Coloane

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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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Feb 2015 • Couples
For those interested in heritage walks, there is now a sponsored trail you can take through the historic village of Coloane during visits to Macau.

The Memorable Buildings of Coloane heritage walk is sponsored by IACM branch of the local government as part of their 'Taking a Walk through the Streets of Macau' campaign and is aimed at introduced lesser known areas of Macau to visitors.

This particular heritage trail includes 9 historic and memorable buildings in Coloane and can be comfortably completed in 1-2 hours if visitors allow 5-10 minutes for each attraction and the estimated 22-25 minutes walking time between the various inclusions.

The included attractions are the Coloane Municipal Market, Health Centre, Kun Iam Temple, Tin Hau Temple, Former Coloane Power Station ,Chapel of St. Francis Xavier, Coloane Library, Tam Sin Sing Temple and the Sam Seng Kong Temple.

Of the attractions, the most memorable are probably St. Xavier Francis, Coloane Library and the Tam Sin Sing Temple. Each are located along Avenida de Cinco de Outubro, facing the harbour and mainland China and can be visited in succession if you are short on time.

While visiting Coloane, we also highly recommend a stop at one of the four Lord Stows outlets for their famous Portuguese style egg tarts. They are freshly made all day and very good. There are good restaurants around as well. We are particular fans of the Portuguese restaurant called Espaco Lisboa found in Coloane village.

Other interesting areas to visit in Coloane include the Hac Sa Beach area as well as Seac Pai Van Park, where you will find the Giant Panda Pavilion.
Written February 26, 2015
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Kerwin Y
Macau, China16 contributions
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Sep 2015 • Family
I agree with the other contributors. If you have time you must visit Coloane and experience another side to Macau.

!. In Chinese, Coloane is pronounced "luo wan" or "luo wan dao" for Coloane Island. (路環島) If you ask for directions to Coloane, you will likely get puzzled looks.
2. To go by public bus, take number 25 or number 26A from the terminal on the tip of Macau peninsula across the street from the old Lisboa Hotel and the Bank of China tower. Fare is 6 MOP and change. If you don't have coins, you can use a 10 MOP or 10 HKD bill.
3. Need to take the bus in the direction of Hac Sa (black sand beach.) If you take it the other direction you won't get to Colaoane.
3. No taxis out there. Don't count on being able to just hail a cab to get from the beach to the panda park or to your favorite restaurant

If you would like some exercise after all that wonderful food you can gain access to the Coloane trail from the barbecue site above the village by the bus stop. The trails are well signposted and clearly marked and not too demanding after climbing the steps to get onto the trails.
Coloane is a relaxing place to get away from the densely populated Macau peninsula and escape the huge new high-rise casino hotels of the Cotai strip. It provides a change of pace. But a few tips are in order if you are going on your own by public transport.
Written April 11, 2016
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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Feb 2017 • Couples
Coloane Village is seeing more and more tourists these days and is becoming a more enjoyable place to spend time during trips to Macau. These days, Coloane reminds of Taipa Village a decade ago before the gambling and tourism boom. There remains a quieter feel that makes it one of the more pleasant places to spend time in Macau.

In the village, you can find coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants as well as a nice heritage trail which takes in a handful of temples, church and other historical buildings in Coloane. The promenade is always nice for a stroll as well.

What I've much enjoyed in recent years is seeing quite a few old and dilapidated buildings restored and given a fresh coat of paint. In particular, the backstreets of Coloane Village, which weren't so nice 10 years ago, is now a quaint and attractive place to see and take photos. Many buildings have been cleaned up as more businesses are moving in, some of the houses are also lined with plants, the entire area is really quite pleasant these days.

You can conveniently see most of Coloane in an hour or so or enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon along with lunch here, making a great way to spend 1/2 a day sightseeing in the quieter area of Macau.

