Ilha de Coloane Travel Guide

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Ilha de Coloane Things to Do

  • Igreja de São Francisco Xavier

    This monument was built in 1928 and stands near a monument commemorating a victory over pirates in 1910. Inside this chapel one can find some of the most sacred Christian relics in Asia, including the remains of 26 foreign and Japanese Catholic priests who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597, as well as those of some of the Japanese Christians who...

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  • visit lord stow's pastelaria or cafe

    pasteis de nata or egg tartlet became one of the reasons travelers do a visit to coloane. the famous worldwide lord stow's egg tart is something not to be missed whenever you're here.take a seat in one of the 2 cafes of lord stow's or take-away these delicious egg tarts from lord stow's pastelaria [cakeshop]

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  • exploring fishermen's village

    fishermen's village in vila de coloane [coloane village] is situated nearby the small harbour. several houses are built by the sea and in front of these houses the fishermen's are hanging dried-salted fish to be sold.

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  • visit the small harbour ponte de coloane

    there's nothing hectic in this harbour. one or two small boats sailing around. and the narrow channel in front facing directly to ghuangzhou in china mainland.

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  • jardim do eduardo marques

    this small eduardo marques garden and square is situated in front of saint francis xavier church facing to china mainland [ghuangzhou], completed with a monument for commemoration of last pirates attack here [happened on july 12 - 13, 1910].

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  • igreja de sao francisco xavier

    this catholican church saint francis xavier was built at 1928 as an honour to saint francis xavier, the 16th century missioner who visited macau on his way to china and japan.inside the church can be seen a simple altar and the next is a room with portraits of many famous catholican person such as mother theresa, pope john paul II and a big...

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  • exploring the quiet vila de coloane

    i like to wander around coloane village. a hectic-free place, very laid back and feel the day longer than any other places.the main roads and travessas [lanes] are made from cobblestones. the houses are narrow and sometimes stands from 2 storeys. you'll never be lost in this village since all the roads leads to the coloane city square within...

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  • "Black Sand" - the Hac Sa Beach

    Hac Sa (meaning black sand) is a long beach with its unique black-tinged sand invites walking by the sea. Along the beach are a youth hostel, the Youth Centre for Water Sports, and a sports complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool, children's pool, tennis courts and a sports field. There are also playgrounds, picnic and camping areas and a...

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  • Templo Tin Hau - Tin Hau Miu

    Walk further up from Tam Kung Temple, up a little slope near to a field, you will find an old looking temple - the Tin Hau temple. In Macau, the most popular god is the goddess of Seafarers, Tin Hau (some called it as "A-Ma") . This little temple is not kept properly and looks like it has been neglected. As it was the month of the Tin Hau festival,...

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  • Tam Kung Temple

    Tam Kung temple, with a fine tole roof decorated with porcelain figures is dedicated to Tam Kung, a Taoist god of seafarers. Beside his image, the temple contains a four feet long model of a dragon boat made from whalebone, with a crew of wooden men in red robes and yellow hats. The entrance is guarded by two lion statues.To get to Tam Kung temple...

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  • Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

    Igreja de S.Francisco Xavier or the Chapel of St. Francis Xavier is located within the Coloane Village. In front of the Chapel is the Portuguese-style square with busy cafes under the shelter of the arcades. Aged shady trees form umbrellas to some cafes in the square. Built in 1923, the chapel follows the baroque style of Macau's major churches. It...

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  • Waterfront promenade -windy and nice

    Benches along the waterfront promenade allow you to enjoy the breeze while you eat your hot Portuguese tart (bought from Lord Stow's bakery nearby). Relax .....To get there : board bus no. 15, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A

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  • Coloane Village

    The heart of Coloane Village is the central square where the bus stop is located as well as several restaurants and the popular Lord Stow's Bakery is. The village itself stretches north to the old ferry pier, and south along the waterfront promenade to the Tam Kung temple. Halfway along the waterfront is the Chapel of St.Francis Xavier and the...

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  • Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

    Built in 1928, this chapel follows the baroque style of Macau's major churches. It has a cream and white facade with oval windows and a bell tower. It stands behind the monument commemorating the local victory over pirates in 1910.The chapel contains some of the most sacred relics of Christian Asia. In a silver reliquary is a bone from the arm of...

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  • Tam Kung Miu

    This temple, with a fine toll roof decorated with porcelain figures, is dedicated to Tam Kung, a Taoist god of seafarers. Beside his image, the temple contains a four feet long model of a dragon boat made from a whalebone, with a crew of wooden men in red robes and yellow hats.There is also a dramatic mural of a tiger with club, big-eyed and orange...

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  • Hác-Sá Beach

    Beyond Cheoc Van is Hác-Sá Beach, where the long beach, with its unique black-tinged sand ("hac sa" means "black sand") invites walking by the sea. Along the beach are a youth hostel, the Youth Centre for Water Sports, and a sports complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool, children's pool, tennis courts, and a sports field. There are also...

