Macau/Coloane

Chapel of St Francis Xavier, Coloane Village.

Coloane (路環 - Louwan in Cantonese, Luhuan in Mandarin) was the southern-most island in China's Special Administrative Region of Macau. It used to be separated from Taipa to the north but the two are now joined by the reclaimed land of the Cotai Strip to form one huge island.

The island, formerly a haven for pirates who sought shelter in its many coves, is largely rural and provides a wonderful break from the crowded and busy Macau Peninsula. Here, you'll find the quaint Coloane Village with its pastel Portuguese-style houses and narrow lanes. Coloane also has two of Macau's best beaches - Cheoc Van and Hac Sa. Many people from Macau come over to Coloane to feast on Macanese cuisine and seafood.

Get in

By bus

Buses connect various parts of the Macau Peninsula with Coloane via Taipa and Cotai. Fares are:

Between Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane:

Between Taipa and Coloane only:

By road

Coloane is linked by several roads, including the main Taipa-Coloane Isthmus Causeway, to Taipa, which in turn is linked by bridges to Macau Peninsula. The roads go through Cotai, the reclaimed area between Coloane and Taipa.

By boat

There are no regular boat services from Coloane to other parts of Macau, nearby Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China nor Hong Kong.

See

Rua Caetano, Coloane Village.

Do

Swimming

Macau's two beaches are located on the southern side of Coloane and are frequented by locals and visitors, especially at the weekend:

Hiking/Cycling

Coloane's large hilly area in the centre of the island is criss-crossed with unpaved hiking trails of various lengths and difficulty. They are also suitable for mountain-biking. It is advisable to cycle there early in the morning or on weekdays to avoid the crowds of hikers during the weekends.

Eat

Sleep

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