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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Jacó, Costa Rica

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

Jacó is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Jacó has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 27.5°C (81.6°F) in December up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of April, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Jacó 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 Jacó?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Jacó is approximately:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots near Jacó?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Jacó. The closest one is Jaco Beach, which is 1.5km (1.2miles) away from Jacó. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Jaco Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Jacó are Perro Fino, which is roughly 1.9km (1.2miles) away, and Roca Loca, located roughly 2km (1.2miles) from Jacó.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are some beautiful beaches in proximity to Jacó. The closest one is Playa Herradura, which is just 3.1km (1.9miles) away from Jacó. Another beach near Jacó is Puntarenas, which is roughly 28.3km (17.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Jacó?

The average water temperature at Jacó is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Jacó. 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 Jacó can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Jacó?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little during the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Jacó: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Jacó...

Do you know what the the city Chiffa in Algeria, the city Castilleja de la Cuesta in Spain, and the city Moalboal in Philippines have in common with Jacó? Click on the links to find out...