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

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

Playa Grande is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playa Grande has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 25.5°C (77.9°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 Grande 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 Grande?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Playa Grande is approximately:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Playa Grande. The nearest one is Playa Grande, which is just 1.2km (1.1miles) away from Playa Grande. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Playa Grande and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Playa Grande are El Estero- Tamarindo, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Pico Grande, located 2.1km (1.3miles) from Playa Grande.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches close to Playa Grande. The closest one is Playa Tamarindo, which is just 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Playa Grande. Another beautiful beach near Playa Grande is Playa Negra, which is ca 9.6km (6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Playa Grande?

The average water temperature at Playa Grande is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with only little variations throughout 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 Grande. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Playa Grande can be very intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Playa Grande?

Fishing and diving conditions are very constant year round. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Playa Grande: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Playa Grande...

Do you know what the Crescent Seamount , Alcantara in Philippines, and Flawn Basin have in common with Playa Grande? Click on the links to find out...