It must be Summer !
It’s May, my favourite month! Mainly because it’s definitely summer, normally hitting over 30°C in the shade. You just have to love this time of the year, longer sunny days, through crystal clear skies, there’s no heat haze yet, and slightly warmer evenings, so you can go out in a t-shirt. We might get a quick shower, but chances are it won’t rain again ’til October, except for the very occasional crazy hail storm in August?
On the Beach
All the water sports are set to go, with maybe one or two extra items still to be floated. The majority of these guys have been at it for years and you rarely hear any complaints about the services on offer or in fact their prices … oh and while you’re topping up the tan might as well learn the local Lingo …
Cyprus is versatility to the extreme, and the Flyboarding Cyprus team have trained even more watersports to offer you the opportunity to fly like iron man and dive like a dolphin. I tried it, trust me it’s absolutely awesome and a must if you’re into a little adventure sports, btw this is the fastest growing extreme sport in the world!
Out & About
May is a great month to get out of town and go for an adventure, coz everything is still so green. So jump in the car or a buggy, and I highly recommend places like The Camel Park or the Wild Side of Pafos Zoo, maybe an open air market, the new monthly Arts & Craft Fayre in Oroklini, find a secluded beach on the rugged coastline or maybe see the Troodos mountains or just go on a real adventure with Jimmy’s Jeep Adventures in Paphos, or the Traditional Cyprus Bus in Paralimni and the awesome George’s Fun Bus in Paphos.
Cruising the Med
The sea here is spotless, so maybe an idea is to go for a mini boat cruise. You’ll find plenty of them at all our city harbours, jetties and water sports, go check out what’s on. We’ve carefully selected our recommended boat trips, always worth checking out and chilling on the med, Mmmm! I’ve been invited to the all day cruise on Wave Dancer Yacht up in Paphos because in May they can still land on Lara Bay Beach as from June to September they have to respect the Turtle Hatching Season … more soon !
I think you’ll have enough choices when it comes to eateries, as most restaurants, cafes, or tavernas will have opened, some of them still finishing last minute renovations and you just can’t change these guys, mañana, mañana it’s a way of life over here, but that’s one of the reasons this rock is so special. Same when it comes to enjoying your favourite tipple as most pubs, bars and watering holes are also open, so the choice in both cases should keep you happy!
I’ve had to attend loads of opening parties, as always it’s been fun!, ha ha!, it’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it ?? you can join me at a few more this month so don’t panic … Stay tuned to our facebook page for more …
You know, summer has well and truly started when most pool parties have already launched or will this month. The world famous Pambos Napa Rocks Pool Party is opening on Thursday 10th and the general feeling is Cyprus will have an awesome year with an estimated 3 million visitors arriving. And as forty-six percent of our economy is based on tourism, and the repercussions go all the way down to the paper merchant, I have a strange feeling it’s going to be a record breaking year, btw, you heard it here first !!
Napa, once the clubbing capital of Europe is slowly but surely staking its claim for the title again and by the middle of May, Ayia Napa will have seven or eight nightclubs to choose from, with Castle Club, Black ‘n’ White and Carwash Disco leading the way and for after parties, Club Aqua and the Napa Rocks crew are already open and rumour has it will be 24/7 this year, whilst sadly the unique River Reggae is taking a year out! You heard that here first too 😉
A little more sophisticated, but still rocking as usual, is Club Zoo in Nicosia. Whilst Club Teez provide the best in RnB and Prestige the cosmopolitan vibe. Larnaca keeping its reputation as the hub of Cyprus with loads of Café Bars that swing into clubs late on and Dstrkt and Geometry leading the way. Up in Limassol, our Capital on the coast, Guaba Beach Bar opening party is on Sunday 6th and it’s still number one, and Rote Club, DV8 Club and 7 Seas busy as always. There’s a huge variety of nightlife up on the west coast in Paphos, with a large expat community that keeps them busy most of the year, and the new Retro Club opposite Aces Cocktail Bar promising a good night out!
Live & Loud
There’s live music everywhere these days with Kendall Events boating The Little Eagles mini tour from 11th to 15th and Savino Live rocking it every weekend and Bank Holidays too … a few more like O’Neill’s Irish Bar in Paphos, Karsouros Rock Bar in Protaras, Tepee Rock Bar in Limassol all sticking to their guns with regular live music, rock or not !
The New Dynamic App
Finally, the new App launched on 25th January, and it’s looking absolutely awesome, even if I say so myself! I believe it’s the only dynamic App in Cyprus, driven by a wicked website with over 1,400 pages and over 50,000 photos and videos, so please download it on Play Store and give us a 5 Star Review 😉 oh, and don’t forget to follow us on our facebook page, unless of course you prefer, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest or Google+… and last but not least check out our vids on our YouTube channel … see links below.
Last year Paphos up on the West coast boasted the Cultural City of Europe and this year it just seems to be rolling on and spreading throughout Cyprus with almost daily events, for more check out the CTO Events calendar …
I’m Going …
Look out for the Mayday Donkey Festival in Larnaca and The Dorian’s Coastal Challenge on Saturday 5th of May in Limassol and Limassol Boat Show from 3rd to 6th at the new Marina.
If its your first time here, all I can ask is, why? … If you’ve been here before, welcome back, and we all know that you’ll keep coming back again and again, until eventually you’ll probably end up moving here!, anyway; you are all very welcome, and really finally, step up the UV factor, drink loads of water and make sure you do something you’ve never done before!
Na da boumen
Cover photo Compliments of Wave Dancer Yacht, Firework Night Cruise, Paphos Harbour