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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Punta del Este, Uruguay

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Punta del Este...

Punta del Este is a beach in Uruguay. The water temperature around Punta del Este has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.6°C (51°F) in June up to 23.9°C (75°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Punta del Este 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 Punta del Este?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Punta del Este is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Punta del Este. A spot, which is not too far away, is San clemente del tuyu, which is 138km (85.7miles) away from Punta del Este. Click here for directions and to check out more information on San clemente del tuyu and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Pinamar, which is ca 182.5km (113.3miles) away from Punta del Este. Another surfspot is Pinamar, located roughly 182.5km (113.3miles) from Punta del Este.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches in close proximity to Punta del Este. The nearest one is Piriápolis, which is only 19.6km (12.1miles) away from Punta del Este. Another nice beach near Punta del Este is La Pedrera, which is approximately 53.6km (33.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Punta del Este?

The water temperature at Punta del Este is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early summer, temperatures drop down to approximately 11°C (51°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Punta del Este?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during May, June, and Jul. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during February, March, and April when water temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Punta del Este: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Punta del Este...

Do you know what the the city Cateel in the Philippines, the geo Adriatic Plain , and the city Pedro Martinez in the Spain have in common with Punta del Este? Click on the links to find out...