April and May are some of the best months for travelling. For many destinations it is their shoulder season, the months just outside of the peak season and before the offseason.
It is often a fantastic time of year to explore without the crowds and take advantage of lower hotel rates. Whether you are looking for adventure, wildlife encounters or relaxation, our guide of where to travel in April and May has the inspiration you need for your next unforgettable experience.
There’s a saying that runs right through Costa Rica: ‘pura vida’, or ‘the good life’. We can help you to truly tap into this tranquil way of being and experience the country in ways that few travellers ever do. A peaceful and forward-thinking country with a wide range of luxury accommodation, Costa Rica lends itself perfectly to many different types of holiday. April is one of the most popular times to visit Costa Rica with fantastic opportunities to view wildlife, explore the jungle and relax on white, sandy beaches.
With some of Europe’s most celebrated historical cities, charming, whitewashed villages, craggy mountains and fertile valleys, Spain is a collection of the known and unknown. Move away from the obvious highlights to find hidden wildlife with the lynx of Andalucía or bears in Cantabria and Asturias. Stay in charming homesteads to experience authentic Spanish hospitality and meet artisan food producers in San Sebastian to the Marques de Riscal winery in La Rioja.
- Highlights of Northern Spain and Andalucia
- Lynx Tracking in Andalucia
- On the Trail of Bears in Northern Spain
Since both the land and marine creatures that inhabit the Galapagos Islands are utterly fearless, a journey around the landmasses brings voyagers face-to-face with their thousands-strong population of curious bubble-blowing sea lions, salt-spitting iguanas, clumsy blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants, monogamous waved albatrosses and boisterous Galapagos penguins.
Marvel as the eggs of giant Galapagos tortoises and land iguanas hatch in April and watch as the small iguana hatchlings stroll along the shores in May. A trip to the Galapagos Islands is one of the most magical travel experiences.
Home to some of Africa’s most dramatic desert scenery, Namibia is a collage of harsh reds, browns and yellows. Watch rhinos and elephants roam huge deserts and fly over the desolate dune-filled landscape of the Skeleton Coast. A safari in Namibia will give you a feeling of pioneering adventure as each camp takes you further and further away from civilization. May is a great time to visit Namibia. Almost every day is dry and water sources are drying up. Wildlife starts to congregate around water hotels, but the landscapes are still colourful and nights aren’t chilly just yet.