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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Rafael, Costa Rica

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

San Rafael is a coastal city in Costa Rica. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 3624 people. The water temperature around San Rafael is constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.5°C (81.6°F) in December up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since San Rafael 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 Rafael?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near San Rafael is about:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to San Rafael. The closest decent spot is Boca Barranca, which is 19.6km (12.9miles) away from San Rafael. Click here for more information on Boca Barranca and its water temperature. Other surfspots near San Rafael are Corralillo, which is ca 20.7km (12.9miles) away, and Bajamar, located approximately 21km (13.1miles) from San Rafael.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to San Rafael?

No, there are not many beaches close to San Rafael. A beach that might be worth checking out is Puntarenas, which is 25km (15.5miles) away from San Rafael. Another beach near San Rafael is Playa Herradura, 31.3km (19.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for San Rafael?

The average water temperature around San Rafael is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with very little changes during 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 Rafael. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around San Rafael can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near San Rafael?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters around San Rafael are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (76-85°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to San Rafael: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about San Rafael...

Do you know what the the city Paralimni in Cyprus, the city Wankendorf in Germany, and the city Saint-Joseph in Reunion have in common with San Rafael? Click on the links to find out...