The two outlying islands of Taipa and Coloane, connected to the Macau Peninsula by three bridges feature tranquil natural and beach sceneries and are good choice for a short break away from the bustling Peninsula. The city's Jockey Club's horse racing attracts tourists, Hac Sa Beach and Cheoc Van Beach are two breathtaking natural scenic areas with the best seaside bathing places.
Standing in front of the hotel is the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, newly opened in 2018. Guests can enjoy the picturesque bridge view from the hotel and can quickly access the immigration and luggage handling to both HZMB Bridge and the Macau Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal, Gongbei (Zhuhai) Border, as well as QingMao Border.
Having distinctive dry and wet seasons, Macau's weather is generally warm and foggy in spring, hot and rainy in summer, cool and clear in autumn, and cold but sunny in winter. The average annual temperature is about 20 C and the highest temperature is over 30 C. April to October is the rainy season. Autumn and winter, especially mid-October to December, are recommended as the best visit times.
Thanks to its free port status Macau is a shoppers' paradise and foremost among the popular buys are jewelry (particularly gold), brand label clothes, Chinese antiques, porcelain and pottery as well as wine, cameras, watches, knit-wear together with a host of electric gadgetry all at free duty prices.
The popular local dishes include Bacalhau, African Chicken, Galinha Portuguesa, Paella and Clam Stir-fried with Garlic. Wine and good food brings out the best of each other and Portuguese wines are an excellent accompaniment to the delicious local food. Serradura is a famous after dinner sweet that is considered to be a favorite with a majority of the local and visitors.
Largo da Torre de Macau, Macau,
Central District of Macau Peninsula, Macau,
112 Praceta do Museu de Macau (Mount For, Macau,
Barra Square, Macau,
Macau's name is derived from A-Ma-Gau or Place of A-Ma. This temple is distinguished by beautiful tiled roofs and spectacular views from the upper gardens. The festival of A-Ma takes place on the 23rd day of the 3rd moon (Apr or May).Firecrackers, to scare away evil spirits, are exploded in the entrance courtyard to greet tour groups and lions dances are performed here on weekends.
Rua Luis Gonzaga Gomes 431, basement (Tourism Activities Centre-CAT), Macau,
Company of Jesus Square, Macau,
The Ruins of St. Paul's stands adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. Completed in 1637, the church became the biggest Catholic Church in East Asia at that time. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church. The surviving façade has long been acknowledged as a perfect fusion of western and eastern cultures.