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

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

El Progreso is a coastal city in Panama. It is a comparatively little coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4292 people. The water temperature around El Progreso varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 19.4°C (67°F) in March up to 29.5°C (85°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since El Progreso 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 Progreso?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to El Progreso is approximately:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to El Progreso. A spot, which is not too far away, is EL Playon, which is 37.6km (24.4miles) away from El Progreso. Click here for directions and to check out more information on EL Playon and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near El Progreso are Isla Grande, which is approximately 39.3km (24.4miles) away, and Isla mamey, located ca 41km (25.4miles) from El Progreso.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to El Progreso. A beach that might be worth checking out is Isla Grande, which is only 39.6km (24.6miles) away from El Progreso. Another nice beach near El Progreso is Taboga, which is 44.8km (27.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for El Progreso?

The water temperature around El Progreso is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around El Progreso. However, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to approximately 19°C (67°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near El Progreso?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 19 to 24°C (67-76°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Progreso: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about El Progreso...

Do you know what the the city Balaclava in Jamaica, the city Arroyo in Puerto Rico, and the city Foegloe in Aland Islands have in common with El Progreso? Click on the links to find out...