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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Alto, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about El Alto...

El Alto is a coastal city in Peru. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 9303 people. The water temperature around El Alto changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 18.4°C (65°F) in June up to 25.4°C (77.7°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since El Alto 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 El Alto?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to El Alto. The nearest one is Cabo Blanco, which is only 1.8km (1.3miles) away from El Alto. Click here for more information on Cabo Blanco and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near El Alto are Panic Point, which is approximately 2.1km (1.3miles) away, and Organos, located 8.2km (5.1miles) from El Alto.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to El Alto. One beach, which is not too far away, is Mancora, which is only 16.3km (10.1miles) away from El Alto. Another beach near El Alto is Contralmirante Villar, which is ca 41.2km (25.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for El Alto?

The sea temperature around El Alto is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around El Alto. Nevertheless, during May, June, and Jul, sea temperatures reach lows of 18°C (65°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near El Alto?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F) during May, June, and Jul. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during spring when water temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to El Alto: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about El Alto...

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