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

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

Playa Herradura is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playa Herradura is constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 27.5°C (81.6°F) in December up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of April, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Playa Herradura 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 Herradura?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Playa Herradura. The nearest one is Playa escondida, which is 1.1km (2.8miles) away from Playa Herradura. Click here for directions and for more information on Playa escondida and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Playa Herradura are Jaco Beach, which is 4.6km (2.8miles) away, and Perro Fino, located approximately 4.9km (3miles) from Playa Herradura.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Playa Herradura. The closest one is Jacó, which is 3.1km (1.9miles) away from Playa Herradura. Another beautiful beach near Playa Herradura is Puntarenas, which is 25.3km (15.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Playa Herradura?

The average sea temperature at Playa Herradura is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Playa Herradura. 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 at Playa Herradura can be particularly intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Playa Herradura?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Playa Herradura: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Playa Herradura...

Do you know what the the city Sampeyre in Italy, the city Niel in Belgium, and the city Le Port in Reunion have in common with Playa Herradura? Click on the links to find out...