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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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

Santa Teresa is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Santa Teresa is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.1°F) in March up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Santa Teresa 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 at Santa Teresa?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Santa Teresa is approximately:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Santa Teresa. A good spot nearby is Manuel Antonio, which is about 45km (28miles) away from Santa Teresa. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Manuel Antonio and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Santa Teresa are Playitas, which is roughly 45.1km (28miles) away, and Dominical, located 47.4km (29.4miles) from Santa Teresa.

Are there any other beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Santa Teresa. A good beach nearby is Tortuguero National Park, which is only 40.4km (25.1miles) away from Santa Teresa. Another nice beach near Santa Teresa is Manuel Antonio National Park, ca 44.4km (27.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Santa Teresa?

The average water temperature at Santa Teresa is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Santa Teresa. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Santa Teresa can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Santa Teresa?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (76-85°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Santa Teresa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Santa Teresa...

Do you know what the the city Chiba in Japan, the city Ridgefield in United States, and the city Bjursas in Sweden have in common with Santa Teresa? Click on the links to find out...