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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ixtapa, Mexico

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ixtapa...

Ixtapa is a beach in Mexico. The water temperature around Ixtapa is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.4°F) in April up to 29.5°C (85.1°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 Ixtapa 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 Ixtapa?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Ixtapa is about:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Ixtapa. The closest one is Playa Linda, which is just 3.6km (2.7miles) away from Ixtapa. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Playa Linda and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Ixtapa are Las Gatas, which is 4.3km (2.7miles) away, and Saladita, located ca 5.9km (3.6miles) from Ixtapa.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located close to Ixtapa. A beach that might be worth checking out is Acapulco, which is 126.3km (78.4miles) away from Ixtapa. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Manzanillo, which is roughly 205km (127.3miles) away from Ixtapa.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Ixtapa?

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

How is the diving and fishing near Ixtapa?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Ixtapa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ixtapa...

Do you know what the the city Le Cres in France, the city Derwen in United Kingdom, and the city Boortmeerbeek in Belgium have in common with Ixtapa? Click on the links to find out...