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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Atacames, Ecuador

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

Atacames is a beach in Ecuador. The water temperature around Atacames has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 25°C (77°F) in October up to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Atacames 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 Atacames?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Atacames is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Atacames. A good spot nearby is Mompiche, which is almost 28.5km (17.7miles) away from Atacames. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Mompiche and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try La bellaca, which is roughly 112.1km (69.6miles) away from Atacames. Another good surfspot is La bellaca, located roughly 112.1km (69.6miles) from Atacames.

Are there any other beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Atacames. A good beach nearby is Muisne, which is only 21.9km (13.6miles) away from Atacames. Another fun beach near Atacames is Manta, which is approximately 140.4km (87.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Atacames?

The average water temperature at Atacames is very warm, around 27°C (80°F), with no significant changes during the year. Hence, a wetsuit is often times not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Atacames, especially during the day and not windy conditions. That being said, it can get a little bit chilly early mornings and during windy days. You might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit, jumpsuit or at least a rashguard to be prepared. The coldest months are . You should be fine without a wetsuit in the summer, especially during June, July, and August. However, it is recommended to carry UVA/UVB protection, as the sun radiation at Atacames can be remarkably strong year round.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Atacames?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters at Atacames are nearly almost very warm, reaching temperatures between 22 and 27°C (72-81°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Atacames: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Atacames...

Do you know what the the city Inverbervie in United Kingdom, the city Lamarque in France, and Montpellier Canyon have in common with Atacames? Click on the links to find out...