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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near La Pena, Panama

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about La Pena...

La Pena is a coastal city in Panama. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the water with a population of 2274 people. The water temperature around La Pena changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 21.9°C (71.4°F) in March up to 29.1°C (84.3°F) in the month of November, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late fall, since La Pena 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 La Pena?

The current water temperature in the month of July near La Pena is ca:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to La Pena?

There are not many surf spots close to La Pena. The next good one is Santa Catalina, which is roughly 37.7km (23.8miles) away from La Pena. Click here for more information on Santa Catalina and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near La Pena are Punta Roca, which is ca 38.4km (23.8miles) away, and Las Lajas, located ca 57km (35.4miles) from La Pena.

Are there sandy beaches close to La Pena?

Not too many beaches are located close to La Pena. A beach, which is not too far away, is Taboga, which is more than 110.4km (68.6miles) away from La Pena. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Isla Grande, approximately 144km (89.5miles) away from La Pena.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for La Pena?

The sea temperature around La Pena is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of October, November, and December. During this time, in the late fall, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 22°C (71°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to La Pena?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during fall when water temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to La Pena: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about La Pena...

Do you know what the the city Cayenne in French Guiana, the city Barba in Italy, and the city Natividad in Philippines have in common with La Pena? Click on the links to find out...