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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mar del Plata, Argentina

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mar del Plata...

Mar del Plata is a coastal city in Argentina. It is a comparatively big coastal town close to the water with a population of 553935 people. The water temperature around Mar del Plata changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 10.1°C (50.2°F) in September up to 20.7°C (69.2°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Mar del Plata is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Mar del Plata?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Mar del Plata is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near Mar del Plata?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Mar del Plata. The nearest one is Alfonsina, which is just 1km (1.3miles) away from Mar del Plata. Click here for directions and for more information on Alfonsina and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Mar del Plata are Cabo corrientes, which is roughly 2km (1.3miles) away, and El Yacht, located approximately 2.5km (1.6miles) from Mar del Plata.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Mar del Plata. The closest decent beach is Mar del Plata, which is only 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Mar del Plata. Another beautiful beach near Mar del Plata is Miramar, approximately 24km (14.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Mar del Plata?

The water temperature around Mar del Plata is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Mar del Plata. Nevertheless, during early fall, temperatures cool down to roughly 10°C (50°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Mar del Plata?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during spring when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mar del Plata: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mar del Plata...

Do you know what the the city Portaria in Greece, the city Boca Chica in Dominican Republic, and the city Haseldorf in Germany have in common with Mar del Plata? Click on the links to find out...