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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Refugio, Mexico

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

El Refugio is a coastal city in Mexico. It is a fairly small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1064 people. The water temperature around El Refugio has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 24.6°C (76.2°F) in April up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since El Refugio 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 Refugio?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around El Refugio is ca:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to El Refugio. The next good one is Playa Los Cerritos, which is more than 191.8km (119.2miles) away from El Refugio. Click here for more information on Playa Los Cerritos and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Shipwrecks, which is roughly 199.3km (123.8miles) away from El Refugio. Another surfspot is Shipwrecks, located 199.3km (123.8miles) from El Refugio.

Are there sandy beaches located close to El Refugio?

Not many beaches are located close to El Refugio. A beach, which is not too far away, is Cabo San Lucas, which is more than 218.2km (135.5miles) away from El Refugio. If you have some extra time, you can also try Mazatlán, 263.9km (163.9miles) away from El Refugio.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for El Refugio?

The sea temperature around El Refugio is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during spring, temperatures drop down to 25°C (76°F). During these months, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near El Refugio?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F) during spring. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Refugio: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about El Refugio...

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