Cadiz Weather May Averages, Spain
What's the Weather like in Cadiz in May
By the time May rolls around, spring is in full force in Cadiz. Temperatures continue to rise as the daily average reaches 19°C. Expect to see highs as high as 22°C, and lows only as low as 16°C. It's an excellent time of year to soak up the sun while you explore all the history and beauty the city has to offer.
Most travellers should be happy to know, when you visit the city at this time of year, you will have only a minor chance of rain. With 27mm of precipitation divided between 3 days, you can confidently plan for near-constant sunny skies. Levels of precipitation this month are just about identical with the annual average for September, when levels rise again after a few months of little to no rainfall.
Average Sea Temperature
If the beach is your main attraction, the end of summer may be a preferable time for a visit; it offers not only higher average temperatures, but also the year's highest ocean temperature (23°C) making it ideal for long days in the water.
Average Sunshine Hours
But if sunshine is your happiness, May offers 12 hours of daily sunlight, compared with 10 hours in the month of September.
Majorca, another popular resort destination over off Spain's eastern coast, is receiving just as much sunshine. Be prepared, though, if you choose a Mediterranean island holiday you'll be in for a slightly increased chance of rain with 36mm of rainfall for the month distributed amongst four days. The island's highest temperature reaches 23°C before the month's end, higher than Cadiz is likely to experience, but the island's average temperature, 18°C, falls just below the port city's average.
May ranks as the 6th warmest month of the year (or 7th coldest, depending on how you view things) making it the most moderate time of year for a visit.
Cadiz Hotels in May
La Posada de Menchu
La Posada de Menchu is an alternative-style accommodation; it's part hotel, part condominium. They offer three fully equipped double rooms for rent, with a shared terrace and saltwater pool. They are located five minutes from the city centre, and ten minutes from the beach. They offer bicycle rents for easy travel throughout Cadiz. A bicycle should be the perfect get-around vehicle for the pleasant weather in May.
Hotel Monte Puertatierra
Hotel Monte Puertatierra is a 4-start accommodation set amongst the historic and artistic centre of the city. Close to many of the city's most popular monuments, and less than 100m to the beach, this luxury hotel has loads to offer. This hotel offers 98 rooms for booking, as well as additional meeting rooms and a wedding reception area.
For the personal feel of a B&B, look into Maravilla Verde. While it's located some distance away from the port, you will be treated to the scenic surroundings of the greater Cadiz province. Enjoy hiking and biking in the nearby nature. Meals are communal and delicious: breakfast buffet, sandwiches for lunch, and an exciting local speciality every night for dinner.
Bars and Restaurants
Taberna El Tio de la Tiza
Friendly service and delicious food are always served up at Taberna El Tio de la Tiza. Their primary focus is simple seafood served fresh. With tables overlooking a quaint plaza in the Old Town, you'll get the scenic married with great tastes. Staff is always eager to please and do well to ensure your experience is exceptional.
Meson Cumbres Mayores
Meson Cumbres Mayores is homed in a rustic tavern setting with legs of Spanish jámon dangling from the rafters. They focus on the finest Spanish traditions: Spanish hams, cured meats, and heavenly wine. This restaurant is great for diners who like to enjoy all of the pig, nose-to-tail. Stewed pork neck and stewed pig's tongue are two staples on the menu. Not the best place to bring vegetarian friends, they won't find much on the menu here.
Café Costasol is a place with options for both vegetarian and gluten-free diners, and an exceptional experience inside a modest exterior. While mainly visited by locals, the staff will go out of their way to ensure that visitors feel at home. Delicious coffee, fresh seafood, inexpensive prices: what more could you want? Well, they probably have that too.
Things to do in Cadiz in May
Castillo de San Sebastian
Enjoy the sunshine of May by taking a scenic walk out to the Castillo de San Sebastian. The castle is an old fortress located near La Caleta beach. Construction began on the castle in the early 18th century. A lighthouse was installed on the castle in 1908. The walk out to the old relic affords stunning views of the beach and water both. Inside you will find a small exhibit about the sea. It's a great item to do on a Monday, when many attractions in the city close.
Gran Teatro Falla
See a show at the Gran Teatro Falla. Located in the Plaza Fragela, construction on the theatre was began in 1884, but was not completed until 1905. Throughout the year the theatre hosts a wide variety of plays, concerts and other entertainments.