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Porto Weather in May, Portugal

Porto Averages May

PORTO AVERAGES FOR MAY

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    15°C
    59°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    19°C
    66°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    11°C
    52°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    16°C
    62°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    15°C
    59°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    16°C
    62°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    8 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    15 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    70 mm

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Porto Daily Averages May

May 2024 Forecast, Daily Averages

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
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Thu
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Fri
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Sat
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    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      11º

      52º

    • 06 32

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 20 32

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    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0000

      Thu

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      11º

      52º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      11º

      52º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      11º

      52º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      11º

      52º

    • 06 30

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 20 33

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    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0000

      Fri

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 06 29

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      20º

      68º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      20º

      68º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      21º

      70º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      21º

      70º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      20º

      68º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 20 34

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0000

      Sat

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 06 28

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1200

      Moderate rain at times

      20º

      68º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      20º

      68º

    • 1400

      Moderate rain at times

      20º

      68º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      20º

      68º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 20 35

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0000

      Sun

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

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6
7
8
9
10 Avg 15º 59º
11 Avg 15º 59º
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 06 27

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 20 36

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0000

      Mon

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      12º

      54º

    • 06 25

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 20 37

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0000

      Tue

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 06 24

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 20 38

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0000

      Wed

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 06 23

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1400

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1500

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 20 39

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0000

      Thu

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0400

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    We only display hourly forecasts for up to 14 days 😢
    • 0600

      Moderate rain at times

      13º

      55º

    • 06 22

      SUNRISE https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunrise.png&sig=f76571d3bb8e6eeb2008832566a9aec585b689da4062410fc980a87bb4d74203
    • 0700

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 0800

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 0900

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1000

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1100

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1400

      Moderate rain at times

      18º

      64º

    • 1500

      Moderate rain at times

      18º

      64º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      18º

      64º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      17º

      63º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      16º

      61º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      15º

      59º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 20 40

      SUNSET https://yoy19n.5gcdn.net/ext/auto?src=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.holiday-weather.com%2Fimages%2Fmobile%2Fweather_icons%2Fpng%2Fsunset.png&sig=341ecd45a4425fb0425d567e6637fa5fd0f82bc67f312a69d4a584b7e87a36d9
    • 2100

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

    • 2300

      Patchy rain possible

      13º

      55º

12 Avg 16º 61º
13 Avg 15º 59º
14 Avg 14º 57º
15 Avg 15º 59º
16 Avg 17º 63º
17 Avg 17º 63º
18 Avg 15º 59º
19 Avg 14º 57º
20 Avg 14º 57º
21 Avg 15º 59º
22 Avg 15º 59º
23 Avg 17º 63º
24 Avg 19º 66º
25 Avg 17º 63º
26 Avg 16º 61º
27 Avg 16º 61º
28 Avg 16º 61º
29 Avg 15º 59º
30 Avg 15º 59º
31 Avg 16º 61º
Forecast
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May Weather Averages

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What's the Weather Like in Porto in May

And so, the last month of spring gently unravels all over northern Portugal, making its presence well felt in Porto and quietly announcing the upcoming onset of June, and summer.

Temperature

The average temperature goes up to 15°C (59°F), accompanied by encouraging high averages of up to 19°C on a cloudless day. The lower end reaches a significantly warmer 11°C, particularly during the nights towards the third and fourth week of May, when the thermometer begins to look more like summer, rather than the variable spring.

Sunshine Hours

Chances of sunny days jump to 30% on average, with up to 9 hours of glorious sunshine in the day. While this means that Porto begins to truly shake off the last wintery chills, we recommend packing an umbrella, as rain is still present in this climate.

Rainfall

However, rainfall volume drops to 70mm on average, spread over a total of 15 days in the month, with only 37% chances of full on rainy days. This means that while there will still be showers pouring over Porto in May, they are consistently lighter than previous months, such as March or April, and barely a nuisance to anyone. Humidity stays pleasant at 75% on average, in conjunction with favorable southern and south-eastern winds blowing from the North-African territories below.

Clouds

Chances of gloomy and cloudy days are also encouragingly low at 15% on average, while chances of windy days drop to a mere 7%, with wind speeds constant at 5m/s, best felt along the ocean coastline rather than in the city. The breeze can also be felt down by the riverside, particularly in the afternoons of the first and second week of May, and they will certainly feel slightly warmer towards the third and fourth week.

Sea Temperature

The ocean temperature jumps to 17°C (62°F), as the North Atlantic begins to welcome amateur and professional surfers from across the entire peninsula and beyond. The warmer tropical currents begin to shift towards this side of the coast, along with foamy waves that only get better towards the summer.

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Hotels for Porto in May

Flores Village Hotel & Spa

The wonderful Flores Village Hotel & Spa offers stunning double suites for just £146 per night, which is quite the treat for a 4-star accommodation in Portugal's second largest city as summer approaches, particularly for that Labor Day weekend. It's set in an 18th century historic building in the heart of the city, and it features a complete spa center with a sauna and indoor pool. The Flores

Village mixes contemporary and antique decor, and offers a variety of rooms and apartments, all fitted with air conditioning, soundproofing, phone and flat screen TV, minibar and en suite bathroom with a tub and bidet; the apartments are self catering and spacious, with a fully equipped kitchenette, room service and even the option of having breakfast served to your room.

HL Fenix Porto

The beautiful HF Fenix Porto offers gorgeous suites for £61 per night for couples. This 4-star delight stands tall in the commercial area of the Boavista District, just 450 yards away from the Casa da Musica Concert Hall. All of its rooms come with free Wi-Fi and cable TV, air conditioning, and en suite bathroom. The upper floor rooms offer stunning views of the river and the hotel's dining room serves a scrumptious breakfast with freshly baked pastries and breads.

