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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Zipacate, Guatemala

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

Zipacate is a surf spot in Guatemala. The water temperature around Zipacate is constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.1°C (80.7°F) in January up to 30.8°C (87.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Zipacate 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 Zipacate?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Zipacate is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Zipacate?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Zipacate. The closest one is El Paredon, which is 5.2km (3.2miles) away from Zipacate. Click here for more information on El Paredon and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Zipacate is Puerto San Jose, which is ca 21.8km (13.5miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near Zipacate?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Zipacate. A beach that might be worth checking out is Monterrico, which is more than 44.7km (27.8miles) away from Zipacate. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Laughing Bird Caye, roughly 261.8km (162.6miles) away from Zipacate.

What wetsuit is recommended for Zipacate?

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

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Zipacate?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters at Zipacate are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 26 and 31°C (79-88°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Zipacate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Zipacate...

Do you know what the the city Langoat in France, the city Tocco da Casauria in Italy, and the city Triteh in Indonesia have in common with Zipacate? Click on the links to find out...