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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Puerto Viejo, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Puerto Viejo...

Puerto Viejo is a surf spot in Peru. The water temperature around Puerto Viejo changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.1°C (61°F) in August up to 20.9°C (69.6°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Puerto Viejo is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Puerto Viejo?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Puerto Viejo is approximately:
17°C (62°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Puerto Viejo. The nearest one is Puerto Nuevo, which is only 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Puerto Viejo. Click here for directions and for more information on Puerto Nuevo and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Puerto Viejo is Asia-Palmas, which is 14.7km (9.1miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Puerto Viejo. The closest one is Santa María del Mar, which is 12.6km (7.8miles) away from Puerto Viejo. Another beautiful beach near Puerto Viejo is Punta Hermosa, which is approximately 19.1km (11.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Puerto Viejo?

The average water temperature at Puerto Viejo is not very warm, around 18°C (64°F), with no significant variations during the year. That is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Puerto Viejo. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are July, August, and September. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the fall, especially in the months of February, March, and April.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Puerto Viejo?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always cool, reaching temperatures between 16 and 21°C (61-70°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Puerto Viejo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Puerto Viejo...

Do you know what the the city Rolleston in New Zealand, the city Gronowo Gorne in Poland, and Euclid Seamount have in common with Puerto Viejo? Click on the links to find out...