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

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

Puntarenas is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Puntarenas is almost constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.5°C (81.6°F) in December up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of April, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Puntarenas 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 Puntarenas?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Puntarenas is approximately:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Puntarenas. The closest one is Boca Barranca, which is just 6.2km (5.4miles) away from Puntarenas. Click here for more information on Boca Barranca and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Puntarenas are Corralillo, which is approximately 8.7km (5.4miles) away, and Bajamar, located ca 12km (7.4miles) from Puntarenas.

Are there any other nice beaches close to Puntarenas?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Puntarenas. The closest decent beach is Playa Herradura, which is 25.3km (15.7miles) away from Puntarenas. Another beach near Puntarenas is Montezuma, which is 26.8km (16.6miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Puntarenas?

The average water temperature at Puntarenas is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with very little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Puntarenas. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Puntarenas can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Puntarenas?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Puntarenas are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can often be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Puntarenas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Puntarenas...

Do you know what the the city Cabalaoangan in the Philippines, the city Fabara in the Spain, and the city Doumen in the China have in common with Puntarenas? Click on the links to find out...