Bahia Feliz Weather May Averages, Canary Islands
Bahia Feliz's weather is reliably sunny and dry during May, but not particularly hot due to the moderation from the surrounding seas. The pleasant weather of May makes Bahia Feliz an ideal location for outdoor activities at this time of year. While, Bahia Feliz is a small and quiet resort, its location on the southern side of Gran Canaria is perfect for easily exploring other parts of the island, including the more mountainous interior of Pico de las Nieves, which is also experiencing a slight rise in temperatures.
Throughout May, spring is in full swing in Bahia Feliz, but the summer high season is on the horizon. The days are long with the average hours of sunshine being 11 hours per day, which will continue into the summer month of June.
The long days are also filled with warm temperatures and bright sunlight. The average temperature during May is a mild 20°C (68°F), with the average high temperature reaching a comfortable 22°C (72°C). The mornings and overnight in Bahia Feliz can remain quite cool, and a consistent breeze encourages light layers or a jacket. The average low temperature dips to 16°C (61°F).
Sea temperatures start to climb a little at this time of year, and average 20°C (68°F), which is good for most water-based activities. However, the balmy water temperature is still a little cool for swimming. The water can be cold at lower depths, and a wet suit is encouraged for certain water activities, such as diving.
The chance of rain is miniscule during the month of May. Historically there are an average of 3 rainy days for the entire month. Over those days, Bahia Feliz only receives an average of 3 mm of rain. In fact, there is 100% chance that a day will be sunny in Bahia Feliz, making this quiet village the ideal destination for any sun seeker.
Where to Stay
The Sol Barbacan located in nearby San Agustin has the right tropical atmosphere for the end of spring and start of summer in the Canary Islands. The resort prides itself on a family atmosphere that is never short of fun. From special events throughout the year, to drinks beside the hotel swimming pool, everything at Sol Barbacan is done with a personal touch and attention to detail. The lush gardens of this hotel are stunning, and the guest rooms are bright and comfortable.
Another great family option is Hotel Parque Tropical located in the more touristy Playa del Ingles. The red roofed buildings surround grounds of lush vegetation and enticing pools. The wonderfully designed garden has thousands of plant species and plenty of places for the entire family to walk, play and soak up the sun. Adults will be impressed by the beautiful scenery and children will love the water features, foot bridges and fountains that can provide endless entertainment. And that is just the outdoors. The guest rooms at Hotel Parque Tropical are carefully decorated in beautiful lightwoods and airy bedding. Guests will immediately feel at home in this old-style hotel.
With summer on the horizon for the northern hemisphere, May is a great time to soak up early summer sun. The Sunprime Atlantic View Suites & Spa is an ideal place to find said sun and a good deal of relaxation. The hotel is clean, modern and offers a reasonable all-inclusive option. Also, the on-site restaurant does fabulous food.
What to Do
One of the more exciting activities offered in Bahia Feliz is the opportunity to go on a dive excursion. There are a number of good dive sites off the southern coast of Gran Canaria, including the Arguineguin Reef, which is accessed by boat and the Blue Bird, which is a wreck dive and shouldn't be missed by experienced divers. The rising sea temperatures of spring, summer and autumn are all excellent times to dive. A couple of the professional diving shops that operate diving trips close to Bahia Feliz are Let's Go Diving, which is based in Maspalomas approximately 15 minutes driving from Bahia Feliz, and Diving Center Sun-Sub, which is located in the popular Playa del Ingles just outside Bahia Feliz. Most dive shops have rental equipment available, however experienced divers may want to bring their own mask or fins for comfort.
While some visitors want to experience life underwater, others may want to try life up in the air. There are a number of companies that offer sky diving trips near Bahia Feliz, however, Sky Rebels offers something unique in the sky. Sky Rebels is a company that offers paratrike trips from Maspalomas near Bahia Feliz. A paratrike is a wheeled cart attached to the equipment of a parasail and an engine. The team at Sky Rebels operates the paratrikes, for a flying experience unlike any other.
Hit the Beach
As summer dawns in Bahia Feliz and along the southern coast of Gran Canaria, the beaches see a swell in visitors. However, a quiet alternative to the occasionally crowded and raucous Playa del Ingles is located even closer to Bahia Feliz in San Agustin. Often described as relaxing and quiet, there is always enough room on the sand. Visitors who choose to stay between Bahia Feliz and San Agustin will be lucky to have both beaches within walking distance.
Where to Eat & Drink
Located a mere 5 minutes from Bahia Feliz, Playa del Ingles offers a broader range of food and dining options, albeit most are simple and relaxed, which is often perfect after a day at the beach.
However, if you want to escape the plastic chairs and laidback dinning that is prevalent in Bahia Feliz and surrounding towns, one place to consider is Calma Chicha in Playa del Ingles. The beautiful table settings and bright colours are the perfect preview to a beautiful meal at Calma Chicha. More interesting than many of the resort-style dining options located along the southern coast of Gran Canaria, Calma Chicha is a place for the foodies who visit Bahia Feliz.
Where Calma Chicha capitalises on chic beauty, the interesting restaurant of Novo is known for a unique experience and fun fusion cuisine. This is another restaurant without a plastic chair in sight, and the upscale feel is great for a romantic night out. Presentation is part of the experience at Novo, where certain dishes seem too carefully crafted to eat.
The weather is warming up in May and so is the atmosphere in Bahia Feliz and surrounding villages. A trip to the Sahara Beach Bar can help you welcome the summer sun, and is a great place to enjoy a cocktail or 3. Sahara Beach Bar is located along the water in Playa del Ingles, a short drive from Bahia Feliz and easily accessible by taxi or hired car for those who truly want to enjoy the cocktails and wine available at this laidback bar.
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