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

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

Tamarindo is a surf spot in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Tamarindo has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.5°C (77.9°F) in February up to 29.1°C (84.3°F) in the month of May, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since Tamarindo 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 Tamarindo?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Tamarindo is ca:
28°C (83°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Tamarindo. The closest one is Pico Grande, which is 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Tamarindo. Click here to check out more information on Pico Grande and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Tamarindo is El Estero- Tamarindo, which is ca 0.4km (0.3miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are a few beautiful beaches in close proximity to Tamarindo. The nearest one is Playa Tamarindo, which is just 0.2km (0.2miles) away from Tamarindo. Another good beach near Tamarindo is Playa Grande, which is ca 2.2km (1.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Tamarindo?

The average sea temperature at Tamarindo is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Tamarindo. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Tamarindo can be remarkably intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Tamarindo?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters at Tamarindo are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tamarindo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Tamarindo...

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