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 26th 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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Departure from: Capri

Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola

from € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Set sail from the bay beneath the Faraglioni on a traditional wooden boat, easy to navigate for a day in complete freedom.
Excellent (90)
Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 86 per guest € 90 -4%

Duration 8 hours

The perfect day trip for a complete DIY tour of Capri

Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

Very good (221)

Departure from: Capri

Full day around Capri by gozzo boat (7.80 mt)

from € 370 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

from € 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)
Plaghia Charter - Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Full-day tour
  • Stops for a swim and time on land from Marina Grande
  • Drinks and snacks included in the price
Excellent (573)

Departure from: Capri

Capri and the Amalfi Coast by speedboat Itama 38

from € 900 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)

Departure from: Capri

Full day around Capri by speedboat "Itama 38" (12 mt)

from € 900 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

€ 15 per guest € 16 -6%

Duration 1 hour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

Very good (221)

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (603)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

from € 230 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrento Coast discovery boat tour from Sorrento

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Board a traditional boat with 12 passengers and an English-speaking skipper for a 2 hours tour along the Sorrento Coast
  • Stop for swimming and snorkeling at Puolo Bay
  • Taste homemade liquor "limoncello" at the end of the tour
Excellent (561)

Accommodations

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Availability and prices

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 390
Breakfast included

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 (1124)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

La Giuliva

From € 70
Breakfast included

Your panoramic B&B in the center of Anacapri

  1. The strategic location in the center of Anacapri
  2. The fabulous, sea view patio
  3. Free Wi-Fi: a welcome treat
Very good (69)
Tel. +39 340 3583818
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 1,000
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
Excellent (315)
Tel. +39 081 8370158
Hotel Orsa Maggiore Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Anacapri

Hotel Orsa Maggiore

From € 200
Breakfast included

Paradise on Capri

  1. A splash in the panoramic swimming pool
  2. An al fresco feast in the Carruba restaurant
  3. Private pampering for two in the spa
Excellent (224)
Tel. +39 081 837 3351
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 330
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
Excellent (215)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

3 stars - Anacapri

Villa Ceselle

From € 140
Breakfast included

Your elegant island home, in Anacapri

  1. A holiday in a historic house, in the center of Anacapri
  2. Meals to remember at the Da Gelsomina restaurant
  3. A swim in the pool overlooking the Bay of Naples
Excellent (172)
Tel. +39 081 8382236
Boutique B&B Bettola del Re Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 70
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
Excellent (88)
Tel. +39 333 3950760
Il Tramonto - The Sunset Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto - The Sunset

From € 50
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
Excellent (237)
Tel. +39 334 7125862
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 363
Breakfast included

Capri: The Piazzetta, The Faraglioni, The Blue Grotto, and...The Quisisana

  1. Hotel Quisisana is all the elegance of Capri
  2. VIP watching at the Quisi Bar
  3. Innovative luxury for more than 150 years
Excellent (921)
Tel. +39 081 8370788

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Hotel Sina Flora

From € 1,000
Breakfast included

A family hotel with island style!

  1. The pool with view of the sea and the Faraglioni
  2. Bedrooms bathed in the Mediterranean sun
  3. Breakfast in your room with a view
Excellent (229)
Tel. +39 081 8370211

B&B and Homes - 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
Very good (205)
Tel. +39 081 8371549

B&B and Homes - Capri

Capri Town

From € 94

Your home in the shadow of the Piazzetta

  1. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples
  2. A house in the heart of Capri - just for you!
  3. Two minutes and you're in the legendary Piazzetta
Excellent (26)
Tel. +39 331 7277715

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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da Paolino Don't miss

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 (1723)
Tel. +39 081 8376102

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 (643)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

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 (511)
Tel. +39 081 8371798
Aurora Don't miss

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 (1104)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

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 (643)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

Restaurants - Capri

Mammà €€€

Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

  1. Michelin starred chef Salvatore La Ragione
  2. The "menù degustazione" tasting menu
  3. A bright terrace looking over the Bay of Naples
Very good (476)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

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 (432)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

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 (876)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

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 (576)
Tel. +39 081 8378364

Restaurants - Capri

La Canzone del Mare €€€

Song of the sea

  1. Live the magic atmosphere of the sixties
  2. A spectacular view of Faraglioni
  3. Taste a glass of wine with "white peaches" in it
Very good (244)
Tel. +39 081 8370104

Restaurants - Capri

Rendez-Vous €€€

Meet and eat at Rendez-Vous!

  1. Luxury inside and out
  2. Unspeakable Mediterranean delicacies
  3. Eating in the icon-place of Capri: The Grand Hotel Quisisana
Excellent (117)
Tel. +39 081 8370788

Restaurants - Capri

Da Giorgio €€

Decades of delicious dishes!

  1. Eat in the heart of the city of Capri
  2. Excellent seafood delicacies
  3. A stunning view over the Bay of Naples
Very good (732)
Tel. +39 081 8370898

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