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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Matapalo, Costa Rica

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

Matapalo is a surf spot in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Matapalo is almost constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.6°C (81.6°F) in November up to 29.5°C (85.2°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Matapalo 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 Matapalo?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Matapalo is ca:
28°C (83°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Matapalo. The nearest one is Pan Dulce, which is just 2.9km (1.8miles) away from Matapalo. Click here for more information on Pan Dulce and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Matapalo is Pavones, which is roughly 9.6km (6miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are close to Matapalo. A beach, which is not too far away, is Manuel Antonio National Park, which is almost 90.9km (56.5miles) away from Matapalo. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Santa Teresa, roughly 112km (69.6miles) away from Matapalo.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Matapalo?

The average sea temperature at Matapalo is extremely warm, around 29°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 Matapalo. 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 Matapalo can be remarkably intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Matapalo?

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Matapalo...

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