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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Marta, Colombia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Marta...

Santa Marta is a coastal city in Colombia. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 431781 people. The water temperature around Santa Marta has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 24.4°C (76°F) in February up to 29.3°C (84.7°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Santa Marta 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 Santa Marta?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Santa Marta is approximately:
29°C (85°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Santa Marta. A good spot nearby is West punt, which is almost 294.8km (183.1miles) away from Santa Marta. Click here to check out more information on West punt and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Dooms, which is 295.8km (183.7miles) away from Santa Marta. Another fun surfspot is Dooms, located approximately 295.8km (183.7miles) from Santa Marta.

Are there nice beaches close to Santa Marta?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Santa Marta. A good beach nearby is Tayrona National Natural Park, which is more than 4.6km (2.9miles) away from Santa Marta. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Bocagrande in Cartagena, approximately 108.9km (67.6miles) away from Santa Marta.

What wetsuit is needed for Santa Marta?

The average water temperature around Santa Marta is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with very little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Santa Marta. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Santa Marta can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Santa Marta?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Santa Marta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Santa Marta...

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