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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chinandega, Nicaragua

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

Chinandega is a coastal city in Nicaragua. It is a comparatively mid-size city close to the water with a population of 126387 people. The water temperature around Chinandega has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23.1°C (73.5°F) in February up to 30.8°C (87.4°F) in the month of June, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Chinandega 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 Chinandega?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Chinandega is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Chinandega?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Chinandega. The closest decent spot is Punta Mango, which is 81.3km (50.5miles) away from Chinandega. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Punta Mango and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Santana, which is 108.7km (67.5miles) away from Chinandega. Another surfspot is Santana, located ca 108.7km (67.5miles) from Chinandega.

Are there beautiful beaches near Chinandega?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Chinandega. A beach that might be worth checking out is Gulf of Papagayo, which is almost 159.2km (98.9miles) away from Chinandega. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Playa Blanca, ca 170.5km (105.9miles) away from Chinandega.

What wetsuit do I need for Chinandega?

The water temperature around Chinandega is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (87°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Chinandega. However, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 23°C (74°F). During these months, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Chinandega?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures range from 26 to 31°C (78-87°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Chinandega: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Chinandega...

Do you know what the Otueroa Seamount , Katerini in Greece, and the island Colonsay in United Kingdom have in common with Chinandega? Click on the links to find out...