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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Malpelo, Colombia

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

Malpelo is an island in Colombia. It is part of the island group. The water temperature around Malpelo has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 25.9°C (78.6°F) in June up to 29°C (84.3°F) in the month of April, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Malpelo 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 Malpelo?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located close to Malpelo. A spot, which is not too far away, is 411 quatro-once, which is more than 235.7km (146.4miles) away from Malpelo. Click here for directions and for more information on 411 quatro-once and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Playa guanico, which is approximately 240.1km (149.1miles) away from Malpelo. Another good surfspot is Playa guanico, located 240.1km (149.1miles) from Malpelo.

Are there beaches close to Malpelo?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Malpelo. A beach, which is not too far away, is Malpelo Island, which is almost 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Malpelo. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Atacames, which is 249km (154.6miles) away from Malpelo.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Malpelo?

The average sea temperature around Malpelo is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with very little changes throughout 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 Malpelo. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Malpelo can be particularly strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Malpelo?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Malpelo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Malpelo...

Do you know what the the city Fulton in the United States, the city Valenzano in the Italy, and the city Bhuvanagiri in the India have in common with Malpelo? Click on the links to find out...