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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Palmar, Guatemala

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

El Palmar is a coastal city in Guatemala. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 15167 people. The water temperature around El Palmar is close to constant year round. The temperature ranges from 27.6°C (81.8°F) in January up to 30.4°C (86.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (85°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since El Palmar 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 Palmar?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near El Palmar is about:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to El Palmar. The next good one is Champerico, which is about 33.2km (35.2miles) away from El Palmar. Click here for directions and for more information on Champerico and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near El Palmar are Puerto Madero, which is 56.7km (35.2miles) away, and Zipacate, located roughly 58.2km (36.1miles) from El Palmar.

Are there beaches in proximity to El Palmar?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to El Palmar. The closest decent beach is Monterrico, which is 90.6km (56.2miles) away from El Palmar. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Maya Beach, which is approximately 253.4km (157.4miles) away from El Palmar.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for El Palmar?

The average sea temperature around El Palmar is extremely warm, around 29°C (85°F), with very little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around El Palmar. 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 El Palmar can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing near El Palmar?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (78-87°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Palmar: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about El Palmar...

Do you know what the the city Missillac in France, the city Argithea in Greece, and the city Carricola in Spain have in common with El Palmar? Click on the links to find out...