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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Cortezo, Panama

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

El Cortezo is a coastal city in Panama. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1103 people. The water temperature around El Cortezo changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 21.9°C (71.4°F) in March up to 29.1°C (84.3°F) in the month of November, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late fall, since El Cortezo 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 El Cortezo?

The current water temperature in the month of February near El Cortezo is approximately:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to El Cortezo. A spot that might be worth checking out is Riomar, which is 43.6km (27.7miles) away from El Cortezo. Click here for directions and for more information on Riomar and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near El Cortezo are El palmar point, which is ca 44.6km (27.7miles) away, and Tetas, located approximately 47.9km (29.8miles) from El Cortezo.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are near to El Cortezo. The next good one is Taboga, which is more than 77.3km (48miles) away from El Cortezo. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Isla Grande, roughly 113.3km (70.4miles) away from El Cortezo.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for El Cortezo?

The water temperature around El Cortezo is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of October, November, and December. During this time, in the late fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to nearly 22°C (71°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to El Cortezo?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Cortezo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about El Cortezo...

Do you know what the the city Albocasser in Spain, the city Albany in United States, and the city Barriales in Panama have in common with El Cortezo? Click on the links to find out...