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

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

El Quiteno is a coastal city in Panama. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 1146 people. The water temperature around El Quiteno has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.7°C (81.9°F) in June up to 30.4°C (86.7°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since El Quiteno 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 Quiteno?

The current water temperature in the month of February near El Quiteno is ca:
30°C (85°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to El Quiteno. The closest decent spot is La Barqueta, which is roughly 16.5km (26.1miles) away from El Quiteno. Click here for directions and to check out more information on La Barqueta and its water temperature. Other surfspots near El Quiteno are Las Lajas, which is roughly 41.9km (26.1miles) away, and Pavones, located 50.8km (31.6miles) from El Quiteno.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to El Quiteno. A beach, which is not too far away, is Manuel Antonio National Park, which is almost 134.6km (83.6miles) away from El Quiteno. If you have some extra time, you can also try Santa Teresa, ca 138km (85.7miles) away from El Quiteno.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for El Quiteno?

The average sea temperature around El Quiteno is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around El Quiteno. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around El Quiteno can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to El Quiteno?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little year round. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (78-87°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Quiteno: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about El Quiteno...

Do you know what the the city Hermon in the United States, the geo Buzen Seamount , and the city Sandy in the United Kingdom have in common with El Quiteno? Click on the links to find out...