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

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

El Cristo is a coastal city in Panama. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 1096 people. The water temperature around El Cristo changes slightly year round. 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 interactive table 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 Cristo 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 Cristo?

The current water temperature in the month of March near El Cristo is ca:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots located close to El Cristo?

There are not many surf spots close to El Cristo. A good spot nearby is Riomar, which is 46.3km (29.4miles) away from El Cristo. Click here for directions and for more information on Riomar and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near El Cristo are El palmar point, which is approximately 47.4km (29.4miles) away, and Tetas, located approximately 51km (31.7miles) from El Cristo.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are near to El Cristo. A beach that might be worth checking out is Taboga, which is more than 81.3km (50.5miles) away from El Cristo. If you have some extra time, you can also try Isla Grande, which is ca 119.4km (74.2miles) away from El Cristo.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for El Cristo?

The sea temperature around El Cristo 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 typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures come down to 22°C (71°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to El Cristo?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during fall when temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Cristo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about El Cristo...

Do you know what the the city Cliffwood Beach in the United States, the city Gombangan in the Indonesia, and the city Long Neck in the United States have in common with El Cristo? Click on the links to find out...