Capri in May

What to do in May on Capri

Capri in May
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Capri in May

Camilla

(Capri.com team)

Capri in May

If we were to choose the perfect month to visit this area of Italy, it would definitely be May! The weather is mild, the countryside is in full bloom, and the days are long and sunny. Unfortunately, this is also the month in which there are large tour groups that visit Capri and Positano, making it crowded and hard to get around. In the evening, the crowds leave and you can take long, romantic walks and enjoy dinner in relative peace.

The Weather in May

Generally, the weather is quite pleasant in May, with temperatures during the day that are not uncomfortably hot and rare rainy days. The sea is still quite cold, but you can take the first swim of the season and the beach clubs are all open for business.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 24° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 16° C
  • Chance of rain: 15%
  • Chance of clouds: 35%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 18° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14

What to Pack for Capri in May

It is still cool once the sun sets in May, so be sure to bring a light jacket in the evening and wear long sleeves and closed shoes.

May Activities on Capri

  • Walks and Hikes: May is the best time of year to walk the trails on Capri and the Amalfi Coast, due to the mild temperatures, the long days, and the lush vegetation.

Hikes on Capri
Hikes on the Amalfi Coast

If you want to hike the famous Path of the Gods, try to plan your hike on a weekday as the trail can get crowded with groups of tourists during the day, which makes the hike less of a pleasure.

  • Archaeological sites: The weather is also perfect to explore the nearby archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Tiberius' villas.

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius
Villa Jovis

If you plan on visiting Pompeii, remember to bring a hat, sun block, and water...even this early in the season, the sun can get quite hot during the day!

During the month of May, Naples and environs holds the annual Il Maggio dei Monumenti - Monumental May event, during which a number of villas, monasteries, and other historical buildings and monuments generally closed to the public can be visited. Guided excursions and tours are offered, and many are free of charge. The best way to find additional information is to stop by the local tourism office for an updated calendar of events.

On the 14th of May, Capri celebrates San Costanzo, the island's patron saint. Be sure to catch the firework show over the water, held each year after sunset.

  • Boat tours: This is the first month in which you can start going out on the water, though the sea is still too cold to swim (except for the truly adventurous!). This is the perfect time of year for a boat tour around the island of Capri.

How to Arrange a Boat Tour of Capri
How to Arrange a Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Recommended experiences and tours

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Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

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Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
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Capri by Boat excursion

From € 280 Per boat | Max 12 people

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

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  • Swim beneath the Faraglioni, snorkel off Marina Piccola, and tour the island by gozzo (or lancia with wc) with free minibar.
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Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

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  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
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Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (40 hp, no license required)

From € 120 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

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  • Great prices
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Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrento and Capri Boat Tour for Under 30s

€ 75 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • The only tour exclusively for young adults under 30 years old
  • Music, beer, the final banana boat ride, and lots of fun
  • Boat tour all around the island of Capri + free time on land
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Departure from: Capri

Tour around Capri by Traditional Gozzo

From € 240 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 250 -4%

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Swim, snorkel, and explore the island via traditional gozzo or Fratelli Aprea craft (with bathroom); masks, towels, and free beverages on board.
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Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 89 per guest

Duration 7 hours (Morning)

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  • Stops to swim
  • Hotel pick-up included (Sorrento and surrounds)
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (145)

Departure from: Sorrento

Guided Hike of the Path of the Gods from Sorrento

€ 79 per guest

Duration 5 hours

Free cancellation

  • Hassle-free transfers from and to Sorrento
  • A guide for the duration of the hike
  • Breathtaking views along the trail
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Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (250 hp, license required)

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 9 hours

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  • Complete freedom
  • Great prices
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Departure from: Capri

Capri: Full/Half-Day Private Boat Tours

From € 250 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 280 -11%

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

  • Captain trained in first aid
  • Children's inflatables on board
  • Limoncello toast to set sail

Departure from: Positano

Private Amalfi Coast Sunset Boat Tour

From € 180 Per boat | Max 12 passengers € 200 -10%

Duration 2 hours (Afternoon)

  • A private boat at sunset
  • A romantic Prosecco toast on board
  • Drop anchor near the Li Galli Islets
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Departure from: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private Tour of Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi

From € 315 Per boat | Max 4 passengers € 350 -10%

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • Private boat tour with skipper
  • 4 or 7 hours to explore Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
  • Choice of boats
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Accommodations

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5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 490
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Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1210)

Apartments - Capri

Fuorlovado 40

From € 110

Sleep in style in the center of Capri town.

Modern guest rooms
Centrally located in Capri town
Impeccable hospitality

Excellent (54)

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 370
Breakfast included

Your boutique hotel, made in Capri

  1. A luxury gem with view of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. Panoramic pleasures in your room and by the pool
  3. The delicious Mediterranean cuisine served at lunch
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5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 510
Breakfast included

Irresistable Capri, beautiful boutique!

