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

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

Playa Tamarindo is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playa Tamarindo has low variability during 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 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 Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Playa Tamarindo is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Playa Tamarindo?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Playa Tamarindo. The nearest one is Tamarindo, which is just 0.2km (0.2miles) away from Playa Tamarindo. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tamarindo and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Playa Tamarindo are Pico Grande, which is roughly 0.3km (0.2miles) away, and Suizo, located approximately 0.5km (0.3miles) from Playa Tamarindo.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several other gorgeous beaches near to Playa Tamarindo. The closest one is Playa Grande, which is just 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Playa Tamarindo. Another beautiful beach near Playa Tamarindo is Playa Negra, which is 7.3km (4.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Playa Tamarindo?

The average sea temperature at Playa Tamarindo is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant 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 Tamarindo. 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 Tamarindo can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Playa Tamarindo?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little year round. The waters are nearly almost 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 Tamarindo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Playa Tamarindo...

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