watertemperature.org logo2

Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cartagena, Colombia

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

Cartagena is a coastal city in Colombia. It is a relatively big coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 952024 people. The water temperature around Cartagena varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 25.8°C (78.4°F) in January up to 30.1°C (86.2°F) in the month of October, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Cartagena 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 near Cartagena?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Cartagena is approximately:
26°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Cartagena. The next good one is EL Playon, which is more than 279.4km (173.5miles) away from Cartagena. Click here for directions and for more information on EL Playon and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Isla mamey, which is 283.6km (176.1miles) away from Cartagena. Another good surfspot is Isla mamey, located roughly 283.6km (176.1miles) from Cartagena.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are close to Cartagena. The closest decent one is Bocagrande in Cartagena, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Cartagena. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Tayrona National Natural Park, which is roughly 110.9km (68.9miles) away from Cartagena.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Cartagena?

The average water temperature around Cartagena is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Cartagena. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Cartagena can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cartagena?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little year round. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cartagena: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cartagena...

Do you know what the the city Watoona in Indonesia, the city Krajan in Indonesia, and Tulare Seamount have in common with Cartagena? Click on the links to find out...