This is where you can enjoy your morning coffee and admire the decorative stained glass elements in the ceiling. The Fenix also boasts the illustrious Kyodai Sushi Bar, a ritzy cocktail bar and an outdoor terrace with sun umbrellas.

12 Short Term

For prices starting from £49 per night, you can grab a self-catering apartment at the 12 Short Term apartment complex, half a mile from the city center and just 700 yards from the Douro riverbank. Its bright suites sport a unique and modern decor and a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and a seating area complete with free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Some of the apartments offer a lovely view of the garden from their balcony or patio, and the complex also offers laundry and luggage storage facilities from the front desk reception.

Beaches for May for Porto

Madalena Beach

Now that the sun is out more often and the temperatures are slightly friendlier than in previous months, you can actually go and enjoy a beach somewhere near Porto, even though it's still not a perfect time for swimming. You can still catch a little bit of sun on the beautiful Madalena beach in Villa Nova de Gaia, just across the river from Porto.

Leca da Palmeira

For all you eager surfers out there, the Leca da Palmeira is a good beach if you want to hone your skills at bodyboarding and proper surfing. The waters and cool and quite choppy over here, giving way to curly and even tubular waves when the tides are good. Many young ones prefer the summer waves, which are slightly mellower than the winter ones, but the water temperatures are far friendlier, allowing for longer and more pleasant surf sessions.

Restaurants and Bars for Porto in May

Porto never ceases to amaze when it comes to good food. This international and award-winning gastronomical center sports a multitude of bars, cafes and restaurants covering so many types of food, that you would probably need at least four stomachs and a few months to fully enjoy them all...

Dama Pe de Cabra

That being said, we'd definitely recommend Dama Pe de Cabra, a fabulous little spot which made its name off the excellent quality of its sandwiches, delicatessen and European style dishes, as well as its super friendly price range of £3 to £15.

Elebe Restaurant

For some authentic Portuguese and Mediterranean food, a noteworthy option is the lovely Elebe Restaurant. Its price range hangs easily between £10 and £35 and it's certainly worth every penny, especially when you get to the wine that is so well paired with your food. This is one Baixa's best spots, particularly when it comes to codfish. Trust us when we say that the Portuguese certainly know their codfish!

Rua - Tapas & Music Bar

For a light snack and smooth drinks, an excellent choice would be Rua - Tapas & Music Bar. Just as its name suggests, you'll find a delightful variety of Portuguese and Spanish tapas here, with aperitif menus ranging from £10 to £14 on average, and a rich selection of drink to fit your choice of finger food.

ODE Porto Winehouse

Genuine gourmands will get a kick out of the phenomenal ODE Porto Winehouse. Its traditional dishes are lined by a very impressive selection of wines, and all of the ingredients used are sourced from local farmers and markets, ensuring the authenticity of Portuguese taste down to the very last dash of sea salt or pepper! The venue itself is a sight to behold, situated on a small and rustic alley in the city, its interior freckled with wine barrels and crates, slate tabletops and a multitude of candle lights to further engage you in a romantic atmosphere - encouraging love for Portuguese traditions and love for one another.

Aniki Bobo

For drinks and a long night's worth of dancing, you can easily head down to the Douro riverfront in the ancient Ribeira District, where you will find Aniki Bobo - a bar and club inside a 17th century historical building. Its interior is split into three different areas, each with its own decor and ambient. Its name derives from a famous 1930s Portuguese film, and it represents the hip and counterculture of Porto, adored by locals and tourists alike for its authenticity and dedication to providing a great time out.

Casa do Livro

If you want to enjoy a drink or two in a more relaxed atmosphere, you might as well make your way down to Rua Galeria de Paris 46, where Casa do Livro stands proud and open to lovers of booze, music and books. Yes, books! This place actually used to be a bookstore, hence its highly literary decor which makes you feel like you've stumbled into someone's personal library. This venue sits on the hip nightlife side of Porto, and offers tea, coffee, wine and so many spirits to accompany you into casual conversation or the simple enjoyment of jazz music played live on the piano. 

Things to Do in Porto in May

Oporto Wine Tour

If spending most of the day in the many nooks and crannies of the stupendous Ribeira District, Porto's UNESCO Heritage city center, with its many shops, boutiques, cafes and terraces framed by antique facades and art nouveau window frames, then you might as well go and experience a veritable Oporto Wine tour.

Here's the thing: there are over 50 wine factories in this city, most of which also specialize in the production of the world famous Port wine; and so each of these factories organizes tasting tours, complete with historical facts and physical tours of the actual winery, where you get to see how the wine is made, from grape to its first drop into the glass.

Igreja de Sao Francisco

For a glimpse of Portuguese artistic and religious history, best manifested in its architectural prowess, you should go and gape at the irreplaceable Igreja de Sao Francisco, a 14th century Gothic-style church whose stunning, gilded interiors make the whole trip to Porto worth your while. Its baroque decorations make this iconic building into one of Porto's postcard images, and for good reason too - the level of intricate detail of every single sculpture and frame is just mind-boggling.

And since you're on this particular side of your cultural voyage through the streets of Porto, you might as well stop and admire Mosteiro Leca do Balio, riddled with niches and tombs of famous monks and priests of the Portuguese church, including Father Christopher Cernache, Fra Lopo Pereira de Lima and Friar Diogo Pereira de Melo.

Palacio de Cristal

On another note, a good way to celebrate Labor Day in these parts of Europe is by enjoying a nice long picnic in a manicured garden somewhere in Porto. One good place to see and thoroughly enjoy is the Palacio de Cristal (Crystal Palace), a splendid little garden spreading around the sports pavilion. There is a balcony over the Douro River, with enough perfect space to simply relax over a good meal or even a book when the sun is out.

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