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

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

Montecristi is a coastal city in Ecuador. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 18351 people. The water temperature around Montecristi has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 22.6°C (72.8°F) in November up to 26.2°C (79.1°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (77°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Montecristi 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 Montecristi?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Montecristi is about:
25°C (78°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Montecristi. A good spot nearby is Manta-El Escondido, which is just 8.9km (19.8miles) away from Montecristi. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Manta-El Escondido and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Montecristi are La bellaca, which is approximately 31.9km (19.8miles) away, and Puerto Rico, located ca 42km (26.1miles) from Montecristi.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Montecristi. The closest decent beach is Manta, which is only 6.4km (4miles) away from Montecristi. Another good beach near Montecristi is Puerto López, which is 37.6km (23.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Montecristi?

The average water temperature around Montecristi is very warm, around 25°C (77°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. Hence, a wetsuit is often times not required for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Montecristi, especially during the day and not windy conditions. Nevertheless, it can get a little bit chilly early mornings 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 October, November, and December. You should be fine without a wetsuit in the fall, especially during February, March, and April. However, it is recommended to bring UV protection, as the sun radiation around Montecristi can be remarkably intense year round.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Montecristi?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost very warm, reaching temperatures between 21 and 26°C (70-79°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Montecristi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Montecristi...

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