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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 surf spot in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playa Grande has low variability year round. 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 illustrated 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 April at Playa Grande is about:
27°C (81°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Playa Grande. The closest one is El Estero- Tamarindo, which is only 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Playa Grande. Click here for directions and to check out more information on El Estero- Tamarindo and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Playa Grande is Pico Grande, which is 0.9km (0.6miles) away.

Are there beaches close to Playa Grande?

There are a few other nice beaches in proximity to Playa Grande. The closest one is Playa Grande, which is just 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Playa Grande. Another beach near Playa Grande is Playa Tamarindo, which is ca 1.2km (0.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Playa Grande?

The average sea temperature at Playa Grande is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with very little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This 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 sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Playa Grande can be remarkably intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Playa Grande?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can often times be found 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.

Some fun facts about Playa Grande...

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