Note: To visit Coloane from the rest of Macau, you can take taxi or any public bus making way to Coloane or Hac Sa Beach. If you take public bus, the drop off point is the tiny roundabout in the village.
Written March 4, 2017
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Andrew L
Hong Kong177 contributions
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Feb 2013 • Couples
Overview.
Most tourist would tend to stay on the main island or the Cotai strip of Macaue (where the venetian, Galaxy hotel is). However what you get is an artificial macau, or tourist hot spots that are jam packed. If you want a relaxing walk and see the true side of macau, go to Coloane.The Cotai Strip is the entertainment buzz of Taipa but if you head down you will find Coloane, the place where you will find authentic, real Macau style of living, featuring historic churches, temples, a panda theme park, go cart venues, a lovely beach and authentic Portuguese restaurants that is authentic and not over the top. I mean to be honest most of the hotel decors are over the top and really does not show the true side of Macau

Transportation
If you are on the main island, taking a taxi will cost you $100 MOP (HKD) more. If you are on the Cotai Strip (Taipa), it will cost about 60-70 MOP (HKD) (10USD). The most cost efficient way is to take the public transport. Bus no. 15, 25, 26, and 21A will take you to Coloane. I lived on the Cotai strip Sheraton, and taking the bus was a breeze, it only took 20 minutes and I was at the Coloane. The cost of the bus from the Cotai strip was a mere 3MOP (HKD) (50 cents USD the bus charges differently according to which section you aboard. Bear in mind that in Macau, you can use Macau or HK dollars.

Attractions to do in Coloane
The Panda Pavilion, The villages, Go carts, The famous Lord Stows bakery, The Church of St. Francis Xavier, The ancient chinese temples of TIn Hau, Tam Kung, the beautiful naturally black Hac Sa beach and the delicious food offered from Fernados and the outside street bbq stores will have you spending a good afternoon for sure.

The trail to do it.
If you fancy some go carting, stop at the go cart area first, it's the first stop. After that,stop by at the Panda Pavilion first. It's worth visiting if you haven't seen one of these cute animals. It costs only 10 dollars MOP , HKD, and you can see the pandas as well as other animals there. They have a zoological area and exotic plants area as well.

Once you finish, you walk out and take the bus to the Coloane village. If you have trouble ask the locals or expats there , say you want to go to (lo wan village). At the Lo Wan Village, you will first find at the roundabout of the village centre, Lord stow's bakery. This bakery is famous for its egg tarts, they are heavenly and only cost 8MOP ($1USD). Most egg tarts in Macau cost 6-8 MOP but if you check out the reviews in this site, you will know why they are number 1.

After this tour around the Coloane village, you will find the St. Francis Church, temples, antique stores, and authentic way of living in Macau which is not polluted by the glamour and the buzz of the main island. The village is so full of colors, with colorful houses and little alley ways that meanders to the end. In this village, you will find a libraries that were built in the colony era, temples and churches. Oh not to mention the fact that this village is by the sea side. you can stroll through casually and enjoy the breeze.

After this, take the bus again or taxi and head on to The Hac Sa Beach. Here you will find the famous Fernado's restaurant. The Hac Sa beach is the bus terminus and here next to the terminus you will find street stalls selling bbq food which are cheap and delicious. I ordered a grilled fish at 10 MOP and it was juicy, tender and succluent. Try the Macau beer as well! IF you fancy something better, head on to Fernados just in front of the bus terminus. It's entrance is decorated by ferns and bushes. The food and the vibe in this restaurant is relaxing and friendly and makes you feel almost at home and also it makes you want to come back again!

