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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 coastal city in Mexico. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 18717 people. The water temperature around Ixtapa has low variability 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 near Ixtapa?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Ixtapa is about:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Ixtapa?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Ixtapa. The nearest one is Puerto Vallarta, which is just 12.9km (9.6miles) away from Ixtapa. Click here to check out more information on Puerto Vallarta and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ixtapa are La lancha, which is roughly 15.5km (9.6miles) away, and San Pancho, located roughly 18.7km (11.6miles) from Ixtapa.

Are there beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches near to Ixtapa. The nearest one is Puerto Vallarta, which is just 4.6km (2.8miles) away from Ixtapa. Another beautiful beach near Ixtapa is Nuevo Vallarta, which is approximately 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Ixtapa?

The average sea temperature around Ixtapa 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 temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Ixtapa. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Ixtapa can be very intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ixtapa?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters around Ixtapa are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: 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...

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