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

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

Playa Negra is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playa Negra is almost steady year round. The temperature ranges from 25.5°C (77.9°F) in February up to 29.3°C (84.8°F) in the month of May, as shown in the interactive table 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 Negra 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 Negra?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Playa Negra is ca:
26°C (78°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Playa Negra?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Playa Negra. The closest one is Playa Negra, which is only 0.2km (1.5miles) away from Playa Negra. Click here for more information on Playa Negra and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Playa Negra are Playa Avellana, which is ca 2.4km (1.5miles) away, and Playa Langosta, located approximately 6.5km (4miles) from Playa Negra.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are some other beautiful beaches close to Playa Negra. The nearest one is Playa Tamarindo, which is only 7.3km (4.5miles) away from Playa Negra. Another beach near Playa Negra is Playa Grande, which is ca 9.6km (6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Playa Negra?

The average sea temperature at Playa Negra 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 sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Playa Negra. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Playa Negra can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Playa Negra?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters at Playa Negra are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Playa Negra: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Playa Negra...

Do you know what the the city Pithari in Greece, the city Hurlock in United States, and the island El Hierro in Spain have in common with Playa Negra? Click on the links to find out...