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

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

Tortuguero is a beach in Costa Rica. The water temperature around Tortuguero is almost steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.7°C (80°F) in March up to 28.6°C (83.6°F) in the month of November, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late fall, since Tortuguero 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 Tortuguero?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Tortuguero is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots near Tortuguero?

There are not too many surf spots close to Tortuguero. The closest decent spot is Manuel Antonio, which is just 91km (56.6miles) away from Tortuguero. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Manuel Antonio and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Tortuguero are Playitas, which is roughly 91.1km (56.6miles) away, and Dominical, located approximately 92.7km (57.6miles) from Tortuguero.

Are there any other beaches near Tortuguero?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches close to Tortuguero. The closest one is Tortuguero National Park, which is only 6.5km (4miles) away from Tortuguero. Another good beach near Tortuguero is Santa Teresa, which is ca 46.4km (28.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Tortuguero?

The average water temperature at Tortuguero is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with very little variations 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 at Tortuguero. 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 Tortuguero can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Tortuguero?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish can often be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tortuguero: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Tortuguero...

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