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

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

Masaya is a coastal city in Nicaragua. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the water with a population of 130113 people. The water temperature around Masaya has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 24.6°C (76.2°F) in January up to 29.9°C (85.8°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Masaya 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 Masaya?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Masaya is ca:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Masaya?

There are not many surf spots close to Masaya. A spot, which is not too far away, is Popoyo, which is 36.2km (23.1miles) away from Masaya. Click here to check out more information on Popoyo and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Masaya are Santana, which is roughly 37.1km (23.1miles) away, and Colorado, located ca 39.4km (24.5miles) from Masaya.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Masaya. One beach, which is not too far away, is Gulf of Papagayo, which is only 88.4km (54.9miles) away from Masaya. Another nice beach near Masaya is Playa Blanca, 98.2km (61miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Masaya?

The sea temperature around Masaya 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 normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Masaya. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 25°C (76°F). During these months, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Masaya?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when water temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Masaya: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Masaya...

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