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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Manuel Antonio...

Manuel Antonio is a surf spot in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Manuel Antonio is nearly constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.1°F) in March up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Manuel Antonio 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 Manuel Antonio?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Manuel Antonio is ca:
27°C (80°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Manuel Antonio. The nearest one is Playitas, which is just 1km (0.6miles) away from Manuel Antonio. Click here for more information on Playitas and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Manuel Antonio is Playa Bejuca, which is 20.3km (12.6miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Manuel Antonio. The closest decent beach is Manuel Antonio National Park, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Manuel Antonio. Another gorgeous beach near Manuel Antonio is Jacó, 36.6km (22.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Manuel Antonio?

The average sea temperature at Manuel Antonio is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with only little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Manuel Antonio. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Manuel Antonio can be particularly strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Manuel Antonio?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions stay very constant year round. The waters at Manuel Antonio are always 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 Manuel Antonio: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Manuel Antonio...

Do you know what the Avon Canyon , Paitan Este in Philippines, and the city Meraux in United States have in common with Manuel Antonio? Click on the links to find out...