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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Leon, Nicaragua

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

Leon is a coastal city in Nicaragua. It is a rather medium-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 144538 people. The water temperature around Leon varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 23.1°C (73.5°F) in February up to 30°C (85.9°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Leon 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 Leon?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Leon is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Leon. A good spot nearby is Popoyo, which is about 85.9km (54.4miles) away from Leon. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Popoyo and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Leon are Santana, which is 87.6km (54.4miles) away, and Colorado, located approximately 90.8km (56.4miles) from Leon.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Leon. The next good one is Gulf of Papagayo, which is 138.8km (86.2miles) away from Leon. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Playa Blanca, which is roughly 149.9km (93.1miles) away from Leon.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Leon?

The sea temperature around Leon is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Leon. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 23°C (74°F). In this season, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Leon?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during January, February, and March. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Leon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Leon...

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