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  • Cheoc Van Beach

    Both Cheoc Van Beach and Hác-Sá Beach are popular with swimmers and sunbathers. The water is clean although it often appears brown because of silt from the Pearl River. Cheoc Van Beach occupies a sheltered cove on the west side of Coloane Island. At one end is a sandy swimming beach with changing facilities and a snack bar, and at the other is a...

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  • Statue of the Goddess A-Ma

    This park, high on Coloane Peak (170m), is reached by the Estrada do Alto de Coloane which begins just south of Seac Pai Van Park. The road leads first to the parking area for the newly-developed Recreational Fishing Zone, the Arboretum (which features more than 100 species of local and exotic trees), and the main access to the Coloane Hiking...

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Ilha de Coloane Restaurants

  • The most famous restaurant

    It is considered, for many, the most famous restaurant of Macau. The building, seen from the outside, is more or like a hut overgrown with vines. Inside, the place extends out into a huge bungalow and an open-air bar.I didn't know, but the owner is from my archipelago, namelly Pico Island, and arrived in Macau long time ago. I had opportunity to...

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  • Great Seafood!

    Situated on Praça Eduardo Marques, just close to Igreja de São Francisco Xavier, this is a good Macanese restaurant, worth a visit while in Coloane. They prepare seafood in a very good way... Try the salt and pepper shrimp!

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  • portuguese wine for dim sum

    the location is nice. in front of largo da eduardo marques and facing to china mainland [zhuhai] which connected by narrow channel. it's nice to have lunch or dinner here, companied with a glass of portuguese wine. can be choosen chinese food and dim sum, also several portuguese menu, such as camaroes [grilled prawn with chilli and peppers] and...

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Ilha de Coloane Transportation

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    by ukirsari Written Nov 8, 2006

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    concelho da ilhas [the islands] of taipa and coloane are very accessable both from airport and downtown of macau.
    it takes less than 15 minutes from the airport [in taipa] and about 15 minutes from avenida de almeida ribeiro [macau]. from the airport just take bus nr 26 or 15. if your 'starting point' is macau ferry terminal a.k.a porto exterior [i did it in my second visit to coloane] just catch airport bus ap1 and change to 15 or 26 in front of the aiport [in queueing line]. fare is MOP3.0 from airport to coloane village and MOP4.0 from coloane village to the airport.

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Ilha de Coloane Shopping

  • dried-salted fish

    in fishermen's village you can see the whole process of making dried-salted fish. and then they hang them after wrapped in plastic bag for direct selling. don't forget to bargain. various dried-salted fish, from anchovy to snapper etc. MOP20 - 40

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  • 'imported' fruits from china mainland

    along the travessa [lane] nearby coloane square, can be found small fruit shops which sell imported fruits from china [especially from zhuhai]. my fave goes to dragon fruit, since very expensive in my country ;) MOP10 - 50

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  • a tee-shirt about egg tartlet history

    in lord stow's pastelaria, you can find manykind of home-made puff pastry and juices for take-away. pasteis de nata or egg tart already became trade-mark of coloane village. usually visitors dine-in at one of lord stow's cafes and then buy at pastelaria for take-away. in my last visit to vila de coloane, i heard the sad news that andrew stow, the...

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Ilha de Coloane Off The Beaten Path

  • MUSEUM OF NATURE & AGRICULTURE

    (Seac Pai Van) Located in the Seac Pai Van Park, this museum tries to show the visitor the fauna, the flora and the importance of the activities of the primary sector in the economic life of the Islands of Taipa and Coloane, both in previous times and nowadays. Using written and audio-visual supports, the museum offers the visitor the possibility...

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  • Jade Cultural Museum

    Located next to the Tin Hau Temple, on Coloane Island, on display are over 200 pieces of jade artifacts and accessories. The temple houses the world's largest jade A-Ma statue, with 168 cm height and weighs 2.8 tons.Everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Free entrance Bus routes: 15, 21, 21A, 25, 26A

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  • Water Activities Centre

    At the Hác-Sá Reservoir, behind the Hác-Sá Picnic Park on the main road above the beach, the new Water Activities Centre offers pedal boat rentals, a refreshment pavilion, and a fitness circuit which runs through the wooded area around the reservoir. A long swinging bridge provides pedestrian access from the parking area.

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Ilha de Coloane Sports & Outdoors

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    by xiquinho Written Oct 20, 2004

    Coloane Island boasts an extensive network of well-maintained hiking and fitness trails. Trail maps are available at the information booth at the entrance to Seac Pai Van Park and at the trailheads. The trails are accessible from Seac Pai Van Park, from the various roadside picnic parks on the island, and from both Cheoc Van and Hác Sá beaches. It is also possible to join the main Coloane Trail, which circles the island at a height of about 100 metres above sea level, from various points on Coloane Peak. The main trailhead is on the Estrada do Alto de Coloane, near the Recreational Fishing Zone.

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