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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Juan del Sur...

San Juan del Sur is a coastal city in Nicaragua. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 7790 people. The water temperature around San Juan del Sur changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 24.6°C (76.2°F) in January up to 28.9°C (83.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since San Juan del Sur 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 near San Juan del Sur?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters around San Juan del Sur is ca:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to San Juan del Sur. The closest one is Colorado, which is just 16km (12miles) away from San Juan del Sur. Click here for directions and for more information on Colorado and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near San Juan del Sur are Santana, which is 19.3km (12miles) away, and Popoyo, located approximately 21.1km (13.1miles) from San Juan del Sur.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to San Juan del Sur. The closest decent beach is Gulf of Papagayo, which is just 36.6km (22.7miles) away from San Juan del Sur. Another gorgeous beach near San Juan del Sur is Playa Blanca, approximately 46km (28.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for San Juan del Sur?

The average sea temperature around San Juan del Sur is extremely warm, around 27°C (80°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around San Juan del Sur. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around San Juan del Sur can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing near San Juan del Sur?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little year round. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to San Juan del Sur: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about San Juan del Sur...

Do you know what the the city Palasa in India, the city Wattegama in Sri Lanka, and the city Dongjiao in China have in common with San Juan del Sur? Click on the links to find out...