

What wetsuit is needed for Arica?

The average water temperature at Arica is relatively chilly, around 19°C (66°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. Because of this, a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Arica. Nevertheless, 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 August, September, and October. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the fall, particularly in the months of February, March, and April.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Arica?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters at Arica are nearly almost cool, reaching temperatures between 16 and 21°C (62-71°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Arica: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Arica...

Do you know what the the city Pinar del Rio in Cuba, the city Aube-sur-Rile in France, and the city Edegem in Belgium have in common with Arica? Click on the links to find out...