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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Zonte, El Salvador

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

El Zonte is a surf spot in El Salvador. The water temperature around El Zonte is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 26.7°C (80°F) in December up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since El Zonte 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 at El Zonte?

The current water temperature in the month of November at El Zonte is about:
28°C (83°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to El Zonte. The closest one is Palmarcito, which is only 1.1km (0.7miles) away from El Zonte. Click here for more information on Palmarcito and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near El Zonte is K59, which is approximately 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to El Zonte. The closest decent beach is Monterrico, which is almost 75.2km (46.7miles) away from El Zonte. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Laughing Bird Caye, ca 219.7km (136.5miles) away from El Zonte.

What wetsuit is needed for El Zonte?

The average water temperature at El Zonte is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at El Zonte. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at El Zonte can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near El Zonte?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters at El Zonte are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Zonte: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about El Zonte...

Do you know what the the island Horse in the United States, the city Deagon in the Australia, and the city Santo Domingo in the Panama have in common with El Zonte? Click on the links to find out...