The weather is changing, the tourists are fewer, the prices are lower. May is the perfect month to travel!
As the climate is warming up, this is the best time to squeeze in a trip without the crowds and the peak season cost. May is the transitional time that fall between the dry and rainy season, and countless of vacation spots offer remarkable discounts to draw tourists during this leisurely time. Experience a spring awakening as we show you some of the possible destinations around the world.
Spend your days island hopping and soak up the sun and local culture in Mykonos. The town has traditional views of spectacular whitewashed houses carved into the rugged clifftops, blue domed churches and overlooks a vast caldera filled with water.
Lake Hemet, California
California is surely out of the drought period and May is blooming flowers. Discover amazing lake view camping sites and get ready to splash the day away on Lake Hemet. Fishing is the primary attraction to the lake followed by boating, picnicking, hiking and camping in the surrounding areas.
May is considered a shoulder season in Jamaica – with lower rates for accommodations and smaller groups of tourists coming in and out on cruise lines. The month of May is usually dry and lovely and perfect for hanging on the blue lagoons, coffee plantations and impeccable beaches.
May is the time to hit up the wild West Coast, specially the Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth. This is the start of the dry season when groups of whale sharks play off the coast of Exmouth, cruising the warm waters above the reef. They put on an annual Whale Shark Festival where they showcase the best water activities – snorkeling, diving off the boat and swimming alongside the biggest fish in the world.
The best pick for May is definitely sailing the Bahamas. Local prices start to drop and Spring Break students have usually packed up and gone back to class by this time, so the beaches are less crowded and flight are easier to book. Expect to see the swimming pigs in the turquoise waters of The Bahamas as they love making friends with visitors!
A once in a lifetime destination where you can visit the Lost City of Machu Picchu, explore colonial towns, Andean mountain villages and the Amazon rainforest.
May is also a good month to visit Japan. Temperatures in Tokyo are mild and the gardens are in a full bloom and mountains are green. Kenrokuen gardens in Kanazawa are considered amongst the most beautiful in Japan.
It’s also a perfect time to be in Costa Rica because of the great weather and low prices. You’ll find an exciting combination of beaches, volcanoes, jungles, hiking trails, and rivers for rafting.
With the heat of the summer yet to ascend, the month of May is a great month for an adventure – whether you want to push your body to the limits or just enjoy leisurely activities in beautiful surroundings – You’re guaranteed to experience sensational weather in many of the world’s best destinations, and mouth-watering bargains.