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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Salinas, Ecuador

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

Salinas is a beach in Ecuador. The water temperature around Salinas changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 20.4°C (68.7°F) in October up to 26.1°C (79°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Salinas 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 Salinas?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Salinas is about:
23°C (74°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Salinas. The closest one is Playero de miramar, which is 1.5km (1miles) away from Salinas. Click here for directions and for more information on Playero de miramar and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Salinas are Paco illescas, which is 1.6km (1miles) away, and FAE, located ca 3km (1.9miles) from Salinas.

Are there any other beaches close to Salinas?

There are a few other nice beaches in close proximity to Salinas. The closest one is Punta Carnero, which is 5.7km (3.5miles) away from Salinas. Another gorgeous beach near Salinas is Montañita, which is roughly 30.9km (19.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Salinas?

The sea temperature at Salinas is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during , temperatures drop down to nearly 20°C (69°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Salinas?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F) during . Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during winter when temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Salinas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Salinas...

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