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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santiago, Costa Rica

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santiago...

Santiago is a coastal city in Costa Rica. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2107 people. The water temperature around Santiago is close to constant throughout 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 Santiago 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 Santiago?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Santiago is about:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Santiago. A spot, which is not too far away, is Boca Barranca, which is about 20.6km (12.9miles) away from Santiago. Click here for directions and for more information on Boca Barranca and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Santiago are Bajamar, which is approximately 20.8km (12.9miles) away, and Corralillo, located roughly 21.1km (13.1miles) from Santiago.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Santiago. One beach, which is not too far away, is Puntarenas, which is just 26.4km (16.4miles) away from Santiago. Another beach near Santiago is Playa Herradura, which is roughly 29.6km (18.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Santiago?

The average water temperature around Santiago is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with only little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Santiago. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Santiago can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Santiago?

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

Directions to Santiago: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Santiago...

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