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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Nuevo Vallarta...

Nuevo Vallarta is a beach in Mexico. The water temperature around Nuevo Vallarta varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23.7°C (74.7°F) in March up to 30.9°C (87.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Nuevo Vallarta 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 Nuevo Vallarta?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Nuevo Vallarta is approximately:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Nuevo Vallarta. The nearest one is Puerto Vallarta, which is only 7.7km (6.4miles) away from Nuevo Vallarta. Click here to check out more information on Puerto Vallarta and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Nuevo Vallarta are La lancha, which is roughly 10.3km (6.4miles) away, and Veneros, located approximately 15.2km (9.5miles) from Nuevo Vallarta.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in proximity to Nuevo Vallarta. The nearest one is Puerto Vallarta, which is just 5.3km (3.3miles) away from Nuevo Vallarta. Another gorgeous beach near Nuevo Vallarta is Playita del Condado, which is ca 6.7km (4.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Nuevo Vallarta?

The water temperature at Nuevo Vallarta is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (88°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Nuevo Vallarta. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to roughly 24°C (75°F). During this time, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Nuevo Vallarta?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F) during February, March, and April. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 26 to 31°C (79-88°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Nuevo Vallarta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Nuevo Vallarta...

Do you know what the the city San Pablo in the United States, the geo Avenzoar Bank , and the city Heighington in the United Kingdom have in common with Nuevo Vallarta? Click on the links to find out...