Having been on the main island and Coloane and the Cotai Strip, I much prefered this area because it was away from the hustle and bustle, it was not over the top, and most importantly it was and is how the local macanese live.
Written February 6, 2013
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kentkflee
Malaysia77 contributions
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Instead of doing it the standard way, let me show you my way to enjoy this little island to the fullest. First of all, take the public bus to Coloane to enjoy the country side of Macau. There are few options to consider depending on your interest. Your interest will determine to to stop and start. If you are a go cart fan, you may stop over earlier to enjoy the activities. Otherwise you may consider a visit to the panda pavilion if you have a young families. You probably spend about 30 minutes easily. Thereafter you may go to the Coloane village to enjoy the famous lord stow bakery. You will decided to sit and dine, you may consider two outlets owned by lord stow too. One if opposite the bus stop (bigger outlet) and the other outlet (much smaller outlet) is located towards the left side of The Lord stow bakery shop. If you decide to try something Portugese, just take a walk behind the small street and there are variety of outlet that offer a decent Portugese cuisine. If walking is not a problem, there is a temple on top of the hill but it is quite a walk. You probably end your trip at hac sa beach for a beach walk but you will need to take another bus there as it's not walkable. Fernando's is a well known Portugese restaurant and it is alway worth a try. You can easily take a bus back to Macau anything before 12 am. FYI, the bus stop is right opposite Fernando's. Taxi can be quite costly.

Written December 29, 2012
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Margaret E
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I found Coloane peaceful and lovely! Authentic.Though I was told that I would not need much time to see it, just one hour, I wish I had budgeted three hours. Right by the water, Coloane has its own, smaller and more peaceful version of Macau's "Senado Square"-- with a beautiful black-and-white Portuguese tiled plaza, a fountain, a lovely church in Portuguese yellow flanked by colonades on either side. There are many trees nearby, with places to sit and enjoy gazing out on the water, and to eat the delicious egg tarts and cold lemon tea purchased nearby at Lord Stowe's. Black-and- white tiles also cover many of the sidewalks, and as one explores the village one finds many types of sailing vessels depicted in these tiles. One encounters shanties of poor fishermen open to the street and to the water, as well as very handsome, large, gated homes, some newly constructed. I enjoyed wandering through the narrow lanes and finding vendors of fresh tropical fruit-- bought quite a few pieces to enjoy over the next few days. There are also shops selling local fish drying in the open air. Next time, I plan to visit the black sand beaches nearby. (By the way, I had some trouble with the bus stops which were not always clearly marked, so had several detours on my outbound leg. Ended up taking a taxi which was more expensive but kept me on schedule.)
Written December 21, 2017
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ZhongguoKM
Kunming, China6,239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
Coloane is a relaxing place to get away from the densely populated Macau peninsula and escape the huge new high-rise casino hotels of the Cotai strip. It provides a change of pace. But a few tips are in order if you are going on your own by public transport.

!. In Chinese, Coloane is pronounced "luo wan" or "luo wan dao" for Coloane Island. (路環島) If you ask for directions to Coloane, you will likely get puzzled looks.
2. To go by public bus, take number 25 or number 26A from the terminal on the tip of Macau peninsula across the street from the old Lisboa Hotel and the Bank of China tower. Fare is 6 MOP and change. If you don't have coins, you can use a 10 MOP or 10 HKD bill.
3. Need to take the bus in the direction of Hac Sa (black sand beach.) If you take it the other direction you won't get to Colaoane.
3. No taxis out there. Don't count on being able to just hail a cab to get from the beach to the panda park or to your favorite restaurant.
Written December 11, 2012
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Hong Kong, China4,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
…with some idyllic lanes and squares, as well as some destination draws in terms of food. Wandering round was exactly what we wanted from our first trip to Macau for so many years, we loved it!
Written April 6, 2023
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wendy12104
Adelaide, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Took the local bus from Macau to Taipa and then onto Coloane, a pleasant trip It was lovely and quiet to take a walk along the sea front and you could see china across the channel. Well worth a visit.
Written October 10, 2015
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Tah
Singapore380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Coloane is still a small, traditional village on the southern-most island of the Macau chain. It is well-worth a visit. You need to walk along the water-side to see the old square and small Portuguese colonial church. The main Lord Stow bakery is here, so you MUST buy some of their excellent tarts. There are also some small cafe's and outdoor restaurants for relaxed eating.
Written March 18, 2015
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