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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Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento

Guided walking tour of Pompeii Skip-the-line Tickets

€ 49 per guest

Duration 2 hours 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Spend a half-day visiting the stunning archaeological site of Pompeii
  • Fast-track entrance with tickets included
  • Official local guide in English and Italian
Excellent (743)

Departure from: Positano

Private Amalfi Coast Sunset Boat Tour

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

  • A private boat at sunset
  • A romantic Prosecco toast on board
  • Drop anchor near the Li Galli Islets
Excellent (115)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri and Blue Grotto boat tour from Sorrento-VIP tour

€ 139 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Small groups of maximum 8 people
  • Blue Grotto entry guaranteed
  • Stops for swimming and snorkeling from the boat
Excellent (1869)
HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More Most popular Verified

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up locations in Sorrento, Naples, etc.
  • Visit Capri on land and by sea
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (378)
Capri Boat Service - Capri in gozzo , swimming and Faraglioni Rocks Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Capri in gozzo , swimming and Faraglioni Rocks

From € 129 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 160 -19%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

  • A 2- or 3-hour boat tour around the island
  • A traditional gozzo boat
  • Discover the coast and swim in Capri's crystalline waters
Excellent (178)

Departure from: Positano

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

€ 90 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land
  • See the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour
  • Departure from Positano
Excellent (115)

Departure from: Capri

Unique Gozzo Boat Sunset Tour of Capri

From € 169 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 220 -23%

Duration 3 hours

  • Admire the sunset by sea off Capri
  • Toast beneath the Faraglioni
  • 3-hour tour via gozzo for an unforgettable sail
Excellent (178)
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

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

  • Save time and money
  • Kids ride free
  • Reach the Blue Grotto quickly
Very good (271)
You Know! - Capri boat tour from Rome by high-speed train Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Rome

Capri boat tour from Rome by high-speed train

€ 259 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Free cancellation

  • Departing from and returning to Rome via high speed train
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people
  • All the highlights of Capri in a single day
Excellent (1869)
You Know! - Amalfi Coast boat tour from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast boat tour from Sorrento

€ 114 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Tour by boat to avoid the coastal traffic
  • Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
  • Small-group tour of maximum 12 people
Excellent (1869)

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Multi-Day Scooter Rental on Capri

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

  • Complete freedom during your time on Capri
  • No crowds and delays with public transportation
  • 24-hour assistance, 7 days a week
Excellent (463)

Rent

Rubber Dinghy Rental on Capri

From € 250 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Rubber dinghy rental without skipper
  • No boating license required
  • Fuel included
Excellent (83)

Accommodations

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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 (1256)
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 250
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 (344)

3 stars - Anacapri

Al Mulino

From € 140
Breakfast included

A hotel in a countryside villa on the island of Capri

  1. The charm of a hidden corner of Capri's countryside
  2. Breakfast al fresco in the garden with homemade cakes and freshly picked fruit
  3. The authentic island hospitality of a local family to experience the best of Capri
Excellent (262)

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Alle Ginestre

From € 100
Breakfast included

Your Mediterranean home-from-home.

  1. Finally, an affordable holiday on the island of Capri!
  2. The countryside of Anacapri, on your doorstep
  3. The view of the Bay of Naples, from the terrace
Excellent (277)
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 355
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 (244)

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 119
Breakfast included

A garden B&B with an artistic touch

  1. Views of the sunset you're unlikely to ever forget
  2. Breakfast featuring homemade treats and freshly-picked fruit from the garden
  3. A relaxing dip in the jetted pool for 12
Excellent (567)
Il Tramonto Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto

From € 85
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 (250)

Apartments - Capri

Fuorlovado 40

From € 130

Sleep in style in the center of Capri town.

Modern guest rooms
Centrally located in Capri town
Impeccable hospitality

Excellent (60)

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Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 100
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 (101)
Capri Town Bestseller

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
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B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Monte Solaro

From € 110
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
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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 (996)

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 (1999)

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 (0)

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 (786)

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 (1237)

Restaurants - Capri

Il Geranio €€

Fine food and a view ... of the Faraglioni!

  1. The stunning view of Faraglioni and Gardens of Augustus
  2. A romantic dinner on the terrace: just the blue of the sea and the sound of the waves
  3. Delicious fresh seafood
Excellent (1666)

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 (1004)

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 (724)

Restaurants - Anacapri

La Terrazza di Lucullo €€€

When restaurants have wow! factor

  1. Reserve the private terrace that overlooks the infinite
  2. Taste the best home-growing local product
  3. The Chef Eduardo Vuolo's excellent cuisine
Excellent (179)

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 (602)

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 (311)

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 (582)

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 (570)
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