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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Playitas, Costa Rica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Playitas...

Playitas is a surf spot in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Playitas is constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.1°F) in March up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Playitas 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 Playitas?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Playitas is about:
27°C (80°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Playitas. The nearest one is Manuel Antonio, which is 1km (0.6miles) away from Playitas. Click here for directions and for more information on Manuel Antonio and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Playitas is Playa Bejuca, which is ca 19.3km (12miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Playitas. A beach that might be worth checking out is Manuel Antonio National Park, which is just 1.7km (1.1miles) away from Playitas. Another beach near Playitas is Jacó, approximately 35.5km (22.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Playitas?

The average water temperature at Playitas 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. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Playitas. 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 Playitas can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Playitas?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little during the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°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 Playitas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Playitas...

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