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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Montañita, Ecuador

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

Montañita is a beach in Ecuador. The water temperature around Montañita is steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 22.9°C (73.2°F) in July up to 26.3°C (79.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Montañita 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 at Montañita?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Montañita is approximately:
26°C (79°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Montañita. The closest one is La Rinconada, which is 8.3km (6.9miles) away from Montañita. Click here for more information on La Rinconada and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Montañita are Ayampe, which is approximately 11km (6.9miles) away, and Olon, located 11.2km (7miles) from Montañita.

Are there any other nice beaches in close proximity to Montañita?

Yes, there are more nice beaches in proximity to Montañita. The nearest one is Puerto López, which is only 18.5km (11.5miles) away from Montañita. Another beach near Montañita is Salinas, which is ca 30.9km (19.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Montañita?

The average water temperature at Montañita is very warm, around 24°C (76°F), with very little changes during the year. That is why a wetsuit is most of the time not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Montañita, especially during the day and not windy conditions. However, it can get a little bit chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. You might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit, jumpsuit or at least a rashguard to be prepared. The coldest months are June, July, and August. You should be fine without a wetsuit in the summer, particularly during January, February, and March. However, keep in mind to bring sun protection, as the sun radiation at Montañita can be remarkably strong year round.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Montañita?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters at Montañita are mostly very warm, reaching temperatures between 21 and 26°C (70-79°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Montañita: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Montañita...

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