The perks of visiting Puglia in May and June

The perks of visiting Puglia in May and June

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Would you like to have one of the most beautiful beaches in the world just for yourself?

Do you like the idea of ​​living your vacation close to the sea like if you were in a postcard?

If you say YES, your answer is the first reason for coming to Puglia between mid-May and late June.

In fact at this time of the year it is still possible to find optimal accommodation solutions  without hurrying up grasping among the few things left available in August and even July.

The beaches are not crowded yet and in some moments of the day they are even empty… all for you.

However, the summer life and the events have already started and it will be easier to meet and talk with locals, the main users of the sea, beaches, clubs of this special period.

Let’s see what are the beaches that you will find quite crowded (let’s say very crowded) between July and August and that instead look like very exclusive earthly paradises from now until the end of June.

Rodi Garganico, surf paradise and natural spa

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Come and be enchanted between the Ponente beach and Levante beach in Rodi Garganico.

They are two beaches that embrace the town pervaded by the smell of citrus; you can choose the beach to go depending on the wind and sand/stone preferences.

The West beach is a paradise for surfers due to exposure to the winds of the north and is bounded by the mouth of Romandato stream, alternating then hot water and very cold water currents (A panacea for your legs, almost a natural spa).

Vieste and Porto Greco

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Vieste is such a beautiful city that you’ll be amazed!

Its beach called Porto Greco is a jewel where you can accessed through a dirt path, which sanctions the distance from traffic and the street.

Immersed in the scents of the Mediterranean maquis, the beach sheltered from the north and south wind looks at a sea that sea tends to be always calm and crystal clear.

A blue lagoon where you can explore explore beautiful caves such as the Grotta dei Marmi and the Grotto delle Viole.

Monopoli Coves

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The 19 Monopoli coves are a constellation of small coves, probably the most beautiful part of the coast of Bari.
Enclosed by cliffs, they can be difficult to find if you are not experts in the area. Space is limited and that is why you should enjoy ita t the beginning of summer.

To find them, you have to go at the south corner of Monopoli, at the border with the area of Capitolo. Some with fine sand, others with pebbles, the constant element is the clear sea and the silence.

Saltern of Torre Colimena

We must say one thing: the beach in the Natural Park of the Saline dei Monaci, in Torre Colimena (Taranto) are never so busy!

This strip of paradise beach made up by thin sand and the clearest sea, is not surrounded by bars, restaurants but mainly by nature and a fer streets. That’s the reason why this place is much appreciated by wild life and nature lovers.

Behind the beach, a campsite where you can grab a drink and a local “frisa” if you get hungry; the rest is just sea, nature and beauty.

Torre dell’Orso

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Among the most crowded beaches of Salento in high summer there are those in Torre dell’Orso. What a dream to have them all for yourself in this period!

The coast of The Due Sorelle (Two Sisters, 2 rocks that the beach is named after) is entirely visible, you can cover it all by walking. Then you can wait for the cocktail hour and go up to the Casaccia, lively pub where you can eat something typical and not too elaborate, drinking and listening to music, of course, always with sea view.

Moreover, you’ll easily find parking. Something that would make July and August travellers cry.



Gallipoli and its coast enclose strips of sand and wet rocks from made special just for their wild charm. Among these, the best known are Punta della Suina and Punta Prosciutto.

Surrounded by forests of Mediterranean scrub, you can choose between bathhouses still not crowded and cheaper that in August and free beaches. Definitely free.

Gagliano del Capo

In Salento, in the heart of the Park Costa Otranto – Santa Maria di Leuca and Bosco di Tricase, you’ll find Gagliano, typical and magical seaside village, whose cultural and natural heritage is worth a trip to get to the tip of the heel of Italy .

A prime location in Gagliano del Capo, Villa Calipso

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Among the local beaches stands out the quiet beach of Canale del Ciolo, near the eponymous Channel (one of the longest, deepest and spectacular ravines of Lecce), ideal for snorkeling and surrounded by a very rare endemic flora.

Have a dive here, when the emotion is only yours!

Come and see more, before it’s too… busy!