Weather Averages for Tunis in May
Averages for Tunis in May
May is an extremely popular time of year to visit Tunis. Temperatures become very warm without being as oppressively hot as later in the summer season.
T-shirts and shorts would be ideal to wear during the day – however to avoid sunburn and sunstroke you should always wear sunscreen with a high SPF and drink plenty of water. Seek shade during the hottest parts of the day.
You would also be fine in lighter clothing for heading out in the evening, but keep in mind that you will probably need to use mosquito repellent on any exposed skin.
As the tourist season is now in full swing, cheaper accommodation will be less plentiful and harder to find. Some of the popular sites around the city will also be fairly busy.
Of course the main attraction at this time of year will be the miles of golden, sandy beaches in the area. Many of the hotels in the area open out straight onto the sand so these are ideal to stay in if lounging in the sun is your main focus during your stay.
However, in the city itself there are many sites to see.
The historic area of the city is called the Medina. Here there are many ancient Islamic buildings each displaying a range of architecture. At the centre there is the massive Kasbah, where a wide range of goods are to be had at extremely reasonable prices. Head down and start haggling.
And the remains of the ancient city of Carthage are well worth a look to learn more about the history of the area.
If you’re interested in the history of the area, the Diplomat Hotel is in the ideal location for you, close to the Medina and minutes away from the airport. The hotel offers low room rates that will suit anyone travelling on a budget too.