  1. Each room is your own island home-away-from-home
  2. Sample the best traditional cuisine from Capri at lunch
  3. Two pools and a fitness room for soaking in and working out
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5 stars - Capri

Villa Mediterranea

From € 450
Breakfast included

Luxury suites in the heart of Capri town

  1. Stay in a chic design suite
  2. Live just a few steps from the Piazzetta
  3. Savor the view over Capri from an island villa
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B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Monte Solaro

From € 120
Breakfast included

Where the most beautiful view on the island of Capri... is all yours!

  1. Watch the sun setting over the sea from your terrace
  2. Ten minutes from all of Capri's tourist attractions
  3. Typical island hospitality, in a family-run B&B
Excellent (363)

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 131.75
Breakfast included

A centrally-located hotel with views to die for? You've found it!

  1. The beautiful views of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. The strategic location slap-bang in the center of Anacapri
  3. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
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3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Villa Eva

A unique hotel, in the enchanted garden of Anacapri

  1. A dream holiday on Capri, which won't cost you a fortune
  2. Feel a little more like an islander, a lot less like a tourist
  3. Experience the Capri the masses have yet to discover
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B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 90
Breakfast included

A welcoming B&B with a shabby chic vibe in the heart of Anacapri

  1. A fabulous location int he center of Anacapri
  2. Book the spacious Deluxe
  3. Linger over breakfast on the terrace
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Il Tramonto

From € 90
Breakfast included

Bed & Breakfast (with sunset included!)

  1. Watch the sun set, aperitif in hand, from the terrace lounge
  2. The effortless elegance of a traditional island home
  3. Discover Anacapri, the "other" Capri
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4 stars - Capri

Hotel Syrene

From € 900
Breakfast included

4 stars and a secret garden

  1. The unbeatable location - on Via Camerelle!
  2. Rooms with a view of the Faraglioni
  3. The lemon garden, with pool and bar
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4 stars - Capri

Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel

From € 198.90
Breakfast included

A balcony over the Bay of Naples just steps from Capri's beach

  1. One of the few waterfront hotels on Capri
  2. The open-air hall with a view of the Bay of Naples
  3. A Mediterranean dinner on the terrace with the flavors of the sea
Excellent (989)

Guide to restaurants on the island

A table with a view, dinner on a budget, an elegant gourmet meal...here is our guide to the best restaurants on Capri.

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Restaurants - Capri

da Paolino €€€

Dining under the lemon trees

  1. The fragrance of 130 lemon trees of the garden
  2. Order as starter the "bomba", a pizza stuffed with tomato, mozzarella and ham
  3. The variety of lemon desserts with a unique flavour
Very good (1882)

Restaurants - Anacapri

Le Arcate €€

Under the arches

  1. A genuine healthy cuisine
  2. Just a walk from the centre of Anacapri
  3. A great wines' selection
Very good (899)

Restaurants - Capri

Pulalli Wine Bar €€

Eat and dream beside the clocktower of Piazzetta

  1. The clocktower nex to you and a stunning panorama around
  2. The exquisite list of wines
  3. Delicious traditional cuisine
Excellent (740)

Restaurants - Capri

E' Divino €€

Tales of the unexpected

  1. The bohemienne atmosphere
  2. Its delicacies such as "gnocchi di baccalà" and "pasta alla genovese"
  3. The garden for summer meals, the fireplace for the winter ones
Very good (602)

Restaurants - Capri

La Capannina €€€

Dining with the De Angelis family

  1. The vast selection of wines and spirits from all over the world
  2. The famous pasta dish "ravioli capresi", prepared according to the traditional recipe
  3. Dine with celebrities
Very good (621)

Restaurants - Capri

Villa Verde €€

A secret garden and a famous restaurant

  1. A meal in the wonderful courtyard
  2. Reserve the whole wine cellar for dining with your friends
  3. The wide selection of national and international wines
Very good (975)

Restaurants - Anacapri

Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

  1. The breathtaking sunset over the sea
  2. Taste excellent fresh seafood dishes
  3. The irresistible Anacaprese Lemon Cake
Excellent (555)

Restaurants - Capri

Buca di Bacco €€

When bite-size is the right size!

  1. The famous pizza "sfilatino"
  2. Pretend to be in the first decades of 20th century
  3. Reserve the table next to the panoramic window
Very good (812)

Restaurants - Capri

D'Amore €€

A tasty transformation...

  1. Past and contemporary design fusion
  2. Book the round table in the heart of the restaurant and feel like King Arthur
  3. A gourmet journey through taste from the 50s to the present day
Very good (581)

Restaurants - Capri

La Fontelina €€€

Fish cuisine and sangria at the foot of the Faraglioni

  1. Eat in one of the most fascinating place in Capri
  2. The special Sangria
  3. Exquisite tipical seafood
Very good (691)

Restaurants - Capri

Aurora €€€

A meal at Capri's gastronomic museum

  1. Order pizza all'acqua, a special100 years old recipe of pizza
  2. A unique wine tasting experience
  3. The Neapolitan traditional sweet delicacies
Very good (1198)

Restaurants - Capri

Da Luigi ai Faraglioni €€€

The lunch of a lifetime

  1. Eat beneath Faraglioni's rocks
  2. Tasty traditional island cookery specialties
  3. Celebrate an unforgettable wedding party
Very good (503)
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