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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Oranjestad, Aruba

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

Oranjestad is a coastal city in Aruba. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 29998 people. The water temperature around Oranjestad has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 23.5°C (74.3°F) in May up to 28°C (82.4°F) in the month of October, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Oranjestad 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 Oranjestad?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Oranjestad is approximately:
24°C (74°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Oranjestad. The nearest one is Wariruri, which is just 3.6km (4miles) away from Oranjestad. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Wariruri and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Oranjestad are Dooms, which is 6.5km (4miles) away, and West punt, located ca 6.8km (4.2miles) from Oranjestad.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches close to Oranjestad. The closest one is Eagle Beach, which is only 2.7km (1.7miles) away from Oranjestad. Another beach near Oranjestad is Palm Beach, which is roughly 3.3km (2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Oranjestad?

The average water temperature around Oranjestad is extremely warm, around 26°C (80°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Oranjestad. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Oranjestad can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Oranjestad?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little year round. The waters are mostly very warm, reaching temperatures between 23 and 28°C (73-82°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Oranjestad: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Oranjestad...

Do you know what the the city Panarukan in Indonesia, the city Ballo in Italy, and the city Oesterwurth in Germany have in common with Oranjestad? Click on the links to find out...