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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Platanilla, Panama

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

Platanilla is a coastal city in Panama. The water temperature around Platanilla varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 22.4°C (72.3°F) in March up to 28.6°C (83.5°F) in the month of June, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Platanilla 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 Platanilla?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Platanilla is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Platanilla. A spot, which is not too far away, is EL Playon, which is 95.7km (60.5miles) away from Platanilla. Click here for directions and to check out more information on EL Playon and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Platanilla are Isla Grande, which is roughly 97.4km (60.5miles) away, and Isla mamey, located approximately 99.3km (61.6miles) from Platanilla.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Platanilla. A beach that might be worth checking out is Taboga, which is just 80.2km (49.8miles) away from Platanilla. Another fun beach near Platanilla is Isla Grande, approximately 97.8km (60.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Platanilla?

The sea temperature around Platanilla is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (83°F) in the months of May, June, and Jul. During this time, in the early summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Platanilla. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to nearly 22°C (72°F). During these months, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Platanilla?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F) during February, March, and April. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during May, June, and Jul when water temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (74-83°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Platanilla: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Platanilla...

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