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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santo Domingo...

Santo Domingo is a coastal city in the Dominican Republic. It is a rather large town close to the ocean with a population of 2201941 people. The water temperature around Santo Domingo is nearly steady year round. The temperature ranges from 25.8°C (78.5°F) in March up to 28.8°C (83.9°F) in the month of October, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Santo Domingo is ca:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Santo Domingo. The closest decent spot is El chinchorro, which is about 5.7km (14.8miles) away from Santo Domingo. Click here for directions and to check out more information on El chinchorro and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Santo Domingo are La Boya, which is roughly 23.9km (14.8miles) away, and El Coson, located roughly 60.6km (37.6miles) from Santo Domingo.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Santo Domingo. One that might be worth checking out is Brava Beach, which is 142km (88.2miles) away from Santo Domingo. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Jacmel, roughly 168km (104.4miles) away from Santo Domingo.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Santo Domingo?

The average sea temperature around Santo Domingo is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°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 around Santo Domingo. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Santo Domingo can be particularly intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Santo Domingo?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Santo Domingo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Santo Domingo...

Do you know what the the city Saint-Aigulin in France, the city Favale di Malvaro in Italy, and the city Bala-Cynwyd in United States have in common with Santo Domingo? Click on the links to find out...