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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Grassi Junior Boats - Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

€ 85 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 departing from Positano!
Excellent (72)

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of Capri via Apreamare Gozzo

from € 250 Per boat | Max 12 people

Duration 4 hours 6 hours

  • Sail past the Faraglioni and Blue Grotto, stopping to swim. Boat with wc. Towels, snorkeling masks, aperitivo on board.
Excellent (330)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver

from € 320 € 340 -6%

Duration 8 hours

Private full day tour or shore excursion of the most beautiful gems along the Amalfi Coast. Hop aboard our elegant sedan or minivan to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the prettiest fishing villages along the coastline! Bilingual driver will assist you during your tour.
Duration: 8 hours

Excellent (166)
Capri Blue Boats - Tour of Capri from Marina Piccola on a Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of Capri from Marina Piccola on a Gozzo

from € 130 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 150 -13%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Boat tour with skipper around the island, swim under the Faraglioni, and stop at the Blue Grotto
Excellent (90)
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!

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Capri Boat Service - Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 150 Per barca | Max 9 persone € 180 -17%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

  • A luxury sail around Capri via a Fratelli Aprea lancia or gozzo boat, with welcome spumante toast and fresh fruit on board while we explore the island!
Excellent (148)
Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 94 per guest € 100 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • Skip the lines for tickets
  • Explore independently at your own pace
  • Make the most of your time and money
Excellent (2)

Departure from: Capri

Family boat tour around Capri island!!!

from € 200 Per boat | Max 5 passengers

Duration 3 hours

  • Kids love to sail
  • Safety equipment suitable for children on board
  • Lovely family experience
Excellent (962)

Departure from: Positano

Luxury Boat Tour of Capri by Aprea 32 Gozzo Boat

from € 1,100 Per Boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 7 hours

  • A full day boat tour via luxury gozzo
  • Swim breaks in quiet coves
  • Time to explore Capri by land
Excellent (575)
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

from € 160 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
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Excellent (187)
Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto and back- Blue Line Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto and back- Blue Line

€ 15 per guest € 16 -6%

Duration 1 hour

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

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THE DIVINE: 2.15hour tour of Capri

from € 150 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 2 hours

  • This exciting and complete tour of the island is perfect for those of you who wish to visit all the caves and beauty spots of Capri. A visit to the Blue Grotto is possible if it is open on the day, depending on the tide. We are informed around 9am each morning of its status.
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Accommodations

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Availability and prices

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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 (1127)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
Boutique B&B Bettola del Re Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 80
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 (89)
Tel. +39 333 3950760
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 (214)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

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

5 stars - Capri

Villa Mediterranea

From € 374
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
Tel. +39 081 8379620
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 (314)
Tel. +39 081 8370158

B&B and Homes - Capri

Diva Suites

From € 160
Breakfast included

Your suite, in the shadow of the Faraglioni

  1. The sea of Capri on your doorstep
  2. The irresistible island cuisine at La Canzone del Mare
  3. The view of the Faraglioni, from the swimming pool
Very good (82)
Tel. +39 081 8370104

3 stars - Anacapri

Al Mulino

From € 105
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 (239)
Tel. +39 081 8382084

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto - The Sunset

From € 80
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 (238)
Tel. +39 334 7125862

3 stars - Anacapri

Villa Ceselle

From € 94
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 (173)
Tel. +39 081 8382236

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 140
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 (488)
Tel. +39 081 837 3025

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 97.75
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
Very good (84)
Tel. +39 081 8371463

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 (1725)
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 - 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

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 (433)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

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 (477)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

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 (879)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

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 (1453)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616

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 (759)
Tel. +39 081 8370723

Restaurants - Capri

Monzù €€€

Marvellous, Mediterranean, Monzù!

  1. A table on the terrace, the blue all around you
  2. Chef Lionetti's delicacies
  3. The colors of the sunset on the Bay of Marina Piccola
Excellent (207)
Tel. +39 081 8370844

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

Restaurants - Anacapri

La Zagara €€

Dine under the shade of a lemon grove

  1. Traditional island cuisine with a modern twist
  2. Tables under the shade of flowering lemon trees
  3. A wine bar with wine by the glass and finger food
Excellent (440)
Tel. +39 081 8372923
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