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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Marcos, El Salvador

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Marcos...

San Marcos is a coastal city in El Salvador. It is a comparatively mid-size city close to the water with a population of 54615 people. The water temperature around San Marcos is nearly constant year round. The temperature ranges from 26.8°C (80.3°F) in January up to 30.4°C (86.8°F) in the month of June, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since San Marcos 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 Marcos?

The current water temperature in the month of January near San Marcos is about:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots near San Marcos?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to San Marcos. The nearest one is Punta Roca La Libertad, which is only 15.7km (10.9miles) away from San Marcos. Click here for directions and for more information on Punta Roca La Libertad and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near San Marcos are La Bocana, which is 17.6km (10.9miles) away, and Zunzal, located roughly 18.1km (11.2miles) from San Marcos.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to San Marcos. A good beach nearby is Monterrico, which is 88.6km (55miles) away from San Marcos. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Laughing Bird Caye, which is 203.2km (126.2miles) away from San Marcos.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for San Marcos?

The average water temperature around San Marcos is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°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. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around San Marcos. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around San Marcos can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to San Marcos?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (78-87°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to San Marcos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about San Marcos...

Do you know what the the city Kaliningrad in Russia, the city Port-de-Bouc in France, and the city Godella in Spain have in common with San Marcos? Click on the links to find out...