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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Playa Blanca, Costa Rica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Playa Blanca...

Playa Blanca is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playa Blanca has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 25.6°C (78.2°F) in February up to 29.1°C (84.3°F) in the month of May, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since Playa Blanca 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 Playa Blanca?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Playa Blanca is approximately:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Playa Blanca. The closest one is Roca Bruja, which is just 11.7km (8.8miles) away from Playa Blanca. Click here to check out more information on Roca Bruja and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Playa Blanca are Flamingo Point, which is ca 14.1km (8.8miles) away, and Brasilito, located roughly 16.3km (10.1miles) from Playa Blanca.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are other beautiful beaches near to Playa Blanca. The nearest one is Gulf of Papagayo, which is just 11.4km (7.1miles) away from Playa Blanca. Another gorgeous beach near Playa Blanca is Playa Grande, which is roughly 22km (13.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Playa Blanca?

The average water temperature at Playa Blanca is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Playa Blanca. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Playa Blanca can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Playa Blanca?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little year round. The waters at Playa Blanca are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Playa Blanca: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Playa Blanca...

Do you know what the the city Leland in Norway, the city Bibinje in Croatia, and Bellona Bank have in common with Playa Blanca? Click on the links to find out...