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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Jaco Beach...

Jaco Beach is a surf spot in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Jaco Beach is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 27.5°C (81.6°F) in December up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Jaco Beach 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 Jaco Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Jaco Beach is about:
30°C (85°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Jaco Beach. The closest one is Perro Fino, which is only 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Jaco Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Perro Fino and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Jaco Beach is Roca Loca, which is 0.7km (0.4miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are several beautiful beaches close to Jaco Beach. The closest one is Jacó, which is only 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Jaco Beach. Another beautiful beach near Jaco Beach is Playa Herradura, which is roughly 4.6km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Jaco Beach?

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

How is the diving and fishing near Jaco Beach?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (76-85°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Jaco Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Jaco Beach...

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